Your choice of sleeves for your wedding dress is one that determines the style of your big day. It is also determined by the season in which you are getting married, as no bride wants to be freezing on the day where she demands all the attention.
There are four different types of sleeves: long, quarter, cap, and short. Each type brings a certain flair to the day. Take a look at the options below before you finalise your choice.
1) Cap Sleeves Wedding Dress
Regardless of your dress’ length or design, cap sleeves are easily recognisable by the manner in which they cover your shoulders’ natural contours. The common style is small, rounded sleeves that are attached to the top of your dress, but do not go past your elbows.
These types of sleeves are ideal for brides who want to lend an air of femininity to their look without their arms looking bare or exposed, especially during the winter months, and also fabricates a slimming effect on the upper body.
Dresses with cap sleeves are normally made from chiffon, which is a lightweight fabric that allows for airflow, keeping the bride cool throughout the day. It’s also very flattering; your curves are highlighted without leaving too much skin exposed.
Cap sleeves look good with more informal styled wedding dresses, but they also look stylish with more traditionally styled wedding gowns.
2) Short Sleeves Wedding Dress
Seeing short sleeves is more common than cap sleeves due to their length. Short sleeves are longer than cap sleeves and end at the elbow. This type of sleeve provides the bride extra coverage and some modesty.
Short sleeves do come in various styles, but are more often than not flat and form-fitting.
Short sleeves look the best with dresses that flow straight down.
3) Three Quarter Sleeve Wedding Gown
These sleeves normally extend past your wrist and elbow, giving your wedding gown an elegant and traditional style.
This style of sleeve is a popular choice for modern brides. It can be worn with a V-neck sleeveless dress, or a strapless mermaid dress.
4) Long Sleeve Wedding Gown
This is a classic and timeless choice, but it doesn’t mean that they can’t be modernised. Long sleeves are ideal for winter weddings, as they will keep you warm, but it also gives the dress a flirty touch of flesh below. Long sleeves look great with a floating dress.
Numerous brides opt for long sleeves over short and sleeveless styles, due to the fact that they offer more coverage as well as options for adornment.
The ultimate choice of sleeve is up the bride’s personal taste.
The expert team at Exclusive Alterations will work with you to create a wedding gown that showcases your style and preferences. We will also give recommendations on details like embellishments, patterns, fabrics, and colours to make your wedding dress stand out.