It's really important to understand the different types of neckline in order to style them perfectly. This complete guide will tell you about what are Necklines and the Different Types of necklines with pictures.
What is Neckline?
Neckline is the shape of the clothing at or below your neck area which surrounds the neck from the front view.
For Example- If your Top makes a V shape below your neck, It's a V-neck Top.
DIFFERENT TYPES OF NECKLINE
Now that you know what necklines are, Here are the 17 different types of necklines with pictures to help you understand better.
1. BOAT NECK/ BATEAU
This neckline runs parallel to your collarbone lying either on it, or just below it. It meets at your shoulders from front and back. It makes your shoulders look balanced and wide while enhancing the bust area by drawing attention to it.
It creates the shape of top of a heart in the front side and is usually high in the back. It lies just above your, or over your breasts. It helps enhance the shape of your breasts and makes them look fuller. You should just be careful with it's fitting and support if you're wearing a Strapless sweetheart neckline.
3. TURTLE NECK/ HIGH NECK
This neckline covers more than half or your whole neck and It's tight fitted. It usually makes your Neck look longer, but thinner too. If you've a thin neck already and a bigger face, then you should not wear a Turtle neck.
It creates a V shape in the front part of the cloth ending at the starting of your bust. It looks similar to Plunging Neckline but there's a huge difference between them. V-neck suits all body types so it's a must have in your wardrobe.
5. PLUNGING NECK
It's just like a V-Neck but falls way deeper than the V-shape neckline. You can say its a modified version of the V-neck. It's a low cut neckline and ends below your bust or at your waist. It shows half of your bust vertically.
6. SCOOP NECK
It appears similar to Crew Neck. It's a circular neckline which creates an appearance of a semi circle in the front. It's Deep and adds length to your neck. so it's best for people who have smaller necks.
7. CREW NECK
It's also a round neckline just like scoop neck but it lies at the end of your neck. It's just like a collared shirt but with no collar. The only difference between the Scoop neck and Crew Neck is Scoop neck lies deep and loose While Crew neck lies just below your neck and is a snug Fit.
A Grecian-neck covers your neck's bottom with a thin or Thick stripe which is attached to the top of the dress from the middle in the front side. It draws attention to the shoulders and also makes You look curvy if you're wearing a Grecian Neck Dress.
This Neckline is only used in Dresses. It covers your body from shoulders to the top of breasts with a transparent net. It provides support to the dress and also makes it look sophisticated while still showing some skin.
10. HALTER NECK
Halter neck is a tight fit neckline which is narrow at the bottom of your neck and broadens at your breasts. It covers your whole body except for the shoulders.
11. OFF SHOULDER/ SABRINA
It lies at your shoulders and can make a V-shape, heart shape or straight line at the middle of your bust. It clearly shows your collar bones and can also show your cleavage too. Off-shoulder tops and dresses are best for showing off your bones and shoulders.
12. SQUARE NECK
Square neck creates a wide and low-cut square shape at your bust. It highlights your collar bones and makes your shoulders look broad.
The name defines the neckline pretty well. An asymmetrical neckline does not create any specific shape and rather appears asymmetrical. It can be deep at one side and High at the another or might create a pattern.
In this, One shoulder is bare and the other one has straps or neckline. It's not common in Tops and only Dresses look good in One-shoulder Neckline.
15. STRAIGHT/ STRAPLESS
This has No neckline. It can be Straight or in sweetheart shape or any other shape in particular. Basically, any Strapless top or dress falls into this category. It's important to wear strapless clothing with good support and fitting.
16. QUEEN ANNE
This type of neckline is used in Gowns and Prom dresses. The front part of the dress is help up by a sleeve-like strap which is attached to the dress at the sides.
17. COLLAR NECK
Any Top/ dress/ shirt that has collars is a Collar Neck. It's mostly buttoned too but there are Collar neck dresses available without buttons too. It looks sophisticated and Formal.
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