Different Wedding Dress Neckline Trends & Styles | Val Stefani

May 3rd, 2023 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration

8 Wedding Dress Neckline Styles Currently Trending

When it comes to finding your dream wedding dress, seemingly small details can be a big deciding factor. One of the most important details in a dress design is the neckline. The right neckline is a key component to your gown because it can frame your face and accentuate your body shape all while revealing your personality and style. From a classic sweetheart to a plunging v-neckline to a dainty scoop neckline, the possibilities are endless!

We go over popular wedding dress necklines brides are loving and how different styles can highlight various body types and features.


The queen of all necklines, and the top choice for many brides is a classic sweetheart neckline. This style forms from a heart shape in the middle and matches all types of brides, both petite and busty. For the petite bride, it can create the illusion of a bigger bust and a more curvy look. If you’re a bride with a bigger bust, this neckline will highlight your décolletage in a tasteful way.

You can also select from different styles such as a soft sweetheart for the more elegant route, or a deep sweetheart with an illusion inset for a sexy style. Both being a timeless choice!

For the bride that isn’t afraid to flaunt what they’ve got, Style Nova is right up their alley. This sexy sweetheart mermaid gown features a slim illusion inset, letting the bride show off their curves while remaining stress free about any wardrobe malfunctions. This stunner includes beading all along the bodice, adding some irresistible sparkle to the neckline, leaving you to shine like the star you are.

Sexy Sweetheart Mermaid Gown

Searching for the same sexy style but want something a little more boho? Meet Style Faye, a deep sweetheart neckline boho style wedding dress. This gem includes a plunging sweetheart neckline and straps for a comfortable and trendy style. The bodice features Chantilly lace and a slight illusion detail, giving you a perfect combination of sultry and glam.

deep sweetheart neckline boho style wedding dress

If you’re looking for something even more sexy, combine the sweetheart neckline with a strapless style for a versatile and timeless look. This dynamic duo can accentuate your shoulders and can provide some neck space for a bride that wants to accessorize with lavish jewels or have an updo but still have the classic touch of a sweetheart neckline.

The sultry, yet sophisticated Style Rose is a shimmery strapless mermaid wedding gown with the most luxurious beaded lace appliques and textured ruffle skirt. Its form fitting silhouette paired with the strapless details and sweetheart neckline creates the ultimate wow factor every bride looks for when finding their dream dress. With the ability to enhance a smaller bust, this also serves as a favorable neckline for brides with a more athletic build who want to show off their toned shoulders and arms.

shimmery strapless mermaid wedding gown


For brides interested in highlighting their shoulders, consider a halter neckline. Meant to draw the eyes upwards with a high neck, this style is great for brides with broad shoulders. This higher neckline can also provide a bit more of a modest look.

Combining a halter with a sweetheart neckline to create a one of a kind dress, style West is both rustic and elegant. This design features a figure flattering mermaid silhouette covered with intricate nature inspired leaf lace. Keeping with the nature inspired theme, the leaf lace curls around the neck while the illusion halter design leads to a deep sweetheart neckline. This gown is perfect for the brides that want to highlight their shoulders and arms during a spring or summer wedding.

halter with a sweetheart neckline wedding dress


Similar to the halter neckline wedding gown, brides with broad shoulders that want to accentuate their best features and balance their figure can also opt for a straight neckline wedding gown. Straight necklines are a flattering option for almost any body type.

For the romantic bride that wants to make a statement, Style Cindy will have you feeling like you’ve stepped off the runway in Paris. This strapless straight neckline mermaid wedding gown is covered in structured glimmering lines that elongate your body and create a contemporary style. Perfect for a big city wedding, the sweep train and cinched waist will have you feeling comfortable dancing all night.

strapless straight neckline mermaid wedding gown


For a bold neckline with a feminine twist, a v-neckline might be just what you’re looking for. A sharper and more defined shape than a sweetheart neckline, this style detail was meant for brides that want to create the appearance of a longer torso while adding additional flair and support. Brides with a rounder face shape will love how this style can create a more oval shaped face for them. Petite brides will love how this neckline can elongate their body to make them seem taller, and give them some shape for cleavage.

If you loved the deep v-neckline and a sparkling full skirt that Sophie Turner wore on her big day to wed Joe Jonas, Val Stefani style Soprano will be just the right choice for you. Style Soprano is a deep v-neck bridal gown with a beaded bodice that features crystals, beading and rhinestones is a vision your guests won’t be able to forget. The deep V-neckline sits on an unlined bodice, adding even more sex appeal to the gown, while the A-line skirt beautifully flows out creating the ultimate glam style.

