(Closed) Changing straight neckline to sweetheart

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

i actually like your first dress better, because i think the neater tiers are more flattering, and less distracting.

maybe you could ask around for a good tailor in your area to have it amended? there’s a clean (no beads/sequins) area at the bust line, so i’m quite confident that you can have it modified. good luck!

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

The first dress is very sweet and pretty, and I think it would look great (better, actually) with a sweetheart neckline. It’s too simple on top right now, and it’s really a more interesting dress than that.

I can’t share my straight-to-sweetheart story because I haven’t done it yet, but am contemplating the same. But I would definitely do it in this dress if the cost is reasonable.

Not to take anything away from the dress you already have, but WOW, the second dress is AMAZING. I’ve never seen anything like it! And it’s so flattering on you!

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I had a sweetheart; here’s mine! It came like this naturally and is a little more extreme than dress #2’s sweetheart.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’m having mine made into a sweetheart from a straight neckline. It’s a VERY easy alteration, so easy they’re doing it for free! I don’t have pics yet because my dress isn’t in…sorry. I love both dresses, I can see why you’re having second thoughts!

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Bothe dresses are gorgeous. I have to say the first one definitely needs the sweetgeart neckline though.

My question is: what is the style of your wedding? The first one is very sweet an dowuld fit a mellow simple outdoorsy wedding where as the other requires a more glamorous affair. If you look at it that way, which dress would better fit your over all wedding?

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010 - Carlouel Yacht Club

My dress already has a sweetheart neckline, but when I was looking at dresses, there were a few I was considering that had a straight across neckline…and every shop was confident that the seamstress could change it to a sweetheart with no problems!

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

my sister had her neckline changed from straight to sweetheart and it’s apparently a really easy alteration! i also put my vote in for dress #1 🙂

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010 - The Chesapeake Bay Beach Club

I haven’t done this yet, but when I bought my dress I already knew I wanted to change the neckline from straight to sweetheart.  The seamstress at the store said it would be a pretty simple fix, so I’m sure it can be done to your first dress too!  I agree with mrspaetz that the neater tiers in the first one are more flattering / less distracting.  But go with whichever one will make you feel best!

Post # 12
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307 posts
Helper bee

a good seamstress can change the gown for you to a sweetheart. and the first one looks stunning. keep it! invest the moeny you would spend on buying the otherdress, take that money and invest it in getting the one you already own that is fabulous on you, turning it into a sweetheart. it will look even more fierce on you!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I like both, but agree with the poster that asked about what type of event your having. Obviously you can do whatever you want, but I think the second works better with a more glitzy affair whereas the first one is more versatile in terms of being cohesive with the style of the wedding.

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I did just that.  One of my BMs suggested it when I tried on the dress I bought, and then a dress that followed it had a sweetheart.  She said it made my boobs look better (LoL), and I agreed.  She also said it added more shape.  So, for $35 more I changed my neckline.  I’ll post pics when my dress comes in November.

=)

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

P.S.  Stick with the first dress.  It’s very elegant.

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