A perfect wedding dress combines different features: the silhouette, the neckline, material, and color. As we've gone over different dress silhouettes, let's talk about the neckline next!
When it comes to wedding dresses, choosing the right neckline makes a real difference. And of all necklines, the sweetheart neckline is said to be one of the most flattering. But is it for you? Will this neckline be your final choice? Let's get straight into it!
The definition: sweetheart neckline
The neckline forms two curves that resemble the top of a heart and is called the sweetheart neckline. The round arches cover the breasts, with the V shape falls between them. This neckline creates an illusion of slimmer shoulders and enhances the bust in the right place. Even with many other necklines (square, straight, halter, etc.), the sweetheart neckline remains a popular choice.
The semi-sweetheart neckline is very similar to the sweetheart neckline, but the V shape in the middle of the two curves is less prominent (almost not noticeable) than in the sweetheart neckline. The top part of the bust is softened with less round arches and gives off sweet vibes.
Body shapes and sweetheart neckline
The sweetheart neckline is our favorite neckline for wedding dresses as it gives off a romantic and feminine vibe. It is an excellent option for regular or fuller-chested brides with short chins and necks as it strengthens the natural curves of bustier brides. At the same time, the heart shape line provides an illusion of curves for petite brides with smaller chests. Sweetheart necklines are also available in various styles, ranging from the more model-like gentle sweetheart to the bold plunging deep sweetheart. If you like the trend but like something a little more modest, go for the semi-sweetheart, which sits a little higher up on the chest area. Instead of strapless, you can add delicate lace straps over the shoulder to create a more elegant look.
If you like the trend but like something a little more modest, go for the semi-sweetheart, which sits a little higher up on the chest area. Instead of strapless, you can add delicate lace straps over the shoulder to create a more elegant look.
As for styling, when wearing a dress with a sweetheart neckline, you can style with a necklace with a pendant that supports the heart shape curve.
Mixing the sweetheart neckline with chic and on-trend necklaces can be a lot of fun. Always have in mind that the necklace should not slip below the top of the garment. Adding a statement necklace amplifies the look and makes the dress a real head-turner.
Paring sweetheart neckline with other features and silhouettes
A semi-sweetheart neckline is an excellent choice for brides who want to accentuate the neck, arms, and shoulders. What about the dress's silhouette? The semi-sweetheart neckline pairs well with wedding dress silhouettes that closely hug the figure. Generally, a semi-sweetheart wedding dress is a good option for brides who love the sweetheart neckline but don't want to show off too much of their cleavage.
Sweetheart neckline and spaghetti strap
If you love the sweetheart neckline but are unsure about strapless dresses, a pair of spaghetti straps can take care of your concern.
Our Lise gown is an example. Lise is made of satin, sequin lace, and 3D flowers. This fit and flare gown is perfect for a spring wedding, be it in the backyard, in a park, or on a beach!
Sheer sweetheart neckline illusion
For brides who love the sweetheart neckline but would like to have a more modest look, you can choose a dress that pairs this neckline with sheer fabric. This look can go with any silhouette but would pair better with A-line or Ballgown silhouette.
If you have already fallen in love with the sweetheart neckline, check these options out!