Elegant Embroidered Necklines

One of the easiest ways to dress up a plain shirt is to add an embroidered neckline!

Whether it is a sweater, t-shirt, or sweatshirt, you can take it from casual to sophisticated by adding a lovely embroidered collar.

Inspired by a traditional Russian floral ceramic style, the Gzhel Neck Set from Art Embroidery is embroidered directly onto the garment. Just print out your template and combine designs for a gorgeous presentation.

If the thought of precise positioning makes you nervous, consider stitching one in freestanding lace and attach it to a shirt. Freestanding Lace Necklines from Sweet Heirloom Embroidery is a beautiful accent or insert for a v-neck.

Stitch Delight provides a pair of Freestanding Lace Collars that would be a great embellishment for shirts or even a wedding gown.

For a full collar of beautiful lace, the Antique Guipure Collar from Art Embroidery fits the bill. It would be a stunning complement to a turtleneck or a high-neck shirt.

The Rose Cardigan from Embroider Shoppe is so pretty with a blooming wreath of 3D flowers. Designs include complete directions and photos to show you how to create flowers with embroidery and organza.

If you want to embellish a pair of pants or skirt to go with your fancy shirt, Frilled Inserts from Louisa Meyer Originals will complete the ensemble. This unique Victorian-inspired insert has a layered pleated frill.

The frill is appliqued with soft sheer Voile of cotton mesh and is as elegant on blue jeans as it is on an heirloom piece. Multiple sizes and extra smaller elements are included to create lovely projects.

Pretty shirts make wonderful gifts. You can find other neckline embroidery designs here.