Every bride has her own vision of the perfect wedding dress. This often depends on her taste, her body type, her fashion sense and even her tradition and faith. While sleeveless wedding dresses currently seem to be the trend, it is possible that you may be interested in choosing a wedding dress with sleeves. If this is the case, you have many options to choose from.
Wedding dresses with sleeves give a bride so many variations to pick from because sleeve designs that may be dated for everyday wear are still quite popular for wedding gowns. Due to the wide variety of sleeve styles, it is important to know which is which so that you are not overwhelmed when trying to make such an important choice.
You can choose to have a wedding dress with short sleeves, especially if your wedding is taking place during warmer months. You may also worry that you will get hot easily if you wear longer sleeves and start to sweat. There are several different short sleeved styles for wedding dresses.
One of these is the capped sleeve. This type of sleeve fits closely to the top of the shoulder and it will complement a slender arm, because it actually draws attention to the arms. Another short sleeved option you have is the petal sleeve. These sleeves feature two pieces of material that will overlap on the upper arm to create the look of flower petals for the sleeve. This is the perfect sleeve style for you if you have larger arms.
The t-shirt style says it all in the name; it is just like a t-shirt sleeve and will provide fuller coverage for your upper arms. Finally, you have spaghetti straps, if you would like to show more skin, but not go completely strapless. This style consists of very thin straps attached to the dress, which will go over your shoulders.
If you would prefer to have long sleeve wedding dresses, you have a seemingly endless stream of options. You can choose the Juliet sleeve, which has padding around the upper arm, with the remainder of the sleeve fitted down to the wrist. The balloon sleeve is similar, but puffs out like a balloon in the upper arm area and is fitted on the remainder of the arm.
The poet sleeve is fitted from the shoulder down to the forearm and flares out toward the bottom of the wrist. The illusion sleeve looks covered, but may be sheer or see-through, giving an elegant look to the sleeve. The bell sleeve is very long and fitted but they flare out at the wrist.
Three quarter length sleeves can either provide coverage from the shoulder to the forearm or from the elbow to the writs. Finally, if you want a wedding dress with sleeves, you might choose the bishop style which is full from the shoulder to the forearm and gathers at the cuff.