23 Sweetheart Neckline Wedding Dresses That Exude Timeless Elegance

The classic neckline style is an all-time favorite.
Strapless midi tulle gown with floral beading and applique
Dobrina Zhekova - The Knot Contributor.
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Dobrina Zhekova
Dobrina Zhekova - The Knot Contributor.
Dobrina Zhekova
The Knot Contributor
  • Dobrina writes about all things fashion, wedding attire and style for The Knot.
  • Dobrina has over a decade of editorial experience in print and digital media in Europe and the U.S.
  • Dobrina has an M.A. in Journalism from Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.
Updated Feb 28, 2022
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With its heart-shaped silhouette, the sweetheart neckline wedding dress is a quintessential choice if you're envisioning a highly romantic look for your special day. This timeless dress neckline reveals the décolletage while also framing your shoulders and collarbones. Most sweetheart neckline gowns are strapless, but they're sometimes paired with long sleeves or an illusion high neck, creating the perfect option if you love vintage glamour. Whichever style you're going for, there's certainly a gown to match it, since this is one of the most popular necklines of all time. Here, we've rounded up 23 wow-worthy silhouettes to leave you inspired.

Christian Siriano Crepe Sweetheart Side Draped Gown

Fit and flare crepe gown with draped sash

The elegant mermaid silhouette of this crepe wedding dress is accentuated by a draped sash that cascades down the side of the skirt, adding an unexpected feature to the ruched waist.

Anne Barge Mila Wedding Dress

Crepe gown with wide set straps and trumpet skirt

Pleating on the bodice of this sculptural stretch crepe wedding gown beautifully complements the sleeveless sweetheart neckline. The wide-set straps and flared trumpet skirt add subtle sex appeal.

Vera Wang Bride Hortense Strapless Sheath All-Over Lace Wedding Gown

Strapless gown with corset bodice and floral applique

Beautiful floral lace appliqué covers the sheer corset bodice and fit-and-flare skirt of this strapless sweetheart neckline wedding dress. A satin belt delicately highlights the waistline.

Elie Saab Look 11 Wedding Dress

Ball gown with full tulle skirt and silk bodice with bow detail

You deserve to feel like a princess on your wedding day, and this glamorous ball gown will certainly do the trick. The elegantly draped mikado bodice is sculpted into a bow, while the full tulle skirt is finished with a regal cathedral train.

Anne Barge Glory Wedding Dress

Minimalist A-line strapless dress made of organza

This A-line wedding dress is a minimalist's dream. Made from luxurious silk satin organza, it gives the illusion of a fuller skirt without the weight. Style it with a sparkly sash for an extra dose of glamour or a floor-sweeping tulle veil for a fairy tale-worthy wedding day look.

David's Bridal Collection Sheer Lace and Tulle Ball Gown Wedding Dress

Strapless A-line gown with tulle skirt and floral applique

This dreamy ball gown is a must-see for a garden wedding. The dress's sweetheart neckline is adorned with lace appliqué that continues to the airy tulle skirt, which is finished with pockets and a chapel train. The champagne blush hue adds even more romance to your look.

Vera Wang Bride Yvette Strapless Sweetheart Neckline Ball Gown

Strapless A-line gown with wrapped tulle on bodice and organza skirt

An airy layer of pleated tulle creates a wrap effect on the sweetheart bodice of this statement gown. The design is finished with a deep V-back and a voluminous skirt with ruffled organza and tulle bands for a unique look.

Rime Arodary Celine Wedding Dress

Strapless dress with attached bell sleeves and slit

Simple yet so striking, this sweetheart neckline wedding dress is accented with tiny pearls along the corset bodice and wrist cuffs. The satin crepe bridal gown has a thigh-high slit and removable train, plus a pair of detachable puff sleeves to help you channel your inner boho princess.

Pronovias Dominique Wedding Dress

A-line dress with cap sleeves and slit

An open back, detachable cap sleeves and high front slit give this classic sweetheart neckline ball gown a sexy upgrade. Wear it if you're going for a chic, glamorous look.

