It may have been five years since Kate Middleton tied the knot, but the effect of her beautiful Alexander McQueen wedding dress, most notably the sleeves, is still making waves today. For 2017, bridal brands brought this wedding trend to the next level by arming their collections with sleeves of all styles and textures. Designers such as Jenny Packham introduced this wedding dress trend through glamorous boho bridal gowns, while other bridal brands, like Lazaro and Amsale, embraced the sleeves trend through the use of lace. From wrist-length sleeves to elbow-grazing fringe, sleeves have never looked more chic.
Amsale’s spring 2017 collection was brimming with classic and romantic wedding dresses including this gorgeous design complete with a lacy, long-sleeved bodice.Photo via Jenny Packham.
While a rustic-meets-glam wedding dress may not be the typical Jenny Packham design, the slim silhouette and beautiful beading are very her. For brides wanting a romantic bridal gown with sleeves that’s not too lacy, this style could be ideal.Photo via Lazaro.
Wedding sleeves may seem demure, but when paired with a lower neckline, such as in this pretty design from Lazaro, the result is both sexy and chic.Photo via Legends by Romona Keveza.
For her contribution to this particular wedding dress trend, Romona Keveza paired gorgeous lace sleeves with scalloped trimming and a plunging neckline.Photo via Pronovias.
If lace is just not your thing, not to worry there’s plenty of ways to wear this wedding dress trend, all you have to do is take note of Pronovias’ Nuria bridal dress. The form-fitting design paired with sleeves and a daring slit is the perfect style for a modern bride.
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