Your thoughts on halter neckline wedding dresses?

posted 1 year ago in Dress
Post # 16
11652 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

happyrish :  so I love a well chosen plunge neckline on smaller breasted women, esp if shorter because sometimes it can be elongating, and bonus for with a tulle skirt.  but the shape of these triangles could be unflattering on. They go very high up on the sides and can elongate the breast area instead of the torso area visually. 

I love the idea, not sure if this is the right dress! This is a really need to see it on you situation. 

Post # 18
355 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

Agree that the halter isn’t the issue, but the super-low V might be – just depends how it looks when you try it on. Might end up looking more “evening gown” than “bridal” – or it might be fine though, and it’s a gorgeous dress!

Also, honest opinion, I don’t think this style works with a blusher veil. I’m just envisioning a flash of bare boob-window below the edge of the blusher. A long veil without a blusher would look killer though!

Post # 22
1370 posts
Bumble bee

I think it’s very very pretty! I totally think you can do a plunging neckline as a bride. I had a deep V as well. And I think that the skirt on this balanced out the deep neckline. It doesn’t screen “look at my body” like some dresses I have seen. And so what if you want to look a little sexy on your wedding day? Go for it!

However, I’d personally be weary of a halter just from a comfort standpoint. Halter bikinis have a way of digging into my neck after a while- I can imagine the dress is much much heavier too. The best bet would be to try it on and see if it works for you.

Post # 23
4496 posts
Honey bee

Halter tops look good on people who have the shoulders and bust for them.  I don’t really consider this the clsssic halter look though.

That said, I personally am not a fan of this dress.  It looks like someone stapled tulle rather sloppily onto a plain white bathing suit.  But you do you – try it on and see how it looks.

Post # 24
317 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I’m not sure why some people “don’t consider this a halter but more of a deep/plunging V”. It is a halter because it ties behind the neck.
I think it’s an awesome dress and would be great for a garden ceremony.

I personally don’t think I look good in halters because I’m bottom heavy and the halter straps narrow the top, not widen it for balance. However, this dress is a ball gown so it’s built into the style that the bottom portion is much larger.

As others suggested, try it on and see how you feel in it. You want to feel confident and stand upright in your dress. Since you said your chest is on the smaller side I think the dress can be ok. If you had bigger boobs I would say no way, to revealing. Also keep in mind who will see you in the dress and how comfortable you are with that. While I don’t think the dress is overly sexy, the plunging neckline would make me feel uncomfortable say dancing with my dad or brother.

Post # 25
3930 posts
Honey bee

ann.reid.9277 :  Do you not understand Ann, that the goal of every fashion forward woman today is to look “hot”….at all times, even on her wedding day? Apparently that goal can be met by maximum skin exposure.  And this is not to pander to the sexual interests of the male guests (who may include the bride’s father, father in law, and possibly her grandfather). No, not at all.  This is to show the world that the bride rejoices in her her own sexuality and is SO comfortable in her own skin that we should all be treated to the sight of as much of it as possible.  Designers, meanwhile, are saving on fabric while charging top prices…a win for them!

Post # 26
3043 posts
Sugar bee

observer :  

“…the goal of every fashion forward woman today is to look “hot”….at all times, even on her wedding day?” 

You are somehow confusing the term “fashion forward” with risqué, as in showing skin/physical attributes. Focusing on the female physical attributes – bust, waist, legs, etc. – can be many things, but fashion forward is not one of them: just look at the cleavage favored during the reign of Louis XVI in the 18th century, the tiny waists of the Victorian era courtesy of corsets, the slinky bias-cut gowns of the 1930s…  All with one clear purpose:  looking “hot”. In reality, “looking hot” is a very traditional way of interpreting fashion. And yes, even in those long gone days, women were rejoicing in their bodies, their beauty.

Fashion forward, on the other hand, doesn’t necessarily have to do much – if anything – with looking hot. It’s all about taking risks by defying the traditional, the expected, the norm. It does not have to do with conventionally pretty; it shocks at times, amazes always. It takes a lot of confidence to be fashion forward; these women might not look hot -as in showing skin – but they are truly fashion forward:

Post # 27
1260 posts
Bumble bee

I’m at the larger end of size A and found that this shape of top while not overly sexy because you can get away with a more revealing top with small boobs, doesn’t look complimentary. It just looks so…flat.

A plunge v neckline can look very nice for small boobs, in fact that’s what I’ve bought. But just not a triangular / open neckline like that. A halter neck as you usually see them (with higher neckline) can also look very nice.

Post # 28
299 posts
Helper bee

All I see when I look at the dress is a shiny white bathing suit with a tulle skirt over top. 🤷‍♀️


Post # 29
457 posts
Helper bee

ann.reid.9277 :  what – after living together you should stop wanting to look sexy???

Post # 30
62 posts
Worker bee

Meh, I think it’s fine.

With small boobs you really can get away with more, and the very full skirt balances out the top of it showing more skin. 

This was my dress, (although also not halter, and not me in it) and I got so many compliments.

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