Another style that was made popular by Madeleine Vionnet in the 1930s, the Halter Neckline features two straps of material, which extend from either side of the neckline, and either tie, or are fastened, behind the neck. A Halter style is often coupled with a Scoop Neckline, or a V-Neckline, and it is common for dresses with a Halter Neckline to be backless, or to have a low back. This neckline can offer less support to the wearer than some other necklines, so, if you require some extra support, look for a Halter Necklined dress with a more structured bodice (or invest in a good strapless bra!).
This style will draw attention to the chest, and is therefore suitable for ladies with a small to average bust, or for ladies that simply want to accentuate this area! It is also ideal if you wish to show off your toned, well defined arms.
Halter Necklines emphasize the shoulders, so if you are particularly broad or narrow shouldered, this is a style to avoid. This style will also emphasize the chest, so if you have a larger bust it will make you look larger than you actually are. It can also highlight wider upper-arms.