#fridayfavourite Is it strapless or sweetheart?

Something that confuses even the most savvy brides is the difference between a strapless and a sweetheart - aren't they both strapless?  So technically yes - a gown with no straps is indeed strapless.  But a sweetheart has a pronounced rounded top and slopes upwards from the underarm.  Much like the top of a heart. 

A strapless can be straight across or it can have a small dip. With the gowns with a more pronouced dip it then becomes the designer's discretion whether they call it sweetheart or strapless. 

Maggie Sottero Madge

Maggie Sottero Madge

The Maggie Sottero Madge is straight across at the top a pure strapless.

Christina Rossi CR4166

Christina Rossi CR4166

This Christina Rossie gown has a bit more of a dip. So still strapless but not straight across.

Marys Bridal 6394

Marys Bridal 6394

This Marys Bridal gown is the perfect example of where it is a grey area.  Sweetheart or strapless - you decide.

Bonny 606 full dip sweetheart

Bonny 606 full dip sweetheart

The Bonny 606 is unquestionably sweetheart.  It has a pronounced dip and the bodice slopes up from the sides.

Don't worry too much about the definitions - just work out which one looks the most flattering on you by trying the options on.