Monday, February 11, 2013

THE ART OF THE SLEEVE

One trend taking the market by storm the past couple years is a return to the sleeve.  Slowly making their way into bridal wear  a couple years back, Kate Middleton really brought them home when she donned long, fitted, Chantilly lace sleeves, a refreshing change from the strapless bodices sported by brides everywhere. When choosing sleeves think of them in terms of having their very own silhouette within the outline of your gown as a whole. Not only do sleeves look beautiful, the right ones add bodice appeal as well as keep your skirt or sloping shoulders in proportion.  Not foremost but important, keeping arms warm could be another option for wearing sleeves. It used to be 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. Finding something you feel good and pretty wearing is the most deciding factor  . . . 


CREDITS
Header Photo : Luisa Beccania
Photo 2 via Tumblr
Photo 3: via Tumblr

19 comments:

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Love all of these, the lace is so nice and with a long sleeve, it's even better :)) Have a great Monday xx

Pamela RG said...

Amy, those lace embroideries are so pretty and exquisite. It really gives an accent to the gown.

miss b said...

I have always been a fan of sleeves on wedding gowns - there is something so pretty, feminine and elegant about them. Gorgeous images!
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HAMPTON HOSTESS said...

I'm all for a great sleeve--looks good and can hide those arms!

Ashley said...

So cool!

Kate Sullivan Corpuz said...

Loving the first dress- it's so beautiful!

always, koru kate

Valerie Price said...

Wedding dresses with lace sleeves are so beautiful...it's such an elegant look!

Lilli said...

All these lace sleeves made me dream! So stunning Amy! Kisses! xo

Margaret Cruzemark said...

The first picture is fantastic. A littre work of art.
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Kristy said...

I love the lace sleeves. So pretty and very feminine!

Frock and Kohl said...

Love this post as someone who is yet to take the plunge ( hopefully not too far off!) I'm tentatively looking for inspiration so nice to find a blog that focus on just this :-)

Mi vestido de lentejuelas said...

So beautiful design!
Kisses dear

Punctuation Mark said...

It looks very romantic and classic!

Gina Basin said...

Love the dresses.

Blond Duck said...

I LURVE LACE!

MOSAMUSE said...

beautiful lace!
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QekaQewe. Regalos Ilustrados // Illustrated Gifts said...

Hello Dear, Interesting post.
Have a nice day, Welcome to my blog.

kisses
Qeka

Danielle said...

Wow, I absolutely love all of these. I've never seen such beautiful and intricate lace, let alone on all of these wonderful wedding dresses! These dresses are of the kind that you keep with you forever and ever, no matter how old you become. I know that if I ever got a dress like this, I'd hope to one day see my daughter wear it at her wedding. Thank you for the share!

honey my heart said...

oh wow. the first photo has such a gorgeous sleeve.