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Old 01-04-2014, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Southern Oregon
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I find strapless wedding dresses too much like prom dresses and not really appropriate, but then Im older, I thought with the lovely Duchess of Cambridge having sleeves they would become more popular.. back in the 60s you would never have seen a strapless wedding dress...

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Are dresses with sleeves in style in the UK?
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Old 01-04-2014, 07:03 PM
 
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Never.

To the OP, a lot of it is out of necessity. The majority of weddings are spring and summer when it is hot or warm. Many brides cannot afford 100% silk so the alternative is a man made fabric which does not breath, therefore sleeveless and strapless.
Lace.
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Old 01-04-2014, 07:07 PM
 
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Seriously? I'm sure that you might believe that, but I don't think so. People follow what fashion dictates. And right now, fashion dictates sleeveless. That's only MHO though.
Yes. If it were a matter of climate, there would be sleeved wedding dresses on the racks starting around June, and in some areas there would always be sleeved dresses on the racks.

Plus...air conditioning does exist. The climate situation is no different now than back in the 80s when sleeved dresses were in fashion (they needed sleeves to sew those huge shoulders to). If brides could live with sleeves and those big shoulders back then, they can live with sleeves today.

You're right, this is a fashion dictation. I know of women who understand they would look better in sleeved dresses, and do complain about being unable to find sleeved dresses on the racks.
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Old 01-04-2014, 07:34 PM
 
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Wedding dress trends are always evolving, gradually. Little trends here and there that are hardly noticeable year against year. But compare styles every 5 years and you can really see how styles have evolved.
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Old 01-04-2014, 09:32 PM
 
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On some of these wedding dress shows like say yes to the dress I have to believe they pick women who want over the top wedding dresses to add drama to the show. Some of the dresses look like costumes and some larger busted women show too much cleavage where it is almost inappropriate for the occasion.
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Old 01-05-2014, 01:56 AM
 
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I think it's pretty funny how offended some people seem to be by the lack of sleeves on a dress. Wow. All of a sudden you have no sense of morals without a sleeve? Reality check, please---we're not all having church weddings.

Personally, I think everyone should do what works for them. I wasn't interested in a dress with sleeves so my wedding gown was sleeveless. My goal was to get a very plain dress that was cheap and looked okay on me because I didn't even want to have a wedding. I'm like the other poster who said that she's tall and slender. Anyway, I ended up with something like this: Chiffon Soft Gown with Side Drape - David's Bridal

Perhaps it wouldn't look good on everyone but it looked great on me.

If you like sleeves, that's great. What's the problem? I always see dresses with sleeves around and if not, that's something that could always be added. I thought the link with the sleeved dresses had some very nice things but again, not for me.

I think some people here watch too many reality TV shows---never have I seen anyone dressed outrageously for a wedding, as people here seem to believe it happens on a regular basis. Perhaps you've been watching one too many episodes of My Big Fat Gypsy American Wedding?
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Old 01-05-2014, 02:48 AM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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Mine looked a lot like this, but short. Funny thing is, it wasn't even a wedding dress, but something I found in the prom department.


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Old 01-05-2014, 06:05 AM
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Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Interesting thread when I first walked by here, I thought OP was trolling I could not imagine a wedding dress with sleeves then I saw pics & yup most are nice. Funny I had never even heard of it!
Are you serious? I had no idea wedding dresses DIDN'T have sleeves anymore. I knew some were strapless, but I thought that was an alternate style.
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Old 01-05-2014, 06:27 AM
 
Location: Europe
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Cake is messy,hahah! no sleeves, no laundry
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Old 01-05-2014, 07:55 AM
 
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