Sleeves are definitely on trend right now and there are so many different options available. Even if you don’t like the feel of sleeves but love the look, there are options for you too!
Sleeves on wedding dresses are gorgeous. There are so many different versions now, too, like off the shoulder, detachable, illusion, illusion with lace and buttons, full lace, etc. Look at your Pinterest board – even if you aren’t considering sleeves I’ll bet you have one pinned.
Trying on dresses with sleeves is very interesting. Some brides know that’s what they want. Don’t even show them any dresses without them!
Others think they want them but when they try on they find them restricting of movement, itchy, irritating, or all three, and they move away from them.
Then there is the bride who never considered hem who tries on and falls in love! It’s one of the “game changers” in dress hunting that we love!
With sleeves you will want to consider:
– Will you be married in the heat? If you are getting married outside in the sun or on the beach, these may not be for you. Think of your ceremony, play that out in your head, does it make sense? If you really love the idea you can consider a dress like Morilee’s Dauphine and wear them for the ceremony and remove them afterward, like two looks in one!
– Do you have sensitive skin or sensory issues? If a dress bothers you at all during the trying on phase, that is not your dress! This applies to all aspects, not just sleeves. You will be in it for hours, it needs to feel comfortable all around.
– Are you a “throw your hands in the air” type dancer? If so, you won’t be throwing them as high wearing a dress with long sleeves.
– Is your wedding in the winter or a colder location? Sleeves are perfect for you, but do not expect them to keep you “warm”. Unless you have them lined – which further diminishes mobility – you may still need a fur wrap or cape if your ceremony is outdoors or for outside pictures.
For the best of both worlds, ask us for options like detachable on many dresses, or a pretty sheer matching jacket. Or we can have them made by our seamstresses at your fitting if you order the dress you love without them but are still undecided. We have capes, jackets, fur wraps, and other accessories as well to customize your perfect look!