One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A type of wide neckline on a garment that passes just below the collarbone.
- ‘Not yet summer, but close enough that women were finally able to reveal freshly sun-kissed shoulders in freshly bought sleeveless cashmere boat necks.’
- ‘The boat neck accentuated her collar bones and the color brought out the golden streaks in her deep brown eyes, the same exact eyes I had.’
- ‘Continuing my inspection, I am pleased to find her wearing a cream boat neck sweater, slightly ribbed with a kangaroo pocket in the front.’
- ‘I finally decided on a light pink boat neck shirt, denim skirt and denim jacket with tan sandals.’
- ‘Her Audrey Hepburn inspired boat neck black shift dress was a subtle look that women often search for, but cannot find in the shops.’
- ‘How about a nice crew neck sweater to go with those pants… or wait, maybe a boat neck collar would suit you better.’
- ‘It was sleeveless, the boat neck complementing the soft curves of her neck and shoulders.’
- ‘A boat neck collar is great if you want to be different and seen as a trendsetter, but they aren't recommended for conservative and more formal occasions.’
- ‘Purnima and Namrata, engineering students from Jayanagar, prefer pullovers and sweaters with collars and boat necks.’
- ‘I yanked a white boat neck sweater over the gray halter to pair with the pleated gray skirt I was wearing.’
Early 20th century: from its shape.
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