The cover up

The cover up

By  |  0 Comments

Although the skin-bearing styles of wedding dresses are a lasting fashion, sleeves add feminine sophistication to a demure gown.

Puffy and over the top sleeves have been revamped into a variety of styles. The cap sleeve is short, covering just the shoulders and extending no further than the armpit. The boat neck sleeve has a wider neckline and slides just off the shoulders, highlighting the collar bone. Another favourite is the one-shoulder sleeve which ultimately speaks for itself.

Consider the right fabric: lace and sheer fabric are fashion forward, light and breathable. The length of your sleeves will also be determined by your style of dress and your preference. You can opt for a full lace sleeve or choose a style that incorporates lace fabric with hints of diamante detailing, adding a little extra sparkle.

Wedding dress sleeves were previously considered for a more conservative, cautious bride but have become a fashion statement and added accessory. If you’d still like to show a bit of skin, then perhaps you can choose a dress style with sleeves that also features a backless detail. Take inspiration from popular designers Monique Lhuillier, Naema Khan and Pronovias, as well as local designer Robyn Roberts who celebrate the rise of the sleeved wedding dress.

Wedding Album | The cover up

Wedding Album | The cover up

Wedding Album | The cover up

Photographs Robyn Roberts

 

Comments