boatneck

noun
boat·neck | \ˈbōt-ˌnek \

Definition of boatneck 

: a wide neckline that extends toward the tips of the shoulders

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Meghan’s boatneck detail evoked Audrey’s love of the wide neckline, and the overall elegance of her dress exuded Breakfast at Tiffany’s vibes. Maura Hohman, PEOPLE.com, "Meghan Markle Just Channeled Audrey Hepburn in Her Best Retro Dress Yet," 10 July 2018 On eBay, sales for boatneck tops and dresses jumped 830 percent from November 2017 (when Marke and Prince Harry announced they were engaged) to June 2018. Halie Lesavage, Glamour, "Meghan Markle and Bateau Necklines: A Love Story," 10 July 2018 Getty Images Meghan wore a classic boatneck dress created by British designer Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "You Need to See Meghan Markle and Princess Diana Side-by-Side on Their Wedding Days," 19 May 2018 Middleton went for a gentle v-neck design, whereas Markle's is a straight across the collarbone boatneck cut. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "This Is the Major Difference Between Meghan Markle's and Kate Middleton's Wedding Dresses," 19 May 2018 Meghan married Prince Harry in a fairytale wedding at Windsor Castle on Saturday wearing a timeless boatneck Givenchy gown and Cartier jewelry. Kaitlyn Frey, PEOPLE.com, "Queen Elizabeth, Pippa Middleton and Doria Ragland All Wear Green to Royal Wedding," 19 May 2018 Though the dress was only visible from the chest up during the ride, viewers could clearly see the bride's boatneck from outside. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle Channeled Audrey Hepburn at the Royal Wedding," 19 May 2018 The gown features a lovely structured fabric like Meghan’s and preserves the feminine boatneck neckline. Kaitlyn Frey, PEOPLE.com, "You Can Now Buy a Replica of Meghan Markle's Royal Wedding Gown for Under $1,500," 25 May 2018 Her white dress bares a striking resemblance to the Duchess with its fit-and-flared silhouette and boatneck neckline. Chrissy Rutherford, Harper's BAZAAR, "Was Meghan Markle's Dress Inspired By Another Royal?," 24 May 2018

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1921, in the meaning defined above

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