boat·​neck | \ ˈbōt-ˌnek How to pronounce boatneck (audio) \

Definition of boatneck

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

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Getty/Shutterstock In a delightful twist, Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy designed Meghan Markle's royal wedding dress, which was sleek, minimal, and fashioned from matte silk cady with a boatneck and only six seams, according to Kensington palace. Hannah Morrill, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle's Givenchy Wedding Dress Is Very Audrey Hepburn," 19 May 2018 The bride wore a boatneck Lela Rose dress adorned with floral motifs, and a matching veil. Vogue, "Emily VanCamp and Josh Bowman Are Married! Plus, 11 Other Celebrity Couples Who Met on Set," 17 Dec. 2018 Princess Angela who married Prince Maximilian of Lichtenstein wore a very similar boatneck wedding gown for her nuptials in 2000. Chrissy Rutherford, Harper's BAZAAR, "Was This German Royal Inspired by Meghan Markle's Wedding Dress?," 24 Oct. 2018 Earlier today, Meghan Markle wore a boatneck long-sleeve wedding gown designed by Givenchy for her and Prince Harry's wedding ceremony. Danielle Mcnally, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle's Second Wedding Is Stella McCartney—​and, Surprise, It's Gorgeous," 19 May 2018 So why not make like the Duchess of Sussex this Halloween with a boatneck top and fitted skirt, to mimic the silhouette of her Givenchy Haute Couture ceremony dress, and throw on a tiara and veil? Ana Colón, Glamour, "7 Easy Halloween Costumes That Are Very 2018," 4 Oct. 2018 Markle wore the earrings with a cream boatneck Givenchy dress for her day's worth of engagements with Her Majesty. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle Wears Pearl Earrings Gifted from the Queen to the WellChild Awards," 4 Sep. 2018 For the black-tie occasion, royal fans may have expected another tuxedo dress or boatneck style—but the Duchess of Sussex isn't one to shy away from a surprising sartorial choice. Halie Lesavage, Glamour, "Meghan Markle Makes a Case For the Halter Top Gown Like Only a Duchess Can," 19 Nov. 2018 Today, Princess Beatrice opted for a surprisingly understated look, featuring a asymmetrical boatneck cut and modest, neutral stilettos. Lucia Tonelli, Town & Country, "Princess Beatrice's Maid of Honor Dress is Seriously Breathtaking," 12 Oct. 2018

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1921, in the meaning defined above

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