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Flattering Necklines in Bridal Fashion

Flattering Necklines in Bridal Fashion

Whether you’re looking for a bridal gown or a fabulous honeymoon outfit, you’ll want to make sure it’s flattering to your specific body type and features while staying current with today’s fashion. The perfect neckline for your face, décolletage, and body shape makes all the difference in how people see you.

Check out these necklines and how they affect your silhouette:


The elongating V-neck provides the most universally flattering silhouette. Whether you choose a cleavage-baring plunge or a more demure dip in the front, women of all body types look great in this neckline. It also provides a nicely angled frame for a curved necklace or choker.

Scoop Neck

Like the V-neck, the scoop neck flatters most body types, with the depth of the plunge determined by your comfort level. The curved scoop neckline looks great with a pendant necklace that balances it out with angles.

Boat Neck 

The collarbone skimming boat neckline makes the shoulders appear wider, so it balances out the silhouette of someone who has slim shoulders, a thicker waist, or a pear-shaped body. Long rope-style or pendant necklaces add a polished touch to the boat neck dress or top.

Halter Neck

If you have fabulous shoulders, show them off with a halter-neck dress. The angle of this neckline points to your face, so wear it with a pair of stunning, shoulder-grazing earrings. You don’t need a necklace with this style.

Off-the-Shoulder Neckline 

Like the boat neck, an off-the-shoulder neckline gives the shoulders a wider appearance while making the waistline look smaller. Top off this neckline with a pendant necklace of any length for a dash of feminine flair. Add hoop earrings for a bohemian look or pearl drop earrings for a more elegant style.

Sweetheart Neckline

The sweetheart neckline looks like the top half of a heart. Like the V-neck and scoop-neck styles, it elongates the look of your neckline and gives you a feminine frame for your favorite necklace.


A strapless dress gives you a glamorous look that reveals your shoulders and collarbone but typically doesn’t show cleavage. This neckline brings the attention to your face and décolletage, so it’s ideal to wear with a strand of pearls or keepsake necklace.

As you select your dress, keep in mind that you’ll be stared at and photographed throughout the ceremony and reception. Your radiant smile and joy are the best accessories you can wear.