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

Definition of boatneck

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

Examples of boatneck in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Belted and with a wide boatneck, this bargain sheath can be dressed up or down. Elizabeth Wallace, CNN Underscored, "20 adorable dresses with pockets," 8 Sep. 2020 The duchess, who chatted with representatives from three different children hospice patronages, paired her fresh hairstyle with an emerald-green boatneck dress and her signature smoky-brown eye makeup. Bianca Betancourt, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Middleton Dons Sleek, Straight Strands for Her Latest Zoom Call Appearance," 23 June 2020 Besides Meghan, who donned a boatneck white silk gown by British designer Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy to marry Prince Harry, both Kim Kardashian West and Audrey Hepburn wore pieces from the French fashion house on their big days. Kaitlyn Frey,, "Meghan Markle Joins Kim Kardashian and Audrey Hepburn as a Famous Givenchy Bride," 21 May 2018 The cream and burnt red floor-length boatneck satin gown featuring gold embroidery, sequins, beading and lion head metal medallion hardware has a medieval aesthetic, fitting for a knight. Emily J. Sullivan, The Hollywood Reporter, "Emmys: Gwendoline Christie Surprises in Gucci "Jesus" Gown," 23 Sep. 2019 Kate arrived at the Royal Albert Hall wearing a sophisticated, appropriately sober boatneck black dress with velvet ribbon waistline. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "Kate Middleton Wore a Simple Black Dress and Embellished Headband to the Festival of Remembrance," 9 Nov. 2019 Kate's Alexander McQueen gown was super traditional with a high neck and lace sleeves while Meghan's Givenchy boatneck style dress was more modern and sleek. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Princess Eugenie Walked Down the Aisle in a Peter Pilotto Wedding Gown," 12 Oct. 2018 Why is Markle so obsessed with boatnecks in particular? Emilia Petrarca, The Cut, "Meghan Markle’s Best Outfits in Ireland: An Explainer," 11 July 2018 Her ceremony gown, designed by Clare Waight Keller of Givenchy, featured long sleeves and a boatneck neckline — and was topped by the Queen Mary Diamond Bandeau tiara and a 16-foot veil. Stephanie Petit,, "Jessica Mulroney Shares Wedding Dress Look Similar to Meghan Markle's: 'High Neck for the Win'," 24 July 2019

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First Known Use of boatneck

1921, in the meaning defined above

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“Boatneck.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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