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What kind of neckline do you prefer for your clothing brand? How many neck types do you know? Read this article to learn about many others.

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The neckline is one of the most important features of women’s clothing. It not only helps frame people’s faces but also accentuates their collarbone and shoulders.

With so many types to choose from, it can get confusing when trying to find the perfect neckline for your clothing business! As fashion changes with time, so do trends in necklines.

We’ve compiled 35 different types of necklines that are popular today. Read and get inspired for your options!

1. Round Neckline

Men's Round Neck Regular Tee
Men’s Round Neck Regular Tee

A round neck is an opening in the clothing that ends at the center of a person’s throat.

2. V Neckline

Women's V Neck Loose Crop Top Vintage
Women’s V Neck Loose Crop Top Vintage

A V neckline is a type of neckline in which the opening for the neck reaches its widest point at the middle of a person’s throat. It typically reveals a little bit of skin between the upper chest and chin.

3. U Neckline

Women U Neck Slim Fit Brown Tee
Women U Neck Slim Fit Brown Tee

A U neckline is a type of neckline in which the opening for the neck reaches its widest point on a person’s chest, at their shoulder. This type of neckline can be found on dresses, fitted shirts, and button-down shirts.

4. Square Neckline

Women Square Neck Black Dress
Women Square Neck Black Dress

This is a shirt collar that is a straight cut all the way around, forming a square shape for the neck. There can be an overlap in front or back that makes it more difficult to see the straight edges on the wearer.

5. High Neckline (Turtle neckline)

Men High Neck Long Sleeve T-shirt
Men High Neck Long Sleeve T-shirt

A high/turtle neck It is a tight-fitting, high collar that covers the neck and stops at or near the chin.

6. Scoop Neckline

Scoop Neck Women Slim Fit Black Dress
Scoop Neck Women Slim Fit Black Dress

A scoop neck is a neckline that is cut in a curved or angular way, exposing the upper chest. It is similar to a V neck, but the opening is not as deep.

7. Boat Neckline

Women Beige Boat Neck Elegant Dress

A boat neckline is a type of neckline that has a wider opening than a scoop neck. It can have a straight, curved, or scalloped line to it, which usually reaches the collarbone.

8. Diamond Neckline

Women Black Diamond Neck Crop Top
Women Black Diamond Neck Crop Top

A diamond neck is a type of neckline that is V-shaped and reaches the collarbone, but it can also be found that reaches just below the collar bone. It is most commonly seen on blouses and tops, but it can also be found on gowns.

9. One Shoulder Neckline (Asymmetrical Neckline)

Women One Shoulder Neck Black Lettuce Hem
Women One Shoulder Neck Black Lettuce Hem

The one-shoulder neckline is a type of neckline that has one shoulder strap, exposing the other side. It can either be worn on one side (on the right or left) or both. They are most commonly seen on evening gowns.

10. Off Shoulder Neckline

Women Black Off Shoulder Tight Fit Top
Women Black Off Shoulder Tight Fit Top

The off-shoulder neckline is a term that refers to the neckline on a garment that exposes the shoulders. It can be said that it is a type of “V-neck” whereby the opening includes the collarbone and the shoulder.

11. Cowl Neckline

Women Cowl Neckline Sleeveless Top
Women Cowl Neckline Sleeveless Top

A cowl neck is a type of neckline that is often seen on evening gowns and blouses. It comes in the shape of a partial collar and falls down to cover the shoulders and chest.

12. Collared Neckline

Women Fake Two Pieces Collared Shirt Dress
Women Fake Two Pieces Collared Shirt Dress

A collared neckline is a type of neckline where a garment has a collar that extends halfway down the length of the front of the chest.

13. Scalloped Neckline

Women Scalloped Neckline Top
Women Scalloped Neckline Top

A scalloped neckline is a type of neckline that is seen on most blouses and dresses. It has a looser opening, which makes it easier to wear. The top layer can be fully opened or partially opened with additional fabric around the edges.

14. Jewelry Necklines

Women Jewelry Neckline Top
Women Jewelry Neckline Top

Jewelry necklines are different types of designs used for shirt collars, shirt fronts, and dress hems that are prized for their aesthetic value rather than their functionality. They are often done by hand or with specialized sewing machine attachments.

15. Halter Neckline

Women Red Top with Halter Neckline
Women Red Top with Halter Neckline

A halter neckline is a type of neckline that is designed with a strap that ties in the back and goes around the neck and back, with two straps in the front. The straps in the front go over the shoulder and tie at the back of the wearer’s neck.

16. Split Neckline

Women Blue Split Neck Long Sleeve Tee
Women Blue Split Neck Long Sleeve Tee

The split neckline is a type of design seen on men’s dress shirts when it has two halves on either side. It can be folded down with one or two buttons, left open with no buttons, or even closed off with three buttons on each side.

17. Plunging Neckline

A plunging neckline is defined as any garment that exposes more than half of a person’s cleavage area.

18. Keyhole Neckline

Women Keyhole Neck Black Dress
Women Keyhole Neck Black Dress

A keyhole neckline is a romantic and form-fitting design that is said to reveal a woman’s sensuality.

19. Illusion Neckline

Illudion Neck White Wedding Dress
Illudion Neck White Wedding Dress

An illusion neckline is a design that has fabric over the top of the dress, but can also be seen to have an opening in the front. The illusion dress creates the appearance of skin that stretches all the way down to just below the waist.

