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18 Types of Necklines a Woman Should Know to Choose her Wedding Dress

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Every outfit we wear is different in its own kind but what makes it better are how they differ in style and design according to an individual’s choice of what kind of a wedding dress they want to wear. This difference in style is majorly seen through the changing neckline patterns in an individual’s collection of wedding outfits. But before buying one, you should know what you’re buying and if it will suit your style. To help you know what kind of a neckline will suit your style the best or to add a bit more variety to your wardrobe, as per your choice, we have brought forth today this list that is: An Ultimate Guide to the 18 Types of Necklines a Woman Should Know to Choose her Wedding Dress.

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This is not only going to make you more aware of your style statement when it comes to necklines but might also help you design your dream wedding outfits just how they’d fit your style. So, here it goes:

1. Sweetheart Neckline

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Constantly confused with the off-shoulder neckline, this one is known as the Sweetheart neckline. The name itself is suggestive of the style as this one is clearly designed in the shape of a heart top that is low at the front. It works best when you want a makeover to completely transform you into a diva. When you add outfits having this neckline to your wardrobe you get to show off your charm.

Suggested for: People who love going out all bold with their dressing style and prefer wearing sleeveless to beat the summer heat.
Works Best for: Outfits in the Summer.
Available as a Neckline in Outfits like Tops, Gowns, and Dresses.
Combinations suggested for occasions: In dresses for prom parties, in gowns for a wedding and in tops for partying with friends.

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2. Straight Across Neckline

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The straight across neckline is another sleeveless neckline that is just like the sweetheart neckline in design except for the heart curve shape in the latter one. This neckline has a design of a straight line cut above the breasts and looks absolutely amazing in both party and casual wear outfits, unlike the sweetheart neckline that doesn’t seem to be the casual outfit type neckline.

Suggested for: People who love going out subtle with their dressing style and prefer wearing sleeveless to beat the summer heat.
Works Best for: Outfits in the Summer.
Available as a Neckline in Outfits like Tops, Gowns Dresses, and Lehenga Blouses.
Combinations suggested for occasions: In dresses for parties, in gowns for a wedding, in tops for Casual wear and in Lehenga Blouses for Weddings.

3. Off-shoulder Neckline

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The off-shoulder neckline is what serves for just the right amount of skin show along with ensuring the style and support which comes in the form of sleeves that are designed in a fall-off-from-the-shoulder style having an obtuse V-cut neck design.

Suggested for: People who love going out the subtle and elegant way with their dressing style and prefer the support that sleeves provide to an outfit along with giving it a classy touch. This neckline paves a mid-way for people who want the comfort and support of sleeves along with the sleeveless style and elegance.
Works Best for: Party and wedding outfits.
Available as a Neckline in Outfits like Tops, Gowns Dresses, and Lehenga Blouses.
Combinations suggested for occasions: In dresses for parties, in gowns for a wedding, in tops for Casual wear and in Lehenga Blouses for Weddings.

4. Jewel Neckline

The Jewel neckline is like a basic neckline designed in the form of a small necklace that wraps around the neck leaving just the right amount of space as it should.

Suggested for: This one works well for people who like going the basic way with their outfits or just want to add a touch of it in their wardrobe.
Available as a Neckline in Outfits like Tops, Gowns Dresses and ethnic wear like Lehenga and saree Blouses as well as kurtas and suits.
Combinations suggested for occasions: In dresses for parties, formal and casual wear; in gowns for parties and weddings; in tops for Formal and Casual wear; in ethnic suits and sarees for casual as well as party wear and in lehenga blouses for parties.

5. Scoop Neckline

The Scoop neckline is just an exaggerated version of a basic jewel neckline, this one being designed as a much deeper curve in the form of a semi-oval shape.

Suggested for: This one works well for people who like going the basic way with their outfits but still want to add a newness to their look and don’t have a problem with a little bit of cleavage being exposed.
Available as a Neckline in Outfits like Tops, Gowns Dresses and ethnic wear like Lehenga and saree Blouses as well as kurtas and suits.
Combinations suggested for occasions: In dresses for parties and casual wear; in gowns for parties and weddings; in tops for Casual wear; in ethnic suits and sarees for casual as well as party wear and in lehenga blouses for parties.

