FINDING THE CORRECT NECKLINE
Finding the right wedding dress means finding the one that
fits your style and body type. Lucky for you, The White Rose Bridal has some of
the most experienced bridal consultants in the world to help. Get started by
learning the variations of necklines and how to best wear them.
Like the name, this neckline sits just below the shoulders
to showcase the décolletage. Sleeves typically drape over the upper arm.
Off-the-shoulder necklines make for stunning bridal portraits and is flattering
on nearly all body types.
A strapless neckline is one of the most popular styles,
especially for brides with a larger bust. It pairs perfectly with a sweetheart
or straight-across square bodice.
The sweetheart—Shaped like the top half of a heart—is a
great option for brides with a fuller bust because it accentuates the
décolletage (like an off-the-shoulder neckline). The sweetheart is often
designed with an overlay of sheer material that rises higher than the heart
shape, making the neck and torso look longer.
Characterized by a wide, soft scoop from the tip of one
shoulder to the tip of the other and off the shoulder style neckline, the
portrait neckline is an elegant way to frame the face.
This shape gently follows the curve of the collarbone,
almost to the tip of the shoulders—it’s cut straight across so less of the décolletage
shows. It can be paired with sleeves or a sleeveless style.
This neckline dips down in the front into the shape of a
“V.” It draws the eye downward creating the illusion length and is very
flattering on petite and narrow frames, but also on a larger bust when fitted
Halter or High Neck
A halter or high neckline style wraps around the neck or
narrows at the neck leaving the shoulder bare. This style looks great on tall
The scoop, a U-shaped neckline, is a universally flattering
classic. It can be cut low, and quite often the scoop will follow on the back
of the dress.
Also known as the T-shirt neckline, due to its similarity to an
actual T-shirt, the jewel neckline is round and sits at the base of the throat.