neck·​line | \ˈnek-ˌlīn \

Definition of neckline 

: the line of the neck opening of a garment

Examples of neckline in a Sentence

The dress has a square neckline.

Recent Examples on the Web

The burgundy wine color and white polkadot piece featured a collared neckline, short capped sleeves and a tie at the waist. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle Twinned With Kate Middleton in Her Polka Dot & Other Stories Dress," 22 Oct. 2018 The focus of the dress is the graphic open bateau neckline that gracefully frames the shoulders and emphasizes the slender sculpted waist. Karla Adam, Washington Post, "The royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle," 19 May 2018 The Duchess of Cambridge wore the Queen Mary's Lover's Knot tiara with Princess Diana's pearl teardrop earrings and a dazzling neckline that once belonged to the Queen Mother, according to royal jewelry expert Ella Kay. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "The First Photos of Kate Middleton Wearing an Special Honor From the Queen Are Breathtaking," 24 Oct. 2018 For the appearance, the star wore a gorgeous Valentino gown that featured a deep neckline. Jennifer Lance, Teen Vogue, "Amandla Stenberg Showed Armpit Hair During the Red Carpet Premiere of “The Hate U Give”," 22 Oct. 2018 The gown featured a folded neckline and back detail, as well as a full train. Ana Colón, Glamour, "You Have to See Princess Eugenie of York's Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos Royal Wedding Dress," 12 Oct. 2018 And with its juicy shade of orange, plunging neckline, and head-to-toe pleats, the Raf Simons creation highlighted Campbell’s assets while remaining understated. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Naomi Campbell Delivers Black Girl Magic in Calvin Klein," 27 Aug. 2018 Among his hallmarks are plunging necklines, skintight fabric and high-slit dresses and skirts. Ray A. Smith, WSJ, "Designer LaQuan Smith’s Sexy Clothes Go Mass Market with ASOS," 4 Aug. 2018 Like the subject behind her, Beyoncé’s Peter Pilotto suit has a deep neckline. Emilia Petrarca, The Cut, "Here’s Who Designed Each Look From Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s ‘Apesh*t’ Video," 18 June 2018

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First Known Use of neckline

1904, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of neckline

: the shape of the opening of a piece of woman's clothing around the neck


neck·​line | \ˈnek-ˌlīn \

Kids Definition of neckline

: the outline of the neck opening of a garment

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