Asymmetric Neckline

29 Different Types Of Necklines for Dresses and Tops

Types Of Necklines for Dresses and Tops

 

What different types of necklines for dresses and tops are available in women’s neckline styles? When you look at a dress, wouldn’t it be nice if you knew what different types of necklines on collars, halters and straps are available so that you can choose the types of necklines for dresses or shirts that you like based on the neckline that you feel comfortable with and suits your look. The correct types of necklines for dresses or shirts for you can make a big difference between a dress that makes you look good and one that makes you look average. I have put together 18 classic necklines that are usually available on modern dresses today to help you make sense of the different styles.

Different Types of Necklines

Types of Necklines for Dresses

Asymmetric Neckline

Some very different types of necklines are asymmetric neckline is when there is just one strap running over a single the shoulder. One shoulder is totally bare with the inner side of the strap running in a straight line from the shoulder to the underside of the under arm. This is quite a stylish type of neckline for dresses and I think would suit you if you have an athletic build.

Tube Dress with Asymetric Neckline

Tube Dress with Asymmetric Neckline

Bateau, Boat Neck Neckline

Also known as a boat neck, these different types of necklines are named that due to the boat hull shape of the neckline. Not your modern type off boat, more like noah’s ark as it bends delicately south of the collar bone towards the shoulders. I think this style of types of necklines for dresses is best for you if you are not too big up top in the breast department. However I would not recommend these types of necklines for dresses for the well endowed. I found this gorgeous chiffon dress that can be used for just about any occasion and is not too expensive considering the versatility and class of the dress, easy you will really stand out in this dress and you can order it from the comfort of your home. Click Here for Prices.

Bateau Neckline

Bateau Neckline

Collared Neckline

A collared neckline has a collar, much like a shirt and usually goes well with a dress which buttons up the front and has sleeves down to the elbow and the cuff folded back in a casual style. I think different types of necklines such as these are very good for dresses or for shirts and can be worn by just about anyone, this dress is so great for a casual days outing, looks good, so cool and comfortable, quite cheap and easy to order while sitting on your couch, . Click Here for prices.

Collared Neckline

Collared Neckline

Crossover Halter Style Neckline

A crossover neckline is where the straps come from the sides of the breasts and cross over each other at the front of the neck and sometimes joins at the back in a halter style. This is a great, not seen every day style and conjures up visions of a Grecian neckline. Which is kind of similar. I think this is probably best worn by small to medium breasted ladies with well formed arms. The cross over style would tend to bring the girls together and lift. If you have big breasts these types of necklines for dresses might feel a bit restrictive and flatten what you have. I try to find the most stylish types of necklines for dresses that attract attention and cant be bought in retail stores and this dress is quite cheap with 25% off for a limited time. Click Here to get a price.

Crossover Neckline types of necklines for dresses on a Bodycon Dress

Crossover Neckline Bodycon Dress

Florentine Neckline

This neckline dates from the fifteen hundreds and is straight across but with the shoulder strap a little off the shoulder at an angle to the straight edge of the bust line and this neckline usually looks good with long sleeves as it was in ancient times lol. This neckline is so dated that I could not find any modern styles that really use it. The last time it was seen was on Natalie Portman at the Royal Film Premier of the other Brooklyn Girl in 2008.

Grecian Neckline

This type of neckline comes out from underneath the arms to the center of the chest and is twisted one hundred and eighty degrees and then tied behind the neck like a halter strap. I think this can be very sexy and reminds me of toga parties Lol. I think this style of neckline is perfect for voluptuous women especially if the dress itself lends itself to the toga style. It can be made of a superior fabric and the flowing robes can give hints of curves while still leaving much to the imagination, especially when the robes part to allow a flash of sexy leg. This style is rarely seen in modern times except at Toga Parties Lol.

Halter

A halter neck is where the dress or top comes inwards from the bust line leaving the shoulders bare, while encircling the neck. Halter necklines usually have a low cut or no back on the dress. These different types of necklines are a style which is great for taller women as well as those with broader shoulders, and is ideal for you if you have an athletic body. however I would not recommend this style neckline if you have very narrow shoulders. Nevertheless this is such a beautiful dress and is very cheap with a 5 star review. Click Here for prices.

