dé·​col·​le·​tage (ˌ)dā-ˌkä-lə-ˈtäzh How to pronounce décolletage (audio)
: the low-cut neckline of a dress
: a dress having a low-cut neckline
: bust entry 1 sense 2
exposing too much of her décolletage

Examples of décolletage in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This innovative one-piece, made with the same proprietary Eco Nylon fabric as The Bells suit, helps protect your decolletage — or show it off, your choice. Laura Gurfein, Peoplemag, 17 May 2024 Her look was playful with layered tulle fabric showing off her decolletage and crystals at her waist. Kerane Marcellus, Essence, 15 Mar. 2024 Given the huge tracts of land involved, no matter when women of the world unveil their decolletage, there is bound to be a magnitude 5 quake within an hour or so of the event, and a mag 6 quake within a day. Phil Plait, Discover Magazine, 26 Apr. 2010 The neckline featured one-shoulder detailing, exposing her shoulder tattoo and part of her decolletage. Kerane Marcellus, Essence, 28 Nov. 2023 As time progressed her red carpet looks began to expand into elegant gowns that touched the floor from spaghetti straps to strapless to accentuate her decolletage as her perfectly straightened hair cascaded down her shoulders. Kerane Marcellus, Essence, 16 Nov. 2023 Speaking of charismatic fashion lovers, Harry Styles sent out style shockwaves at Coachella last weekend with his fully sequined jumpsuit that included a diving decolletage. Sam Sussman, Vogue, 24 Apr. 2022 To his more than 150,000 followers on Instagram, Dr. Martin Jugenburg is Real Dr. 6ix, a well-coiffed Toronto plastic surgeon posting images and video of his work sculpting the decolletage, tucking the tummies and lifting the faces of his primarily female clientele. Craig Silverman, ProPublica, 31 Aug. 2022 With her decolletage and wrists left entirely bare, Swift opted for just a few silver rings and a spiral of studded ear cuffs on each ear — but her outfit was far from lacking in adornments. Leah Dolan, CNN, 14 Nov. 2022

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Word History


French, action of cutting or wearing a low neckline, from décolleter — see décolleté entry 1

First Known Use

1894, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of décolletage was in 1894

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Cite this Entry

“Décolletage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/d%C3%A9colletage. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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