Modified-sweetheart Wedding Dress

A wedding dress with a modified sweetheart neckline has a softer, more subtly curved neckline above the bust than its sweetheart counterpart. 

The plunge at the décolletage is shallower, making modified sweetheart neckline wedding gowns a good option for brides with a bigger bust who don’t want to show off too much cleavage. This in turn can make the modified sweetheart neckline a good option for brides wanting a more modest look, or those searching for a softer alternative to a straight style of neckline.

This Wtoo Brides - Watters ‘Delphine’ Mikado silk sheath wedding dress beautifully demonstrates the gentle curve of a modified sweetheart neckline where the rich fabric undulates across the top of the cleavage.

A modified sweetheart is extremely versatile, making it easy for brides to find their desired dress silhouette and features including straps and sleeves. They can also incorporate other design details, such as the allover chantilly lace detail on this A-line Kenneth Winston mid-length wedding dress, the spaghetti strap accents on Justin Alexander’s effortlessly stylish crocheted Venice lace A-line gown or even a sheer illusion bodice, à la Willowby by Watters’ natural waist tulle ‘Arie’ wedding dress with its dancing hand-placed Finola Lace motifs.

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