Halter Neck Sheath Lace Dress

Halter Neck Sheath Lace Dress

Halter Strap

A halter strap neckline is one of the different types of necklines that does not look anything like the halter neck in clothing or dress neckline styles which encircles the neck. The halter strap is basically a strap that goes around the back of the neck holding up the front of the dress. See the above for recommendations for your upper body type. A beautiful dress for clubbing or parties, you cant go wrong. I found this dress for you very cheap and it will definitely mesmerize your partner or boyfriend, with a bit of flirting. too hard to find something similar in a regular store. Why not order so easily online now.  Click Here to see prices.

Halter Strap Mini Glitter Dress

Halter Strap Mini Glitter Dress

High Neck

A high neck is just that, a high neckline where the dress comes up to and surrounds the neck about halfway up the neck with the dress or top having sleeves or most often no sleeves, just like any sleeveless top. Just the sort of little black dress you need with a difference, its sexy and a great price. So easy to order from your home.  Need This? Click Here to see the price.

Nigh Neck Glitter Mesh Dress

Nigh Neck Glitter Mesh Dress

Illusion Neckline

An illusion neckline, sometimes called an illusion yoke is when a translucent material extends from the bust line to the neck, encircling the lower part of the neck. I think that due to the transparent nature of the fabric on an illusion neckline you should probably wear no bra or one in which the straps are not visible. If you have extra large breasts, this dress may not be suitable for you and perhaps should choose from dresses with different types of necklines. The dress pictured comes in other colors. Great for Bridesmaids or a prom. You will feel like a princess and stand out from the crowd. Its not easy to find a dress like this in a bricks and mortar store so why waste your time when its right in front of you. Want this? Click Here.

Illusion Neckline Dress

Illusion Neckline Dress

Jewel

A Jewel neckline surrounds and encircles the neck, entirely covering the bust line and upper chest. The dress or top or other clothing usually has no sleeves and the base of the neck to the shoulder point is usually covered unlike in the picture shown. I think that  this style of neckline is good for you if you have a small chest and your bust will look bigger but if you already  have a large bust your bust will look even bigger. Such a beautiful dress, great for any occasion. Perfect prom dress or good for cocktail parties. You could walk around all day trying to find a dress like this. Need this? Click Here.

Jewel Neckline Prom Gown

Jewel Neckline Prom Gown

Keyhole

This is a type of neckline where there is a teardrop or circular opening in the  neckline, usually in the front and fastened at the top with a button. I don’t think this style is very common and I think that really it’s just a modification to a standard jewel neckline. I think this style would accentuate your neck if that’s your aim. Great to wear over a sheer top or bikini. Mesh embroidered clothing is a component of the latest fashion shows. Click Here for a price.

Keyhole Neckline Embroidered Blouse

Keyhole Neckline Embroidered Blouse

Off Shoulder, Bardot

Off the shoulder, also known as the Bardot neckline is where there are no straps over the shoulder and the shoulder from the neck to the points of the shoulder are totally bare. The straps are actually like falling off the shoulder and sit between the point of the shoulder and the bicep. This style can look good on most body types but I think this style neckline is nice if you have a big chest or have a pear like body shape. I don’t recommend this style if you have broad shoulders or big arms though. If you dont have big shoulders this would be perfect, and its quite cheap and easy to order online without stepping out the door. Click Here for more details.

off shoulder bardot neckline dress

Off Shoulder/Bardot Neckline

 

Pentagon

This classic style is reminiscent of different types of necklines from the past and has the bottom two thirds of a pentagon in the shape. As it has 4 sides of a pentagon within the neckline it plunges fairly low and I think this would be good for you if you want to show a bit of cleavage. Alternatively if you want to be a bit more modest you could add lace to the decolletage. However it’s probably not the best choice for small breasted women. Click Here for a price on this.