6. V-Neck

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This one being suggestive of its name is a neckline with a sharp V-Cut and can thus outfit having this neckline style can be easily found.

Suggested for: This one works well for people who like going the basic way with their outfits but still want to add a newness to their look and don’t have a problem with a little bit of cleavage being exposed.
Available as a Neckline in Outfits like Tops, Gowns Dresses and ethnic wear like Lehenga and saree Blouses as well as kurtas and suits.
Combinations suggested for occasions: In dresses for parties and casual wear; in gowns for parties and weddings; in tops for Casual wear; in ethnic suits and sarees for casual as well as party wear and in lehenga blouses for parties.

7. Bateau Neckline

Like the scoop neckline is a vertical exaggeration of the jewel neckline, the bateau neckline is a horizontal exaggeration/extension of the same with a basic structure and design.

Suggested for: This one works well for people who like going the basic way with their outfits but don’t want broad sleeve strapped necklines.
Available as a Neckline in Outfits like Tops, Gowns Dresses and ethnic wear like Lehenga and saree Blouses as well as kurtas and suits.
Combinations suggested for occasions: In dresses for parties and casual wear; in gowns for parties; in tops for Casual wear; in ethnic suits and sarees for casual as well as party wear and in lehenga blouses for parties.

8. Square Neckline

The square neckline is just what it sounds like, a neckline in the form of a square design. This is one of the most classy-basic kinds of neckline that goes with almost all outfits.

Suggested for: This one works well for people who like going the basic way with their outfits in the classiest forms.
Available as a Neckline in Outfits like Tops, Gowns, Dresses and ethnic wear like Lehenga and saree Blouses as well as kurtas and suits.
Combinations suggested for occasions: In dresses for formal wear; in gowns for casual gatherings; in tops for formal and casual wear; in ethnic suits, sarees and lehenga blouses for casual wear.

9. Halter Neckline

Halter necklines are whose sleeves close at the back of the neck in the form of a high-neck design which doesn’t look like a necklace closure.

Suggested for: This one works well for elegant party wear gowns and dresses as well as for casual tops and glamorous beach-wear.
Available as a Neckline in Outfits like Tops, Gowns, Dresses and ethnic wear like Lehenga and saree Blouses as well as kurtas and suits.
Combinations suggested for occasions: In dresses for formal and casual wear; in gowns for gatherings and wedding parties; in tops for formal and casual and party wear; in ethnic suits, sarees and lehenga blouses for casual and party wear.

10. Halter Straps Neckline

Halter Straps is just another neckline version for the basic Halter neckline design. In this one, the sleeve straps close at the back of the neck with a simple v-cut, straight or sweetheart formation in the middle.

Available as a Neckline in Outfits like Tops, Gowns, Dresses and ethnic wear like Lehenga and saree Blouses as well as kurtas and suits, and last but not the least in glamorous beach and swimwear.
Combinations suggested for occasions: In dresses for party wear; in gowns for parties and weddings; in tops for casual and party wear; in ethnic suits, sarees and lehenga blouses for casual and party wear.

11. High Neck

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High-neck is an all-time classy neckline style that looks fabulous in all styles. It is just what it sounds like, a high neck design, that is, it goes till where you would usually wear a choker as a jewelry piece on your neck.

Suggested for: This one works well for people who like going the basic way with their outfits in the classiest forms.
Available as a Neckline in Outfits like Tops, Gowns, Dresses and ethnic wear like Lehenga and saree Blouses as well as kurtas and suits.
Combinations suggested for occasions: In dresses for formal and party wear; in gowns for gatherings and formal occasions; in tops for a party and casual wear; in ethnic suits, sarees and lehenga blouses for formal, party and casual wear.

12. Sabrina Neckline

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Sabrina is a neckline that basically has a close neck straight-cut pattern with a very thin sleeve strap with almost negligible vertical length at the place of joining.

