5. Square Neckline Wedding Dresses
This is a popular neckline style that everyone is familiar with, and its name says it all. A wedding gown with a square neck has the dress neckline cut to a square or rectangular shape.
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6. Halter Neckline Wedding Gowns
Suitable for: Wedding gowns with halter neckline flatters tall women with buffed/ toned arms and shoulders. If you’re a short bride or have small shoulders, you could look like the dress is wearing you (or swallowed you) in a halter neck dress.
However, some small-framed (petite) women tend to pull off a halter neck dress, and that depends on the particular dress’ silhouette. An example of a halter neck dress is Meghan Markle’s beautiful wedding reception dress; her second dress was a stunning, white and long gown designed by Stella McCartney.
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In this style of neckline, the dress is sleeveless and the halter neck part wraps or hangs around the neck, or crosses over at the back of the neck. Some halterneck dresses are backless and look sexy.
There are different styles of halter neck top wedding dresses: high neck halter neck, halter neck with sweetheart neckline, illusion lace-front halter neck, deep V-neck halter neck style and more.
To see what a halter neck wedding gown looks like, see the photo above and also scroll/ swipe up to the very first picture in this article (image where OAP Toke Makinwa models a ball gown wedding dress with a halter neck).
7. Illusion Neckline Wedding Gowns
Suitable for: This neckline style is perfect for brides afraid or shy to wear a regular strapless gown. Similar to a strapless but with more coverage. So, if you like the strapless wedding gown style but not comfortable with exposing your skin, go for an illusion neckline dress.
Illusion neckline wedding gowns have been a timeless classic for brides and celebrities here in Nigeria and abroad. Our girl, Toke Makinwa’s court wedding gown to Maje had an illusion neckline. Kate Middleton’s wedding gown had both illusion neckline and illusion sleeves. Ivanka Trump also wore an Illusion neckline wedding dress in 2009 when she married Jared Kushner.
In some dresses, the illusion lace (top) part of this neckline flows into the back, and the lace would feature beautiful beaded designs or tattoo lace appliques. Sometimes, illusion lace runs down to the sleeves, so that you could also have illusion sleeves (long, short or capped). Illusion neckline wedding dresses are subtle and sexy at the same time.
What’s an illusion neckline? Put simply, a wedding gown with an illusion neckline is a version of strapless gowns where the exposed top part of the dress is covered with a sheer, see-through /transparent lace (illusion lace). The lace gives an ‘illusion’ of a covering.
What’s the difference between a regular strapless wedding gown and illusion style wedding gown (you may ask)? In the illusion neckline, a transparent, sheer lace fabric (illusion lace) covers the top part of the dress bodice, so that the bride’s chest and shoulders are not exposed (unlike with Strapless wedding dresses).
When this type of lace is used on the sleeves, the wedding gown is also referred to as Illusion sleeves wedding gown. Illusion sleeves are available in all styles of sleeves – sleeveless, long/ short sleeves, etc.
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