(Closed) Is altering a sweetheart neckline possible? (Pics)

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1471 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

do what you feel best in!  I love sweetheart neck lines but if you dont then have it altered, looks like you fixed it yourself!  Picture is kind of blurry so hard to see, but looks ok

Post # 4
2425 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I think that alteration could be very difficult/expensive to do. There may not be enough fabric to do it, unless you order more fabric from the designer. It’s much easier to go from straight to sweetheart neckline because you have too much fabric.

Another option it to have them put in a lace or sheer modesty panel underneath the sweetheart.

Post # 6
1335 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Kempinski San Lawrenz, Gozo

i think it’s perfect the way it is, but obviously you need to be comfortable with your dress on the day. have you considered adding a lace neckline?

something like this? 


Post # 7
951 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Adams_bee:  I love this idea as a solution, it’s soo lovely. Probably much less expensive/ time consuming too.


I agree that the straight neckline looks better on you doll. You know your body!

Post # 8
286 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012


Beautiful dress!

I am certain that the alterations you want can be done.

I have a similar problem- my dress had a VERY low sweetheart neckline and I have a very, very large bust. The seamstress ordered extra of the fabric and is going to add a new layer to the top, basically making a higher sweetheart. The bust is pleated much like yours, but with different fabric, and they gave me the option of adding the extra with flat fabric or copying the pleats. I opted for copying the pleats.


I’m not sure how well I’m explaining that, but the moral of the story is a good seamstress can make that adjustment!

Post # 9
78 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

The designer will sometimes agree to change the beckline for a few hundered when you order it..

Post # 10
11752 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Adams_bee:  OMG that dress is TO DIE FOR! Do you know who it is?

Post # 11
11 posts
  • Wedding: December 2012

How about using a piece of the same color tulle to create a sheer part in the deepest part of the sweetheart that way it still shows the sweetheart neckline but with a sheer tulle over the “cleavage” part you would be concerned with……does that make any sense?!

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