The Designer’s Tips

Every woman has her own body shape, and when it comes to choosing your wedding dress, it’s the neckline that is likely to make all the difference between a look that flatters and one that accentuates the parts of your body you’d like to keep for yourself. A few tips to make sure you choose a neckline that will make you shine all day long!

V neckline

Everybody can look great in a V-neck. Because it gives a vertical impression to the outfit, this type of neckline can create a leaner, longer, and taller silhouette. The key to wearing this classic, versatile neckline is to choose the depth of the V that best fits your bust size. Smaller busts should choose a less dramatic plunge while larger busts should reach for a deeper V to elongate and balance their silhouette. A wide V balances out pear shapes.

V-necks are best for these body types:

Small to large bust
Petite, apple, athletic and curvy shapes
Small to wide shoulders, as it draws attention to the center

What should you wear it with?

The V-neck is such a versatile neckline, you can have fun with your accessories. Most important is a good bra that gives maximum uplift and a great cleavage, which look fabulous with this neckline.

Halter neckline

Halter necklines are great for showcasing shoulders and drawing the eye upward, creating a balancing effect. This style can work for many body types, but it’s perfect if you have a fuller bust! Among varieties of neckline, this shape can be considered as one type that needs greater attention. Make sure to give room between the top of the turtleneck and your chin to avoid that “floating head” effect. Length proportion is key when wearing a turtleneck. Look for high collars with details to give more accents and dimensions to the neck area.

Halter necklines are best for these body types:

Medium to full bust
Wide shoulders
Square body shapes

What should you wear it with?

No necklace necessary with a halter neck! Pair with a pair of statement or drop earrings, or keep it simple and let the dramatic neckline speak for itself.

Off-the-shoulder

Off-the-shoulder, is an iconic neckline that’s seen a lot in today’s fashion scene. It draws the eye to the shoulders, perfect for showcasing your collar bone and balancing a fuller mid-section.

Bardot or off-the-shoulder necklines are best for these body types:

Small to medium bust
Pear, athletic, petite and hourglass shapes
Slender or narrow shoulders

What should you wear it with?

A long pendant necklace will create a lengthening effect while oversized hoop or statement earrings —especially if your hair is short or you’re wearing it up in your signature top knot.