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6. Boat Neck
For the bride that wants to show just a little bit of skin, a boat neck dress will fit the bill. In a way, it is like a tamed-down version of the off-shoulder neckline. One might describe it as a cut that is in between a scoop and off-shoulder. When paired with a flared bottom, this style exudes a retro vibe.
7. Straight-Across Strapless
Unlike off-shoulder dresses, straight-across strapless dresses do not wrap around the arms. Instead, they only run around the chest. This is another style that works exceptionally well for warmer climates and seasons. This may not be the best dress for women with smaller chests, as it can easily slip down during the day. Consider using strips of double-sided fashion tape to keep the dress in place.
Pegged as a variation of the strapless neckline, the sweetheart also does not have any sleeves. The cut as a small v-shaped dip near the sternum, emphasizing the natural shape of the chest area. A sweetheart neckline has a playful, youthful feel to it.
During the 1990s, halter tops were extremely popular. After a short period of phasing out, they are making their way back into the fashion world. Halter necklines, which do not have sleeves, often conceal the collarbone. The sides of the fabric that cover the bust are angled, while the back is typically revealed. A variation of this style is the halter strap neckline. This cut has fabric of thinner width covering the bust and exposes the collarbone and neck.
Also known as a one-shoulder neckline, this style is ideal for edgier brides who like to mix things up. The single sleeve can be short, mid-length, or long. Sometimes, the one shoulder style is combined with sweetheart necklines. This is another option that works well for showing off a statement necklace.