Boat Neck: Boat neck – or bateau – collars are wide, following the curve of your collarbone to the tip of your shoulders.
Cowl: A cowl neckline has a draping of loose fabric in the front.
Halter: The straps on a halter dress tie behind the neck.
High Neck: High-neck dresses have a higher collar – as high as a turtleneck or slightly lower like a T-shirt.
Off the Shoulder: You know this one – the neckline sits just below the shoulders. It’s great for highlighting your collarbone.
One Shoulder or Asymmetrical: As the name implies, these dresses have a strap or draping over only one shoulder.
Queen Anne: If your dress rises to a high collar in the back but is lower in the front, you’re wearing a Queen Anne-style neckline.
Scoop: This neckline is shaped like a U. Again, the depth of the U may vary.
Square: The top of square gowns is horizontal. If a strapped dress, the straps are at 90 degrees.
Strapless: That’s right – no straps, and arguably one of the most popular wedding gown necklines. Strapless dresses can be straight across, sweetheart, or slightly curved up or down.
Sweetheart: Like the name suggests, this neckline is shaped like the top of a heart. Sweetheart dresses can be strapless or have straps or sleeves.
V-Neck: You know this one, too – the neckline is shaped like a V. The depth may vary.