Bridal Gown Trends: The Return of the Sleeved Wedding Dress

Modesty used to be the rule and showing off skin was frowned upon, but ever since sexy wedding dresses became acceptable, brides don’t mind showing off their arms, a little cleavage, and a little leg. Still, certain trends do formal ball gowns come back in style after several years, and it looks like the sleeved wedding dress is making a comeback this year.

Sleeved wedding dresses are most suitable if you are looking forward to a winter wedding. It helps in bringing more attention to the bodice, as well as provides a balance to the skirt. The length of the sleeve depends on how much skin the bride is willing to show. Long-sleeved wedding dress is generally selected by brides who want be modest on their wedding day.

Sleeved wedding dress is an international style that is soft and sweetened by the silhouette of ethnic interest and sequin detail to be a new alternative for brides who want a modern ethnic look, elegant, and luxurious. Sleeved wedding dresses have more impact than you may first realize. They can add interest to a bodice and provide balance for a skirt. Once closely linked to season, the selection of sleeved wedding dress style is now largely a matter of how much – or how little – skin the wearer is willing (or allowed!) to show. Both options can be equally dramatic. Long-sleeved wedding dresses designed for maximum flair include the Juliet: a long, fitted sleeve with a short puff at the shoulder; and the bell, a sleeve narrow at the armhole and then wide at the wrist.

On the other spectrum are alluring super-spare styles such as the petal and the cap sleeved dresses, both of which offer just enough material to cover the shoulder. Sleeves of sleeved dresses don’t have to be made from the same fabric shop ball gowns as the gown, often they are made of tulle, lace, or illusion netting, which create a ‘barely there’ effect even when the sleeves are long.

For short-sleeved wedding dress, gloves can be used to further sweeten the appearance of the bride on her wedding day. A little advice for the long-sleeved wedding dress, you should not have to wear gloves because it will impress the bride looks crowded.

Ever since Vera Wang included detachable sleeves that you can untie from the gown’s bodice, sleeved wedding dresses have been an option in bridal stores all over the world. Besides keeping you warm for winter weddings, the right sleeves can also serve as a fashion statement, as a decorative feature, or as a balancing tool to keep the rest of your wedding dress in proportion. The lace sleeved wedding dress in John Alexander, for instance, complements the floral appliqués on the hem of the ball gown skirt. The puffed sleeves of dress of Christos wedding dress adds youth and charm to the overall look. Puffy sleeved wedding dress is the best choice for brides in petite shape.


The key to looking good in a sleeved wedding dress is to consider the silhouette of the sleeves themselves and how they would enhance the shape and design of the dress itself. If you’re planning a wedding for the spring or summer, look for buy ball gowns wedding dress with detachable sleeves or ask your couturier if he or she can do this for you. You can also custom made a sleeved wedding dress according to the silhouette of your dreamed wedding dress.

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