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 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 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

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First Known Use of boatneck

1921, in the meaning defined above

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25 Oct 2019

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