The silhouette of a jewel neckline bridesmaid dress, http://www.happybridesmaids.com/dress-style/jewel-neckline, is modest and rounded, finishing just above the collarbone at the base of the neck. The original concept allowed for the fabric to serve as a background for a brooch or jewel necklace, thus lending the name to the design. A jewel neckline bridesmaid dress still remains a perfect backdrop to showcase any heirlooms.
Jewel neckline bridesmaid dresses have been confused with scoop neck dresses, standing apart by the shallower depth of the dip. They are more modest than gowns with revealing necklines and are perfect for religious wedding ceremonies or occasions when a demure look is called for. It flatters a small bust and complements a empire waist bridesmaid dress to perfection.
Jewel necklines can be attractively enhanced with stylish features such as pleating or soft gathers. The Alfred Sung D696 dress is an elegant example, as it exudes classic style while emphasizing bare shoulders.
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