Different Types of Necklines for Your Wedding Gown
In the market for a wedding dress but stuck on the different types of necklines available? You’re in luck! From sexy to modest necklines, there are a ton of different styles you can choose from for your dream wedding gown. Keep reading to learn about all the different styles, and make sure to take our Style Quiz below to discover your dream wedding look based on aesthetic, price, and must-haves!
What’s sweeter than a sweetheart neckline? With romantic curves mimicking the arches of a heart, we can’t think of anything! Out of all the different types of necklines, this lovely neckline is one of the most classic looks. Think Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, and Grace Kelly for this style inspiration.
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What’s extra sweet about this neckline? The flexibility of the style! If you’re interested in a more modest style you can get a gown with a small curve. If you want something a little bit sexier, consider a sweetheart neckline with a deep plunge. Either way, the neckline will perfectly accentuate your bust no matter your body type.
Take a look at some of these beautiful gowns with sweetheart necklines:
- Anniston by Maggie Sottero (one of many Quick Ship wedding dresses!)
- Mavis by Rebecca Ingram
- Roxanne by Sottero and Midgley
Looking for a more modern style with more coverage? Take a look at our halter necklines next!
Halter Neck Dresses
If you’re looking for a chic and modern style look no further! Choosing a halter neck dress is sure to make you the most fashion-forward bride you know. Formed by straps behind the neck and a higher neckline, this style provides more coverage, highlights the shoulders, and draws focus to a central spot in the design.
Don’t worry though! If you’re a bride looking for a little bit of sex appeal in your bridal look, this is where an illusion comes into play. Take our fit-and-flare wedding dress, Kern by Maggie Sottero for example. This halter neck wedding gown combines class with sultry in one beautiful lace package. With an illusion halter neck over a sweetheart look, you get the best of both worlds with Kern and two types of necklines.
Halter neck wedding dresses, Frost by Sottero and Midgley and Tasha by Rebecca Ingram are other beautiful choices if you’re looking to rock a neckline with more coverage. With lace, illusion aspects, and flowing trains you can’t ask for more modern looks than these!
Square Neck Wedding Dress
Are you a bride inspired by the 90’s? Us too! That’s why square neck wedding dresses are some of our favorite styles for brides who love a modern yet traditional look. Forming a straight line from one shoulder to the other, this elegant style is perfect for brides who want to make a statement on their wedding day.
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Selena by Maggie Sottero is a great choice if you’re looking for a simple gown with a square neckline. This flattering satin ballgown is the epitome of class with its impeccable structure, soft scoop back, and classic pleats. It’s one of our many simple wedding dresses that has one of these types of necklines.
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If you want a classic gown with more design, consider Sawyer by Sottero and Midgley! With all over floral lace, this soft square neck wedding gown also features a scoop back, full skirt, and detachable long sleeves. Perfect for our Summer or Winter brides!
Looking for a sexier option? Albany by Maggie Sottero is the way to go. This floral fit-and-flare wedding dress is full of romantic details like floral lace, chic colorways, a plunging V-back, and detachable bridal train. It’s tied together with a chic square neck.
Don’t love the straight look of this neckline? Consider one of our scoop neck gowns below!
Scoop Neck Wedding Dress
The sister to a square neck wedding dress, scoop neck wedding dresses differ in two important ways: it’s typically a deeper and wider neckline with a scoop look, and usually highlights the collarbones more.
Take a look at these gowns below for some inspo:
- Zachary by Sottero and Midgley: A sparkly ballgown with an illusion bodice, open V-back, and soft scoop neck.
- Alberta by Maggie Sottero: A silky minimalist gown with a glamorous beaded back, sheath silhouette, and open neckline.
- Norvinia by Sottero and Midgley: A dramatic black ballgown with beaded lace details and a royal-inspired scoop cat eye neckline.
Whether you’re feeling the minimalist look or the royal look for your wedding day there is a scoop neckline out there for you to say “yes!” to!
V-Neck Wedding Dresses
Daring, flexible, and aesthetically pleasing, out of all the types of necklines in this gallery, you probably recognize this one the most! It’s the perfect type of neckline for brides who are looking for a casual look or a more ornate one. With its characteristic “V” shape, this look can land anywhere on the bust from the collarbone to the navel. Look at some of the gowns that have this neckline style.
Rory by Maggie Sottero is the first on our list. This V-neck wedding dress is all romance with its V-back, illusion cutouts, and full skirt. We imagine this beautiful gown being worn in a garden ceremony with flowers all around!
Whereas Rory was all lace and whimsy, Theodora by Rebecca Ingram is head-to-toe simple luxury with its crepe fabric, chic buttons, and deep V-neckline.
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Next up is the daring Zander by Sottero and Midgley. This deep V-neck gown hosts many surprises from its peek-a-boo Chantilly lace to its black colorway! With an illusion lace bodice and flowy skirt, you’re sure to take your partner’s breath away as you walk down the aisle. Love Zander but want something a little sexier? Look at Zander’s Sister Style, Zander Lane by Sottero and Midgley!
Modest High Neck Wedding Dresses
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If you’re a bride who believes modesty is the best policy when it comes to your wedding dress, then look no further than the modest neckline style. What we love most about this neckline? It’s unique flexibility. Unlike other types of necklines, this can come in any style – however, it will almost always cover the collarbone area. If you’re a bride who loves a scoop neck, mockneck, or V-neck style, this type of neckline is the one for you!
Consider these gowns:
Psst… Love modest wedding dresses but don’t know where to start? Use the term “Leigh” in our search bar. All of our modest variation styles use that name and will feature these types of necklines!
And there you have it! Your expert guide to all of the different neckline types in bridal and an exclusive look at our favorite styles that feature them! To get the chance to see on of these beautiful dresses in person, make sure to find an Authorized Retailer near you by clicking the button below, and make sure to read our blogs for more inspo like this!
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