lace overlay scoop neck weding dress

 

There are plenty of reasons to shop for scoop and boat neck wedding dresses. Perhaps you are looking for something more modest for a religious ceremony.  Or maybe just something more modest for you (if you don't ever show cleavage ever, why do it on your wedding day?).  It could be you want a classic, simple dress and you've noticed that most of the ones you have admired have a traditional scoop neck.  Lastly, like me, you've been to too many weddings to count, but you're pretty sure all of your bride friends have sported a sweetheart neckline down the aisle, and you just want something else.

Your first option for a higher (but not too high) neckline is to use a dress that features some type of lace overlay. This creates the illusion of a scoop neck, while still feeling cool and light.  Some styles even detach, so at the reception, or just later in the summer, you could wear the simple white sundress underneath.

floor-length lace wedding dress
scoop neck sheath wedding dress

 

If you grew up in the 90s, you know that no wedding dress was more chic than the one Carolyn Bessette wore when she married JFK Jr (if you have no idea what I'm talking about, I'm going to need you to pause and do a quick Google search).  These sheath and fit and flare styles are completely reminiscent of that sophisticated, minimalist look.

simple fit and flare wedding dress
scoop neck wedding dress
high boat neck sequined dress

 

You know, there is one more reason you might be looking for boat neck dress.  It could be you want to show off your gorgeous legs with a thigh-high slit or daring hemline, so you are choosing to play it conservative elsewhere. These shorter wedding and reception dresses are as equally refined as their floor-length counterparts.

boat neck wedding dress with pleated collar
lace illusion scoop neck dress
  
lace peplum wedding dress
boat neck wedding dress with sash

This last dress is just pure retro magic.  Even though it looks nothing like Grace Kelly's actual wedding dress, it somehow feels like her dress, you know?

 

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