Now-Duchess Meghan Markle set the raised the bar on her wedding day by raising the collar of her gorgeous Stella McCartney reception dress, and we all literally died. A high neckline on a wedding or reception dress is a hard look to pull off, and the fact that Markle did it so effortlessly made half the world desperate to try it. And why shouldn’t we? High necklines on wedding dresses have been slowly coming back into style for a while now, and now we have royal permission to venture into the world of covered collarbones. Even though the neckline may be high, with all the sheer and customizable options out there, you can avoid looking like a nun (unless you’re going for that look, which we’re all for too). High necklines offer more options for intricate beadwork and fancy designer flare, or, like Markle proved, it can help draw attention to your beautiful face while still accentuating your most flattering angles.
If you’re worried about choking yourself out with a constricting neckline, there are plenty of dresses that fall into the high-neck category without being quite as restricting as that bulky turtleneck sweater you love. High necklines can sit right above the collarbone, or can stretch up as far as your jawline, it’s completely up to you. So if you’re looking for a conservative style, or you simply want something that will set you apart from the crowd, a high neckline on your wedding dress may be perfect for you.