Post # 1
So, I’m having a designer inspired gown made by the same company that Unfathomably used. They’re almost done with my dress they just have a question about how I want my neckline. My inspiration was a dress with straps and I asked the seamstress to make it strapless (previous dress had straps, was a disaster, long story lol) but due to those straps the neckline is kind of “pointy sweetheart” and they asked if I wanted to make it a normal sweetheart since it might look strange…however, I kind of like the pointy but I would ask them to make it more subtle lol. Should I make it a traditional sweetheart or go with a more subdued pointy? Thoughts?
Inspiration dress :
I kind of think this is how I would want the pointyness to turn out (just the neckline, ignore the rest of the dresses lol):
Post # 2
I personally don’t love it but you do so I’d say make it pointy. I definitely like the second picture more than the third though.
Post # 3
Meh I don’t like the pointy sweetheart.
It looks too edgy for a bridal look.
Post # 4
Thanks for responding! Looks like the rounded sweetheart is gonna take it lol. I do like the pointy but I for sure look good with the traditional neckline…It’s so hard making these decisions without seeing it or trying it on first! Agh.
Post # 5
I think that’s why I like it haha. It’s a little more unique 😀
Post # 6
I think if you were sticking with the straps, then the pointy (leading up into the strap) would look fine. But since you’re opting for strapless, I can’t say I like it–I don’t really know how to describe it, but it almost looks like the dress is unfinished, or at least I think it would be very obvious that you had the dress changed, if that makes sense. With the traditional sweetheart, it will look more as if the dress was supposed to be strapless from the get-go.
Post # 7
- Wedding: March 2014 - Church and University
It is totally unique. Personally? I love it. I like edgy.
Post # 8
I dont like the neckline in the third picture. What is with the weird points on the sides where straps should be?
Post # 9
The Jim Hjelm 8412 and its copy the Maggie Sottero Marianne both have a pointed bustline. You could have it made like the above dresses and if you don’t like it after trying the dress on then have it rounded to a sweetheart neckline.
Post # 10
I’ve always been a fan of the pointed sweetheart look, it’s so unique and really gives the dress something special 🙂 Also, could you PM me the name of your dressmaker please?
Post # 11
I really like the pointy sweetheart neckline. Very unique and I think that it’s flattering 🙂
Post # 12
I was just going to say that my dress (Maggie Sottero Marianne) is somewhat lkke that. It was actually one of the things I lived about the dress – the dramatic neckline. 🙂
edit to add: I’ve never heard of the Jim Helm dress you mentioned so I googled it. Perhaps you have the wrong dress since it is an organza ball gown with straps – ?
Post # 13
I like the pointy sweetheart. I was a ballet dancer when I was younger and it reminds me of the classic swan lake tutu design so I think that’s why I’m drawn to it! My one concern would be cleavage. I’m just a 34C and I feel like I might be seriously busting out of this, which I’m normally cool with but not in front of my conservative family.
Post # 14
I love the middle dress , well I love the skirt and bodice but not so crazy about the asymmetrical neckline. I think the first is too lingerie-adjacent and the last group is not like a wedding dress at all, more like the Sydney Opera House with the straps cut off.
Forgive me please if this is too blunt.
Post # 15
I’m not too big a fan of the pointy sweetheart in the other pictures, but I think that if you just keep the pointed look from the inspiration photo it’ll look nice. Because the inspiration dress is less pointed than the other ones, and looks softer because of the lace 🙂