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Wedding dresses with sleeves!

Wedding dresses with sleeves can be elegant and timeless, perfect for any season. They can add a touch of sophistication and grace to a bride’s look, regardless of the time of year. Whether it’s delicate lace, sheer fabric, or intricate beading, sleeves can elevate the overall design of the dress and complement the bride’s style beautifully.

There are various types of sleeves that can be found on wedding dresses, each offering a unique look and style. Here are some of the most popular types of wedding dress sleeves:

1. Cap Sleeves: These are very short sleeves that just cover the shoulder and the top of the arm, often creating a dainty and feminine look.

SANREMO - Gaia Bridal

2. Short Sleeves: Slightly longer than cap sleeves, typically ending above the elbow, providing a bit more coverage while still maintaining a delicate appearance.

TUSCANY - Amy Mair Couture

3. Elbow-Length Sleeves: These sleeves end at the elbow, offering a classic and timeless look. They can be fitted or slightly flared.

4. Three-Quarter Sleeves: These sleeves end midway between the elbow and the wrist, providing more coverage and a vintage-inspired feel.

5. Full-Length Sleeves: Also known as long sleeves, these extend to the wrist and can be made from various fabrics like lace, satin, or chiffon, offering elegance and sophistication.

6. Bishop Sleeves: These are full-length sleeves that are gathered at the wrist, creating a billowy and dramatic effect.

Image 1-2 Sorvete, Willowby by Watters

Image 3-4 CHARLIE, Gaia Bridal

7. Bell Sleeves: Resembling the shape of a bell, these sleeves are fitted around the arm and flare out at the wrist, offering a bohemian and romantic look.

8. Off-the-Shoulder Sleeves: These sleeves sit just below the shoulders, often creating a romantic and feminine neckline.

Images 1-2 GIOIA, Watters

Images 3-4 JASMINA, Watters

Images 5-6 GARANCE, Watters

9. Illusion Sleeves: These are typically made of sheer or lace fabric, providing coverage while creating a delicate and ethereal look.

Image 1 - ROSEHIP top, Watters

Image 2-3 OLENA, Willowby by Watters

10. Flutter Sleeves: These sleeves are made of lightweight fabric and feature a soft, fluttery appearance, adding a whimsical touch to the wedding dress.

Image 1-2 RACHEL, Gaia Bridal

Image 3-5 FINLEY, Willow by Watters

When choosing the right sleeve style, consider your personal style, the overall design of the dress, and the level of comfort you desire for your special day.

It’s safe to say our real 130 bridey’s love a sleeve!

1.Alice wore COCO, Willowby by Watters

2.Kate wore MERINGUE, By Watters

3.Rachel wore Dora, Amy Mair Couture

4.Erin wore LEELEE, Wtoo Watters

5.Francesca wore YAVANNA, Watters

6.Sumire wore MARJAAN, Watters

7.Claire wore ODETTE wings, Tulle+Flo

8.Olivia wore Paris Ivory, Amy Mair Couture

A couple of things to remember about long sleeve wedding dresses

Here are a couple of things to remember about long sleeve wedding dresses:

1. Fabric Choice: Opt for lightweight and breathable fabrics, especially if the wedding is during warmer months. Fabrics like lace, chiffon, or soft tulle can offer both elegance and comfort.

2. Fit and Comfort: Ensure the sleeves fit comfortably around the arms. It’s essential to have a dress that allows for ease of movement, especially for dancing and mingling with guests.

3. Seasonal Adaptability: Long sleeve dresses can be versatile. In colder months, you might choose heavier fabrics or layering options, while in warmer months, lighter fabrics with sheer or lace detailing can provide breathability.

4. Accessories: Consider how the sleeves will work with any accessories you plan to wear, like a veil, jewellery or your bouquet. You don’t want the sleeves to overpower or clash with other elements of your bridal look.

Remember, the key is to find a long sleeve wedding dress that not only looks stunning but also makes you feel comfortable and confident on your special day.

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