I am dumbstruck by how well this full-length corset works. The trick to a successful sweetheart neckline, it seems, lies in its depth, and holding back the urge to actually make it heart-shaped, the bloody thing looks amazing even to one who dislikes the look on default.
Due to the stripes, this is actually borderline Emo Goth, but Emo aesthetics rarely include corsets. (Hence the tags.) It struck me just now how rare it actually is to see vertical stripes on a corset, considering how common vertical stripes are in gothic fashion. Indeed, I recall no predecessor to this piece. Curious.
Available here. (I wonder how they can sell it at that low a price.) Incidentally, I approve of their pictures. A lot.
Bad: 'eb-04' Dress at FairyGothMother
Nothing wrong with the dress in itself (if you like Sweet Lolita, which is what this is in my opinion Edit: I stand corrected; it is nowhere near SL and I realise it now clear as day), but this is about the neckline, and when there is nothing to hold it firmly in place, it looks like it will slide down all the way. Here the effect is unfortunately further enhanced by the high waist and the wide sash, as they both emphasize the bareness of the decolletage and the droopiness of the neckline.
Ugly: Blue & Black Striped Bra Halter Dress at the Mission Boutique
A cotton night shirt with a bra-like sweetheart neckline adorned with rhinestones. Except that it is supposed to be a dress, that is, day wear. Dear gods.
Sweetheart dreams here.