Wednesday, February 6

wedding trend: lace sleeves

We can probably thank Kate Middleton for the increased popularity of dresses with vintage-inspired lace sleeves.  Dresses with sleeves were basically nonexistent when I was wedding planning, but now they can be spotted in classically elegant celebrations.  I think lace sleeves give a dress a timeless glamour that is hard to beat!

Delphine Manivet || Reem Acra via

Lace dresses with sleeves aren't just for traditional weddings - they can fit right in at a bohemian wedding or at an art deco inspired celebration.

I love the off-the-shoulder style of Erin's Liliana Dabic gown above!

The brides in these pictures have such a great retro look!  They reminded me of Grace Kelly's style for her 1956 wedding to Prince Rainier III of Monaco...

Grace's long lace-sleeved gown was a gift from MGM Studios - an Old Hollywood detail that I love.

For brides who don't want to wear sleeves for the duration of their wedding day, a lace bolero or jacket like the one above is perfect for the wedding ceremony.

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  1. I love off the shoulder lace sleeves, I didn't find one to try on though. But I agree since Catherine Middleton's dress, I now see them all the time, especially on WB

    1. They still aren't quite as easy to find in real life as the wedding blog world makes it seem - I went dress shopping with my best friend this weekend and the majority of the dresses were still either strapless or spaghetti strap.