Don’t know what a bateau is? Didn’t know jewel necklines were even a thing? Don’t fret – our neckline terminology guide will have you speaking fluent dress designer in a flash.
Gallery: neckline glossary
Jewel neckline: envisage the neckline of a simple T-shirt, and you’re close to what goes on here – the rounded collar sits at the base of the neck. Best suited to small-chested women. Photo by Stephen Tilley. Gown by Rue de Seine.