Bridal Style Tips, Featured


Following in the footsteps of Royalty, wedding dresses with sleeves have come in to a trend of their own.  Whether you want fitted, billowing, lace, crepe, ¾ length or even a full sleeve there are multiple options for an array of styles.

Here at The Mews we have a great selection of pieces with sleeves that all look so different to one another you will hard it hard to choose.

The Wildcard

In our first appointments we always try and encourage you to pick a “wildcard” option; something you’re drawn to that may not necessarily be your usual style or just something a bit out there.

Rocio by Margaux Tardits is the wildcard for sleeves.  With its statement abstract lace, Rocio is a great show-stopping gown. The high neck and back ensures full coverage to create a tattoo-like effect on the skin whilst still looking incredibly feminine and soft.

The silk moves beautifully and with the extra inserts in the skirt, a smooth A- Line silhouette is created.

The Rocio slip can also come in nude or ivory – nude makes the pattern pop more but ivory always polishes off the bridal edge, the choice is yours!

The Meghan Markle

Actually created before Meghan Markle’s wedding to Prince Harry, the Suki dress by Rime Arodaky hits the spot for simple crepe coverage with a twist.

Unlike Megan’s very plain gown, Suki boasts a charming gypsophilia-esque lace trim to the cuffs and back with a beautiful cowl detail and heavily embroidered detachable train.

Offering a more of a 3/4 length sleeve, Suki creates really crisp clean lines to flatter anyone. With a simple boat neck, the front is covered meaning the party is really in the back with this one.

The Modern Touch

In a sea of traditional floral laces it can feel like there is no modern alternative, enter Carmen by Marie Laporte. Statement lace is a great way to stand out and bring a contemporary look to any bridal look.

Changing it up with a plunging V neck and back, the sleeve length mirrors the trim of the waist band making it totally flattering and very well considered.

With a similar look to a stained glass window, the Carmen dress is for those that are opting for a clean femininity – without feeling too flouncy.

The Vintage Feel

If modern lace is the antithesis of what you had in mind, Caroline Takvorian’s Barley is sure to be more along the lines. In a beautiful antique ivory, tiny pearl beading detail and floral Calais lace it’s everything you would look for in a vintage gem.  

The deep V keeps the look young and stylized with enough skin on show to balance the full lace sleeves.

What’s refreshing with Barley is the ability to make the sleeves a real statement with optional crinoline inserts to add extra volume, or to have them more subtle and soft.

With pockets and a thigh high split, you will find yourself twirling around the dance floor with lots of movement in the skirt and keeping you swishing all night long!