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Sleeves Take Center Stage

Designers are utilising them to showcase gorgeous, yet modest silhouettes, that are anything but matronly. However, on the runway, sleeves are also exaggerated for added volume, split to produce a touch of romance, and embellished on sheer fabrics to create beautiful illusions.

A simple, yet stunning long sleeved gown opened Reem Acra’s bridal show. Lela Rose also created a very simple silhouette and dotted it with pearls for a little something extra. While Temperley London’s embroidered sleeves added additional dimension to the beautiful gowns.

Many designers such as Jenny Packham, Naeem Khan and Justin Alexander went full-on beaded, with delicate long sleeved gowns. Others opted for a simpler cut to showcase a little something special in the back!

Sleeves are certainly not a one trick pony. The same designers who showed a romantic side presented beautiful full skirts balanced with delicate sleeves for a look that’s completely on point and appropriate to wear with your extended family present. Galia Lahav put forth a Grecian goddess gown with split-sleeves, demonstrating how multi-faceted this trend can be.

We’re so glad to see the risque gown (that left more than just the bride blushing), has been replaced by sleeved perfection, ideal for every type of bride!