Wedding Dress Neckline Types

Wedding Dress Neckline Types

When it comes to finding your dream wedding dress, there is a lot to consider. When choosing a gown, the neckline is an important detail to consider. In addition to highlighting your face, this important detail also impacts the way you look on your wedding day. If you are unsure what to wear, consider the venue, the season, any accessories, how you plan to wear your hair, and what makes you feel most beautiful! Today we’ll break down the most popular wedding dress necklines, from the traditional sweetheart to the sophisticated square!






You can accentuate your décolletage, elongate your torso, and add a sexy flash of skin with a plunging neckline. There are plenty of brides who rock the style illusion-less, even though most plunges come with illusion paneling. Adding a plunge to your long-sleeved dress is a great way to balance out the coverage!



High Neckline



As a bridal style, the high neckline provides the most coverage and is made famous by icons such as Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn. Don't want to feel too stuffy? A high neckline can be softened with illusion details.



One Shoulder



With this goddess-style neckline, the bride can opt for an asymmetrical look that will make her stand out. Your gorgeous wedding day glow will be highlighted by the one-strap style!






The sweetheart neckline accentuates the décolletage and makes you appear longer and leaner, as it resembles the top of a heart. Those with a larger bust or seeking a smidge more modesty may prefer the semi-sweetheart, which falls higher on the chest.



Square/Empire Neckline



An empire neckline resembles a square and elongates the body. With angular shoulders, it has an angular silhouette. If you want to show off more shoulders or give your look a modern twist, this open neckline can be widened or lowered. With this style, you can accentuate your neck and bust while slimming down your shoulders!



Illusion Neckline


To give the illusion of a strapless, deep plunge, or delicately strapped gown, a sheer fabric (such as tulle or lace) extends from the top of the bodice to the base of the neck or over the shoulders. Modern elegance meets timeless romance in this dreamy neckline, usually paired with appliques that appear to float over the skin.



Off the Shoulder


Whether you're getting married on the beach, in a boho style, or in a destination wedding, the off-the-shoulder neckline is a favorite. The draped sleeves of this effortless style gracefully frame your face and highlight your shoulders and collarbones. You might prefer the portrait neckline instead if you do not want your arms or shoulders accentuated.


 If you’re on the hunt for the perfect wedding dress, bookmark this page so you can remember what necklines you love and show it to your bridal consultant! If you’re ready to find “the one,” book an appointment with us at De La Rosa’s Bridal & Tuxedo!