Deep V-neck Bridal Gown with a Beaded Bodice

Now for something a little softer, style Moira is a deep v-neck lace boho gown that is timeless and flattering for all brides. The deep v-neckline creates a sexy but tasteful style while the included illusion inset will enhance your bust. Petite brides will love the way this style fits their shape and bustier brides will love the comfort and support it has.

Deep V-Neck Lace Boho Gown

Scoop Neckline

High class and sophistication are the only ways to describe a scoop neckline. This style takes the best of a sweetheart and v-neckline, and gives a bride something unique. This chic style is fit for all brides and body shapes and is currently a bridal trend to look out for. It has full coverage for a bustier bride and can create the illusion of a bigger bust for a more petite bride. With its versatile style, it can be either modest or sultry while matching with any skirt shape. 

If you’re looking for a glam factor that will leave your loved ones speechless, style Phoenix is just what you want to walk down the aisle in. This deep scoop neck wedding dress is embedded with crystals, rhinestones, pearls, beading and sequins, making this gown drip in sparkle and shine. Straps hold the scoop neckline up, as the full A-line skirt flows out, creating a glamorous goddess look.

Deep Scoop Neck Wedding Dress

If you’re searching for a softer bohemian bridal look, style Wren will make your wildest dreams come true. This boho scoop neck wedding dress features romantic embroidered lace paired with delicate lace appliques, a dream come true for a bride that wants something a little more elegant. A slight sweep train can be seen behind each step the bride makes, perfect for a destination or outdoor summer wedding.

Boho Scoop Neck Wedding Dress


More subtle than other necklines, a square neck is an option for brides looking for a more modest or sophisticated bridal look. The square neckline is perfect for petite brides as the neckline can give narrow shoulders the appearance of being wider while drawing attention upwards to the neck and face. Though this style has more coverage than the scoop, the square neckline may draw attention to a larger bust area.

Both modest and sultry, style Poppy takes the understated regency looks of the 19th century and updates it for the 21st. The square neckline is combined with a deep-v slit and illusion inset. This mermaid gown is adorned in floral lace fabric and layered with sparkling tulle meant to shimmer under the lights. Designed for the sophisticated bride, this design mixes modern and classic elements to create a stunning gown.

regency square neck wedding dress


Romantic, sexy, and elegant are what comes to mind when we think about off-the-shoulder necklines. This chic and high-fashion style is fit for a bride that isn’t afraid to flaunt what they’ve got! With dainty sleeves sitting on your shoulder, this style neckline beautifully shows off your collarbone and shoulders in the most feminine way and is especially flattering for fuller busted brides. Made to show off your sun-kissed skin, this dress works great for an outdoor or destination wedding.

For a sexy wedding day look, style Windsor, a romantic off-the-shoulder crepe bridal gown, will have you feeling like true royalty the moment you slip it on. Illusion long sleeves sit delicately on the side of your arms, while the mermaid silhouette hugs each curve, leaving you to look like a true queen as you walk down the aisle.

Romantic Off-the-Shoulder Crepe Bridal Gown

Illusion Neckline

A fan favorite here at Val Stefani, the illusion neckline features a soft romantic sheer fabric that extends from the top of the bodice and over the shoulders creating an illusion of a strapless design. Made from tulle or net fabric; lace appliques and dainty embellishments are usually sewn onto this sheer fabric, creating an illusion of dazzling details that sit delicately on your skin.

For a bride searching for a look that is both sexy and has enough coverage, style T914 from our friends at Moonlight Bridal may be it. This illusion bateau neckline wedding dress features embellished floral lace appliques that extend from the bodice to the illusion long sleeves, creating a dreamy fairytale dress. The softness from the sheer tulle blended with the lace appliques form a soft and romantic touch that will create the perfect bridal look. 

Illusion Bateau Neckline Wedding Dress

Find Your Favorite

Any number of details on your wedding gown can be a huge factor when deciding on your dream dress. From skirt styles, to the amount of embellishments, to different necklines, it can be overwhelming at times.

Consider talking to a bridal consultant at your local Val Stefani retailer to get more information on different types of necklines that are currently trending. They can help you choose a wedding dress with a neckline that’s perfect for your body type and will make you feel beautiful on your special day! 

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