Stay pretty and polished through the sticky month of August with a sweetheart neckline. This cut looks lovely no matter the weather!
The sweetheart neckline creates a beautifully feminine silhouette that’s almost universally flattering. Sweetheart dresses traditionally have a high back and low cut front with curved bust edges that resemble the top half of a heart. This cut frames your bust and shows just enough décolletage. A sweetheart neckline is softer looking than a V neck and creates a curvy hourglass silhouette. It’s no wonder the sweetheart neckline is such a popular choice for wedding dresses and other romantic occasions!
There are two types of sweetheart necklines: sharp and smooth.
Sharp sweetheart necklines have a clean break between the bodice neckline and sleeves. This cut looks more like a bustier, with the neckline separate from full sleeves or tank straps.
Smooth sweetheart necklines flow seamlessly from the bodice to shoulders. These sloping styles are popular in wedding gowns, formal dresses, and off the shoulder tops. Smooth sweetheart necklines often show more skin and are finished with cap or full sleeves.
The Sweetheart Tulip Skirt Dress, Princess Sheath Dress, Sweetheart Blouse, and Sweetheart Neckline Dress all have smooth sweetheart necklines. You can see how the sweetheart shape makes a plunging neckline look more demure.
Sewing a sweetheart neckline may look difficult when compared to a simple crew neck, but careful pinning makes it easy. One extra tip on how to sew a sweetheart neckline precisely: start at the outer edges of each semi-circular cup and work inward toward the center of the heart, rather than working from one side seam to the other.
Sweetheart dresses and tops are made to fit your curves. Don’t wait for a wedding or formal event to sew up this gorgeous silhouette!