About a month ago, the South Korean entertainment industry celebrated the best and the brightest with the 56th Baeksang Awards. Among the best-dressed of the night was Suzy Bae. Though she was one of the hosts – alongside Park Bo Gum and Shin Dong Yup – and was not up for any nominations, she still turned heads with her ethereal ecru cowl neck Dior dress.
It is said that the cowl neckline is inspired by the Ancient Greeks. Think togas that have similar draped silhouettes. Since then, the silhouette has continued to move in and out of fashion, as with many trends, and has made their mark in the 30s and 90s. More recently, the cowl neckline has made a comeback, thanks in part to the soft, feminine draping from the excess fabric that gives away a hint of your decolletage and cleavage. Ahead, we shout out our favourite cowl neckline shopping picks ranging from slip dresses to work-friendly tops from $23.