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FASHION REPORT

sleeves bridal fashion's missing piece is found photo by roey yohai photography

They’re back. After the puffy trends of the 80's made bridal sleeves the ultimate fashion faux pas, sleeves proved to be more popular than strapless on the 2017 designer runways. While Princess Diana’s voluminous sleeves started the 80’s sleeve trend, once again we can thank a Princess for inspiring brides around the world to creatively cover their arms. The Duchess of Cambridge, via Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, showed us sleeves can be sophisticated, and yes, even sexy. "Sleeves are back in the mix and taking an important role in bridal trends,” confirms bridal designer Ines Di Santo. “Even for the bride who is selecting a sensual gown, adding a sleeve can elevate the look in a classic

direction. Sometimes, it is every bit as much about what you cover as it is what you select to share.” Today’s sleeves come in various styles and draw inspiration from different eras of fashion. This latest season, designers drew inspiration from the 70’s to create modern Boho-bridal sleeves. With a dramatic bell, a wrist flounce or even a tailored balloon, these sleeves add drama, intrigue and modern elements to the sexy, fitted bridal gowns of today. Not sure how to pull off this look? Di Santo offers us this Twirl Tip: "For comfort as well as beauty, look for designs that give you a range of motion and allow you to dance and hug those who are celebrating with you."

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