Come on, let’s explore the different types of neckline patterns. When it comes to dressing, the most important factor we look in a dress is the neckline pattern. The neckline of a dress or neckline for blouses enhances the look of the dress and just make it complete.
Different necklines can make you look cute, bold, sassy/stylish, pretty, tomboyish, formal, sexy, etc. A good neckline can enhance your looks and flatter your body and a bad one can totally wreck the whole outfit.
A neckline choice should be made according to body type, height, weight, and fabric & prints.
Many of us don’t know the name of the necklines or don’t have some clarity about neckline patterns. Let’s find some patterns.
The boat neckline, as the name suggests it represents the slight curve as the boat. This is one of the wider types of necklines. It sits just below the collarbone and balances wider hips or narrow faces. This neckline pattern is also called as “bateau” (French for “boat”).
With the boat neckline, a beautiful ear hanging would give it a statement look. This can be in a top, Kurtis, blouse, gowns, etc.
The square neckline is the same as the geometrical shape. This retro neck style gives a lovely contrast to curves and helps to elongate a short neck and narrow shoulders.
With the square neck, you can accessorize your look with a heavy neckpiece or a choker and the best-going sleeves with the square neck are high volume sleeves or long sleeves in both ethnic outfits as well as western outfits.
Round or Crew neckline
The round neck is also known as crew-neck. It is the basic and the simplest neckline anyone can wear. It suits almost all body types and is common amongst all and also generally covers the complete chest area and minimizes the amount of chest showing.
U neckline is the longer version of the round neckline. Someone who prefers going with a broad and deep neck can go with the U neckline.
V neckline is one of the necklines for people who have a small neck. This neckline pattern gives your neck a good length and a great look. Basically it is a neckline having straight sides meeting at a point to form a V-shape.
You can wear a choker in neck to complete its look.
Off shoulder neckline
As the name suggests, the ‘Off-shoulder’ neckline is the one which is off the shoulder i.e, there are no straps on the shoulder for support. It gives you a fancy and a dramatic look.
The off-shoulder neck is generally preferred in the summer season. The off-shoulder neck allows you to flaunt the sexy collar bone.
The illusion neck is the trending neckline. This is nowadays getting popular for bridal collection. Basically, in this neck, a net cloth or any transparent type of fabric is used to create a transparent design around the neck
Halter neck is for those who want to flaunt their well-toned arms creates a balance between broad shoulders. The halter neck flatters wide shoulders.
The surplice neckline gives a crossover effect and is a great way to define a waistline. In this, the extra cloth of one side is extra and is attached to the other side somewhat near to the waist. Basically, it crosses from one side of the bodice to the other side and fits into the waist.
As the name suggest, keyhole neckline is like a hole in your neckline pattern. Different shapes of keyholes can be created.
The high neckline is the neck that covers your neck completely. It is more suited for those who have a long neck and is also known as turtle neck. The turtle necks often have excess fabric that can be folded down to your desired height. These types of necklines are great for keeping warm in winter.
As the name itself is justifying the type we are going to discuss. The asymmetrical neckline is the neck which is not in any symmetry i.e., the neck pattern is different on both the shoulders.
It creates quite a fashion statement and is very effective in a plain color fabric showing the design pattern.
Queen Anne neckline
Queen Anne neckline is named after the queen named Anne. It is basically the sweetheart shape and is attached to the sleeves or the straps.
Queen Anne neckline is more popular for wedding outfits.
The plunging neckline is also known as the “Deep V neckline”. It is mainly for those who want to flaunt cleavage.
It is best suited to the confident woman and may need some kind of tape to keep it in place and avoid a wardrobe malfunction.
The sweetheart neckline is the neck that resembles a heart. The sweetheart neckline is very flattering and a great way to show off natural curves and enhance the bust.