Pentagon Lace Neckline Decoration

Pentagon Lace Neckline Decoration

Queen Anne

The Queen Anne neckline is heart shaped over the breasts and has a kind of collar at the back like a halter style which gets wider as it wraps around the neck. The collar is wide as it reaches the shoulder and runs from the edge of the neck to the point of the shoulder. These are different types of necklines that are not common in today’s modern fashion although similar styles are used in wedding dresses and bolero jackets. Click Here if you want that gorgeous wedding dress, you should see the back, absolutely stunning and cheap for a wedding dress. Here for the the Bolero.

Queen Anne Neckline Bolero

Queen Anne Neckline Bolero

Queen Anne Neckline Wedding Dress - different types of necklines

Queen Anne Neckline Wedding Dress

Sabrina

A Sabrina neckline is sort of another name for the boat neck or bateau neckline as they are very similar. However the Sabrina neckline is not as wide and has a deeper curve. I think this style would be great for you if you have smallish breasts.

Scoop

A scoop neck is in the shape of a deep U and is nicely rounded. This is a classic look and used on a lot of dress designs. I think these types of necklines for dresses is good for just about any upper body type. U cant go wrong with a scoop neckline Lol. Click Here for the price.

Scoop Neck Embroidered Dress

Scoop Neck Embroidered Dress

Semi Sweetheart

A semi sweetheart neckline are types of necklines for dresses that are much like a sweetheart neckline except the love heart shape over the  breasts is not as curved and the v in between the breasts is not as deep. Click Here for more details on the wedding dress. Here for the lovely Prom Dress which has a gorgeous ribbon lace up at the back.

Semi Sweetheart Prom Dress

Semi Sweetheart Prom Dress

Semi Sweetheart Wedding Gown

Semi Sweetheart Wedding Gown

Spaghetti Strap

These types of necklines for dresses can incorporate any neckline combined with spaghetti like straps which are ideal for showing some extra skin like the shoulders and neck. If you have sexy  shoulders and a slender neck I think this is an ideal style for you. Great for a casual day at the beach or summers day wear. Click Here if you want to order this easily.

Spaghetti Strap Lace Sun Dress

Spaghetti Strap Lace Sun Dress

Square

A square neckline is deep and square, but not as deep as a scoop or a v – neck. I think these types of neckline for dresses makes you look as if you have broad shoulders, so if your shoulders are on the thin side, I think this would be a good style for you to consider. Such a pretty dress, especially the black version. Click Here to see prices.

Square Neckline Embroidered Dress

Square Neckline Embroidered Dress

Straight

A straight neckline goes straight from one side to the other in a horizontal direction from underarm to underarm. I think these types of necklines for dresses would be best for you if you have intermediate to big shoulders. When considering this style, make sure your arms are well formed with no chicken wings as they will stand out with this style of neckline. Perfect casual cool boho style dress for a summers day Click Here for More.

Straight Neckline Boho Dress

Straight Neckline Boho Dress

Strapless Neckline

Well, do you really expect me to explain this? do you? Lol…This strapless style is great for you if you have a good set of boobs which are not too big. These types of necklines for dresses are a sexy style as it shows a lot of skin and gives the impression that there is nothing holding it all up.. I think two different types of necklines could be best for you if it is a sweet heart or straight across at the decolletage. This dress is currently out of stock.

Strapless Midi Dress

Strapless Midi Dress

Sweetheart Neckline

A sweetheart neckline curves in the shape of the top of a love heart around the bust line. I think these types of necklines for dresses is a style that is perfect for you if you have a seriously sexy pair of breasts, but if you don’t have much more than a pair of fried eggs then I don’t recommend this style for you. A great dress, good for most occasions. You could even get married in it. Click Here for prices.

Sweetheart Wedding Dress

Sweetheart Wedding Dress

V Neck

A V neck  is a neckline that plunges to a deep V. Ideal if you want to show a bit of cleavage and also makes your body look longer and slimmer. I think these types of neckline for dresses is a style that is ideal for b and c cup sizes but if you have a bigger (makes them look lower) or smaller bust size than this it’s maybe not a good idea…just saying. Click Here for the price.

