May 21, 2018 05:45 PM

There’s no doubt that Meghan Markle‘s instantly iconic Givenchy wedding gown will inspire countless brides-to-be for years to come – but whether or not you’re heading down the aisle, emulating her royal wedding style in real life can be just as fun. To do so, opt for a dress with a bateau neckline (also known as a boat neck or the Sabrina neckline). Unlike to the popular off-the-shoulder neckline that has been dominating the world of fashion for season after season, the bateau neckline ends just short of being off the shoulders. It typically hits just past the collarbone ending in points on the shoulder seams for a more elegant and graceful feel. Givenchy detailed the importance of the silhouette in their release stating: “True to the heritage of the house, the pure lines of the dress are achieved using six meticulously placed seams. The focus of the dress is the graphic open bateau neckline that gracefully frames the shoulders and emphasizes the slender sculpted waist.”

Since we love Meghan’s wedding gown so much, we decided to round up 7 of our favorite LWD’s (little white dresses) with bateau necklines that are perfect for all of your summer soireés – because who doesn’t want to dress like the new Duchess of Sussex? Scroll down to check them out and shop your favorite now!

Buy It! Alice + Olivia Virgil Boat Neck Wrap Dress, $250;

Buy It! Eva by Eva Franco Keller Dress, $78.40 (orig. $224);

Buy It! FRAME Button-Front Long-Sleeve Belted Poplin Dress, $349;


Buy It! Gal Meets Glam Collection Blythe Scallop Eyelet Dress, $198;


Buy It! Kate Spade New York Tonal Stripe Fit & Flare Dress, $428;

Buy It! MILLY Cathy Eyelet A-Line Dress, $475;

Buy It! Maggy London Sleeveless Jacquard Fit & Flare Dress, $178;


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