Charting the Evolution of the Sweetheart Neckline

The romantic shape has been loved since the dawn of time

There is something so fun about discovering sewing terms and how they resonate with fashion. The sweetheart neckline is a shape we’ve all seen before. Maybe it was on our prom dress, maybe in a New Year’s Eve ensemble. The sweetheart neckline gets its name for resembling the curves at the top of a heart. It’s also a particularly flattering detail that accentuates and frames not only a woman’s decolletage but the also the much admired collarbone. Come wedding or awards season, it’s the fastest way to get pulses racing.