According to Wikipedia, a boat neck is also called a bateau neck or Sabrina neckline. It is a wide neckline that goes horizontally, front and back, almost to the shoulders and the leg. It is traditionally used in nautical inspired knits but is also available in more elegant cocktail dress and evening clothes.
The style of wearing this type of neckline comes from sailors' blouses or sweaters, often with wide navy blue and white horizontal stripes. The wide, smooth neck was handy for quick removal if a sailor fell overboard.
Today we will see how this neckline finds its way to fashion. Buckle dress, along with sweater is one of the most popular staples that have this type of neckline. It's a perfect opportunity for you to see how to design this dress into a casual or elegant staple.
Scroll down to see what I have prepared for you.
White summer dress
Like Olivia Palermo, you can hit the streets of your city with a dog or alone in this beautiful white boat neck dress.
She manages to design this beautiful white piece with banded sandals, just a few accessories and to look absolutely amazing. You can recreate this look very easily. Put a belt around your waist, choose interesting sandals with high heels, and you're ready to go!
Navy blue Maxi dress
Every girl needs a casual maxi dress in the wardrobe. It will be your savior on many different occasions when you are not really feeling dressed elegantly.
With just a few details, this dress can be a nice, flattering dress. Add a gold necklace and a bunch of rings to give you a whole new look.
When it comes to shoes, you can choose flats and heels. Choose your show clothes based on the events you plan to attend.
Open back dress
I love dresses that have interesting cuts. They are always your ace in the hole when you need a wonderful and exciting outfit.
The front is very classic; The straight cut is always a good idea. You can wear this outfit on many different occasions. The black color is very versatile, and you can design it with white pointed toe stilettos.
This outfit is a great alternative for late night dinners or cocktail drinks in a fancy city restaurant.
Embroidered Sheer Boat Neck Dress
Embroidery took many girls hearts (count me there). It appeared on skirts, jeans, jackets and dresses. Almost everywhere! There was also a great deal of accessories – bags, shoes and hats.
But this dress is a mixture of different materials and prints. As you can see there are dots with dots along with white embroidered flowers. The body is also made of pure material, which is very modern.
You can design this dress for different occasions. However, keep it only for elegant and formal events.
Polka Dot Dress
Now that I've mentioned polka dot print, let's see a lovely dress made entirely of this print.
If you didn't know, this push back through the big door. So now is the time to buy a dress with a boat neck that has the lovely retro print.
You can design it with navy blue flats, or you can choose high-heeled sandals that are lacing.
Emerald green dress
Don't worry if you're not in it. I have something very sophisticated for you.
This lovely silk dress is good for many occasions. One thing is certain; you will feel very comfortable in it. This model is excellent for working hours. It looks very glamorous, though it is very simple.
Style this dress with high heeled strappy sandals.
This is a perfect white summer dress. It can be your best friend in many situations when you want to look good but without effort.
This dress is lovely and very flattering. The sleeves have nice tie details that look very elegant and interesting. You can design this dress for everyday wear or mix it with some elegant details for elegant events.
Ladylike Black Boat Neck Dress
The boat ring was originally in elegant and retro dresses. Then it found its way to modern shirts and dresses. Olivia Palermo loves the retro style. She wears this lovely black dress with a boat neckline, combined with simple yet elegant stilettos.
You can wear this dress for elegant occasions like weddings, birthdays or Christmas dinners.
Sweater Dress (Bodycon)
Is there anything better than a sweater bodycon dress on cold winter days? No, if you ask for my opinion. I have a friend who is a big fan of dresses in general, so even on the cold winter days she wore them. This may be a good choice for her.
This lovely dress with boat neck is striped and knitted. It is very warm and flattering. You can mix it with thigh-high boots or ankles. When spring comes you can also have it with apartments.
Blue striped summer dress
If you are looking for a perfect maxi dress that you can wear it at the beach this is the fantastic one.
This beautiful baby blue striped dress is perfect for your seaside vacation. You can design it with uneven sandals and straw or fishing net bag for a super trendy summer look.
Colorful dress with boat neck
I don't know about you, but I'm a big fan of colors. But it is not always easy to find something that is good enough for this dress. Lovely blend of colors and comfortable boat neck ring are two most powerful features that describe this dress.
You can wear it as a casual dress or design it for elegant occasions.
Red boat neck dress
Classic and elegant, this dress is ideal for work clothes. It has short sleeves and medium length. It is very sophisticated and glamorous. You can design it with pointy toe patent heels and add a tote or crossbody bag.
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