Alterations to Neckline – Straightening a Sweetheart

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
22136 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2011

I know you can definitely turn straight into sweetheart, but I’m really not sure about sweetheart to straight(er). I’m sure you could do something to make it slightly less severe. Have you chatted with a seamstress or anyone at the dress shop about it?

Post # 4
4 posts
  • Wedding: March 2014

I had considered doing the same thing to a Maggie Sottero dress (Lorie).  I am still debating, because it still hasn’t come in yet and I want to try it on as-is.  I, too, never really wanted a sweetheart neckline.  But, to answer your question, I think it all depends on the dress.  The owner of the boutique where I purchased my dress assured me the neckline could be altered from sweetheart to straighter if I wanted.

Post # 5
4440 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Why not add a meshy material behind the neckline? just enoug tough to cover the small V dip.  There are many dresses made that way now a days, and it would be a quicker and cheaper option (if you’re paying extra).


Post # 7
4440 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@LynnSnow:  yeah! like that, or less blingy (if she isn’t into that) definitely the right idea.

Post # 8
252 posts
Helper bee

@BellaDee:  Yeah, there are certainly less blingy options out there, but when I saw the title of this thread my mind instantly went to that dress. My little sister wore it for her wedding, though she had the middle pinched to make the dip a bit deeper.

I am really loving the sweetheart neckline with a mess in the back (see-through or not). Such a beautiful design I think.

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