Monday, January 17, 2011


Ian Stuart
Will 2011 mark the return of the sleeve?  We're seeing more even if they are slung over a strapless bodice via all those pretty lace shrugs. Besides looking beautiful, the right sleeves can add bodice appeal as well as keep your skirt or sloping shoulders in proportion. Although not foremost, keeping arms warm could be another option for wearing sleeves. Once upon a time etiquette dictated the length sleeve you could wear during winter months or time of day you got married. Fortunately these restrictions were lifted long ago. Nowadays, you can go for long sleeves in summer, short caps in winter if that’s your desire. Be realistic though. Just make sure you have a decent wrap or stole in New York for your February wedding (especially this year). As for long sleeves this July in Palm Springs, go for them. Ever since Vera Wang popularized the detachable sleeve that ties and unties from your gown’s bodice, brides still opt for them.

 Danielle Cicero
Since Madmen, 3/4 Lengths are turning up allover the fashion arena.  These sport tailored cuffs . . . tres chic.
Puffed sleeves say light and demure and are characteristic of Regency period costume . . .
 Bridal Bliss Designs
For bridal long, tight sleeves are classic.  These are romantic with a real edge thanks to the silhouette and styling . . .
Ruched and dainty little ruffles cup the shoulders
Like a reverse negative, here's Moticia Adams in white.  Flowing sleeves are redolent of Goth and sometimes late-sixties hippie chic.


Mexican Vacation Rentals said...

Wow. Your wedding dress is one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen... That is gorgeous dress, and the bride is wearing it well! Lovely! These photos are warming me up – Lovely! The gown looks perfect on you. It gives pretty and attractive look. Thanks for sharing.

Rachel - theWeddingVine said...

The bridal bliss designs dress is stunning! The length is so cute and the lace is very vintage!