(Closed) The return of sleeves?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Will there be a return to bridal gowns with sleeves?
    Yes, there will be many more options with sleeves : (80 votes)
    75 %
    No, strapless will continue to reign : (26 votes)
    24 %
    Other? : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
    955 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I hope to God sleeves come back. I can’t wait for strapless to go out of fashion and I’m thorougly peeved I couldn’t afford a lace dress with sleeves.

    Post # 4
    336 posts
    Helper bee

    I’m not sure.  Kate had no choice in the matter, because having sleeves is a requirement to get married at the Abbey.

    But, some other churches require at least cap sleeves/covered shoulders as well.  (Some Catholic churches do, all Mormon brides must have sleeves, etc.)  Hopefully Kate’s dress will give more options for brides who either want to or must wear sleeves on their wedding day.

    Post # 5
    576 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I hope so! I agree with @sfchick: I would love to see another style besides strapless become popular. I just can’t keep a stapless dress up (especially a heavy wedding dress) and I had so few option at my local wedding boutiques

    Post # 6
    5827 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I don’t know, I thought they would come back after Ivanka’s dress and that hasn’t really happened.

    ETA: I didn’t want a strapless dress and I never ran into issues finding other options while dress shopping

    Post # 7
    605 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I kind of wish I had looked at this option now.  She really looked so…regal.  Which seems redundant, but seriously.  Regal!

    Post # 8
    226 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I hope so!

    Post # 9
    4767 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    No, Chatherine had to wear sleeves, and really her sleeves where like the anti sleeves.  Is it really sleeves if they are totally see through? 

    Post # 10
    326 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Between Kate and Ivanka… they are probably on their way beack as we speak.

    Post # 11
    285 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @LGenz: I def agree, I thought after Ivanka the days of strapless were numbered, but that hasn’t been the case.

    I’m hoping Kate signals more choices, instead of just nothing but strapless everywhere. 

    Post # 12
    3977 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I certainly hope so. I’m am not a fan of strapless.

    Post # 13
    189 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I can’t wear sleeve  on my dress it takes away from figure.

    Post # 14
    4122 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Both Ivanka and Kate choose sleeves for “religious” reasons. I don’t really see a change. I don’t see brides getting married during the summer in sleeves… Now, I do wish there were more available. I had one that did and it wasn’t that hard but had I not already known the exact dress I wanted… I would have had a harder time. So, I wish they would make more sleeved options… but I don’t think there’s going to be a return of the sleeve. 

    Post # 15
    126 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I have to preface this with the fact that I went with a strapless dress… however, if you think about all the iconic wedding dresses in history, few (if any?) have been strapless.

    Grace Kelly

    Jackie O

    Tricia Nixon

    Princess Diana

    Elizabeth Taylor (multiple dresses)

    Carolyn Kennedy

    Queen Margaret

    even Katie Holmes when she married Tom Cruise

    The only exceptions I can think of are really recent, Chelsea Clinton (I do think this one of a kind Vera Wang will be a classic) and maybe Jessica Simpson’s princess dress when she married Nick, and maybe Sarah Jessica Parker’s dress from the SATC wedding (Vivienne Westwood, I think?)

    But it seems that most memorable wedding dresses have not been strapless.  Wish I would’ve thought about this before I got married!

    Post # 16
    191 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I really really hope so!! Strapless is getting so old…

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