In case you missed it, there has been some drama surrounding Meghan Markle’s wedding gown. British designer Emilia Wickstead claimed that the design was a copy of one of her gowns. She even posted side-by-side photos on Instagram.
Yes, both designs featured a boat neckline but that’s nothing revolutionary. Just take a look at this Givenchy Vintage draped boat neck dress. It is from the Givenchy Archive 2000 and features long sleeves, just like Meghan’s dress.
Here’s a quick fashion lesson. A boat neck or bateau neck “is a wide neckline that runs horizontally, front and back, almost to the shoulder pints, across the collarbone.” This gives garments a more elegant look and women a chance to show off a hint of their décolletage. If you’re a fan of this type of neckline, you can wear it too with our picks below. And don’t forget to add some highlight on your shoulders and collarbones when you wear these pieces.
Zara Boat Neck T-Shirt
A boat neckline can be seen on casual pieces as well. This T-shirt has a boat neckline with ruffle details. It has short sleeves and is made of a ribbed material. If you want to add a pop of color to your outfit, this also comes in a pink shade. Available at Power Plant Mall.
CLN Anitgualeft Dress
Want to wear a boat neckline dress like Meghan? Pick up this option. It isn’t as formal as Meghan’s wedding gown but it’s perfect to wear to work. It is sleeveless and has a front tie detail. Pair this with pumps and dangling earrings. Available on Zalora PH.
Mango Ruched Detail Top
If you want a top that is a step up from casual, this is a good pick. It is a loose-fitting blouse that has ruching on the front. We can see this worn with wide leg trousers, sandals, and a woven bag. This top runs a bit big so make sure to take that into consideration if you’re buying this online. Available at SM Megamall.
Bershka Boatneck Bodysuit
Get a sleek look by throwing on a bodysuit with a boat neckline. It has a snap closure and is made or a ribbed fabric. Finish off your ensemble with a pair of jeans, statement boots, and crossbody bag. If you’re a fan of this piece cop them in other colors too like red and white. Available at Glorietta 2.
Daniela Gregis Boat Neck Sweater
Add a feminine touch to relaxed outfit with a sweater that has a boat neckline. It comes in a navy blue color and is made of a light linen material. This is perfect for when the weather is just a little chilly. You can layer this over rompers or wear it with comfy trousers and slides. Available on Farfetch.
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