Long sleeved wedding gowns?

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  1. Em_Catz

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    Take it or leave it? It's funny but i didnt notice until today that Princess Kate wore sleeves (http://tinyurl.com/ptqcbkl)

    When i thought of sleeves on a gown i always imagined a severe, old fashioned, school marm-esque kind of frock. But after googling, I was surprised at how many gorgeous gowns have sleeves. I think sheer ones with lace and designs like Kate are my favorite.

    My wedding dress is sleeveless and i love it, but sleeves might've been nice too. :)
     
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    I looked into a long-sleeved dress since I got married in -28C weather. Outside. But I couldn't find one. I saw lots of cute ones online, but in real life, no such deal.
     
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    I like the sheer sleeves too. I like shorter sleeves too, probably even more. I'm not big on strapless, although of course it can look lovely.
     
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    I love it.
     
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    I wore strapless, but I like the look of long sleeves on some dresses. I mostly like the lacy sleeves, like Kate's.
     
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    All of my friends had lacy, long-sleeved dresses, and about half of those also had the high lace necklines. It made me sweat looking at that.

    I got married in mid-October. It was around 70 degrees. No sleeves for me! I had short sleeves and a sweatheart neckline. I'm not a huge fan of lace, and my boobs are too big for me to be comfortable in halters and strapless. I'd have roasted in a long-sleeved dress.
     
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    I really like the look. A lace shrug or shawl could give a similar effect if you've already gotten the dress.
     
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    I love it. I especially like ones that have elbow-length, sheer lace sleeves. This is the closest example I could find in a quick google search.

    http://www.aliexpress.com/item/2013...-lace-3-4-sleeve-wedding-dress/671748649.html

    I'd definitely wear a dress similar to that if/when I get married. I don't like the long sleeves as much as the elbow ones, but love the lacy look. I think that the vast majority of people don't look very good in strapless dresses, and I'm also pretty conservative.
     
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    My dress had sheer off the shoulder sleeves. Kind of like a Medieval dress. Sort of these sleeves but a little shorter. [​IMG] I got so many compliments on how it was different from all of those modern dresses. I looked high and low for a dress like that but someone ended up making the sleeves for me! It came out great.
     
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    I like the look on other people! I thought I wanted long, lacy sleeves when I got married, but it didn't look right on me. I'm glad I went strapless though because it was about 95 degrees during my evening, outdoor reception in June!
     
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    I wore lacy long sleeves with a high collar. It was the right look for me.
     
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    I don't care for the look in most circumstances. There are a few pretty long-sleeved dresses, but most of them look bad to me.

    With that having been said, there is definitely a market for them. I live in Mormonville, so there are always lots of brides searching for "modest" wedding dresses. That doesn't always mean long sleeves, but it can.
     
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    I, too, wore long, sheer sleeves with lace...almost 38 years ago!!;)
     
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    We all had sleeves in the 80's - the bigger and poufier the better! Mine were beautiful though, very reminiscent of Princess Diana's only in lace.
     
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    Same here, except my sleeves were more like Kate's sleeves.
     
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    Omg, i love this look. A girl wore a white, medieval dress to our prom and some people were making fun of her like"ha ha look at the goth" but i thought it was really pretty. Bell sleeves off the shoulder:wub:
     
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    I thought I wanted sleeves for my wedding dress or at least something over the shoulders to keep the dress up. I had a bad experience with a sleeveless dress once that wouldn't stay in place. I couldn't find many dresses with sleeves in my price range and none with long sleeves. I did consider a strapless with a little jacket or wrap. The wrap was pretty but too expensive.
     
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    The original dress I ordered was sleeveless that came with a sheer wrap. I had someone take the wrap and make sleeves out of it. Worked out great and didn't cost too much extra.
     
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    I wore my mother's dress from the 50's. It had cap sleeves and long fingerless gloves. I absolutely loved it.
     
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    I love medieval-inspired things...beautiful and unique dress!
     
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    I absolutely loved Kate's dress!! And if I get married again, I will probably wear something like it. When I married my ex, I wore a sleeveless, modern dress.
     
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    I was not a fan of sleeves on wedding dresses until I saw Kate's dress. I will definitely wear a dress like that when I marry a prince.
     

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