This is a cut out sweetheart. 

This is a pinched sweetheart.  We deepened this neckline, added texture and a brooch.

Here's a sweetheart neckline with a modern, angled cut.

Here's a sweetheart neckline with a modern, angled cut.

This bodice was originally straight across and is a good example of a sweetheart neckline that we have put in that has an overlay of chiffon.  (Photographer: Heather Shea, www.sweetrosephoto.com )

This bodice was originally straight across and is a good example of a sweetheart neckline that we have put in that has an overlay of chiffon.  (Photographer: Heather Shea, www.sweetrosephoto.com )

Here's another cut-out sweetheart that we did.  Many alterations shops will not put in a sweetheart neckline in a gown that has an asymmetrical bodice, such as this one. There is a risk of the dip looking crooked even if put in perfectly.  Your gown must be inspected by an experienced seamstress to find out if it is a good candidate for a sweetheart.  

Here's another cut-out sweetheart that we did.  Many alterations shops will not put in a sweetheart neckline in a gown that has an asymmetrical bodice, such as this one. There is a risk of the dip looking crooked even if put in perfectly.  Your gown must be inspected by an experienced seamstress to find out if it is a good candidate for a sweetheart.  

This is a cut out sweetheart.  Cutout sweethearts are not reversible. 

This is another example of a pinched sweetheart.  Pinched sweethearts are reversible and cheaper than their cut out counterparts.  They also add elements of texture and fullness that is popular with many brides.  

This is a very slight pinched sweetheart.  You get to choose the depth of the dip. (We also added boning to this dress to eliminate the wrinkles.)

This sweetheart neckline was crooked from the manufacturer.  We repaired it for her.  (It is pictured a bit too tight, but she had a weight loss goal, so we altered it tight for her.) 

This sweetheart neckline was crooked from the manufacturer.  We repaired it for her.  (It is pictured a bit too tight, but she had a weight loss goal, so we altered it tight for her.) 

This is an example of the same dress but with both sweetheart options.  We often do a pinched sweetheart first, because it's quick and reversible.  If it doesn't seem to hit the spot, we go ahead with the cutout sweetheart.  

This pinch has a staggered design.  This is a variation from the pinches that go straight across.  This works for more free flowing, natural, or rough looks.  Sometimes perfectly symmetrical pinches don't go with the dress.  It's all up to you!   

We removed the strap, took the dress waaay up, and put in a tiny pinched sweetheart.

We removed the strap, took the dress waaay up, and put in a tiny pinched sweetheart.