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The Ultimate Guide To Different Types Of Necklines In 2023

When you are buying or making a dress for yourself, it is hard, as it is, to decide on the style and look of the dress. But then you have to decide on a neckline as well. And out of the different types of necklines, when you have to choose one, it needs to be just right. 

The neckline that you choose needs to be just right, or else the whole look of the dress will get ruined. There are about more than 40 different types of necklines that you can try to go through. 

And only after seeing each of them can you decide on the outfit that you wanna get for yourself. So if you wanna know these different types of necklines, then this is the article for you to go through and study the types of necklines.

20+ Types Of Necklines To Try Out In 2023

So let me walk you through the different types of necklines that you should go through before deciding on the type that you want for yourself. 

1. Crew Neckline 

Crew Neckline

The crew neck is a round-shaped neckline that sits closely on the collarbone, but you can normally see this shape on t-shirts. 

This is a great neckline for someone who has a larger bust size and doesn’t wanna feel too exposed. The neckline is great for someone who has a longer neck as well that way the neck gets highlighted.

2. Jewel Neckline

The jewel neckline sits slightly lower than the crew neckline. The jewel neckline is one of the most common types of neckline that exists on tops and dresses. 

This neckline is called Jewel because it sits on the exact spot where a necklace usually sits. This style easily gets confused with a crew neckline, but both of them are quite different in their style. 

3. U Neckline 

When it comes to a universally liked neckline, the U neckline is the one because it gives a wider neck space. That way, you can easily show off your collarbones with this neckline shape. 

Whether you are wearing a dress or a top, the U neckline is very popular with a majority of people worldwide. 

4. Square Neckline

The square neckline is a very modest neckline when it comes to dress necklines as such. These types of necklines are not as common now as they were in the 50s. The square necklines are great for those who have broad shoulders and want something with proper structure. 

5. V Neckline

V Neckline

If you want a neckline that elongates your neckline, then you should definitely go for the V neckline. This is the perfect neckline for people who are a bit short in height or have a shorter neck; then this is the perfect neckline for them.

6. Boat Neckline

This is the widest that you can get with a neckline. The boat neckline is also called the bateau neckline. 

The name is derived from a boat because the width of the neckline touches each of the shoulders, and it sits close to your neckline, which means it is both higher from the front and back. 

7. Scoop Neckline

The scoop neckline is nothing other than just a deeper version of the U neckline. This neckline is perfectly suitable for all body and face types that too depending on the depth of the neckline as well. 

8. Collared Neckline

Collared Neckline

Let’s talk about the collared neckline, and let me tell you, in the first place, you can add any type of collar to the neckline. But for a collared neckline, it can be with or without buttons as well. 

9. Gathered Neckline

The gathered neckline is another very popular neckline that can be done on any type of outfit, whether it is a prom dress or even a wedding dress

The feature gathering on the clothing is called ruching on the neckline; it usually highlights that portion of the body as well. This neckline usually gives the illusion of fullness. 

10. Strapless Neckline

Suppose you prefer a strapless neckline, then you should know that the cut of a strapless neckline can be of any type. The cut can be straight, curved, or any other shape for that instance. 

11. Cowl Neckline

The name of this neckline actually comes from the cow. This neckline actually looks like a cow’s neck, but don’t be turned off because of that. The style is actually quite beautiful and looks great both on dresses and tops. 

12. Diamond Neckline

Diamond Neckline

As you can understand by the name of it, a diamond neckline is simply a diamond-shaped neckline that looks on certain people but not everyone. 

13. Keyhole Neckline

The keyhole neckline is a type of neckline that is quite common and popular for all types of necklines for both dresses and tops. 

The neckline gives a subtle sneak peak of sexiness, and leaves most to the imagination. The keyhole neckline is actually a tear-shaped, oval shaped or circular shaped hole that is opening just under the edge of the neckline. 

14. Sweetheart Neckline

The sweetheart neckline is one of the most appealing necklines of all the different types of necklines. It looks like the top half of the heart sign and this style suits everyone. 

Whether it’s in a dress, or a top or even a beautiful gown the sweetheart neckline is a beautiful neckline to make you look sexy but just enough. 

15. Off Shoulder Neckline

Also called the Bardot neckline, the off-shoulder neckline gives off a very feminine look to your overall look and draws focus to your neck and shoulders. 

If you have prominent collar bones then you can show them off in a gorgeous off-shoulder dress or a top. With this style you can really show off your figure including your shoulders. 

16. Halter Neckline

Just like the off-shoulder neckline the halter neckline also looks really great if you wanna show your shoulders off. The halter neckline is also a really popular neckline if you are looking for a more conservative style of neckline for your outfits. 

17. Ruffled Neckline

Rose to fame in the Victorian era, the ruffled neckline style is still a very popular style of neckline that you can try out for yourself. Along with the neckline you can get ruffles on the bodice as well. 

18. Wide Square Neckline

Wide Square Neckline

The wide square neckline is used mainly to elongate your neckline, or to create the illusion of a longer neckline. The square neckline pulls all the attention to the collarbones, giving the dress a retro, and fun outlook. 

19. Halter Neckline With Straps

There are many different types of halter necklines you can get, one is the halter neckline but with straps. The neckline can have both a sweetheart neckline and halter neckline with the straps. 

20. Envelope Neckline

Envelope Neckline

Though you can see this style mainly on baby clothes, you can try this style out for tops, but maybe not for dresses. 

For babies, the envelope neckline, “allows you to stretch the top enabling you to support your baby’s head, whilst getting them dressed without getting upset by clothes scraping their faces.” 

21. Strap Neckline

The strap neckline is a rather simple type of neckline that does look good in any type of outfit that you wanna try out for yourself. 

This neckline looks good in all types of clothing such as tops, dresses or even gowns. So this is the safest bet of necklines you can pick if you are not sure about any other necklines. 

22. Décolleté Neckline

Décolleté Neckline

If you want your outfit to be a little risque, then the neckline that you should try out is the décolleté neckline. It is a very deep neckline that looks really gorgeous and sexy at the same time. This neckline reveals a lot of your cleavage but it is a classy reveal as well. 

Wrapping Up!

There are so many different types of necklines that you don’t even know the name of. So these 20 types are a few of my favorite necklines that you should definitely try out at least once on yourself. Now if you liked this article, then give it a well deserved like and also comment down below.

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