The cut or style of a wedding gown neckline changes the overall shape of a dress and how it looks on your body. Generally, the neckline of a dress enhances the beauty of the outfit and makes it stand out from another. Let two different women try wearing two different gowns with similar cut or silhouette but different necklines, and you would find that one dress looks better on each person. Every woman’s body type has specific neckline styles that look good on her and the ones that don’t. This post will show you the best neckline for your figure, to help you find the best bridal gown that will enhance your looks.
Every type of wedding gown sleeve makes certain parts of the body appear bigger or smaller, and you’ll want to be sure that the wedding gown style you choose to buy would not make you look fatter where you want to appear slimmer, and vice-versa. As a bride, you should look perfect in all angles of your wedding gown – perfect neckline, perfect sleeves and snatched on every part of the wedding dress. Therefore, choosing the right wedding dress neckline is a big part of finding the perfect bridal gown. In this post, I’ll help you figure out the best wedding gown neckline for your body. Read on.
Wedding Gown Necklines: The Types and The Best One for Your Body Type
Different necklines make a dress look differently on a woman, and not every neckline will look good on everyone. Bridal gown designers are known to make similar dresses with varying necklines. For example, some neckline styles will make your neck appear longer (than they are), some will draw attention to your bustline (making your breasts look bigger), and some necklines will make wide shoulders prominent. Therefore the right dress neckline will help you look better in every part of your body. Below are the 12 different types of necklines – read to choose yours.
1. Sweetheart Neckline Wedding Gowns
Bridal gowns with sweetheart-neck have a neckline that dips into the shape of the top part of heart-shape. Because this neckline is low and the heart shape part curves tightly around the bust, wearing a sweetheart wedding dress will make your bust area and neckline (decolletage and cleavage) appear more noticeable, drawing attention and eyes to those areas. Sweetheart neckline wedding gowns are available in many different sleeve styles, including strapless and spaghetti sleeves, short and long sleeves. One famous sweetheart neckline is Beyonce’s wedding dress when she married Jay-Z in 2008. Keep reading to find out the body types that this wedding gown neckline is best for.
SUITABLE FOR: Wedding gowns with sweetheart neckline will make you look like you have bigger busts. That’s the effect or illusion it gives on the body. Therefore, sweetheart-neck wedding gowns look best on women who want their breasts to look bigger in their wedding gown. This type of neckline is available in different types of sleeves (strap, strapless, sleeved and sleeveless). You can find in different wedding gown silhouettes or shapes, especially ball-gown and mermaid-gown wedding dresses, which are a favourite among Nigerian brides.
Illusion Top Sweetheart-neck wedding gowns: Modest brides who like sweetheart neckline wedding gowns but are not comfortable that it is open (and reveals skin on the shoulders and top of the chest) opt to have the top, open part of the neckline covered. Some sweetheart neckline wedding gowns are ready-made like that, with the top part covered. Usually, a sheer, transparent lace fabric known as ‘illusion lace’ is sewn above the top, open part of the sweetheart neckline. Below is a photo of what an illusion sweetheart neckline wedding gown looks like.
Sweetheart illusion neckline wedding gowns are one of the most popular wedding gown styles in Nigeria, as most churches here disapprove of revealing wedding dress styles. They are also called illusion sweetheart wedding gowns.