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.

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Throughout these events, Meghan's managed to single-handedly bring back the bateau neckline, do her own makeup (flawlessly, by the way) on the road, and face the intense public scrutiny over her every move. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "Priyanka Chopra Says Meghan Markle Is 'Doing Amazing' After Marrying Prince Harry," 13 July 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 Having previously made her public appearances in pale, feminine hues, Markle arrived in a bold black dress with her signature scooped neckline, styled with nude heels and a stylish black fascinator. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Kate Middleton Makes Surprise Appearance at RAF Centenary," 10 July 2018 As to be expected, the visibility Markle is giving this particular neckline, which is traditionally reserved for wedding gowns, is going viral., "Wait, So Who Made Meghan Markle’s Beloved Boat Neck Famous?," 10 July 2018 And while non-white trim is allowed, that pop of color has to be on the neckline, sleeve cuff or outside seam of a pant, skirt, or shorts leg — and can only be under a centimeter wide. Raisa Bruner, Time, "Why Wimbledon Players Have to Wear All White," 2 July 2018 While the sleeveless style is new for Meghan, the bateau neckline is not. Brittany Talarico,, "Meghan Markle Goes Form-Fitting in Rare Sleeveless Dress at Royal Event - and Brings Back Her Bun!," 5 July 2018 Sleeves are bigger, necklines are more square in shape, and corsetry is officially back in style (even on the men’s ready-to-wear runways). Alice Bell, Vogue, "The 6 Simple Statement Dresses You Need This Summer," 27 June 2018 The singer stepped out onto the red carpet alongside her husband Brandon Blackstock and step-daughter Savannah wearing a glamorous black Siriano gown with a diagonal neckline and thigh-high slit. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "People Still Aren't Over How Good Kelly Clarkson Looked Last Night at the Billboard Music Awards," 21 May 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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