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The line formed by the edge of a garment at or near the neck.


(Clothing & Fashion) the shape or position of the upper edge of a dress, blouse, etc: a plunging neckline.



the opening at the neck of a garment, often with reference to its shape or its position on the body: a V-neckline; a high neckline.
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Noun1.neckline - the line formed by the edge of a garment around the neckneckline - the line formed by the edge of a garment around the neck
blouse - a top worn by women
crew neck, crew neckline - a plain straight neckline opening from shoulder to shoulder of sweaters
decolletage - a low-cut neckline on a woman's dress
dress, frock - a one-piece garment for a woman; has skirt and bodice
neck opening, neck - an opening in a garment for the neck of the wearer; a part of the garment near the wearer's neck
sweater, jumper - a crocheted or knitted garment covering the upper part of the body
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[ˈneklaɪn] Nescote m
with a low necklineescotado


[ˈnɛklaɪn] nencolure f
a dress with pale pink roses around the neckline → une robe avec des roses pales autour de l'encolure
plunging neckline → décolleté plongeant
a short black dress with a plunging neckline → une robe noire courte au décolleté plongeant


[ˈnɛkˌlaɪn] nscollatura


(nek) noun
1. the part of the body between the head and chest. She wore a scarf around her neck.
2. the part of an article of clothing that covers that part of the body. The neck of that shirt is dirty.
3. anything like a neck in shape or position. the neck of a bottle.
ˈnecklace (-ləs) noun
a string of jewels, beads etc worn around the neck. a diamond necklace.
ˈneckline noun
the edge of a piece of clothing at or around a person's neck. The dress has a very low neckline.
ˈnecktie noun
(American) a man's tie.
neck and neck
(in a race) exactly equal. The horses were neck and neck as they came up to the finish.
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If using a serger, serge the upper-panel necklines and the lower-panel and sleeve lower edges.
Low plunging tops, sexy necklines and tight-fitted tops are all a waste of money if you're shape isn't right.
After all, the city is home to Frederick's of Hollywood, the annual parade of plunging necklines at the Oscars, and the buxomy Angelyne, who looms larger-than-life from freeway billboards.
THERE were sequins, Swarovski crystals and plunging necklines galore - if these Oscar celebrities were "keeping glitz to a minimum", I'd hate to see them on the school run.
A-line, empire and ballgown silhouettes are common and are often paired with deeply scooped, tank or off-shoulder necklines.
Full-length evening wear with diva splits and plunging necklines have never been so in fashion.
All-white full-skirted gowns with lace sleeves, fitted waists and sweetheart or bateau necklines remain traditional choices for bridal attire, but you may want to consider these 1997 designer options:
Plunge necklines are a must for the fashion-conscious.
For those in the market for a new cocktail dress or ballgown, Valvo's latest collection for holiday '96 includes black velvet columns with halter necklines and plunging backs, slinky gowns with soutache braid trim over the bodice, and some ultra-glam gowns designed to be worn without underwear (well, maybe a G-string), as they have illusion lace panels on each side of the dress, running from the underarm to the hemline.
Square necklines are striking on small, sharp-featured faces.
Rondi Cooler, fashion director for YM magazine, predicts ultragirlie gowns in pink and black with modest necklines and plenty of bows.
There's a romantic, feminine edge to high summer fashion, and nowhere is this more obvious than in the profusion of flowing frills, which soften the edges of defined necklines and give hemlines that floaty look.