The bodice is the most important part of the dress that is structured around the rib cage, covers essentially the back and the chest and includes the waist and neckline. A bodice can be in many ways and not only is the part that shapes the body but also draws attention to the face and the entire anatomy of the area including the shoulders, neck and bones of the clavicle.
Different types of neckline:
High neck: Inspired by the traditional Chinese dresses, it is a neckline that extends to the neck.
Recommended for: Brides wishing to lengthen the torso area.
Not recommended for: Thick collars.
Boat Neck:covers the curve of the collarbone almost to the end of the shoulders.
Recommended for: small busted brides as it enhances it.
Not recommended for: Large cups.
Jewel: Similar to a T-shirt, this neckline is situated at the level of the throat.
Recommended for small busted brides or brides with very prominent neck bones.
Not recommended for: Very large cups.
Of the shoulder: characterised by a wide curve that goes from one shoulder to the other.
Recommended for: Well defined chest bones
Not recommended for: Not very well defined or prominent chests
Sweet heart: This is a low cut that accentuates the natural cleavage. In many cases it is accompanied by a bolero that rises above the line of the neckline covering the torso and neck.
Recommended for: Brides who enjoy an open neckline
Not recommended for: Brides whose weak point is the neckline
U-shaped: Also known as a ballerina neckline, this neckline favors all types of brides
V-neck: This v-shaped cut lengthens the neck and de-emphasizes the neckline.
Recommended for: B or C cups.
Not recommended for: Any cup larger or smaller as it would result either too full or too empty.
Square: it is a modified square neck line
Recommended for: Brides with full busted brides
Not recommended for: Almost nobody
Halter: This is a neckline with a strap tied at the back of the neck, normally with a low back.
Recommended for: Brides with shoulders to look.
Not recommended for: Brides with very wide or very narrow shoulders.
Strapless: the most common neckline usually straight across or sometimes with a small curve in the center.
Recommended for: Wide or well-formed shoulders.
Not recommended for: drooping shoulders or small breasts (unless you wear a good bra).
Not recommended for: very broad shoulders.