High necklines are not for everybody. Plunging backs and elaborate details are needed for such a formal and sophisticated neckline. Six dresses with high necklines are featured in this week’s collection. Having a budget friendly frock does not mean you have to sacrifice fashion and detail. Enjoy looking at these gorgeous gowns, as they won’t cost you a pretty penny.
1) Short and Sassy: Made of cotton and silk, this shift dress has gathered ruffles at the neckline. Hidden seam pockets and dramatic open drawstring back makes this gown fit for a fashion forward bride. The banded bubble hemline creates a crisp and clean hem. (Priscilla of Boston; $2400)
2) Drop it Like it’s Hot: Details, details, details. This dress does not fail in the details department. The drop waist and lace back with fabric covered buttons elongate the body. While the rows of lace and tulle punctuate the dress and trickle down the gown. (La Sposa; unknown)
3) Clean Sweep: Sweet, clean and simple are words that describe this affordable gown. The bateau neck is perfect for the woman who is small chested or wishes to be more conservative. This dress is customizable, as all Aria dresses. Remove the sash and add a double hem to add a pop of color or texture. (Aria;$395)
4) Bedazzler: Beaded embellishments add sparkle and a richness that looks and feels elegant in this fit and flare silhouette. The chiffon illusion halter neckline gathers at the neck and ripples down to a beaded empire waist. This fitted frock has a deep keyhole back that adds sex appeal without being overly obvious. (Maggie Sottero; >$500)
5) Zip-A-Dee-Do: A zip back or tie back bodice are the two options on this beaded lace dress. The lace detailing and beading on the sheer high neckline and skirt delicately flourishes this matrimonial dress. An asymmetrically piece of chiffon drapes the bodice creates a bed of lace and chiffon on the lower part of the bodice. The open back shows off a toned back and highlights the shoulders. (Morilee; >$1500)
6) A Sheer Thing: Ornate detailing on the sheer illusion neckline sets the tone for this empire waist gown. Over the entire dress, lies a shimmering overlay that intermittently catches the light. Perfect for a evening nuptial by candlelight. (Cosmobella;$500-$1000)
What do you think? Are high necklines a thing of the past?