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Get that Edwardian look with a Bustier or Corset Neckline.

  A Bustier or Corset Neckline resembles a sweetheart neckline yet is slightly softer in appearance. Here, the heart shape has been deconstructed slightly to produce a modified sweetheart neckline. By doing so, all of the figure-flattering advantages of a traditional sweetheart neckline are maintained, however, the shape is less dramatic and often less revealing in nature. With a distinctly ladylike look, Nataya gowns that feature this neckline include a slightly curved neckline that runs across the bust and imitates the line of a traditional corset. This ensures that the look of the gown is authentically vintage and maintains a feminine allure.     Gowns with Bustier Necklines are often paired with sheer overlays that feature a slightly rounded V-neckline...

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A chic and flattering look with an Off-shoulder neckline

Always sensual, Nataya gowns that feature off-the-shoulder necklines are nothing short of marvelous. With a soft, flattering look that is steeped in romance and refinement, this incredibly chic neckline creates a look that is flirtatious, feminine, and unforgettable.  This neckline is created when a dress includes sleeves that hang off the shoulder sides as if to insinuate casual effortlessness. Straps that define the neckline and keep the gown in place are also part of this ensemble on many Nataya off-the-shoulder gowns. Modern interpretations of this neckline are referred to as “cold shoulder” necklines, however, this elegant design detail was first introduced many decades ago. Its recent resurgence in popularity, however, should come as no surprise. There is a certain coquettish...

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Boat Neckline Dress: Modest and yet alluring

A Boat (or Bateau) Neckline manages to do the impossible. This neckline keeps a woman’s chest and décolletage completely covered yet announces all the curves. Expertly designed, this neckline beautifully elevates the sophisticated elegance of Nataya gowns, as it perfectly showcase’s the wearers natural beauty. A boat neckline extends from shoulder to shoulder and includes just enough of a curvature to accommodate the natural curve of a woman’s neck. This creates a defined shoulder line and reveals only a sliver of skin throughout the opening. This neckline is modest yet alluring. Its shape also effectively outlines the silhouette and brings attention to the soft lines of a woman’s neck rather than her bustline. On Nataya gowns, an exquisite, transparent overlay...

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What is a V-Neckline and how does it look over a Scoop Neckline?

  As in all designs, beauty often lives within the details. In many Nataya dresses, adelicate, sheer overlay with a V-neckline is expertly paired with a lining thatfeatures a Scoop (or U-shaped) neckline. Pairing these necklines together ismeant to soften a garment’s overall appearance and enhance the wearer’snatural beauty. Together, the juxtaposition of these dissimilar necklines creates adelightful contrast, resulting in an effortless sophistication that has becomeNataya’s signature. Appropriately named, V-necklines are formed when two diagonal lines cometogether in the center of the bodice to create a “V” shape. This feminine cut hasbeen used in gowns for centuries and is still incredibly popular. This flattering cutelongates the neck, subtly highlights the bustline, and ensures that the garmentas a whole is...

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Dress of this week by Inga Nataya

I always dreamed of having an outstanding dressy dress that is both beautiful and not demanding, something you can dance your heart out in and look lady-like appropriate.  Although you can still put your ensemble together as you customarily would with little pumps and perfectly layered hairstyle, you can be confident, this beautiful double A-line 1917 inspired number will put your spirit at ease and let you freely explore your most graceful moves. Now, about a V, I am a very circular person and a designer, I love curls and frills, round shapes and curvy lines, but this dress rather exploits a triangle, and not a circle, a figure that meant to bring three separate entities into one shape, in...

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