(Closed) Dress neckline

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
23589 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I actually think that straps would have the opposite effect, but I would have to see the options on you.  I’m 5’1 and 120 pounds and have pretty big shoulders, and originally thought that I wanted straps (but those were not working for me).

Post # 4
6995 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

can you sweetheart it more? i had to do that to my dress – it had a slight dip like yours but i wanted it more round. i think the sweetheart neckline draws people to it and give you more of a girly figure – just my two cents though 🙂 im 5’2 about 120. and my dress was the same shape.


Post # 5
830 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I think your dress is very pretty and classic! Maybe deepen the sweetheart neckline to draw more attention to that area? Are you planning on wearing a necklace? I have always heard strapless is more flattering on broad shoulders than straps. Can we see a pic of you in the dress? I also think wearing your hair up will make you look more long and lean.

Post # 8
329 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I thought the same thing about my dress (making my shoulders/arms look broader than they are). I ended up wearing a lace bolero over my sweetheart/strapless neckline and loved the way it looked. Maybe if you can’t/don’t want to add straps you could look into a little jacket of some sort.

Post # 9
2392 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Can you deepen the sweetheart neckline?

I am about your ht/wt and ALL shoulders and arms (I have to buy blazers 2 sizes too big and tailor down or my shoulders don’t fit!) – so I was pretty tuned into that when looking at dresses.  Sweetheart necklines were KEY.   Anything straight across really cuts me off and makes me look boxy, whereas a curvier dip really flattered me.  The same thing with the back – your dress has a back that I think would be pretty flattering if you’re built anything like I am.

Your seamstress should be able to deepen the dip in that neckline, though, and I think it would do wonders.  🙂

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