boat·​neck | \ˈbōt-ˌnek \

Definition of boatneck 

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

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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 The simple gown had three-quarter-inch sleeves and a sleek boatneck. Kate Storey, Town & Country, "How Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank's Wedding Compares to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's," 12 Oct. 2018 Here, Markle lost her signature boatneck and kept things sleek and simple in an innovative LBD. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Meghan Markle Chose a Givenchy LBD for Her First Solo Appearance as a Royal," 25 Sep. 2018 Instead, the boatneck haute couture wedding was designed by Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy. Lisa Ryan, The Cut, "Here Are Givenchy’s Sketches For Meghan Markle’s Royal Wedding Dress," 20 May 2018 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,, "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

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First Known Use of boatneck

1921, in the meaning defined above

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