We’re seeing a major comeback with dramatic sleeve styles wedding dresses hitting the runways. Thanks to its playful style, you will find them being paired with the simplest of gowns or corseted bodices. Here’s a guide on how to rock this style without looking outdated.
Choosing your silhouette
First and foremost, ensure that you choose a silhouette that works for your body shape. Puff sleeves come in different variations and most recently, detachable versions allow brides to switch up their look to an off-the-shoulder number for your evening reception.
What is more, if you’re top heavy, consider dropped balloon sleeves to give volume to your hip area. A great choice would be a classic ball gown style with a sweetheart neckline and detachable balloon sleeves. Brides who are bottom heavy should go for puff sleeves with more volume around the shoulders. You’re in luck if you have a rectangle or hourglass shape as all silhouettes and sleeve styles suits these body shapes.
Best fabrics for your puff sleeves
The type of fabric is just as important as it needs to support the gathers and shape of the puff sleeve. Satin is very common as it holds the structure of a puff sleeve and has a shimmering appearance. Full sleeves in this fabric give an utterly romantic and vintage feel. Organza is a popular choice as it maintains its structure as well as being lightweight and sheer. Chiffon is best used for full length puff sleeves as they have little to no structure but give off a whimsical feel. Tulle comes in different weights and can easily hold the shape of a puff sleeve. In addition, it’s delicate and ethereal when paired with a light-as-air tulle skirt and fitted bodice. Above all, consider the season of your wedding as a light and sheer fabric will be more breathable for the summer. Satin cuffed long sleeves are perfect for weddings taking place in cold weather.
To sum it up
Puff sleeves are an elegant and sensational addition to any wedding dress, making it the perfect harmony between contemporary and timelessness. In conclusion, with the versatility of being made removable, you will have two fabulous showstopper looks in one!
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