Post # 1
Just playing around with paint but I am seriously considering changing my dress to a fairly deep sweetheart neckline. Thoughts? And is this very expensive or hard to do? Who is a sweetheart bustline best for? Here’s stock pic:
And different pic:
And then my crappy paint job but you get the idea… sorry.. on laptop on bed with FI and cats, too shaky to do right!
Post # 3
It shouldn’t be that hard to change to a sweetheart neckline, if you go to an experienced seamstress. I can’t tell you how much it will cost because cost varies with location and experience.
I am partial to sweetheart necklines, so if it were me, I would change it to one.
Post # 4
@noritake22: I’m really thinking the same thing. I’m busty and the dress gives me armpit chub issues. All the strapless ones I tried did that. So I think a sweetheart might help along with a sloping/lowering of the back a little, I read about a Bee’s experience here that changed all “back fat/armpit fat” problems by doing that. And since my dress will cost me almost nothing why not right!? I have found some pics here:
Show me your sweetheart neckline pictures!
And out of those I love the following examples, especially the little bit of tulle added to the top edge on some of them and the one that is a sweetheart with sheer sleeves! LOVE that but don’t know how it would look on my dress.
I should clarify that I love my dress but NEVER wanted strapless and always planned to modify any strapless dress I bought in some way, or wear a bolero, or whatever to give it a sleeved “look”.
then this one from google images:
Post # 5
I love the sweatheart neckline! Looks beautiful!
Post # 6
@Miss Sparklespaniel: thanks! 🙂 I am thinking I’ll go for it.
Post # 7
I prefer the sweetheart neckline too. I’m in same situation too and have an appt on Monday with a local tailor so I’ll let you know.
Post # 8
I think it would look great w/the sweetheart! I’m having my Maggie karena royale altered into a sweetheart too. Love it 🙂
Post # 9
I love sweetheart necklines and I love lace dresses. Ergo, I LOVE YOUR DRESS especially if it’s in a sweetheart neckline!! 🙂 An experienced seamstress can do the job and in Cali it costs anywhere from $75 – $200 depending on what you want done. The easiest way is to pinch the middle front part and sew it together to mimic a sweetheart. Doing this is cheap and will give you a lightly defined sweetheart. Also, you won’t need to cut any fabric and can change back to non-sweetheart quickly if you change your mind. The second option is to actually cut the fabric and that will require precision and more work, especially since it it irreversible.
Post # 10
I love sweetheart necklines I just think they are much more flattering! 🙂
Post # 11
I think the sweetheart neckline would be very flattering on that dress. The lace and sweetheart lines together definately add a romantic touch.
Post # 12
i love this dress from davids bridal!!! and i love the sweet heart neckline as i think its a softer look
Post # 13
I tried on that dress and if i didnt get the dress i got, id be wearing that dress in 42 days! It is a beautiful gown and i think a sweetheart neck on it would be beautiful!
Post # 14
I know I’m going against what others have said, but I like it better straight… I’ve seen a lot of dresses that have been altered to a sweetheart, and I’ve never been convinced that it was an improvement.
Post # 16
i love sweetheart necklines so of course that gets my vote.