Frame your beautiful face with the perfect wedding dress neckline

All eyes will be on you on your wedding day, from top to toe!  But there will be a particular attention on your face and neck, from cameras, guests and of course your life partner.

This is why wedding dress necklines play a key role. Think of them as a frame around a portrait, an important component that can enhance the main focus.

Bust size, height, shoulder frame and other factors go into choosing the perfect wedding dress neckline.

Here are the classic necklines from our wedding dress collections.

The Sweetheart Neckline Wedding Dress

The sweetheart is the most popular of all wedding dress necklines. Inspired by the upper curves of a heart shape, it has a romantic backstory too! It supports brides with a generous décolleté , and makes short necks look longer. Sweetheart necklines are often used on corset bodices, creating a flirtatious look for all silhouettes. Part of our princess wedding dress collection, Valerie is spectacular gown with a pronounced sweetheart bodice embedded with crystal beading and 3D applique.  Mabel, an eco-friendly wedding dress, is a different take, with long sleeves and a silk-cut sweetheart neckline supported by an invisible mesh insert. 


Valerie - Atelier Pronovias


Mabel - Atelier Pronovias

The Asymmetrical Neckline Wedding Dress

A runways trend that fits perfectly with the current vogue for minimalist wedding dresses, the asymmetrical neckline, like halter neck wedding dresses, perfectly frames wide, sculptural shoulders and collarbones, and can also make large décolletés look slightly less busty. For contemporary brides, Day has a sharply minimalist neckline ending in a point, lending a precise, geometric accent to its mermaid silhouette. One-shoulder looks can be ethereal and romantic too. Take Estelle, a dress in feather-light chiffon with a Grecian-style, draped bodice and wistful one-shouldered neckline.   


Day - Pronovias


Estelle - Atelier Pronovias

The V-neck Wedding Dress

The cover-all-bases wedding dress neckline, the V-Neck is perfect for B and C cup busts, and flattering for brides who are mid-to-short, as it adds height. The V-neck can sensually plunge or end at point where you décolleté begins (very flattering for small bosoms), and if you have generous or protruding collarbones it is also sensible choice. The beautiful ball gown wedding dress Gabby works the V-neck by placing seductive nude inserts on the side of a simple lace bodice.  Part of our all-age, all-figure, fit & flare collection, the V-neck on Colleen is formed with a lace overlay on top of a supportive sweetheart bodice.  


Gabby - Pronovias


Colleen -  Pronovias

The Bateau Wedding Dress  

Sometimes called ‘sailor’ or ‘Sabrina’, the bateau neckline exudes French-style chic. If you are lucky enough to have a long, swan-like neck or broad shoulders, it could be for you, and can also enhance a smaller bust line. Charlie is a both a bateau and a sweetheart neckline, formed with a semi-transparent lace overlay on top of a fluid crepe mermaid silhouette.  Suzanne also uses lace to forma a wide bateau, on top of a striking abstract insert that makes the silhouette fluid and seam-free. 


Charlie - Pronovias


Suzanne - Atelier Pronovias

The Off-The-Shoulder Wedding Dress

Highlighting your collarbones and shoulders with an off-the-shoulder neckline is romantic and flirtatious. But beware. This look is best for brides with small to medium cleavages, of not, it can appear quite ‘busty’. This neckline also balances out wide mid-drifts and pear shaped bodies, and is perfect for accessorizing with a precious necklace. Taraju is a haute couture take on the off-the-shoulder look, with a delicate 3D applique bodice that drops gently to the upper arms, forming a cape effect. Greer is a more classic interpretation, incorporating a corset bodice and princess skirt.


Taraji - Atelier Pronovias


Greer - Pronovias

These are just some of the wedding dress necklines from the master seamstresses of our ateliers. View the full collections for more options such as scoop and square necklines. Make a virtual appointment with one of our wedding consultants to find the perfect one for you.


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