You found the perfect wedding dress. It may have been the first dress you tried on, or maybe you lost count. But the important thing is, it’s perfect! Now you may be wondering – how on earth do you accessorize?!
In this post I will cover how best to accessorize a sweetheart neckline wedding gown. So if you have a sweetheart neckline, you are in the right place!
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A sweetheart neckline is one of the most versatile and feminine necklines around. It only refers to the lines the front of the dress makes on your chest. A dress with a sweetheart neckline can have straps, sleeves, or be strapless. The definition of a sweetheart neckline is: a neckline on a dress or blouse that is low at the front and shaped like the top of a stylized heart.
How to best accessorize it can depend on a number of factors:
- The vision of your ideal bridal look
- How you are going to wear your hair
- The style of jewelry you prefer: dainty, statement, glamorous, etc…
- The specific style of your dress: how ornate, detailed, beaded, etc
Your Ideal Bridal Look
I find that most brides start to think about their bridal look when starting their hair and make-up trials. However, if you can, I suggest to start thinking about your accessories a little sooner. This will give you more time to bring your ideal bridal look together. Plus, you can then bring all the accessories you want to wear on your big day to the hair and make up trial. This is will help your stylist complete your perfect bridal look and prevent any surprises on the wedding day.
To start, I want you to close your eyes and picture yourself looking in the mirror on your wedding day completely put together. You are just about to head to the ceremony. What accessories are you wearing? Try picturing your hair accessories, necklace, earrings, and bracelet. What are you wearing and what are you not? This can give you a starting point for what you will want to look for or have created. Keep this vision in mind as you move on to the next 3 factors.
Up-dos or a low loose side bun are very beautiful. However, an up-do can leave your decolletage (the area of a woman’s body that is exposed when a garment with a low neckline is worn) too bare and in need of necklace. So if you are planning to wear your hair up, then I wholeheartedly suggest a necklace. A necklace and earring set would be even better!