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The low-down on long sleeved wedding dresses

To sleeve or not to sleeve is a big question in many recent fitting sessions at The Mews Bridal. With a more playful take on bridal fashion dominating the wedding season this year, we’re here to give you a low down on the pros of adding a statement element to your wedding dress in the form of a chic sleeve. Some have glamour and volume, while others can be tailored and elegant, whichever you choose you can’t go wrong.

The Lisa dress by Rime Arodaky

Starting with the fashionista that is looking for some drama in her wedding outfit. You might want to consider a sleeve style with sumptuous volume and a slight puff on the shoulder. Contrast this with a tapered cuff, elegantly buttoned at the wrist – there can be something quite royal about this look and who doesn’t want to feel regal on their wedding day?

Real Bride Harriet in her beautiful Rime Arodaky dress. Photo by THE UNBRIDLED

Alternatively, the forever delicate, traditional take on the long sleeve might be the one for you if you prefer timeless elegance. A full lace design, fully fitted to the arm is certain to make anyone look refined and balletic. This style is also the perfect way to make the most out of a lace pattern that you love!

Jo is the picture of elegance in her Moss dress by Caroline Takvorian . Photo by Sylvana Ruggeri RU2G.

For a more subtle take, sweet cap sleeves can soften the shoulder line and add an element of whimsicality to a dress. Depending on your personal style, the sleeve can be in a soft, floaty lace or continuation of crisp and modern crepe. Cap sleeves are also a great way to have the shoulders covered whilst keeping the dress summery and playful!

Playful tulips sleeves on the Reinhardt dress, designed by Laure de Sagazan

Finally, if you prefer a more vintage design, explore some jacket styles. With a tailored sleeve, intricate buttons and a turned up cuff you can make your bridal outfit look super city chic, channeling Parisian glamour which we all know will forever be in style.

Chic and sofisticated deigns by Marie Laporte

You can now go forward in your dress search, armed with the confidence of knowing that a long sleeve could be a fantastic feature of your wedding dress.