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Natural Waistline

Natural Waistline When it comes to the careful construction of garments, a dress is most becoming when it emphasizes a woman’s natural waistline. In dressmaking, creating gowns with a natural waistline ensures that it is universally flattering and celebrates the beauty of the woman who wears it. Nataya gowns beautifully embrace this technique, which dates back centuries, giving each artistic dress an even more figure-flattering appearance.  A woman’s natural waistline is situated between her ribcage and her hips. This is the thinnest point of a woman’s torso and an important component when it comes to the contribution of a classically feminine hourglass figure. When the seam that connects the bodice of a dress to its skirt is positioned at a...

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Sweetheart Neckline

A sweetheart neckline is a staple in elegant evening wear. This heart-shaped cut perfectly follows the curves of the bustline and effortlessly enhances every woman’s natural figure. The dip in the middle of a sweetheart neckline also lengthens the wearer’s neckline and the symmetrical nature balances out the look of the entire gown.  Universally flattering, it is easy to look exquisite when wearing a sweetheart neckline. On Nataya gowns this gorgeous detail is also used on the inner lining. When the lining features a sweetheart neckline, the entire garment stages the bust line of the wearer, creating an elegantly timeless and flirtatious appearance. When combined with an exquisite transparent overlay, the elegance of the sweetheart neckline is highlighted further.  On...

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Square Neckline

There are some design gestures that could add a refined elegance to a gown. A square neckline, while rigid in structure, is one such gesture. This neckline evokes a vintage glamor that - although rare - truly never goes out of style. Contrary to its name, a “square” neckline is rarely a perfect square. This neckline could be rectangular, so as to elongate the neck, or to otherwise compliment the natural shape of the body, to further accommodate a sensual end result. Essentially, the neckline would include two clearly defined corners that come together at a 90-degree angle around the neck opening of the gown or a dress. Nataya pieces tend to have intricate overlay with clearly defined lines and...

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Add a softness to any garment with a round neckline

Perhaps incidentally, curved necklines add a softness to any garment, making it undeniably ladylike in nature. Using Romance and femininity to inspire design, Nataya’s collection of exquisite gowns are brought to life when adorned by a round neckline. The graceful curvature of a delicately scooped neckline perfectly enhances every woman’s silhouette and provides her with a beautifully sensual overall appearance. Nearly a perfect ½ circle, a rounded neckline exposes the most amount of skin possible without sacrificing the wearer’s modesty or detracting from the gown’s indelible appearance. A scoop, that effortlessly and with grace, stops right above the bustline highlights the wearer’s collar bone, bust-line and the décolletage. This denotes that the elegance of a gown is not defined by...

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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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