Sleeve Dreams Are Made Of This

What is the perfect sleeve style for your wedding dress. Whether you're dreaming of fluttering sleeves that evoke romance or sleek silhouettes that exude sophistication, each sleeve style adds its own unique charm to your gown.

Beverley explores how to get sleeve savvy:

Strapless Sweetheart


For the bride who wants to showcase her shoulders and collarbones, the strapless sweetheart neckline is a timeless choice. It creates an elegant, clean silhouette that emphasises your neckline and can be beautifully complemented with delicate jewellery or a statement necklace.

Off-the-Shoulder Elegance

Channelling a touch of romance and femininity, off-the-shoulder sleeves gently drape over your arms, creating a soft and flattering look. This style is perfect for brides who want to strike a balance between showing skin and feeling securely covered.

Cap Sleeves

Cap sleeves offer a delicate frame for your shoulders while providing a bit of coverage. This style is both classic and versatile, adding a touch of sophistication to any wedding dress silhouette, whether it's a ball gown or a sheath dress.

Flutter Sleeves

Flutter sleeves are whimsical and ethereal, often made of light, airy fabric that gently floats as you move. Perfect for a romantic outdoor wedding or a beach ceremony, these sleeves add a fairy-tale vibe to your bridal look.

Long Sleeves

Long sleeves are synonymous with elegance and grace, offering both coverage and sophistication. Whether they're fitted or illusion lace, long sleeves can be tailored to suit any season and venue, from a winter wonderland to a grand cathedral.

Bell Sleeves

Making a bold statement with their dramatic flair, bell sleeves add a touch of bohemian charm to your wedding dress. They create beautiful movement and are ideal for brides looking to infuse their ensemble with a hint of vintage or retro flair.

Choosing Your Perfect Sleeve Style

When selecting the ideal sleeve style for your wedding dress, consider not only your personal style but also the overall theme and venue of your wedding. Here are a few tips from Beverley to guide you:

  • Comfort - Ensure your chosen sleeves allow you to move comfortably and freely, especially if you plan to dance the night away.
  • Season - Consider the climate and time of year. Long sleeves for winter weddings offer warmth and elegance, while breezy cap sleeves are perfect for summer celebrations.
  • Balance - Your sleeve style should harmonise with the neckline and silhouette of your dress, creating a cohesive and flattering look.


Whether you envision yourself in a sleek strapless gown or a dreamy dress with fluttering sleeves, I’m here to help you find the perfect match. Make an appointment to discuss your bespoke wedding dress with me and find your ‘sleeve dreams’.


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