"It's in the details." This is true in design, it's true in baking and it is most definitely true with wedding gowns. Even if you choose the sleekest, most minimal sheath to wed in, you'll be making that choice based on details (or lack thereof). So let's talk sleeves.
Whether you're marrying in the heat of summer or around Christmas, the shape and length of sleeves can say a lot about your approach to the day and your own personal style. You may be speaking casually and showing a little more skin vs. saying, "I'm more traditional and want more coverage." Either way, once you start noticing sleeves we defy you not to have opinions.
Shorter sleeves, like cap sleeves, can convey a sense of freedom, a light and airy sensibility and a willingness to show off a little skin. If you have beautiful arms, cap and short sleeves are flattering. For the uninitiated, cap sleeves cover the top of the shoulder without extending below the armpit and are extremely feminine.
There are other options if you want a bit more coverage, but still a boho or cottagecore look. Off the shoulder sleeves are flirty, feminine and currently extremely popular. Fitted versions hug your arm and flutter versions are more dynamic and romantic.
Detached sleeves provide flexibility with your look of course because they can be removed for dining at the reception, but added for photos or for dancing. They switch up the look and the vibe of your ensemble. Imagine either of the gowns above without the belle or poof sleeves, and now add a faux fur bolero for winter or a cathedral veil for a summer garden wedding. You'd have two other entirely different vibes and styles.
We like to say these days that Lace is Queen, so long sleeves are a perfect choice if you want more coverage and more territory for lace. Below is an example of a gorgeous gown with lace sleeves that complement the other lace elements.
Regardless of your style, your shape and your wedding theme, you have options, ladies. Our team is always ready to help you surprise yourself by trying something new, so don't be bashful about zigging when you thought you might zag, ... in the sleeve department.