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Wedding Dress With Sleeves

Sleeves, Or No Sleeves On Your Wedding Dress

Sleeves, Or No Sleeves On Your Wedding Dress

A big trend we love right now is a wedding dress with sleeves. They can add that little spark of elegance that makes you stand out among thousands of brides! There are so many styles to add to your gown. Here are many ways to add sleeves to your wedding dress .

There are many options you can pick from.

Lace, fitted, flutter, cap, bell and elbow length are just a few to start. You have a lot of variety to find out which type of sleeve works for your body type and style. Be sure to work with a seamstress to ensure the proper fit. If you’re having a summer wedding with warmer weather don’t let that deter you from having sleeves. There are a lot of styles and fabrics to choose from that will keep you cool. We love a mermaid lace, open back with lace cape or illusion/flutter sleeves for warmer weather!

If you don’t want to take the time or money to have them made custom,  then you can opt for detachable ones.

We love a long drape sleeve that you can take off for the reception and not have to worry about dragging it in your cake or main dish. Sleeves don’t have to be exactly what you think either – we love pairing a jacket with the dress as well! Many brides prefer a light jacket (or heavy coat in winter) to keep them warm when traveling between venues. A wedding jacket can also be a statement piece on its own – fur, lace, pearl beading and all the sparkle you could want!

We recommend trying on a bridal gown with sleeves, even if you’re a little skeptical.

Sometimes the type of sleeve you think you want turns out to be a completely different style. Sleeves on a wedding dress are an accent of themselves so have fun picking out the perfect ones!

Did your bridal gown have sleeves? Did you love it? Or did you forgo the sleeves and love your gown? We’d love to see! E-Mail your wedding photos, with vendors credited to us at hello@chicagoweddingblog.com . Happy Wedding Planning!

Lace Trend for 2013

lace dressLace is always going to be a fabric associated with weddings. It’s so soft and delicate and romantic that it will be ever present. But this year will surely see more of it! If you watched the bridal runway shows last fall, you definitely saw designers incorporating lace into many of their gown designs.

Besides gorgeous lace draped wedding gowns, there are many other wedding details where lace can be used. Start with the invitations. Using a lace pattern printed paper or tying actual lace around the invites.

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If you opt for another fabric for you wedding dress, there are many accessories like jewelry, gloves, headpieces and shoes that have lace detailing to add this trend to your day. Even the reception can have a lace makeover by using lace tablecloths or wrapping lace around vases of flowers or using it as a draping fabric throughout the reception area. Whether you want a big or small statement with lace, there are many ways to use this lovely fabric, and it’s sure to add a romantic softness.

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