Strapless dresses have been a perennial favourite of brides all over for decades now. Coming in every shape and style, from dressed down and ready-to-elope, to ballgowns fit for a princess, strapless dresses have been, and will remain, a mainstay in bridal fashion. This year, however, the sleeve has been giving the strapless a definite run for its money – and we’re way, way too excited about what we’ve seen!
Let’s clarify first that we still have a soft spot for strapless; we think a décolletage is beautiful, bare shoulders are glamorous, and the chance for a statement necklace is great. A certain bride we know may have even walked into the bridal shop, head held high and a determined look on her face, sure she would walk out with sleeves…only to walk out with a strapless gown! A sweetheart neckline with soft curls on her shoulders was just too lovely a thought to resist.
For a while, some considered sleeves on a wedding gown “dated” (think: puffy 80s sleeves) and “unsexy” (think: black and white photos of high collars, long sleeves, and hair in tight buns). We are here to set the record straight: these are lies, all lies!
Ok, except maybe the puffy sleeve part.
Cap, tee-length, long, off-the-shoulder, and especially lace sleeves…they’re not making a comeback, they’ve been here for years. But, now that the puffy ones have disappeared, maybe we’re just starting to see how wonderful sleeves really can be.
We have, as we always do, rounded up some best-of-the-best photos for you, just to further prove that sleeves are here to stay.
We hope you all know by now that at Parkers, we are clothing care specialists who know just how to clean your wedding attire – whether short-sleeved, long-sleeved or without sleeves. Our state-of-the-art dry cleaning facilities and green cleaning techniques should leave you feeling relaxed as you celebrate all night long, knowing that your gown will be cared for by wedding gown cleaning and preservation specialists.
Pst! Did you know that you can schedule to have your wedding gown picked up and cleaned while you’re on your honeymoon?