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These are the most common terms used to describe the necklines of most bridal gowns....

Ballerina neckline – A low neckline that usually occurs with strapless or spaghetti strapped wedding dresses.

Bateau neck/boat neck – A neckline that runs straight across the line of the collarbone.

Décolletage - Plunging, cleavage-exposing, neckline.

Diamond neck – Diamond shaped cutout that fastens at the front or back neckline.

Dropped shoulders – Style that the shoulder or sleeve is falling off the shoulder.

Halter-top – Sleeveless bodice with a high choke or wrap neck that may be backless.

Jewel - Simple, slightly rounded neckline.

Keyhole neck – Tear shaped or round cutout that fastens at the front of back neckline.

Off-the-shoulder - Neckline sits just below the shoulders, leaving them bare.

Sabrina - Similar to the bateau, but running from shoulder to shoulder in a nearly straight line.

Scoop - Low, scooped neckline with round likes.

Square neck – Open neckline shaped in the form of a half square.

Strapless - No straps, leaving the shoulders bare.

Sweetheart neck – Neckline shaped like the top half of a heart

V-neck/V-back – An open neck/back coming to a “V” shape midway down the bodice.

Wedding band collar - Collar that sits high on the neck.Crinoline – or Petticoats

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