Bateau Neck Dresses

You need not show loads of cleavage to look attractive, and the bateau neckline dress, or boat neck bridesmaid dress, is a perfect example.

More beautiful than it sounds, bateau is also the name for a boat of the same shape, with a flat bottom and shallow sides. Ideal for showing off defined collarbones, a bateau neckline sweeps across, high on the decollete, meeting the shoulders with pointed edges creating a boatshape. The bateau neck is also referred to as a boatneck, however a classic boatneck sits above the shoulder.

A bateau neck bridesmaid dress is the best of everything. Both chic and flattering, the cut of a bridesmaid dress boat neck is modest as well, covering the chest while allowing you to emphasize your neck and collarbones. This ageless look reveals just a hint of skin at the shoulder. No special undergarment necessary, just slip the bra straps to the side.

Ideal for woman of all sizes and heights, the flattering aspect comes into play with the wide, horizontal stance the bateau neck dress creates over the shoulders. This balances a pear-shaped body type, creating an hourglass effect slimming he waist while exaggerating the shoulders.

HappyBridesmaids.com features plenty of boat neck bridesmaid dresses to choose from. Looks that double as great boat neck cocktail dresses like the Jordan Couture 10001, made of lace with a sexy open V-backline, or something more demure, like the long sleeved Watters Encore Currant 7200E dress, fitted with a scalloped hem.

Styles like the vintage inspired Jordan 946 show how a boat neck short sleeve dress, or a boat neck lace dress beautifully balances an A-line skirt, creating the illusion of a slimmer waistline. While the Jordan 956, a two-piece crop set  with a sleeveless boat neck top, takes the bateau to an edgier place, incorporating the latest midriff-bearing trend.

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