21 Sweetheart Neckline Wedding Dresses for Every Budget

The most romantic neckline of them all.

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PHOTO BY TAILOR JAMES

Selecting your wedding dress is one of those to-do list items many brides dream about forever. And while trying on gorgeous gowns and spinning in front of a mirror is fun and all, when it comes time to actually shop for — and then select — a dress for your wedding, you might feel kinda stuck. That’s why it helps to have an idea of a few different styles you’re interested in before heading to the boutique. Whether you’re envisioning a trendy celebration or a classically romantic ceremony, there’s one type of wedding gown element that continues to stand out: the sweetheart neckline. 

What is a Sweetheart Neckline?

The sweetheart neckline gets its name for resembling the curves at the top of a heart, and accentuates the décolletage while giving you a longer and leaner appearance. The romantic neckline is extremely flattering and a classic choice for brides. 

Luckily, sweetheart necklines come in a variety of silhouettes, so whether you’re looking for a sleek sheath dress or a full, dramatic ballgown, you’ll be able to find a style with this elegant shape.

To help you jumpstart your search, we've rounded up 21 of our favorite sweetheart neckline wedding dresses you'll want to consider — or pull some inspo from — for your upcoming “I dos.” 

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For the Fairytale Bride: DB Studio Pleated Bodice Tulle Strapless Wedding Dress

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Courtesy of David's Bridal

Corset boning, a beaded waistband, and a fluffy tulle skirt paired with a rhinestone-embellished sweetheart neckline make this David’s Bridal gown fit for a royal bride. 

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For a Boho Wedding: Lulus Starry-Eyed Sweetheart White Puff Sleeve Maxi Dress

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Courtesy of Lulus

Bring on the bohemian vibes with this Lulu’s gown, complete with dramatic puff off-the-shoulder sleeves and a chic, center slit. 

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Most Whimsical: Azazie Saffron BG

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Courtesy of Azazie

Can’t decide between a form-fitted gown or something fuller and fluffier? Why not have both! This unique and refined Azazie crepe gown has it all with a mermaid silhouette, tulle overskirt, and flattering sweetheart neckline. 

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For the Elegant Bride: Grace + Ivory Melody

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Courtesy of Grace + Ivory

Timeless beauty meets modern elegance in this covert-worthy crepe Grace + Ivory wedding gown. The detachable sleeves give you the option to mix up your look and the low, lace back adds an extra “wow” factor for walking down the aisle. 

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For the Sexy Bride: For Love & Lemons X REVOLVE Bustier Gown

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Courtesy of Revolve

If you want a look that’s dripping in drama and style, For Love & Lemon’s Bustier Gown sizzles from every angle. Whether you wear it at your ceremony, reception, bachelorette party, or after-party, the asymmetrical tulle hem, and sheer bodice will keep the heads turning. 

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Best Mermaid Style: David's Bridal Collection Ruffled Organza Plus Size Mermaid Wedding Dress

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Courtesy of David's Bridal

Classic mermaids that you can accessorize however you’d like aren’t always the easiest to come by, but that’s why we adore this David’s Bridal favorite. Coming in a wide range of sizes, this sleek organza gown sweeps into a ruffled skirt that’s easy to embellish with your own style.  

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For a Summer Wedding: Tobi ADELYN STRAPLESS MAXI DRESS IN WHITE

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Courtesy of Tobi

Summer weddings call for lighter fabric and shorter trains, which is why Tobi’s strapless Adelyn is ideal for beating the heat. The ​​sweetheart neckline, flared silhouette, and light lace makes it perfect for warmer venues or tropical locations.

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For a Fall Wedding: Revelry Bardot Velvet Dress

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Courtesy of Revelry

We love rich fabrics for fall, and Revelry’s Bardot velvet dress, which boasts a folded sweetheart neckline, is soft and decadent with a pricetag as enticing as the gown itself. 

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For a Spring Wedding: BHLDN Wtoo by Watters Miles Gown

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Courtesy of Anthropologie

Stretch mesh construction paired with a sweetheart neckline and airy, off-the-shoulder sleeves make Watters’ Miles gown a vision for outdoor spring weddings when the weather is a little unpredictable.

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Best Budget Art Deco: Lulus You Belong With Me White and Nude Lace Strapless Maxi Dress

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Courtesy of Lulus

While ‘20s style dresses are always crowd-pleasers, they’re not always the easiest on the bank. That’s why Lulus You Belong With Me gown — which boasts intricate threading and a darted bodice — is a fashionable favorite no matter your budget. 

