4 Tips on Shopping for Sweetheart Neckline Gowns

14 Feb 4 Tips on Shopping for Sweetheart Neckline Gowns

Gowns with sweetheart necklines have been around for centuries. They are now among the most popular style of formal dresses for events ranging from proms to weddings. The design of sweetheart neckline gowns includes two curves over the bust line, which drop down to a point in the middle to form a heart. The bottom of the two curves is either just below the bust or at the waistline, depending on the style of dress. It provides the right amount of coverage and appeal, perhaps more so than any other design.

Just because the style has been around for a long time doesn’t mean it can’t be featured in a contemporary way. There are modern dresses with the sweetheart necklines as well. The design available on every style of dress imaginable and looks gorgeous on all of them. Many sweetheart neckline gowns have adornments such as crystals, beads, rhinestones, sequins, etc. Sparkling beads add even more of a glamorous touch.

This design can be made out of any fabric, from chiffon to organza. Any type of skirt can be attached. While many dresses with sweetheart necklines are strapless, some of them do have straps or sleeves of some type, usually capped.

If you are shopping for sweetheart neckline gowns, here are some tips for choosing the right one:

Decide what sleeves you want, if any.

As mentioned above, your choices include thin straps, thick straps, capped sleeves, or even long sleeves. Some sweetheart neckline tops are covered in a layer of lace or sheer fabric. If you want a sleeveless dress, decide if you want to wear a shawl or small jacket with it.

Decide on the waist style.

Dresses are available in a variety of waist styles, all of which can be found with a sweetheart neckline. An empire waistline sits just below the bust, a Basque waistline features a V or low U shape, and a dropped waistline is located around the mid hip. The princess waistline is pretty popular as it suits a variety of body types. It features an A-line silhouette, with vertical seams going down the front. There are, of course, dresses with natural waistlines. Ideally, you should choose a dress with a waist style that is suitable for your body type.

Choose the right skirt.

How do you want the bottom of your dress to fall? All the way to the floor? Around the knees? Just below or above the knees? What about the width? Most girls prefer a bit of flare with the skirt, although you can get away with the pencil skirt design if you have the right body for it. Any of these skirt styles look pretty with a sweetheart neckline.

Go with the right colour(s).

Dresses with this kind of neckline are so pretty, no matter what colour they are. They are available in pastels, bright colours, neutral colours, vibrant reds, dark blues, etc. On some gowns, the neckline and bottom are two different colours. If you’re not sure which colour would look best on you, ask a beauty expert.

There are other factors to consider when shopping for sweetheart neckline gowns: the price, size, decorations, accessories, shoes, etc. Whatever event you are shopping for, the sooner you find that perfect dress, the better!