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…

Sophisticated chic

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. 

How to wear a sweetheart neckline - Eleanor 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.

  How to wear a sweetheart neckline - Eleanor  

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!

  How to wear a sweetheart neckline - Eleanor & Kensington  

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.

  How to wear a sweetheart neckline - Eleanor  

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.

  How to wear a sweetheart neckline - Eleanor  

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.

How to wear a sweetheart neckline - Cosette Cosette, available in sizes 6 to 16

Graceful lace

The beautiful bodice is covered with pretty corded lace that overlaps and softens the sweetheart neckline and also trails prettily over the waistband.

  How to wear a sweetheart neckline - Cosette  

Added extras

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.

  How to wear a sweetheart neckline - Cosette & Mina  

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!

  How to wear a sweetheart neckline - Cosette & Jessamy  

Extravagant volume

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.

  How to wear a sweetheart neckline - Cosette  

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