The "Wedding Ring" neckline:
The wedding ring is a high, modest neckline that fully encircles the throat and closes at the nape (back) of the neck. While some may refer to it as a high neckline or "turtle neck", romantics have given it the "wedding ring" name.
|Credit: Cymbeline "Feria" gown|
|Credit: Jessica Chastain @ 2012 Golden Globes|
While this high neckline is standard and modest in the front, the back can vary: some are equally modest in the back, others use the high neckline as a modest counterpoint bareness in the back by incorporating it into a halter or featuring a keyhole or cut out back.