From The Straits Times    |

The latest red carpet looks has been offering a variety of gowns with an emphasis on necklines – from gowns with sexy, plunging necklines to sweetheart off-the-shoulder dresses. 

We all have different curves to work with and picking out your wedding gown with the right neckline that works with your body shape will contribute to an overall flattering silhouette.

Here’s what we picked out from these hot red carpet looks for your bridal gown inspiration!


V-neck, off-the-shoulder gownsFrom left to right: Charlize Theron in Marchesa, Jennifer Lopez in Elie Saab and Uma Thurman in Atelier Versace. 

While we overcome the shock of Uma Thurman looking this good at 47, its clear that the off-the-shoulder cut paired with a cinched waistline is the best combination in creating an hour-glass silhouette. 

The attention is deviated from your shoulders and arms to your cleavage and waistline. The high waistline and thigh slit also adds on to the illusion of an hour-glass figure. 

It is a rather dramatic cut, so we’d recommend choosing this sexy style for evening gowns and dresses! 

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Sweetheart, off-the-shoulder gowns

From left to right: Han Ye Ri and Chun Woo Hee in Rivini Bridal

One of the most popular neckline for brides to date, this pretty neckline shows off just the right amount of cleavage with its natural heart shaped curve across the bust.

It shows off your collarbones and highlights the curves of your cleavage at the same time while keeping everything firm and in place. 

If going full-on sexy isn’t for you, this softer, and more romantic cut will suit you better. 


V-neck, deep plunging gowns

From left to right: Sara Sampaio and Nini both in Zuhair Murad

The most risque neckline of the lot, deep plunging dresses create the illusion of height by exposing the neck and decolletage.

It’s great for apple shapes and hourglass figures but can make a small bust look even smaller.

Sure, it’s not the most traditional per se, but we say if you have it, flaunt it! When else better to wear something bold than your once-in-a-lifetime celebration? Just make sure to keep everything classy and in place. 


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