Images above: 'Pippa' by Ellis Bridals (left), 'Tinia' by Nicole Milano (right)
Whether you prefer a classic high neck or an on-trend square style, find a neckline for you
Searches for ‘square neck wedding dress’ have surged by 1,556% after Nicola Peltz showcased a square bridal neckline with a couture Valentino dress for her wedding to Brooklyn Beckham. Channel the Regency era and Renaissance period with this popular neckline, which has been given a modern day makeover.
The classic simplicity of ‘Carmen’ by Elbeth Gills features a square neckline with a fitted, modern silhouette, price on application, elbethgillis.com
‘Brooklyn’ by Kelsey Rose is crafted from super-soft modern crepe and features full-length statement sleeves, a slim A-line skirt with an open split, button detailing from the waistline, and tassel and pearl detail, price on application, kelseyrose.co.uk
The 1950s Palm Beach-style ‘Bellise’ dress by Anna Georgina features a classic silhouette with a large bow, price on application, annageorgina.co.za
Shaped like the top of a heart, a sweetheart neckline can flatter and frame a bride’s décolletage, drawing attention to her collarbone. This neckline is flattering for almost every bride, and works with and without sleeves or straps.
‘Medusa’ by Vagabond Bridal features a boned and fused sweetheart-shaped corseted bodice, with a three-quarter off-the-shoulder sleeve and a flattering fitted stretch crepe skirt, price on application, vagabondbridal.com
Stella York’s Style 7413 is inspired the grace and glamour of a ballerina, and features large-scale embroidered florals, layers of delicate sparkling tulle and fabric-covered buttons at the open back, price available upon request, essensedesigns.com
Catherine Deane’s ‘Ryo Jumpsuit’ is made from crepe and features wide leg trousers, concealed side pockets and a high waistline with a sweetheart neckline sculpted around the back and complemented by a waistband, £595, catherinedeane.com
'Estelle’ by Temperley London is a lighter-than-air corseted tulle design featuring a sweetheart neckline and mesh panel with intricate petal-pink camellias and sequins, and a full-skirted, 1950s-inspired silhouette, price upon request, available from September, temperleylondon.com
A bateau or boat-style neckline tends to stretch straight across your collarbone, reaching out to your shoulders. Meghan Markle chose a bateau neckline for her wedding dress, designed by Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy, and the neckline has only grown in popularity ever since. Exude elegance on your wedding day with these stylish designs.
‘Anastasia’ by Vagabond Bridal has a modern boat neck long sleeve bodice, with a feature square open back and flattering A-line crepe skirt, price on application, vagabondbridal.com
‘Panijn’ by Pronovias is an elegant mermaid gown crafted in rich Chantilly and a soft layer of tulle on the skirt, with a chic boat neck and long sleeves, a plunge back and invisible closure, £2,220, pronovias.com
‘Francine’ by House of Mooshki is a 1960s inspired A-line dress, featuring a wide bateau neckline and cap sleeves with an inverted pleat at the front of the skirt and a guipure lace trim around the waist and front, from £1,850, houseofmooshki.com
A high or halter neck style is ideal for a timeless, classic look with a demure quality. Tall brides suit this neckline which can define a slender neck and balance broad shoulders. Pippa Middleton and Ellie Goulding both chose a high neckline for their wedding dresses, and Meghan Markle opted for a halter neck style for her evening wedding gown.
Handmade from stretch crepe, ‘Margot’ by Grace Loves Lace has a column silhouette and features a high side split, high neckline and low open back with wing straps, £1,300, graceloveslace.com
‘Pippa’ by Ellis Bridals is an elegant vintage-style ballgown dress with a statement high neck, long delicate lace sleeves and a structured, feminine silhouette, price on application, ellisbridals.co.uk
‘Cecily’ by Lucy Martin Bridal features intricate details including elegant buttons to draw the eye to the back, with the option for a statement bow or corded lace bolero, £2,556, lucymartinbridal.co.uk
'Iona’ by Temperley London is a play on the classic dinner dress, featuring an intricately embellished organza bib combining stitchwork, pearl beading, iridescent crystals, alabaster clasps, bugle beading and crystal buttons to depict stylised rhododendrons, price upon request, available from September, temperleylondon.com
Whether they are formal structured gowns or light, flowing dresses, V-neck wedding dresses suit many brides-to-be. Elongating a bride’s torso and waist, this style flatters most body shapes and sizes.
‘Lumi’ by Grace Loves Lace is handmade from 96% recycled materials, featuring sheer lace panelling, eco pearl lace and a tulle overlay on the train, £2,200, graceloveslace.com
Essense of Australia’s Style D3379 features illusion tulle in the bodice, back and sleeves, an open lace back, buttons at the sleeve cuffs, contour seaming down the skirt and floral motifs, price available upon request, essensedesigns.com
‘Darcy’ by Made with Love Bridal features statement 3D floral lace, a plunging neckline and cap sleeves with floral appliqué, option for original neckline or 9cm raised neckline, check authorised retailers for pricing, madewithlovebridal.com
‘Kitty’ by Lucy Martin Bridal is a figure-flattering design with a delicate silk georgette cowl and a statement train, £1,785, lucymartinbridal.co.uk
‘Tinia’ by Nicole Milano is a regal princess dress in crisp, clean Mikado and organza, featuring a sensual off-the-shoulder deep folded geometric neckline, tone-on-tone buttons in the back and a structured bodice, £2,280, nicolemilano.com
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