by Mary Beth, RetroMonkeys
The necklines in this post, see the previous posts on necklines Here and Here, are all appropriate for evening wear as well as daytime looks.
The first neckline is the Sweetheart. The Sweetheart has a a curved bottom edge that is concave down and usually doubly scalloped to resemble the top half of a heart. Here are a few examples of the versatility of this neckline. Some are very defined and deep some are more subtle.
Simplicity 2219 Vogue 7944 Simplicity 4321
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Next is the Décolleté. A low cut V neckline in the case of the example, any revealing cut that accentuates the bust can be considered a décolleté neckline.
Vogue 8546 Modes Royale 965 Simplicity 6563
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The Plunging Neckline is rarely seen except in evening gowns. A popular choice on the red carpet. The neckline usually extends below the bust line sometimes as low as the navel.
Vogue 1030 Badgely Mischka Vogue 7630
Strapless tops and dresses have been a favorite over the decades. From formal dresses to a corset or bustier with jeans, the strapless bodice is timeless.
The first thing that enters my mind when I think of Off the Shoulder is Olivia Newton John in Grease. Of course her look in the movie is just one example of the off-shoulder neckline.
Halters are a great summer style as well as an evening favorite. Comfortable and sexy with most having a bare back.
That's it for now, Next time - Surplice, One Shoulder, Camisole, Funnel, and Gathered.