Posted January 3, 2012 | 5 Comments
Are you newly engaged and wondering how to select the perfect wedding dress? Today, we’re kicking off the first in our new series, The Ultimate Gown Guide, with how to select a sweetheart wedding dress! If you are wondering what is a sweetheart wedding dress, you’ve come to the right place… or, if you are already neckline-savvy and familiar with the sweetheart style, you’ll still love the inspiration we have in store. Read on about how to select a sweetheart wedding dress, find out why a sweetheart wedding dress may be the most flattering fit for you, and see an assortment of our favorite sweetheart wedding dresses!
How to Select a Sweetheart Wedding Dress
Here are a few tips to get you started:
What is a sweetheart neckline?
A sweetheart neckline, one style usually found on a strapless wedding gown, features a low cut front and is scalloped with two curves on either side that hits below the collar bone. As a visual, consider the top portion of a heart across the bodice. A sweetheart neckline on a wedding gown accentuates one’s neck, collarbone, shoulders, and bust. I adore a sweetheart neckline, which is why I selected one for my own gown a few years ago. Even though you can wear a necklace with this particular style, it is certainly not required. I think sometimes the au naturale look is best!
Is a sweetheart wedding dress right for you?
It’s true what they say; when you find the perfect gown you’ll just know. With that being said, to know if it is truly the right fit for you, you’ll need to try one on. When I tried on wedding gowns, I thought I would absolutely want a strapless gown that was straight across – no sweetheart for this girl. And, wouldn’t you know… the minute I tried one on I was in love. The end result? My wedding dress had a sweetheart neckline and now it is my favorite type of dress. You never know until you give it a try. Worst case scenario: it won’t be the right style for you but at least you’ll know… and perhaps find a style you like even better!
For inspiration, we’ve gathered together a few favorite sweetheart wedding dresses we think you’ll love…
Are all sweetheart dresses strapless?
Of course not! Here are two dresses we found that offer a little more coverage with the same sweetheart neckline you know and love.
And, we can’t forget about the bridesmaids! They’d love a sweetheart neckline, too.
Now we want to know… what do you think of a sweetheart wedding dress? Would you wear one?
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