BRIDAL 101: NECKLINES & TRAIN LENGTHS

 

Marie by Willowy

Earlier this month in our bridal 101 we covered dress silhouettes and everything you need to know about veils! This week, we are here to give you a breakdown of different dress necklines and train lengths!

Dress Necklines 

Square:

 A dress with a square neckline has a straight horizontal bodice that meets with straps at a 90 degree angle.

Scoop:

A dress with a scoop neckline will be shaped shaped and come in various depths.

V-neck:

A dress with a v-neck will dip down to varying depths in order to create the v shape.

Sweetheart:

A dress with a sweetheart neckline is shaped like the top of a heart.

One Shoulder: 

A dress with a one shoulder neckline, has a strap across only one shoulder.

Off the shoulder:

A dress with an off the shoulder neckline sits below the shoulders and highlights the collar bone and shoulder area.

Sheer/Illusion:

A dress with a sheer or illusion neckline uses semi sheer netting or lace to create a more discrete high neck silhouette without using heavy fabric. The neckline can sometimes be so sheer, that it doesn’t even look like there is fabric there at all.

Halter:

A dress with a halter neckline has straps that wrap around the back of the neck and either clasp or tie.

High Neck:

A dress with a high neckline completely covers the collarbone area using some kind of fabric.

Queen Ann:

A dress with a Queen Ann neckline has a high rising collar at the back of the neckline that sculpts low across the chest.

Bateau:

A dress with a bateau (boat neck) neckline follows the curve of the collarbone to the very tip of the shoulders.

Train Lengths

Sweep (brush):

This is the shortest train length. Normally the back hem is only a few inches lower than the front hem.

Court:

The court train length is only slightly longer than the sweep. It usually extends approximately three feet behind the waist.

Chapel Length:

The chapel length train is generally 1 1/3 yards, or 4 feet from the waistline.

Cathedral Length:

The cathedral length train is generally 2 1/2 yards, or 7 1/2 feet from the waistline.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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