How to Wear a Sweetheart Neckline
By Holly Schoch
, last updated January 19, 2012
Sweetheart necklines have the potential to be absolutely stunning. The problem with this type of neckline, however, is that it can easily go downhill if it isn't worn properly. There are a few things to keep in mind when shopping for a sweetheart neckline and when wearing one. When shopping for this type of neckline, make sure that it fits properly. Because it is usually a strapless dress or top, if it is too tight or too big, it can easily detract from your overall look. Too tight creates problem areas where they may not have existed before. Too big means that you will constantly be pulling at it, which can appear extremely unattractive.
When it comes to actually wearing a sweetheart neckline, you will need to keep a few things in mind. You will have to make sure that you take into consideration your hairstyle and the way you accessorize it. If the top of the dress is covered in embellishments, whether it be sequins or beading, you will want to consider having an up-do. This will allow all the attention to be on your dress rather than your hair. That is not to say that you cannot have a gorgeous hairstyle simply because you want all the attention on your dress, it simply means that it will allow the neckline to be completely in view. The amount of embellishments will also determine what type of accessories you wish to go with. The fancier the dress, the more simple your accessories should be. You don't want to overdo it. However, if the neckline is simple and doesn't have much decoration, then you should consider wearing a long necklace, perhaps one that actually descends low enough that a part of it is hidden in the neckline. This will draw attention to the neckline while also being suggestive in a classy way.
Often times, a sweetheart neckline can become aggravating because it is difficult to find the proper bra to wear with it. However, there are many locations that offer styles to combat this issue. Victoria's Secret has many such styles. Their Plunge Multi-way Bra with Gel-Curve provides excellent coverage while still being out of the way. Due to its plunge design, you won't have to worry about your bra showing, yet this style will remain firmly in place as you move and dance and walk.
Sweetheart necklines are easily to pull off as long as they are paired up with the necessary accessories and hairstyles. With this type of neckline, it is all about presentation. Keep it simple and classy if the dress is busy, with sequins and beads covering its surface. Allow the dress to do all the talking. If it is simple, then help it stand out by wearing bright lipstick and flashy jewelry. The success or failure of this type of dress is determined by whether or not you were able to achieve the perfect balance between the dress and everything else.