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Best Ballgown: Azazie Alize BG

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Courtesy of Azazie

It can be tricky finding the perfect ballgown because you probably want something that’s dramatic but not too theatrical. Azazie’s Alize, which features hand-sewn lace, a cinched waist, and a chapel train, brings the drama without distracting from the bride. 

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For a Backyard Wedding: Tobi Adrienne Off Shoulder Maxi Dress In Ivory

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Courtesy of Tobi

Light and floaty but still beautifully bridal, Tobi’s Adrienne is elegant yet understated with off-the-shoulder sleeves and a structured bodice. It’s easy to dress up or down, and for under $64, it’s a total steal. 

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For the Dramatic Bride: Azazie Lotus BG

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Courtesy of Azazie

Satin ruffles and a criss-cross back for support make this Azazie stunner one of the best sweetheart ballgowns around. The style comes with extra length so you can ensure it’ll provide enough oomph and drama on the big day. 

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Chicest: ASOS EDITION Scarlet Embellished Lace Corset Wedding Dress With Satin Skirt

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Courtesy of ASOS

Fierce meets flirty in the embellished ASOS gown that combines playful lace and sleek satin for an elegant and on-trend look. Show off your shoes with the thigh-high slit and pair with a cathedral veil for some extra pizzaz. 

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For Vintage Lovers: Grace + Ivory Lexi

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Courtesy of Grace + Ivory

If you want your wedding dress to celebrate beauty through the ages, look no further than Grace + Ivory’s Lexi gown. The unique, Spanish-inspired lace frock features an elongating illusion neckline, hand-beaded sleeves, and a timeless button-back detail. 

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Most Versatile: Jenny by Jenny Yoo Bennett Gown

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Courtesy of BHLDN

Whether you wear this Jenny Yoo crepe gown with or without a cape, the flattering sweetheart neckline and simple design make it easy to accessorize to let your bridal personality shine. 

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Favorite Subtle Sparkle: Hayley Paige Mazzy Gown

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Courtesy of BHLDN

Shine while still showing some major sophistication with the Hayley Paige Mazzy gown. The ballgown silhouette is elevated by the sweetheart neckline, detachable off-the-shoulder sleeves, and plenty of romantic yet understated sparkles. 

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For the Sophisticated Bride: Pnina Tornai Strapless Sweetheart Neckline Mermaid Wedding Dress

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Courtesy of Pnina Tornai

Effortlessly chic and oh-so-sultry, this Pnina Tornai’s gown is a shining, satin vision. The strapless, sweetheart neckline and crystal embroidered belt are further accentuated by the curve-hugging silhouette and dramatic, sweeping train. 

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For the Reception: Lulus All My Love For You White Lace Sleeveless Midi Dress

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Courtesy of Lulus

Whether you want to rock a midi for your ceremony or dream of changing into something shorter for your reception, Lulu’s lace All My Love For You gown has you covered. The romantic, crocheted trimmed dress is complete with a beige knit lining that’ll keep you feeling cool-yet-covered as the night goes on. 

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For the Gatsby Bride: Adrianna Floral A-line Platinum Wedding Gown In Ivory Lt Gold

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Courtesy of Adrianna Papell

Floral lace, shimmering sequins, and a feathered hem make this Adrianna Papell gown a must for brides looking to celebrate like it’s the 1920s. 

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For a Winter Wedding: Adrianna Platinum Allover Lace Long Sleeve Slim Wedding Gown In Ivory Ivory

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Courtesy of Adrianna Papell

Cool weather means plenty of opportunities to wear long sleeves without getting overheated, which is why we’re enamored by this illusion lace gown from Adrianna Papell. The lace sleeves and high neck are expertly balanced by the sweetheart neckline and curve-hugging silhouette. 

FAQ
  • What seasons do sweetheart dresses work best in?

    Since sweetheart necklines can be paired with most sleeve and silhouette styles, it looks great in all seasons, climates, venues, and themes.

  • Will a sweetheart neckline look good on me?

    Sweetheart necklines look amazing on most people since it accentuates curves without overemphasizing them too much, and balances out the hips.

  • How should I style my sweetheart neckline wedding dress?

    Since sweetheart necklines showcase a lot of your decolletage, this is a great choice if you want to “wow” with your accessories. Just be mindful of how embellished your gown is, since the flashier the dress, the more subtle you’ll probably want your accessories to be.

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