(Closed) Should I change my neckline to a sweetheart?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: sweetheart or leave it alone?
    sweetheart! : (47 votes)
    61 %
    leave it alone! : (26 votes)
    34 %
    I don't care! : (4 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
    2867 posts
    Sugar bee

    Given it’s coming in three weeks before the wedding, I’d be hesitant.  However, I do think a sweetheart neckline would look great on you, not that it already doesn’t πŸ™‚

    Post # 4
    3295 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    sweetheart definately!!! i think it looks goo already but that will look rrreeeeallllyyyy good! πŸ™‚

    Post # 5
    255 posts
    Helper bee

    I think it is stunning how it is – your boobs look great in it already and who needs the extra stress of alterations!

    Post # 6
    8353 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I think it looks great on you the way it is, but I am partial to sweetheart necklines, so if it were me, I would change it to one.

    Post # 7
    804 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    I’m a massive fan of the sweetheart neckline (my own dress has a sweetheart neckline) BUT given that you’ve only got 3 weeks I wouldn’t go there. If it’s difficult or they botch it you’ve left yourself with VERY little time to do anything about it. The dress looks fabulous as it is, so I wouldn’t risk it!

    Post # 8
    1254 posts
    Bumble bee

    I am a sweetheart neckline person too and if you had more time, I would say go for the sweetheart. But with so little time I’d be hesitant to do it especially if things don’t work out like you expect.

    I think the dress looks great on you already as is!

    Post # 9
    130 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Definitely!  It’s sooooooo much more flattering.  Straight across necklines are a little harsh IMO, and they draw attention to arms and armpits which are usually the least flattering part for most of us.  A sweetheart tends to hide those pudgy bits a little and draws attention up to the face.  It doesn’t have to be a full-on sweetheart – even just a little dip will help soften the edge and make it more feminine and flattering.

    Post # 10
    690 posts
    Busy bee

    Can you move up your fitting date to get one ASAP?  WHile I love sweetheart necklines, it looks great as-is also.  Maybe feel out the seamstress and see how large of an alteration it will be.  They’ll be able to let you know if you should be concerned about how close the wedding date is…

    Post # 12
    1046 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I think the sweetheart would be nice, but it doesn’t sound like you have time. You could talk to a seamstress about their opion given the dress and see whether they have time.

    Post # 13
    1573 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I think you should do it if you really want it! I am a big fan of necklines too!

    Here are the rebuttals to your cons:

    -my sweatheart neckline change only cost $35

    -They can do it in less than a day or two, if they know the wedding is soon. (It literally only takes about 20 min to sew, if they aren’t cutting the dress.)

    There are two ways to do a sweetheart neckline.  Ask your seamstress for details.  The first way, they actually cut the material to be more heart shaped.  The second way they just gather the material around the boobs and squeeze it to make the heart shape.  I would suggest you go with the second one because if you don’t like it, then you just cut the thread that is holding it together. 

    Post # 14
    674 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I’m actually a big fan of straight necklines and I think your dress looks great as is.

    Post # 15
    149 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    THis may not be entirely helpful but either way I think the dress looks great…

    Post # 16
    294 posts
    Helper bee

    yes!  go for it!  i also have a straight neckline that i’m changing to a sweetheart.  i think it adds a nice detail to the dress.

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