TREND ALERT: Square necklines

23 Mar 2022

For a contemporary and feminine feel, consider a square-shaped neckline for your wedding dress

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With connotations of the Renaissance period, the square neckline has been given a modern makeover and is becoming an increasingly popular style in bridalwear.

The style has soared in popularity most recently thanks to Brooklyn Beckham's wife, Nicola Peltz, who wore a couture Valentino gown with a square neckline at their star-studded wedding in Palm Beach, Florida. Google searches for 'square neck wedding dress' surged by 1,556% on 9th April, just hours after pictures of Nicola's wedding dress were released - according to Dalston Mill Fabrics

Exposing the bride's collarbone and décolletage, the trend is ultra feminine and is best enhanced with hair pulled back in an up-do to draw attention to the dress design. Accessories can be kept elegant and undertstated, such as a simple pair of pearl studs; supersized, with a statement necklace or chandelier earrings; or avoided completely, for a minimalist look. 

Square necklines don't have to be sharp and angled either, curved lines can serve to soften the shape. The beauty of a square neckline is that there are several interpretations available; from thin straps to long sleeves, and embellished bodices to plain skirts, offering a design for every bride. 

South African bridal designer Elbeth Gillis says: "A bridal gown with a square neckline is a classic. It says sophisticated, simplicity and structure. It can bring a lovely shape to the shoulders and sit on a bride in a truly feminine way. I would only pair this neckline with simple jewellery around the neck or none at all. You could even use a veil to frame the shape of the neckline."

Take a look at this selection of wedding dresses with square necklines below to give you a taste for the trend. 


Above: Dreama by Justin Alexander


Above: Helen by Elbeth Gillis


Above: Kelsey by Savannah Miller


Above: Bari by Rosa Clara


Above: Davina by Sassi Holford


Above: Style 7440 by Stella York

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