Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Wedding dress necklines

While we're on the topic of weddings, I've been thinking about dresses recently. Specifically, necklines. One of the things I've noticed is that an off-the-shoulder style tends to suit me in general. And I also love sweetheart necklines. And the amazing thing about wedding dresses is that a lot of the off-the-shoulder ones have sweetheart necklines. So I could have BOTH. Like this:


Or I could even have one that is just plain off-the-shoulder, without the sweetheart, like this:


Or is the whole off-the-shoulder thing just way too eighties and something I'll look back on and shudder? Because I could also go for a strapless sweetheart neckline, like this:


I know I've talked about wedding dresses before, and you guys have already given me so many helpful suggestions and opinions. But I can never get sick of dress shopping, and since I can't actually really go try on the dresses for at least another few months, the online admiring and agonizing over style choices is all I have to sate my desire at the moment. So please, bear with me. And tell me your thoughts.

22 comments:

  1. I love the first one, and the off-the-shoulder/sweetheart neckline combo.

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  2. I love the first one, but they are all so pretty! Oh, how will you decide?

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  3. My dress had thin straps. I'm not a fan, for myself, of either the off the shoulder or the sweetheart neckline. Off the shoulder would drive me nuts, always feeling like it's falling off. I'm also not a fan of cleavage showing outfits, particularly when I will be seeing every single friend and family member...But that's me. I liked the second dress (off the shoulder no sweetheart neckline) best.

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  4. I LOVE the off-the-should/sweetheart combo as well.

    Gorgeous.

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  5. I love the first one. Not such a fan of the second. Looks really... paper-cut-out-y. :)

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  6. My dress was similar to the 1st picture, kind of sat on the tips of my shoulders.....I loved it.

    I love all things wedding though.

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  7. I love the sweetheart neckline. I think it's flattering and very classic/elegant.
    I had a very specific idea in mind for my wedding dress, even while shopping online, but I found that once I tried on the dresses my favorites were ones that looked nothing like my "dream dress".

    P.S. dress shopping is the BEST! You can start even if you're losing weight. I lost 20 pounds between first try on and the wedding and my choices pretty much stayed the same.

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  8. Those dresses are gorgeous - the off-the-shoulder doesn't say "80's" to me. EVERYONE is doing strapless now, so it would be nice to be different.

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  9. I like the no-strap, sweetheart neckline. But I'm a classic, preppy type - so that seems right up my alley. I like the first combo better than the second though, seems more unique and the cut is super-flattering.

    good luck, can't wait to see more pics as this whole thing goes on!

    xox

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  10. My favorite is off-the-shoulder AND sweetheart. I don't think off-the-shoulder is '80s unless it's (1) a ripped shirt and (2) off one shoulder.

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  11. I agree, the off the shoulder is awesome. That's probably the style I'll look for if I ever go and try on wedding dresses. :) The sweetheart neckline is super universally flattering, too.

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  12. love #3 in general. but i love the combo of #1 :)

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  13. i LOVE LOVE the first one. so beautiful!

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  14. No no no, the strapless neckline is so old now. The off-the-shoulder with the sweetheart neckline ... lovely.

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  15. i know i'm way late on this, but wedding dresses! must weigh in! genetically unable to keep mouth shut!

    i also adore that 1st neckline. i don't think off the shoulder is necessarily 80s - you can MAKE it 80s (PUFFY off the shoulder sleeves help) but especially in something sleek and formal, i don't think you should worry about it.

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  16. The first dress. Pick the first dress. The first dress, please.

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  17. I LOVE the third one. Im getting married next summer. I want a dress just like it. Where can I find one and how much would it cos.

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  18. I'm also thinking off the shoulder. As I have a large chest I think the bodice would suit it. You end up looking at the dress not the size of the chest in it? . . .

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  19. OH The First one is my DREAM Wedding dress, where did you get it???

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  20. I really like the third dress. The off-the-shoulder look is a bit dated and looks a little matronly.

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