Floral Boho V Neck Maxi Dress

Floral Boho V Neck Maxi Dress

Wedding Band

These types of necklines for dresses incorporate a wedding band neckline has a band encircling around the neck like a choker, except its attached to the dress. Wear these different types of necklines If you feel like a bit of a rebel and want to attract a guys attention Click Here and order the gold chain slit dress easily ordered from the comfort of your home. Here for the glitter dress.

Wedding Band Slit Chained Dress

Wedding Band Slit Gold Chained Dress

Wedding Band Choker Dress

Wedding Band Choker Glitter Dress

Types of Necklines for Shirts, Blouses or Sweaters

Collared Neckline

A collared neckline is the most common neckline on shirts and you can find them almost anywhere you look.

Cowl Neckline

A cowl neckline is one of those different types of necklines which have a bunched up circle of fabric around the neck and looks a bit like a scarf, only its attached in one piece to the dress or top and has no ends hanging down. I think this type of neckline would be fine if you have a large or small bust as it tends to cover or add volume to the area, great on cool days, you can pull the neckline up to keep warm and then bare a shoulder when the sun comes out or that guy walks by. Why go out searching in the cold when you can order so easily online. Click Here for the price.

Cowl Neckline Knit-Sweater

Cowl Neckline Knit-Sweater

Crew Neckline

A crew neckline is much like the crew neck on a t shirt as shown, however for a dress the neckline collar is usually features different types of necklines that are a little more elaborate and decorated and probably a little wider than a t shirt would be. I think this is perfect for you if you have a regal looking elegant neck, which you are wanting to accentuate. Have fun with the “not you baby” slogan on the shirt, good for a laugh. of course you can always point to the words and make some comment with a laugh. Not sold in stores Get Yours Here.

Crew Neckline T Shirt

Crew Neckline T Shirt

Notch

Also known as a slash or a split, is one of those very different types of necklines where the notch neckline has a little V notch at the base of the collar which can be used on a plunging neckline or a more modest style of neckline that covers the chest. The little notch just adds an element of style to an otherwise boring neckline. I think it is up to you if you want this notch and the main thing you will consider is the plunge of the neckline and whether the notch adds something to that. Perhaps showing an extra bit of skin. The picture shown has three notches adding that extra touch of style. Click Here for a price.

Notched V Neck Plaid Blouse

Notched V Neck Plaid Blouse

Portrait

This type of neckline is an a bit like a shawl. The style is off the shoulder, with the straps sitting just below the point and folding around the shoulder. The fabric usually crosses over below the V and is gathered below the breasts. The picture shown can be worn in the portrait style or normal as two different types of necklines for the one garment. The classic style is hard to find in today’s fashion industry. I think that this style of neckline is suitable for you if you have bigger arms and a noticeable collar bones. A very nice and versatile chiffon blouse. Stripes are in this new year so this would be a good and easy online purchase. Click Here for a price on this.

Portrait Chiffon Striped Blouse

Portrait Chiffon Striped Blouse

 

Conclusion

Well ladies and now you know the difference between the many types of neckline for just about every dress or top and you are up to date with clothing neckline styles. There are other necklines associated with tops or more accurately shirts like the slash style neckline or whatever but I doubt whether any self respecting queen superstar would be wearing a shirt all that often.

Slashes, notches and splits can be used in dress styles to add a bit of variety to the classic necklines. I don’t give upper body type advice for every neckline style and leave it up to your own judgement. Just look for balance when you look in the mirror. Match your favorite neckline with a variation like the keyhole or a notch with your preferred type of dress style to get exactly what you want in a dress or top. You can even make up your own little variation of a keyhole or notch by using a different shape. My favorite neckline is the blouse with the 3 notches and deep v. Now that you are armed with this knowledge go out and Slay It Queen.

slay it queen

Slay It Queen

 

author patricia mainit

Author: Patricia Mainit

 

 

 

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