Marchesa Notte Arabella Dress

Strapless midi tulle gown with floral beading and applique

Clusters of beaded floral appliqué add texture to this midi tulle wedding gown, while intricate metallic embroidery creates a sparkly effect. If you're planning to do a second look, this enchanting number makes for the perfect reception dress.

Justin Alexander Sweetheart Neckline Mikado Plus Size Ball Gown

Strapless A-line silk dress with pockets and pleats

The timeless sweetheart neckline on this mikado bridal dress is updated with sculptural pleats, a back cuff and floral appliqué panels with beading for a modern finish.

Monique Lhuillier Brie Strapless Ruched Swiss Dot Tulle Gown

Strapless midi dress with tulle skirt and corset bodice

This tea-length gown features a bustier-style bodice and a full skirt, with Swiss dot tulle adding an extra dose of retro whimsy. The flirty silhouette can be accessorized with a contrasting waist ribbon or a crystal sash.

Reformation Hollyhock Dress Es

Floor length crepe dress with thin straps

Made from lightweight crepe fabric, this dress beautifully moves with you and keeps you cool in warm temperatures (or on the dance floor). It's perfect for a beach wedding or a low-key backyard reception.

All Who Wander Knox Dress With Off-the-Shoulder Sleeves

Lace fit and flare gown with off the shoulder long sleeves

Boho brides will love this gorgeous lace gown with a sweetheart neckline and off-the-shoulder sleeves. Between the fit-and-flare silhouette, corset-style bodice and scalloped train, this dress will highlight your figure in all the best ways.

Galia Lahav Giovanna Wedding Dress

Strapless A-line dress with full tulle skirt and star beading

Be the star of the show—literally—in this celestial-themed sweetheart neckline wedding dress adorned with crystal and beaded star motifs. The skirt has a whimsical pinwheel silhouette that is made for dance floor twirls.

Allure Bridals Style 9863 Wedding Dress

Fit and flare dress with illusion off the shoulder sleeves and lace

Romantic and form-fitting, this lace gown checks all the boxes for a sexy wedding day look. Illusion off-the-shoulder sleeves complement the plunging sweetheart neckline, while the skirt is finished with an elegant tulle train.

Lulus To Always Love White Lace Long Sleeve Mermaid Maxi Dress

Maxi fitted lace dress with long sleeves

This figure-hugging boho dress is made from intricate lace and has long puffy sleeves accenting the sweetheart neckline. It's a simple silhouette you could easily wear for a casual outdoor wedding or elopement.

Yolancris Medea Wedding Dress

A-line dress with tiered skirt and dramatic ruffle sleeves

Made for the statement bride, this backless taffeta design features voluminous ruffled sleeves, a sweetheart neckline and a full tiered skirt. The empire waist is bump-friendly for expectant brides-to-be.

Justin Alexander Cooper Satin Mermaid Wedding Dress With Organza Ruffle Skirt

Strapless fit and flare dress with ruffle bottom

This sweetheart mermaid gown balances the simplicity of the bodice with the flamboyance of the textured organza ruffle skirt. Vertical seaming down the front and fabric-covered buttons on the back beautifully accentuate your curves.

David's Bridal Collection Beaded Chiffon Maternity Wedding Dress

Strapless maternity chiffon dress with lace detail on bodice

A ruched bust with silver beaded details highlights the sweetheart neckline on this baby bump-friendly chiffon gown. The flowy silhouette will keep you comfortable on your most special day.

Odylyne the Ceremony Casden Wedding Dress

A-line strapless dress with tulle ruffles on neckline and long sleeves

Oversized ruffles bring an angelic vibe to this silk organza ball gown with a sweetheart neckline. Matching sheer puff sleeves complement the ultra-ethereal style.

Marchesa Notte Cecilia Wedding Dress

Strapless high to low dress with butterfly applique

Show off your favorite pair of heels with this fun, high-low bridal gown adorned with butterfly appliqué. A simple white sash complements the dress and beautifully accentuates the waist.

Amsale Jamison Wedding Dress

Fit to flare strapless gown with pleated bodice

An oversized bow at the back adds drama to this sleek fit-and-flare wedding gown. The sweetheart bodice features pleated detailing, and the skirt is finished with a round train.

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