Have You Decided the Neckline for Your Wedding Dress?


Picking a neckline is almost as important as picking your dream dress. As a matter of fact, knowing the neckline you’ll go with, can simplify the whole wedding gown journey for you immensely. Just like choosing a wedding dress silhouette, you’ll want to choose a neckline that is both flattering and comfortable. The key is trying different neckline styles until you find the one that makes you swoon! The neckline can completely change the vibe of any dress, adding romance, modernity or a fashion-forward touch. 

Keep reading to learn more about wedding dress necklines and to see a variety of stunning examples!


The Most Popular Wedding Dress Necklines 


From square and one-shoulder necklines to daring plunges and classic sweetheart styles, the neckline of a wedding dress is a detail that shouldn’t be overlooked. If you want to be on-trend, the most popular necklines right now, according to The Knot, are the straight neckline, asymmetrical neckline and mock neckline, but there are many more! Check out some of our favorite wedding dress necklines below.


Wedding Dress Necklines 


Plunging Neckline  


If you are exciting, adventurous, with a wild spirit and unafraid of taking risks, the plunging neckline is perhaps the most dramatic and is an excellent choice for you. This neckline dips low, elongating your figure and giving a slimming effect while also adding a touch of sexiness to any wedding dress silhouette. The plunging neckline offers variety, as well.  

Brides can opt for a gown with a V-neck plunge, sweetheart plunge or a more angled modern style. If you want to balance out the coverage, try a gown with long sleeves or opt for a regal ballgown with a plunging neckline for a mix of modern and traditional. 


Sweetheart Neckline 


The sweetheart neckline, perhaps the most classic and well-known bridal neckline, is named for its resemblance to a heart shape and is SO romantic! The sweetheart neckline features a feminine and subtle dip in the middle of the bodice and delicately rounds out to beautifully shape your bust. This neckline will always be a classic, flirty and flattering option for brides of all shapes and sizes and can be combined with sleeves or straps for more support. You can go for a subtle sweetheart or one with a more dramatic plunge



Next up, we have another classic, the V-neckline! The V-neckline may be one of the most slimming and sexy wedding dress necklines of all and is a striking choice for the bride who loves a touch of red-carpet glamour. You can choose a subtle V-neckline, a wide V-neckline or a plunging neckline for some major drama!  

If you’re worried about modesty, many V-necklines have a slimmer cut accompanied by illusion tulle to ensure the bodice stays in place. This neckline shape draws the eye vertically for a figure-flattering effect and looks stunning on any bride! For the ultimate wow moment, opt for a gown with a low V-back to mirror the front neckline


High Neckline 


The high neckline is currently trending in bridal fashion and is a beautiful choice for the bride who wants a sophisticated style. This neckline hits around the collarbone and can be traditional or modern, depending on the style and fabrication.  

A high neckline gown with a halter is sleek and chic, especially when paired with a column silhouette crepe gown. A low back balances the coverage for the bride who wants to add some drama to their look. 


Portrait Neckline 


A portrait neckline is a stunning choice for the elegant and romantic bride and features a soft scoop from one shoulder to the other to show off the decolletage. This style may be combined with sleeves or straps and can be made more modern with a notched neckline, or with asymmetrical draping for a trendier look.


Illusion Neckline  


An illusion neckline is one of the most versatile wedding dress necklines! This style is an excellent choice for the bride who wants more coverage or support while still showing some skin. In addition, the sheer tulle can make a gown appear to be strapless or off-the-shoulder and can be embellished with crystals or lace for added opulence. 



Choosing a Neckline for Your Wedding Dress 


The key to choosing the right neckline for your wedding dress is keeping in mind what you feel best in, what is most flattering, the level of support you want and your desired level of modesty. It is best to try on a variety of necklines, which will help you narrow down your choices. If you love a gown but do not love the neckline, speak to a seamstress or your bridal consultant to see if any adjustments can be made in alterations or from the designer. Accessorizing with a bolero, bodysuit, wrap or shawl can also provide extra coverage.