(Closed) What do you think of this Neckline? Designing a Dress!

posted 5 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What Neckline do you prefer?
    Original Cowl : (17 votes)
    45 %
    Lace Illusion : (12 votes)
    32 %
    Grace Kelly : (9 votes)
    24 %
    Another- I'll let you know! : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    2497 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @justjade:  Can you tell us what your body type is? I think they all look very pretty but could look more flattering on certain body types.

    Post # 4
    4436 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I like the illusion on the Lauren best- so pretty!

    Post # 5
    3371 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Without knowing your body shape, I would stick with the original Beatrix neckline. I feel all of the elements of the dress come together perfectly. I think the cowl neck works beautifully with the silk charmeuse-type fabric, it just drapes in a really lovely way.

    Personally I think the illusion neckline (#2) is too plain, it changes the entire feel of the dress. It makes it much less 1930s-esque.

    With the Grace Kelly, I think you’ll run into problems with the fabric. It looks like that kind of structured neckline would require a much stiffer fabric than the silk I’m assuming you’re using for your dress. I also don’t think it would fit with the bias cut (it’s kind of 1950s meets 1930s and I don’t know if that works comfortably). Also, I think a real life interpretation of that neckline might run the risk of turning into a Minnie Mouse silhouette!

    Finally – what about something like this, if you want more of a sweetheart neckline, how about with a lace overlay like this Elie Saab? Obviously with a bit more coverage! Or look to Jenny Packham, I think the bodices and necklines her 1930s-stye gowns would lend easily to your dress.

    Post # 6
    2952 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 1998

    I like the Beatrice with the Lauren front.

    I can picture this and think it will look so beautiful.

    I can’t really imagine the Grace Kelly front matching such a delicate back

    Post # 8
    2855 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @justjade:  I second what @peonyinparis said. The Grace Kelly look, while gorgeous, isn’t really 1930s, and would need a lot more boning.

    The sweetheart neckline like the Katherine Heigel is more 1930s. So would be a v-neck. Both of these would suit an hourglass figure.

    The higher neckline is very 1930s, but probably isn’t going to show off your figure to its best extent – though it could if you had some draping at the bodie.

    To be honest though, I like the cowl the best. But it probably won’t show off your boobs and hourglass figure like a sweetheart or v-neck would.

    You could also do a combination of both. I am having a 1930s inspired dress and I am having a very deep v-neck that goes to the underbust area, with a swetheart shaped modesty panel underneath. Like this (but v-neck instead of halter):

    Post # 10
    2855 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @justjade:  Oh that’s weird – I can see it on my screen. Try again:

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