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The Surplice Neckline has been a favorite for decades. Proper fit is essential when choosing this neckline since it isn't just a neckline, it involves the entire bodice. That alone makes it the perfect sewing project. Below are just a few gorgeous examples of patterns that have Surplice Necklines. I chose to show the style over the decades.
For example, the iconic Diane von Furstenberg Wrap dress was created 30 years ago and is still popular today.
The One Shoulder Neckline is a great style for evening gowns and summer tops. This style has remained popular through the decades as it makes a dramatic statement.
By itself a camisole is the perfect solution for hot summer afternoons. Add a jacket for cool evenings and one dress can transition from daytime to evening with ease. The camisole starts a lingerie and finishes as a business blouse under a suit. Below are 3 examples of camisoles with and without a jacket.
The Funnel Neckline isn't the most common or the most popular of the myriad of choices. However, it had it's day in the sun. During the mid to late 1960's, the Funnel neckline was fairly common. Similar to a mock turtleneck but a little bit more streamlined. It is often paired with raglan sleeves.
The Gathered neckline, was a challenge. Finding examples was more difficult than I expected. I Tried to stick to the high neckline. Below are 3 examples. A 1950's Dress, 1940's Blouse, and a 1980's Dress. The 1980's dress is what I would call a paper bag neckline.