20. Surplice Neckline

Surplice Neck Pink Sweet Dress
Surplice Neck Pink Sweet Dress

Surplice necklines are a type of neckline that crosses in the front, similar to a wrap dress. It can be done with a V-neck, boat neck, or jewel neckline.

21. Sweetheart Neckline

Button-front Crop Top with Sweetheart Neck
Button-front Crop Top with Sweetheart Neck

A sweetheart neckline is a type of neckline that is cut in the shape of a heart and exposes the upper chest. It is similar to a scoop neck, but the opening is deeper.

22. Strapless Neckline

Strapless Neckline Fashion Women Top
Strapless Neckline Fashion Women Top

A strapless neckline is a dress design in which there is no material to hold up the top of the dress. This type of neckline can be found on both day and evening wear but is usually reserved for evening wear because it is more provocative.

23. Ruffle Neckline

White Ruffle Neckline Fashion Crop Top
White Ruffle Neckline Fashion Crop Top

Ruffle necklines are designed with layers of fabric gathered together to create a ruffled effect in the front of the dress. It is an attractive neckline that can be seen on a variety of women’s clothing, such as blouses, dresses, and gowns.

24. Diagonal Neckline

Women Black Slim Fit Crop Top
Women Black Slim Fit Crop Top

A diagonal neckline is a design that is characterized by the seams that run diagonally from the chest to the midsection of a garment. This type of neckline can be found on most dresses and tops, but it is most popular on evening wear, such as evening gowns or cocktail dresses.

25. Strap Neckline

Women Spaghetti Strap Black Dress
Women Spaghetti Strap Black Dress

A strap neckline is a type of neckline that is designed with a strap that ties in the back and goes around the neck and back, with two straps in the front. The straps in the front go over the shoulder and tie at the back of the wearer’s neck.

26. Paper Bag Neckline

Women White Paper Bag Neckline Puff Sleeve Top
Women White Paper Bag Neckline Puff Sleeve Top

A paper bag neckline is a type of neckline that is designed with a bag that is made from paper. The bag is placed around the neck and ties in the front, similar to a bandeau top.

27. Court Neckline

Women Shirt White with Court Neckline
Women Shirt White with Court Neckline

A court neckline is a type of neckline that is designed with a collar that has a pointed edge. It can be found in women’s clothing, such as blouses, dresses, and gowns.

28. Horse Shoe Neckline

Horseshoe Neckline Women White Tee
Horseshoe Neckline Women White Tee

A horse shoe neck is a type of neckline that is shaped like the letter “U”. This type of neckline is often seen on T-shirts and blouses.

29. Racerback Neckline

Racerback Neck Women Green Dress
Racerback Neck Women Green Dress

A racerback neck is a type of neckline that has no straps to hold the top of the dress on. It can be seen in both women’s clothing, such as blouses, dresses, and gowns.

30. Funnel Neckline

Women Pink Funnel Neck Sweater
Women Pink Funnel Neck Sweater

A funnel neckline is a type of neckline that ends near the chest and comes together at the bottom, like a funnel. It can be seen in women’s clothing, such as blouses and dresses.

31. Slash Neckline (Slit Neckline)

Women Pink Slash Neckline Top
Women Pink Slash Neckline Top

A slash neckline, also known as a slit neckline, is a type of neckline that is designed with a vertical opening that starts at the top of the neckline and goes all the way down to the waist. This opening can be as wide or narrow as the designer desires.

32. Cardigan Neckline

Women Light Blue Cardigan
Women Light Blue Cardigan

A cardigan neck is a type of neckline that is designed with two bands that cross at the front and tie in the back. This design is meant to mimic a sweater, which is why it is commonly found on sweaters and other knitted clothing.

33. Banded Neckline

Banded Neck Women Check Shirt
Banded Neck Women Check Shirt

A banded neck is a type of neckline that is designed with two bands that cross at the front and tie in the back. This design is meant to mimic a sweater, which is why it is commonly found on sweaters and other knitted clothing.

34. Queen Ann Neckline

Queen Ann Neck Black Dress
Queen Ann Neck Black Dress

The Queen Ann neckline is designed with a high collar that has a pointed edge. It can be found in women’s clothing, such as blouses, dresses, and gowns.

35. Gathered Neckline

Women Brown Gathered Neck Blouse
Women Brown Gathered Neck Blouse

A gathered neckline is a type of neckline that is designed with fabric that is gathered together in the front of the dress. This type of neckline is often seen on women’s clothing, such as blouses, dresses, and gowns.

There even are 60 styles in one article, if you are interested, you can visit: https://sewguide.com/different-types-of-necklines/

Even there are so many different necklines, most of the customers would choose common necklines like round neck, high neck, v neck, etc. Mainly for men’s clothing, very few necklines are applied compared to women’s clothing. 

For example, to custom apparel like a custom t-shirt, sometimes, design patterns are usually more essential than necks. People often pay more attention to a special design pattern than a special neckline. If it’s a black t-shirt without any design, then a special neckline will stand out. Anyway, MGOO is ready to offer one-stop services for your clothing brand either for designs or different necklines. You can visit our services page to know more.

Hi, I’m Evelyn Ma, the content editor of mgoofashion.com. I’ve been in this fashion & apparel field for 8 years, and the purpose of this article is to share with you the knowledge related to custom clothing from a Chinese supplier’s perspective.

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