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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 An open decolletage provides an opportunity to add fine jewelry to the look. Madeline Fass, Vogue, 2 Dec. 2022 Its lightweight feel is perfect for sensitive areas like the neck and decolletage with ingredients like mushroom extract, vitamin E, and hyaluronic acid to boost moisture levels and fight free radical damage. Ava Darrin, ELLE, 16 Nov. 2022 To use, dispense four to five drops into the palm of your hand, rub your hands together gently and pat the skin on your face, neck, and decolletage (or anywhere else that needs a bit of exfoliation and tone-evening). Alyssa Brascia, Peoplemag, 21 Sep. 2022 The actor headed off to Radio City Music Hall in a black one-piece with diving decolletage and kicky black boots. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, 17 Sep. 2022 Lennox found a black spring 1993 Versace dress and customized the decolletage-baring silhouette to fit James’ maternity prosthetic. Fawnia Soo Hoo, The Hollywood Reporter, 31 July 2022 See More

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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 29 May. 2023.

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