Post # 1
Has anyone had any success toning down a sweetheart neckline? The dress I’m considering has a VERY strong sweetheart and I’m wondering if it can be toned down at all. I don’t want to add fabric to the center but rather cut down or fold the tops of the heart. Even a slight adjustment would improve on this dress.
This dress is otherwide perfect, and I am quickly running out of time to get something ordered.
Post # 3
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
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
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 # 6
@BellaDee: This is exactly what I was going to suggest.
@yehyehgirl: Like this kind of:
Post # 7
@LynnSnow: yeah! like that, or less blingy (if she isn’t into that) definitely the right idea.
Post # 8
@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.
Post # 9
Thanks for the replies!
I don’t think I want to add fabric to the middle because the dress is already on the simple side & I don’t see it “blending” of looking intentional. And the other reason is that the bust/cup area of the dress already takes up a lot of real estate (that i cant fill out) and I’d rather minimize it by cutting down the top of the heart than maximize it by adding more fabric to the center.
Though this is all dependent on the right size dress for me and alterations. Once they take in the chest at the side seams the sweetheart might not bother me & it might not seem to be taking up as much area either. I have a feeling it won’t be as big an issue as I first thought.