Sleeves have made a comeback in a big way and we are loving this reimagined trend. Whether you’re self-conscience of your arms or wish to add a touch of modesty to make way for a plunging neckline or bare back, sleeves are a chic solution. The best part of this trend is that it is all-inclusive; every bride will look stunning rocking a sleeved look. These styles capture everything there is to love about sleeves in completely different ways.


Understated Elegance – Maggie Sottero “Deirdre”

Make a dramatic impact with this understated look by Maggie Sottero. The lace and Santorini chiffon A-line gown has a bateau neckline and, of course, sleeves. The Illusion lace keeps it current and the V-back adds a sexy element to this sweet style.

Available for order from The Bridal Box
417 Oak Street in Roseville


Barely There – Stella York #6176

Subtle sleeves on this Stella York dress work as a stunning accessory. The romantic neckline and glamorous chapel train achieve the ultimate bridal look. The completely open illusion back with fabric-covered buttons offers just enough detail and a whole-lotta wow!

Available for order from Always Elegant Bridal & Tuxedo.
1199 Butte House Road, A
Yuba City, CA 95993


Sleek Sleeved – Lazaro #3652

Sleeves do not have to add volume to your bridal look. This gown by Lazaro shows how delicate lace can enhance the sleek appeal you desire. The ivory Chantilly lace over the nude sparkle net and cashmere chiffon incorporates texture, interest and the perfect hint of glam.

Available for order at House of Fashion.
2101 J Street in Sacramento

Keep an open mind when shopping for your wedding gown and try necklines, silhouettes and sleeve/strap options of all styles. You may be surprised to find you’re ready to say “Yes” to sleeves!

Photos courtesy of and copyright (in order of appearance) Maggie SotteroStella York and Lazaro.

Tune into the Real Weddings Blog next Friday for more fashion inspiration…!

Blog post by Real Weddings Magazine’s writer, Kelley Saia. 

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