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Trend Watch: The Sleeves Revival

Sep 28, 2017 04:03PM ● By Cate Reynolds
So sleeves aren’t necessarily a new trend for bridal gowns, but they are experiencing a renaissance in 2017. The long-sleeved gowns of now couldn’t be done any other way. Without the additional fabric cascading down the arms, these gowns would feel like unfinished works of art. A long-sleeved gown fills several roles, too. Perfect for a winter wedding, a bride who wants just a bit more coverage, and both young and seasoned brides alike, the long-sleeved number is not ready to call it quits. Having just that extra bit of white, however, gives brides a perfect opportunity to throw in some color with a pair of unexpected pumps or nail polish.

1. Carolina Herrera


2. Angel Sanchez


3. Oscar de la Renta


4. Deborah Lippmann in “My Boyfriend’s Back”


5. Manolo Blahnik