When it comes to the clothes we wear, every detail matters.  It goes without saying that when you’re choosing something as major as a wedding gown, every last stitch should be taken into consideration. There are lots of little details to wedding gowns that could either make them or break them, and among the most important aspects you should consider is the neckline.

The neckline of a wedding gown could completely change the way the dress looks on you. While it is obviously an important factor, a lot of women don’t actually know how to choose a dress based on the neckline.  Find out how to choose the right neckline with these simple tips.


The V-neck wedding gown is classy and sophisticated whilst at the same time adding a sensual sex appeal.  Commonly worn to civil ceremonies or non-traditional weddings, the V-neck is considered one of the more revealing options when it comes to wedding dress necklines. This particular type is ideal for apple shapes, as it can accentuate the hips, making the waist seem much smaller.


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A fairytale wedding is just a dress away with a sweetheart neckline.  Reminiscent of our favourite love story princesses, the sweetheart has earned popularity as one of the most used wedding dress necklines today.  This neckline is ideal for women with medium sized to large breasts, providing just enough cleavage but still maintaining a tasteful and classy look.


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Women with smaller breasts and wider hips would look dreamy in the bateau neckline.  This wedding dress style lends a classic vintage appeal to any ceremony, which has made it a common choice for many brides in recent years. For traditional, church ceremonies, the bateau would be the perfect fit because of its high neckline and relative conservativeness.

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If height is your concern, the halter is your best bet.  This neckline is ideal for petite brides who want to gain height on their special day because of the illusion the cut creates.  Busty brides should avoid the halter however, and opt for a less restrictive neckline like the sweetheart.

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One Shoulder

Hourglass shaped women work the one shoulder neckline like queens.  Accentuating the collarbone and bust, the one shoulder is ideal for women who have medium sized to large breasts, and long elegant necks that take centre stage with this beautiful bridal neckline.




If you would like some more guidance on choosing the perfect dress please do not hesitate to contact Fairytale Brides who are ready and waiting to advise you on your dream dress.