Wedding Dress Necklines: Find Your Most Flattering!

By Azure Nelson, Published Aug 18, 2011

Strapless necklines used to be de rigueur for brides-to-be. But in this modern age of brides wearing two dresses, personal style dictating wedding dress choice, and cutting edge designers inspiring new bridal trends all the time, you're not married (pun intended) to a strapless neckline. Depending on your height, shape and favorite assets, you probably already have a 'most-flattering' neckline in mind. I'm tall, athletic but curvy too, and I've found that strapless necklines don't really do me justice. But... I also can't pinpoint which neckline works best for me. If you have a similar problem, OneWed is here to help! Check out nine different wedding dress necklines and what they can do for you! • Bateau: elongates the neck, balances narrow shoulders and smaller chests • High neck: elongates the neck, but not ideal for busty brides • Square: draws eyes up, elongates the neck • V-neck: lengthens the neck, offers a streamlining effect • Sweetheart: enhances curves, creates the illusion of curves (perfect for brides with boyish frames) • Halter: draws eyes inward and away from shoulders (perfect for athletic brides with broader shoulders) • Off-the-shoulder: balances wider hips, shows skin in a tasteful way • One-shoulder: compliments brides with small-to-medium sized busts • Spaghetti straps: flatters narrow shoulders and slender frames Has your vision of the perfect neckline changed? What neckline will you wear down the white aisle?

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