How To Decide On A Neckline With Your Wedding-Dress Designer In Brisbane

The world of wedding-dress design is so wonderful and exciting, but it can also become quite overwhelming. Your wedding dress designer in Brisbane will guide you through a myriad selection of designs and discuss inspiring options with you since every dress is custom made for the bride. However, it does help to know what each term means and how it suits your body type. Take a look at our short guide on necklines to make sure that you are well prepared and can discuss specific choices when the time comes.

Top Ten Neckline Types And Which Body Types They Suit

#1 Strapless

This style has no straps (as the name suggests) and is designed to reveal your shoulders. Perfectly suited to women with smaller busts or narrow shoulders.

#2 Scoop

This is a round and low neckline which is suitable for almost anyone – it is very versatile!

#3 Sweetheart

An open neckline that curves over the breasts in a heart shape. This is a great choice for brides with a shorter neck or small breasts.

Image Keyko Design | Model Tara | Dress CLARE by HCD


#4 V-neck

This style sports an angled neckline with a deep V, recommended for brides with a breast cup size of A to D. This style is also a good choice if you would like to make broad shoulders appear more narrow or delicate.

#5 Halter-Neck

Here the halter straps wrap around the neck. This style both elongates the neck and shows off the shoulders. This style is best suited to brides with a small to medium bust, as well as to brides with broad shoulders or those with a straight or hourglass midsection.


Image Keyko Design | Model Tara | Dress SPRING by HCD


#6 Boat-neck

Think of a boat between the shoulders: a boat neck creates a straight line between the shoulders, allowing for a slight curve dipping in the centre. This is the perfect choice for brides with smaller bust sizes or pear-shaped figures as it increases the broadness or visual weight of the upper torso.

#7 High neck

This neckline extends above the collarbone and has an elongating effect which is the perfect choice for brides with small torsos.

#8 Off-the-shoulder

Here the neckline lies off the main part of the shoulder and instead rests on the shoulder or upper arms. This neckline is a wonderful choice if you are trying to balance the hips by broadening the shoulders and is particularly suited to those brides with a pear-shaped figure.

#9 Spaghetti straps

Here we see a neckline type that can also be combined with others, such as the straight line or sweetheart neckline—a perfect option for brides with smaller busts or broad shoulders.

#10 Square

With this style, the straps and neckline form a square beneath the neck. It is a universally flattering style that works best for brides with larger busts because the neckline dips lower.

Trust Helena Couture Designs With Your Wedding Dress Design

We know how incredibly special this day is for you, and with over two decades of experience, we look forward to making your dream dress a reality. Helena Couture Designs is a multiple award-winning Australian bridal label that specialises in custom-created, made-to-measure dresses for weddings and evening wear. To us, attention to detail is paramount and we see dress design as art, so we love to incorporate beautiful features such as exquisite lace or Swarovski crystals into our designs.

Contact Helena Couture Designs today to discuss the ideas you have for your wedding dress or to ask any questions you may have. You can call us on 07 5529 4203 or use our convenient contact form here. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Image Keyko Design | Model Tara | Dress GYPSY-ROSE by HCD

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