Necklines Glossary

Bateau

Follows the curve of the collarbone from shoulder to shoulder. Also called "Sabrina."

Halter

Wraps around the neck; generally leaves arms and back bare.

Off-the-Shoulder

Fits just below the shoulders with long or short sleeves.

One-Shoulder

An asymmetrical neckline where one shoulder is covered and the other is bare.

Portrait

Slightly scooped with extra material framing the neckline.

Scoop

A deep U-shaped neckline.

Square

Straps and straight neckline create a square shape.

Strapless

Neckline goes straight across the body just above the bust.

Sweetheart

Heart-shaped neckline.

T-Shirt or Jewel

A round neckline resembling that of a T-shirt.

V-Neck

Drops from shoulders to collarbone in a "V".

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