Sweetheart Wedding Gowns for the Modern Bride

What is a sweetheart neckline?

A sweetheart neckline is one where the silhouette of the neck exposes the chest area and features a curvature or dip in the front–similar to the look of a heart!

A sweetheart wedding dress is a classic and iconic style for good reason. It’s a little sexy without showing too much skin. It’s also flattering on all body types and can be designed with or without sleeves. You’ll find this dipped neckline in an array of styles and silhouettes, from super traditional to ultra modern!

Can a sweetheart neckline be modern?

Why yes, it can! We love this timeless look paired with a sleek minimalist gown, it’s just perfection! A modern meets classic look is the perfect compromise for the bride who wants to keep it simple and contemporary yet give a wink and a nudge to traditional style. Below are some of our fave examples!

Martina Liana 1465

The modern strapless bodice features an angular construction: a sophisticated and contemporary update to the classic sweetheart neckline.

Stella York 7601

Minimalism meets classic luxury in this glamorous yet simple wedding dress. Luminous ivory Matte Mikado drapes the form in a sleek A-line silhouette that starts with the strapless sweetheart neckline of the bodice.

Essense of Australia D3340

Simplicity meets glamour with this high-fashion twist on a classic mermaid silhouette. On the bodice, the fabric overlaps for a glamorous ruched effect. The pointed neckline adds a modern, ultra-chic twist to the classic sweetheart neckline.

Pronovias, Geiranger

A princess style dress for the modern bride. Created in crisp organza and with a draped sweetheart bodice and deep pockets inside the skirt’s wide pleats. A petticoat adds extra volume for a grand entrance.

Martina Liana 1453

Old Hollywood glamour vibes with flawless couture craftsmanship. The detachable off-the-shoulder straps elongate a subtle sweetheart neckline and add an additional touch of demure sophistication.

Mikaella 2403

Strapless sweetheart neckline with draped Satin Faille pairs perfectly with modern detachable separate puff sleeves.

Pronovias, Aubrey

A hyper-clean and minimalist mermaid dress elevated with an exposed corset back with traditional sweetheart neckline in contrasting nude tulle and rich embellishment.

Badgley Mischka Frida-D

Sleek sophistication at its finest. This gown is a clean and beautifully fitted mermaid shape with minimal seaming on the front and simple sweetheart neckline. At the back, the skirt curves and contours the body while flaring out into a dramatic cathedral train.