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Get that Victorian look with a Basque Waistline

The Nataya collection is teeming with gowns that display an immaculate sense of beauty and exquisite, romantic details. While every gown from Nataya features these exceptional elements, this is especially true of gowns that include a Basque Waistline. This seemingly minuscule detail completely alters the look of a gown and gives it a dreamy essence that is simply undeniable.  Basque Waistlines are elegant, feminine, and a delightfully uncommon detail that is difficult to find on many modern garments. This curved waistline begins near a woman’s natural waistline but dips down to create a V-point in the center front. This carefully contoured seam is flattering for several reasons - Not only does it lengthen the appearance of a woman’s torso by...

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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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