Post # 1
What do you think? Every photographer I know is posting on fb begging for a return to sleeved dresses… do you think the tide will change and this will be the end of the glut of sleeveless dresses? Or at least there will be more options?
Post # 3
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
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
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
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
I kind of wish I had looked at this option now. She really looked so…regal. Which seems redundant, but seriously. Regal!
Post # 9
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
Between Kate and Ivanka… they are probably on their way beack as we speak.
Post # 11
@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
I certainly hope so. I’m am not a fan of strapless.
Post # 13
I can’t wear sleeve on my dress it takes away from figure.
Post # 14
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
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.
Elizabeth Taylor (multiple dresses)
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
I really really hope so!! Strapless is getting so old…