Long Sleeved Wedding Dresses

There are few details more important to a bride throughout her wedding plans than the dress she will wear on her big day. Despite the overwhelming popularity of strapless and sleeveless wedding dresses through the late 1990s and 2000s, the long sleeved wedding dresses are back in style with many modern brides opting for this classy, old-fashioned option. A number of influences, including wedding seasons, religion, family obligations and the influence of celebrities have helped the long-sleeved trend become popular again.

There are many styles in long sleeved wedding dresses which can be considered. The most popular style in wedding dresses with sleeves is the Juliet sleeve. This sleeve is puffed at the shoulders till 6 inches below the shoulder and becomes tight fitted till the wrist. This style goes well with frilly bridal gowns, but must be avoided by those with fuller arms, as it can make you look fat. Slim brides can safely opt for this style.Poet sleeve is another option for long sleeved wedding dresses. These are lovely styles where the sleeves are pleated at shoulder and continue from shoulders till wrist or just below the elbow, where it is again pleated. Those pleated just below the elbow can further extend freely till the wrist.

The bell sleeves are also a perfect choice for long sleeve wedding dresses. Illusion sleeves are a classic option to go for. These are basically tight transparent or semi-transparent full sleeves. Though these cover your arms, the transparent or semi-transparent material used, helps avoid that covered up look. For plus size dresses with sleeves the pattern of slits sleeves is highly popular.

Perhaps the single most well-known wedding dress around the world in 2011 is that of Kate Middleton, the recent bride of England’s Prince William. Much speculation surrounded the design of her wedding dress, which was only revealed when she arrived at Westminster Abbey for her April nuptials. Her dress combined a mix of modern and traditional, with old-fashioned, long Chantilly-lace sleeves paired with a deep v-neckline. Priscilla Presley, Grace Kelly, Elizabeth Taylor and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis all also opted for long-sleeve dresses. In such cases, tight long sleeves, illusion or Juliet sleeves look the best. You can add contrast lacing for sleeve border, which look great especially with bell sleeves. A white dress with long bell sleeves having violet or bright pink satin border and detailing can make a stylish and at the same time one of the best long sleeve modest wedding dress.

You can use any of the aforementioned ideas to make a truly fantastic outfit. Check out the wedding special issues of magazines and websites that will give you a lot of ideas which will help in finalizing the design. So get ready to look the most charming bride with that elegant wedding dress. Cheers!