The ABCs of Necklines: From Illusion to V-neck, Which One Suits You?

At Ferré Sposa we love when brides get descriptive about their perfect gown. We know that you already have a few necklines in mind and with so many of them out there, we thought we would create a fun guide. And you can trust us, all examples below are from our very own #ferrebrides!

Our Top 5 Most Popular Necklines

1) Sweetheart

Ahhhh…the sweetheart. Just like the valedictorian at your school, this neckline is sweet, solid and gets an A+ from everyone around. It's heart shaped line is one of the best and most popular because it's universally flattering to any body type. It's also very versatile in altering the outline either with lace, tulle, applique or extra beading to help create the perfect fit for your chest area.

 #ferrebride Katelyn wearing an Allure Bridal wedding dress

#ferrebride Katelyn wearing an Allure Bridal wedding dress

 #ferrebride Laurel wearing a custom Pronovias dress - we modified the shape of the bust to help define her curves more

#ferrebride Laurel wearing a custom Pronovias dress - we modified the shape of the bust to help define her curves more

 #ferrebride Alex wearing a Pronovias wedding dress

#ferrebride Alex wearing a Pronovias wedding dress

2) Strapless

This classic look is timeless and flatters all body types as well. Many brides-to-be come into our store with concerns this neckline will not be supportive enough and lest we forget, wedding dresses are not typical. They are built to help shape, mold and have layers, boning and extra materials in the right places to hold you and your lady friends up!

 #ferrebride Kat wearing Rafael Cennamo

#ferrebride Kat wearing Rafael Cennamo

 #ferrebride Krysta wearing Allure Bridals

#ferrebride Krysta wearing Allure Bridals

3) V-neck  

Timeless and sexy, the V-neck creates a V shape which draws the eye up and down the gorgeous gown. The modern V-neck has taken on a more plunging look which brings the point of the V even further down the bust area. For anyone with a smaller cleavage, this is a great option and it also allows you to play around with more accessories around the neckline. If you also want to elongate your silhouette, this is the best neckline to make you look taller!

 #ferrebride Sarah wearing Allure Bridals

#ferrebride Sarah wearing Allure Bridals

 #ferrebride Sarah wearing a custom Pronovias - She loved this dress so much but the original V-neck was a little too open so we added a lace overlay! 

#ferrebride Sarah wearing a custom Pronovias - She loved this dress so much but the original V-neck was a little too open so we added a lace overlay! 

4) Off the Shoulder

This fun and flirty neckline has come back with a vengeance. They old Hollywood stars like Audrey Hepburn or Ava Gardner revelled in this style and now its received it's modern makeover. The off-the-shoulder neckline sits below the shoulders and highlights the collar bone and shoulders. It oozes romance and definitely adds a soft touch to the overall look.

 #ferrebride Aleksandra from @aleksandraancco (a toronto wedding planner) wearing custom Maggie Sottero, we added an off the shoulder lace strap to complete her dream wedding dress

#ferrebride Aleksandra from @aleksandraancco (a toronto wedding planner) wearing custom Maggie Sottero, we added an off the shoulder lace strap to complete her dream wedding dress

 #ferrebride Penelope wearing Aire Barcelona

#ferrebride Penelope wearing Aire Barcelona

5) Illusion Neck

An illusion neckline brings the magic and mystery with a touch of “je ne sais quoi”. This popular bridal style is definitely more modern, where designers play around with lace and patterns to create an undefined neckline. It’s great if you’re looking for more coverage while keeping it sexy and the photos turn out amazing! If you think it’s too risky, remember this - the Queen approved our princess-to-be, Meghan Markle's illusion neckline for her engagement photos!

 #ferrebride Angela wearing Pronovias

#ferrebride Angela wearing Pronovias

 #ferrebride Jacqueline wearing Allure Bridals

#ferrebride Jacqueline wearing Allure Bridals

Stay tuned for part two of our neckline guide! The next set will include One ShoulderHigh Neck, Spaghetti Sweetheart and more!