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How to wear a sweetheart neckline
Don't you just love a sweetheart neckline? This simple style is lovely to wear and super flattering for every figure. The dictionary definition describes it as low at the front and shaped like the top of a heart, hence the name...
Don't you just love a sweetheart neckline? This simple style is lovely to wear and super flattering for every figure. The dictionary definition describes it as low at the front and shaped like the top of a heart, hence the name, but this romantic style also offers so much more.
Be my sweetheart
Did you know that the distinctive heart-shape accentuates the décolletage, making it perfect for brides who want to enhance or create the illusion of curves? Plus, the attractive bodice shape also lengthens the neck, frames the shoulders and even helps to add balance to the overall silhouette. What’s not to like?
It’s a look that can be demure or daring, depending on the style you choose. You can also wear it strapless, with spaghetti straps or even add a delicate jacket or bolero for a little more coverage. Below we’ve picked two of our favourite dresses with a sweetheart neckline to get you started…
Eleanor, from our Anna Sorrano collection, is the perfect example of a classic sweetheart neckline. The fishtail silhouette is the perfect match for the gently dipped bodice, while the beautiful lace overlay adds a vintage touch to this modern style.
Eleanor, available in sizes 6 to 22
Sequins and lace
The corded lace has been machine embroidered with clear sequins, which add a little subtle shimmer to the dress. If you want to show off the sweetheart neckline to the full then a chic updo, worn with an elegant drop necklace and matching earrings, is all you need.
Style it up
Alternatively, for a little more coverage or to create two different looks, this dress looks amazing worn with our Kensington bolero. This off-the-shoulder lace jacket has stylish three-quarter-length sleeves and is perfect for your ceremony. Then take it off to reveal a totally new strapless evening look!
The perfect fit
At the back there’s luxurious lacing, which helps to give the dress the perfect fit and its attractive, curve-enhancing shape.
Full of flare
Finally, there’s the stunning fishtail skirt with its elegant corded lace hem. Wear this with our 190 underskirt, which is perfectly designed to add volume and bounce to a fabulous fishtail. If this is the perfect look for you then you might also like Constance. Alternatively, for a similar style with cap sleeves, take a look at Melina.
Gently does it
If you prefer a more subtle sweetheart neckline then Cosette could be The One instead. This sophisticated ball gown has a gently dipped bodice which perfectly balances out the fabulous tulle skirt.
Cosette, available in sizes 6 to 16
The beautiful bodice is covered with pretty corded lace that overlaps and softens the sweetheart neckline and also trails prettily over the waistband.
The simplicity of this design means it's super versatile and can be dressed up or down to suit you. Here we’ve added our detachable Mina straps, made from soft tulle, for little extra coverage across the upper arms. Then we’ve finished the look with our striking Nova belt, which highlights the waist just so.
Two look in one
If you’d like to have two completely different looks for your big day, try Cosette with our pretty Jessamy bolero in luxurious lace. It’s the perfect look for your walk down the aisle!
The bouncy ball gown skirt is made from layers and layers of super soft tulle, which have been gathered at the waistline to create extra volume. You can also add one or even two of our underskirts for even more lift! If you’d prefer a smiler style but with more sparkle, check out Stacey. Alternatively, if the classic sweetheart neckline is too revealing, take a look at Kate, which combines a sweetheart bodice with a high illusion neckline.
Click here for more dresses with a sweetheart neckline or here for the whole Anna Sorrano collection. Try on your favourites at your nearest WED2B store or for more inspiration you can also head over to Instagram, Facebook or Twitter
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