6 Gorgeous Neckline Styles For Indian Brides And Easy Tips On How To Style Them


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6 Gorgeous Neckline Styles For Indian Brides And Easy Tips On How To Style Them

It is every woman's dream to look her best on the day of her wedding. After the wedding date is set, the never-ending search for the best bridal outfit begins. Once she has a handful of options, picking the right one turns out be ‘finding a needle in the haystack’ task. Most brides often focus on the colour and silhouette of their bridal outfit, but a very few go into the detail to consider the necklines and other layouts.

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The neckline of a dress is a highly important aspect as it can make or ruin the wearer’s entire look. It is technically designed to suit one’s face and body type. Hence, knowing which neckline would enhance your features helps in achieving that perfect look you are striving for. So, here are a few on trend necklines that we think would look ravishing on a bride. Take a look!

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#1. The Sensuous Sweetheart

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Image Courtesy: Pernia's Pop-Up Shop (Top left, right), Glam N Gloss (Bottom)

Shaped like the top half of a heart, it is one of the most feminine necklines that the designers love to work with in a wedding outfit. It complements well-endowed and petite-framed women quite beautifully. And, if you are a bride with beautiful shoulders and prominent collarbone, then you must consider this neckline for your bridal outfit.

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Image Courtesy: Sonam Kapoor in Manish Malhotra, Katrina Kaif in Divani by Yash Raj

Styling Tip- Be creative while draping your dupatta, as any drape would look great with this neckline. Although any piece of jewellery would go with the sweetheart neckline, a rani haar would look stunning on a bride.

#2. The Exotic Scoop

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The universally flattering U-shaped neckline would be your best bet when you are in doubt. It helps lengthen your neck and looks good with any size of bust. Depending upon what is acceptable in your family, you can even go for a trendy deep U-cut neck.

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Image Courtesy: Alia Bhatt in Manish Malhotra, Rani Mukerji in Divani by Yash Raj

Styling Tip- Team your wedding outfit with a U-shaped necklace, or you can even go for a layered look. For a regal look, choose a hairdo that flatters both your neckline as well as the outfit. Or, you can even keep your neckline bare.

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#3. The Exquisite Boat

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Brides with narrow shoulders would look exceptionally beautiful in a bridal outfit with boat neckline. This type of neckline helps in creating an illusion of the 'broad shoulder' look, and balances wider hips to make your figure appear like hourglass. Women with broad shoulders, short neck or well-endowed bust should stay away from this neckline as it would make your top look heavier.

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Styling Tip- This boat neckline would look perfect on any cocktail or reception attire. So, go for a long necklace to complement your boat neck choli or saree gown.

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#4. The Impeccable High Collar

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A pear-shaped bride would look gorgeous in a high collar neckline that enhances her bust making her appear fuller. It works beautifully even for brides who are skinny or petite.

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Image Courtesy: Kriti Sanon in Manish Malhotra, Deepika Padukone in Sabyasachi

Styling Tip- Usually a bridal wear that sports a high collar neck is heavily embellished with intricate embroideries, zari work and motifs. So, we recommend a 'no jewellery' look for such outfits. You can instead go for a statement earrings and a romantic updo.

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#5. The Tempting Illusion

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Image Courtesy: Anushree Reddy Collection (left), Pinterest (right)

For the modern bride who wants to make a daring statement yet look sober, the illusion neckline would be a perfect pick. There are many types of illusion or sheer necklines, but the one defining factor between them all is the panel of lace or mesh. Such a neckline is usually embellished with appliques, pearls or sequins.

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Image Courtesy: Mira Rajput in Manish Malhotra, Sonam Kapoor in Anamika Khanna

Styling Tip- Blow the crowd away in an elegant saree gown with the on trend illusion neckline. It is a perfect outfit to make your first post-wedding appearance. Style your dupatta in such a way that it does not shift the focus away from the striking neckline.

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#6. The Bold V

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Image Courtesy: Model in Manish Malhotra (left), Pernia's Pop-up Shop (right)

The neckline plunges in the shape of the letter ‘V’, exposing the neck and collarbone. It is great for women who have well-endowed bust. The neckline works to give a leaner, longer and taller silhouette and works for most body types. It is also great for women who are on the smaller side and want to draw attention to their collar bone, provided the ‘V’ is really deep.

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Image Courtesy: Nargis Fakhri in Anushree Reddy, Kareena Kapoor in Anushree Reddy

Styling Tip- Go for a triangular or V-shaped necklace that ends just above the neckline. You can go for solitaire pendants or a bridal bib necklace, if it is a wider V-neck.

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Well, girls these are some of the most amazing designs that would surely bring out the best in you. So, what are you waiting for? Go out there and flaunt your uniqueness! And, do share your photos with us.