(Closed) Is this a "true sweetheart" neckline? Can they alter my dress?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
8471 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I think it is absolutely STUNNING as is and I would not change a thing about it!

Post # 4
274 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016


I agree with Rubbs!

Post # 5
4948 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Daephine:   I’d call it in between a sweetheart and a scoop neckline.  The dress is drop dead gorgeous!!!   Don’t worry about your Fiance seeing the dress – it is simply magnificent!!

Post # 6
2351 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

My dress had a neckline shaped like that and it was referred to as a modified sweetheart. Personally, I prefer it over a true sweetheart. I photoshopped a true sweetheart onto my dress and the original modified sweetheart looked a little more sophisticated.


Post # 7
11419 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I would not even consider altering the neckline of your beautiful dress. I had a sweetheart neckline, and I would have been much better off with the type of neckline that your dress has. Regarding your Fiance, don’t worry. As a guy, he likely is not going to remember every detail of your dress, and seeing you IN the dress on your wedding day will be a completely different experience than his having had a glimpse of your dress in the past.

Post # 8
1979 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@Daephine:  It’s a modified sweetheart, but I wouldn’t alter it- that would mess up the beading on the neckline.

Post # 9
2934 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

I think it’s gorgeous and would leave it as-is, but hint to Fiance that the dress is being altered. I am 99% sure that he’ll believe that it was when he sees it, LOL.

Post # 10
7211 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@Daephine:  I too would leave the neckline alone. I would add WAY more of the crinkling at the bottom though. The way it’s only in the middle and maybe a third down looks like its not finished. I would add it all over

Post # 11
1411 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Daephine:  I think it’s gorgeous! I love the neckline at the top, I would consider it like a slight sweetheart. And I particularly love the beading, I want to get some beading on the sweetheart neckline for my dress! And I’m not sure if you could alter it without messing up the pretty beading.

I think you need to figure it out when you try it on again, for one thing, in that pic is the dress in your size? If not, it might look more dramatic in your size, and/or with a strapless push-up bra if you think you want a little cleavage 😉

Post # 12
366 posts
Helper bee

My dress had same neckline. I wouldn’t change it. It was perfect for me.

Post # 13
3028 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@BeeG35:  I bought a “modified sweetheart: just like the OP.  Mine didn’t have beading so I made it a “true sweetheart,” with the beading it’s not going to alter without gettin rid of all that nice detail.  It’s a beautiful dress and looks lovely on you- keep it

Post # 14
3671 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Daephine:  To answer your title questions: Is it a true sweetheart? No, but I think it is modified sweetheart! Can it be altered? Maybe but I would discuss this with a professional. 

Please consider that the detail may be ruined during alteration. At the end of the day it is your dress and only you can decide if this is the path you really want to take 🙂 

I personally like it as is but think it would be beautiful if altered 🙂 



Post # 15
192 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014
Post # 16
1938 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@Daephine:  It’s a modified sweetheart neckline and it looks absolutely lovely on you.  I don’t think you should make any alterations, and even if you did, they would not be massive enough to make it “different” to your fiance.  If you add crinkles to the bottom or a deeper sweetheart, those are things i promise he would never remember or notice.

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