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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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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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