How to Accessorize a Sweetheart Neckline Wedding Dress

Accessorize Sweetheart Neckline Wedding Dress

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 Accessorize Sweetheart neckline

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.

Hair style

Your hair styles can matter for a few reasons. First, you want to make sure the hair accessories you have chosen will work with the hair style you have your heart set on. So, be sure to bring the accessories to your hair trial. Second, the hair style you choose can dictate they amount or type of jewelry you will need to look completely put together.


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!

Hair Down

If you are wearing your hair down, a necklace and earring set is still an excellent choice.  However, if you don’t want to wear a necklace, then an alternative would be statement earrings. Statement earrings will bring attention to your face drawing it away from your decolletage. These crystal bridal earrings are a great example!
crystal bridal earrings, custom

Your Jewelry Style

What kind of jewelry do you like? On a regular basis or for special occasions do you wear dainty, statement, subtle or “bling” type jewelry? Whatever style you like, it is best to stick with it. This way you are the best version of yourself and not someone else on your big day. Below are some examples of statement, “bling”, traditional/pearls, and dainty jewelry. What speaks to you?
Jewelry Styles Necklaces

Your Wedding Dress

The jewelry you pick has to complement your dress. I know, duh! By this I mean that if you love statement jewelry but you chose a dress with a heavily beaded bodice, it is not going to match. Going with a big, glitzy statement necklace will be overkill. In this situation, glitzy statement earrings will be the perfect touch! What if you have an all over lace dress? Then a delicate pearl and crystal necklace might be just what it needs.

My Suggestion

We already know that you have a sweetheart neckline. Without knowing anything else about your dress or your ideal bridal look, my absolute favorite suggestion for a sweetheart neckline is a Y-necklace. This is a very feminine style necklace and it follows the lines of the sweetheart beautifully. It can be designed to be a statement piece, a delicate and dainty piece, and you can even add “bling”, pearls or color to make it something special for you.
sweetheart neckline necklaces
If you are are still unsure what to do or would like help creating something custom for your wedding day, please contact me at You can visit for more information on my custom bridal jewelry process.
Emily Wilke, Style Avenue Studios

Author: Emily Wilke

When I’m not creating beautiful jewelry — you can find me cuddling with my 2 kids and 2 cats, sneaking away for wine tasting with my hubby and I almost always have a coffee in hand.


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  2. Very useful suggestions!
    I also want to add: don’t over-accessorize. If you want to make a statement, choose one part of the body to accentuate with a large piece.

  3. Hi,
    Could I please have a copy of your free e-book?
    Thank you ☺

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