Suggested for: This one works well for people who like going the basic way with their outfits or prefer wearing close neck patterns just like that or to avoid cleavage show.
Available as a Neckline in Outfits like Tops, Gowns, Dresses and ethnic wear like Lehenga and saree Blouses as well as kurtas and suits.
Combinations suggested for occasions: In dresses and gowns mostly for formal wear and selectively for other events; in ethnic suits, sarees and lehenga blouses for casual wear, formal as well as party wear according to the stitch and design.

13. Spaghetti Strap

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Spaghetti Straps are what constitute some of the most pretty and glamorous neckline styles that provide the right amount of skin show along with providing the perfect support in the form of spaghetti style thin-line sleeves.

Suggested for: This one works well for people who want to opt for glamorous styles at all times whether at work or just like that.
Available as a Neckline in Outfits like Tops, Gowns, Dresses and ethnic wear like Lehenga and saree Blouses as well as kurtas and suits.
Combinations suggested for occasions: In dresses and gowns for formal wear; in tops for formal and casual wear; in ethnic suits, sarees and lehenga blouses for casual and party wear.

14. Asymmetric Neckline

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Asymmetric is what people normally refer to as a one-shoulder neckline because it is designed as a diagonal neckline having a one-shoulder sleeve and the other shoulder going sleeveless.

Available as a Neckline in Outfits like Tops, Gowns, Dresses and ethnic wear like Lehenga and saree Blouses.
Combinations suggested for occasions: In gowns for formal events like gatherings; in dresses for casual gatherings and parties; in tops for a party and casual wear; in ethnic sarees and lehenga blouses for party wear.

15. Queen Anne Neckline

Queen Anne is a neckline style that can be seen as an amalgamation of the sweetheart neckline along with inverted triangular sleeves attached to the same.

Suggested for: This one works well for people who are bored of wearing the everyday style necklines in their outfits and want to experiment with their style.
Available as a Neckline in Outfits like Tops, Gowns, Dresses and ethnic wear like Lehenga and saree Blouses as well as kurtas and suits.
Combinations suggested for occasions: In dresses for party wear; in gowns for parties; in tops for a party and casual wear; in ethnic suits, sarees and lehenga blouses for a party and casual wear.

16. Illusion Neckline

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Illusion, as the name suggests, is a neckline that just acts as an illusionary piece of design attached over a sweetheart or straight cut across neckline in the form of a sheer cloth.

Suggested for: people who want to try the straight-across or sweetheart neckline but want sleeve support or are wanting to avoid that much of direct skin show.
Available as a Neckline in Outfits like Tops, Gowns, Dresses and ethnic wear like Lehenga and saree Blouses as well as kurtas and suits.
Combinations suggested for occasions: In dresses for party wear; in gowns for gatherings and formal occasions; in tops for a party and casual wear; in ethnic suits, sarees and lehenga blouses for a party and casual wear.

17. Cowl Neckline

A cowl is a neckline that acts a warm winterwear neckline as it is designed in the form of extra cloth structured in wrap around form design around the neck.

Suggested for: Though this one feels like a lot of that winter-friendly style but would go seemingly well with other than winter outfits as well.
Available as a Neckline in Outfits like Tops, Jackets, Gowns, Dresses and ethnic wear like Kurtis.
Combinations suggested for occasions: In dresses for casual wear; in gowns for gatherings and events; in tops for a party and casual wear and in ethnic Kurtis for casual wear.

18. Grecian Neckline

Grecian is a neckline that is structured in the form of inverted halter sleeves over a side straight cut neckline design as displayed above.

Suggested for: It works well according to experimentations with different cloth styles as tried and tested by person to person.
Available as a Neckline in Outfits like Tops, Gowns, Dresses and ethnic wear like Lehenga and saree Blouses as well as kurtas and suits.
Combinations suggested for occasions: In dresses for a party as well as casual wear; in gowns for parties and other events; in tops for a party and casual wear; in ethnic suits, sarees and lehenga blouses for the party and casual wear.

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These were the necklines which, now that you have information about, can jazz up your wedding dress in just the right manner according to how you need them to be on your big day. Hope you liked these!

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