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    Glossary of Necklines, Sleeves, etc.
 A bodice which finishes in a V shape about 2 to 2.5 inches below the Natural Waist. Similar to the Basque
 A fitted waist that forms a V beginning 2 to 3 inches below the Natural Waist. It is very common and quite flattering. It helps visually narrow both the waist and hips. Very similar to the Antebellum.
 French for "boat," this neckline opens from one inch of each shoulder with only a light curve. Similar to a Sabrina Neck. A variation is the Portrait Neckline.
  Bishop Sleeve
 The sleeve is alternately full and gathered from shoulder to wrist. Typically where it is gathered there will be a thin ribbon stitched. A full sleeve set into a normal armhole and gathered on a band.
  Bustier or Strapless
 A bodice style which has no straps or sleeves. Many religious sites do not allow them and you will need to buy a coordinating jacket for your service. Also known as a Strapless or Corset.
  Butterfly Sleeve
 Very similar to a Bell Sleeve, but the ends of the sleeves are actually connected behind the back.
  Cap Sleeve
 A very short sleeve that barely covers the top of the shoulder.
 A bodice style which has no straps or sleeves. Many religious sites do not allow them and you will need to buy a coordinating jacket for your service. Corsets traditionally have boning and lace-up at the back. Also known as a Bustier or Corset.
 A very deep, plunging neckline which reveals a lot of cleavage
  Dolman Sleeve
 A sleeve which is full at the top and gently tapers to closely fit the forearm
  Drop Waist
 A good waistline to help add height, this straight waistline falls 3 to 5 inches below the Natural Waist.
  Elizabethan Collar/Neckline
 A high neckline collar which may be removable. Often flares out and is higher at the back, sloping gently and becoming more narrow to the front. It is very pretty with a square neckline.
 The Empire waistline is very high. It is set just below the bust and falls to a slimmer, fluid skirt. It is nice on most figures, but the busty bride should avoid it.
  Fitted Sleeve
 Available in full length (Juliet Sleeve) or 3/4, these sleeves are fitted very close to the arm.
  Gauntlet or Pointed Sleeve
 Long, fitted sleeves which end in a point over the back of hand. Also referred to as a Pointed Sleeve.
  Gigot or Leg O'Mutton Sleeve
 A sleeve which is full at the shoulder and upper arm and fitted at the forearm. Also known as a Leg O'Mutton Sleeve.
 A V-neck or scoop front neckline with straps which wrap around and connect at the nape of the neck.
  Illusion or Net
 1.)A semi-sheer net-type fabric, Illusion is often used for skirts and in some veils. It may also be called Net or Tulle. 2.) Any style neckline which is covered with chiffon or netting.
  Jewel Neckline
 A high, rounded neckline at about the base of the neck. It is especially pretty on sleeveless gowns and dresses.
  Poet's Sleeve
 Very full sleeves with pleats at the upper arm, usually tapering or fitted at forearm.
  Portrait Neckline
 Similar to a Bateau or Sabrina Neck, except this neck actually stands or flares out to form a mini collar effect. It may also be lined in a contrasting fabric.
  Princess Waist or A-Line
 A dress style with a fitted bodice with gently flares to the skirt. Almost anyone can wear it well. It is also called an A-Line.
  Puff Sleeve
 As you'd expect, this sleeve features a puff at the shoulder. It may be used with either short or long sleeves.
  Queen Anne Neckline
 A neckline with a higher back and the front is shaped like the bottom of a heart.
  Wedding-Band Collar
 A very high neckline fitted around the middle of the neck.
  Sweetheart Neckline
 Very typical bridal neckline which looks like the bottom of a heart. It is flattering on most brides.
  Spaghetti Straps
 Tiny straps which go over the shoulders or wrap behind the neck.
  Raised Waistline
 A waistline designed one inch above the Natural Waist.