Long-sleeved wedding gowns are a timeless style that has been embraced by brides throughout the years. There’s a variety of ways to style a long sleeve dress, but one of the most popular trends we’ve seen emerge recently is lace sleeves. Here are a few of our best tips for wearing a long sleeve lace bridal gown for your special day.
Use Breathable Fabrics
No matter what time of year you’ll be getting married, breathable fabrics are ideal for any long sleeve lace bridal gown. Not only will this keep you cooler in the summer months, but it also helps keep you more comfortable overall on your wedding day. Lace is one of the best breathable fabrics for long sleeves, and also the most romantic.
Choose a Neckline
Long sleeves look beautiful with a variety of different necklines for your bridal gown. If you’re looking for something a bit more dramatic, we recommend a plunging neckline or off-the-shoulder style paired with your lace long sleeves. For brides who prefer something more subtle, a classic sweetheart neckline or high neck style are great options.
The focal point of any long sleeve lace bridal gown is sure to be your gorgeous arms. Keep the rest of your bridal look simple by limiting your accessories as well. Whether it’s sparkling jewelry or vibrant shoes, this can pull focus from your gown. If you do choose to accessorize, we recommend opting for an elegant veil or delicate earrings that won’t clash with your gown.
Have a Reception Dress
Not sure if you want to stay in your long-sleeved dress while dancing at your reception? Many brides are now choosing to make an outfit change after their ceremony. Slip into something a bit more moveable such as a halter dress or spaghetti strap gown for added comfort at your reception. For brides who don’t want to worry about a second dress, you can also add detachable sleeves or a sleeved overlay to your wedding gown for an easy transition.
Are you ready to find the long-sleeved dress of your dreams? Book an appointment with one of our bridal specialists at The Wedding Shoppe today!