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Kinds of Sleeves in Bridal Dresses

»Posted by on May 13, 2019 in Wedding Services | 0 comments

In our lifetime, we are lucky to see notable royal weddings of Prince Diana’s two sons. These are Prince William to Kate Middleton and Prince Harry to Meghan Markle. As a fashion correspondent, we want to highlight in this article how the two brides have successfully used sleeves for their bridal gowns. Indeed, they have put a stamp to the fashion world that they’re not just royalties, but also, they’re fashion mavens who are consistent with their stylish choices of Barrie bridal dresses.

We are royalties in our own right. This gives us the license to rock the sleeve trend in bridal gowns, especially if you intend to keep yourself warm for your winter-themed event, or simply you just want to cover your arms. Below are some of the kinds of sleeves you might want to have for your gown:

Angel Sleeves

As the name suggests, an angel sleeve gives you a feeling of having a wing. It is made not to fit the arm. This kind of sleeve is mostly seen on dresses having a vintage style. Usual material for this kind is sheer. To further elevate the look, some designers treat the angel sleeves by electric pleating to emphasize allusion of wings. This can only happen if the material allows the mentioned

treatment. You may not necessarily find electric-pleated angel sleeves that have a delicate material because such material can easily get burnt by the machine.

Short Sleeves

The hemline of a short sleeve only reaches above your elbow. Choosing this kind of sleeve is more of a style preference than a need for coverage. Short sleeves come in different styles. A common material used for this feature is lace. It gives a chic and feminine aesthetic to the gown.

Sheer Sleeves

Synonymous to sheer is the more common term, transparent. This sleeve gives the wearer an illusion of donning a sleeveless garment and still enjoys a thin layer of coverage for the arms. To achieve this, the material should perfectly blend the skin tone of the one who’ll wear it. Embellishments are optional as it will give depth to the overall design. Onlookers may wonder how did that bead maintain its position on the arms. If they happen to look closely, they’ll realize that there’s a thin layer of sheer material that acts as coverage.

Mid-Length Sleeves

If hemline of a short sleeve only occupies until upper elbow, mid-length sleeve wraps three-fourths of your arm. This makes an interesting option for ladies who feel that a sleeveless gown is too bare and a long-sleeved option is too stuffy, regardless of body type.

With regard to concerns of body shapes, mid-Length sleeves are perfect for brides who are conscious of their upper arms. They feel that they’re flabby. An urban term for flabby arms is “bingo wings” and a wedding is the least event that they want to hear it. As a strategic move, they want to cover it and eventually accentuate the forearm. This results in a slimmer look than the usual.

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