Category Archives: Elements of Clothing Construction

Cowl Neckline

Draped neckline with soft folds of fabric. Very popular in the 1920s, 1930s and 1980s.

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Cardigan Neckline

A simple, round collarless neckline with a center front opening – as in a cardigan sweater.

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Spaghetti Strap Neckline

  A spaghetti strap neckline (also called camisole neckline) is straight across with two narrow straps over the shoulder.

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Camisole Neckline

  A camisole neckline (also called spaghetti strap neckline) is straight across with two narrow straps over the shoulder.

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Caftan Neckline

A Caftan neckline is a round neckline with a slit going down the center front. It’s usually embellished with trim, braid or beading, but it does not have to be.  It’s drawn from African caftans and common in Boho Chic. … Continue reading

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Sabrina neckline

A Sabrina neckline is basically a bateau neckline, named after a dress worn by Audrey Hepburn in the movie Sabrina. It’s usually credited to Hubert de Givenchy, though it may have been designed by Edith Head. They both worked on … Continue reading

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Boat Neckline

A boat neck, also called a bateau neck or Sabrina neckline, is a wide, high neckline that runs horizontally, front and back, almost to the shoulder points, across the collarbone. For no real reason other than one sounds casual and the other sounds dressy, people are more likely to … Continue reading

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Bateau Neckline

A boat neck, also called a bateau neck or Sabrina neckline, is a wide, high neckline that runs horizontally, front and back, almost to the shoulder points, across the collarbone. For no real reason other than one sounds casual and the other sounds dressy, people are more likely to … Continue reading

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Ballet Neckline

A ballet neckline is wide and rounded and falls below the collarbone – named after the neckline on standard ballet leotards.

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Asymmetric Neckline

An asymmetric neckline is any neckline that looks different on either side of the center front of the top or dress. It can be cut differently or it could be the same, but one side is folded down while the … Continue reading

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