In the past decade, strapless and sleeveless wedding dresses have been a huge trend among brides everywhere. Younger brides often shy away from long sleeved dresses because of the notion that they are conservative and may even be boring. But that is certainly not the case! There are many kinds of long sleeve wedding dresses that may match your personality and style.
Wedding dresses with sleeves
can display the same elegance and style that strapless and sleeveless dresses do and they are often the best choice for a new bride who is having a traditional wedding because they are much more subtle and modest. They add a timeless beauty to your wedding and can make a striking statement.
Making a Statement with a Long Sleeve Wedding Dress
Wearing a dress with long sleeves opens the door for exposing skin in more original, and even, classy ways than the overdone bare shoulders and arms. Your long sleeve wedding dress can feature a low neckline or exposed back. You may choose to curtail the floor length skirt and elaborate train for a more modern, knee length or even mid thigh length piece.
Many wedding dresses with sleeves feature intricate designs and delicate lace on the sleeves and shoulders and this can make a high neckline and long sleeves the perfect match of simplicity and style. Another good thing about choosing a dress with more fabric is that you will have more room to be creative in showcasing the talent of your designer if your dress is custom made. You can show off beautiful patterns and even add beading and ruffles.
Long Sleeve Wedding Dresses in High Fashion
On the runway, designers are creating many avant garde long sleeved dresses. Designers such as Oscar de la Renta and Reem Acra are showing the masses that long sleeved does not have to be dowdy or boring. Some contemporary dress designs include a bare midriff, sheer material and edgy lace patterns that will make a young bride glow in her youth, rather than appear to be overdressed or dressed down.
Where long sleeved dresses may be considered overly formal, the recent marriage of Kate Middleton to Prince William has shown us that a bride can be formal, stylish and modern all at once.
When and How to Where a Long Sleeve Wedding Dress
Long sleeve wedding dresses are perfect for fall and winter weddings, and even those taking place in early spring, for those who may live in a temperate climate where these times of year will be chilly. It is an easy way to not have to compromise comfort for style so that you can exude confidence on your special day.
If you do make the choice to don a long sleeve wedding dress, be sure to wear simple and minimal jewelry in order not to detract from the statement of the dress. It is also good to wear your hair in an style that will keep it off of the shoulders and prevent it from hiding any of the beautiful qualities of the dress.