(Closed) Can a sweetheart neckline be toned down?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1465 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Seamstresses can do wonders. You have to ask and see what can be done.

Post # 4
8351 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I think the dress you picked is beautiful. If you want to tone it down a bit, you could have the seamstress add a lace or satin insert for modesty.

Post # 5
379 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Sometimes traditionl churches dont let you have bar shoulders at all.  Does your church?  If they dont i would would wear something over your shoulders.  Maybe like a grace kelly style lace jacket thing.  If they do allow bare shoulders I dont think the neckline makes a difference.  Espescially if you are small chested.

Post # 6
3176 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I was anti-sweethearts when I started looking b/c I felt it gave even more small chest too much extra 🙂 BUT I actually ended up with a sweetheart neckline! It is lined with organza at the top so even though its a sweetheart there is extra fabric that hides the ladies.

Post # 7
3788 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Another bee had a “modesty piece” of tulle put around the top of her sweetheart neckline; I’m sure you’ll find the pictures if you search for meliss.

But as an A cup myself, I just wanted to say that personally, nothing showed that shouldn’t have.  I thought those cuts were very flattering and not revealing. You have to do what’s comfortable for you, but that dress is lovely.

Post # 8
214 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I think it’s actually MORE flattering for small chests! I’m a 34Dear Daughter and we had to work to not have the ‘girls’ on display with my sweetheart.


But, I think it would be gorgeous to the do the tufted organza or tulle or whatever fabric like pleated from the top! Or, have the seamstress add a sheer or lace that will cover your chest/shoulders.


And, agreed, seamstress’ can do many, many things that those of us that aren’t…can’t conceive! Just talk it out; she’ll tell you what she can/can’t do!

Post # 10
201 posts
Helper bee

I saw a bride here on the bee that posted her sweetheart neckline with modesty lace. The lace was only about half an inch and followed the curve of the sweetheart neckline. It was done beautifully and looked like the dress was made to include that. If i find pictures ill post them! Smile

Post # 11
157 posts
Blushing bee

I don’t think the front is too low for church.  Additionally, being a small chested gal myself, we can typically get away with more.  I do think adding a bolero for the ceremony would be beautiful!  I think you will find that if you cover the shoulders, even with a lace bolero, you won’t be as concerned about the front  : )  

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