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Chic to the Bone

This body skimming sheath is so simple yet there's something that keeps our eyes drawn to it like a magnet. The height of the bateau neckline of this wedding dress lends an air of understated elegance that few dresses can compete with.

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Amelia Sposa 2015 Gold Bateau lace back
Photo: Amelia Sposa

Go for Gold

What you might not have realized is that having a bateau neckline wedding dress gives you a lot of creative back options, as shown in this beautiful golden example. Whether you opt for a deep cut or a sheer cover of lace or tulle, know that this neckline makes the dress stunning from both the front and the back.

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Theia bateau top tulle full bottom wedding dress
Photo: Theia Couture

Full Skirt

At this point you might be thinking that bateau necklines go best with mermaid skirts or slim silhouettes. Throw that idea out, because this beautiful creation proves that you do not have to sacrifice that full, tulle skirt to get the full effect of the bateau top.

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Sheer Love

You like the ease of the bateau top but still hankering after the sweetheart neckline? Find a dress which gives you both. The lace sweetheart neckline is continued in sheer to form a light bateau neckline wedding dress. Just a small tip: great for any women afraid to go strapless at their wedding!

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tea length bateau neckline wedding dress
Photo: She Dressing

Perfect for Tea

This vintage-inspired 50's look is ideal for the girlish bride. It's refreshing and fun, but still emanates a kind of pin-up glamour that will stop the groom right in his tracks.

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Rosa Clara Destino Bateau Neckline Wedding Dress
Photo: Rosa Clara

Let The Cut Do the Talking

You don't want lace, sequins, or ribbons. You like crisp lines, artistic cuts and quality fabrics. That is what this Rosa Clara dress gives you. It's a bateau neckline wedding dress that you can imagine Grace Kelly wearing for her royal nuptials.

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pronovias atelier bateau dress with sleeves
Photo: Pronovias

Showstopping Sleeves

The short sleeves on this bateau neckline wedding dress give it a preppy, sporty look. However, it's more of a fancy tennis skirt kind of athleticism. Ultimately, this is a glamorous and chic gown, worthy of those tennis-player-turned-models like Anna Kournikova and Maria Sharapova.

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A Little Bling

With such an understated and elegant silhouette, a little bit of sparkle is just what the doctor (or designer) ordered. Keeping the embellishments on the sides and the back affords a tasteful balance and doesn't take away from the beautiful simplicity of the cut.

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Rosa Clara bateau dress with long sleeves
Photo: Rosa Clara

Long Sleeves

These sheer sleeves show good taste and are perfect for a fall or winter wedding. The bateau neckline exposes just the right amount of collarbone for an overall demure and dreamy effect.

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A Little Lace

The versatility of the bateau neckline is best illustrated with this lacy number. It's feminine, a little rustic, a little princess-y, but still maintains a level of sophistication which runs through all of these wedding gowns.