45 Best High-Neck Halter Wedding Dresses of 2022

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A sleeveless wedding dress with a high neckline is a decidedly fresh bridal look and quite flattering in terms of silhouette no matter your body type. Whether you’re seeking a straight column, A-line, or mermaid-shaped skirt, a high neckline appears elegant with any dress style whether you go for a halter or a neckline that hits at the collarbone. A slightly more conservative look that covers your décolletage, high necklines serve as an elegant balance to bare arms, adding a level of modesty to any bridal look. Brides with modern sensibilities will love being able to play with cuts and can opt to balance out a covered neckline with a low open back or a high slit.

We consulted with industry experts from Kleinfeld Bridal, the world-renowned store featured on the TLC show Say Yes to the Dress, located in New York City. Marissa Rubinetti, the Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer, and Tina Zimmerman, the Director of Alterations, gave us insight about everything brides should know before they walk down the aisle in their halter gown.

Meet the Expert

  • With 20 years or experience in the bridal industry, Marissa Rubinetti now serves as the Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer of Kleinfeld Bridal.
  • Tina Zimmerman serves as the Director of Alterations at Kleinfeld Bridal.

If you need convincing that high necklines are stylish and sleek, just remember Meghan Markle's second wedding dress by Stella McCartney. That gorgeous, minimal, high neck halter gown was a refreshing second act to her pared-back ceremony gown, and a less conservative option for brides-to-be who want to show a little arm and shoulder at their wedding like Meghan.

Ready to shop for a high-neck wedding dress á la Meghan Markle? Ahead, shop our edit of 45 styles from super-minimal to classic to daring.

Why Trust Us

Contributing author Laura Lajiness is a writer and editor with expertise covering all things fashion, accessories, and fine jewelry. With a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and as the former senior fashion editor at the Zoe Report and Popsugar, she has extensive experience sourcing and researching the best fashion items.

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