Tuesday, February 9, 2010

{ALT} Bride - Lovin' a Sleeve

We know sleeved wedding gowns are more than just a fashion statement for many brides. Whether religion, tradition, or modesty dictate covering your arms or shoulders, the popularity of the strapless gown has made it pretty difficult to find something chic and sleeved. Luckily, sleeves have started to make a comeback so the options are only growing. Here are some of our favorite sleeved gowns.

The cap sleeve has an Edwardian romance feel. Whitney's mom made her dress and the sweetie on the right is one of our favorite Rodney Smith photos.

For a part time sleeve, shrugs are a great option. You can get two complete looks and shed the layer when you heat up the dance floor. Ginny's vintage shrug is to die for and eclectic in it's contrasting fabrics and colors while the Oscar De La Renta shrug is more traditional in a matching fabric.

Lastly, elbow lengths have made a comeback well before Ivanka Trump got married in her elbow sleeve Vera Wang. This look is best suited for lace or another sheer fabric so you don't risk looking drab. ODLR's version is so cute for a pretty Connecticut lawn wedding and Kesh's ensemble is really just a lace top and a skirt...so genius to use seperates to achieve the look!

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