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Old 01-03-2014, 12:44 AM
 
Location: Southern Oregon
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No particular reason. Just a vent. EVERY wedding dress I see on TV, reality show, or contemporary show shows wedding dresses with bodices (and cleavage of course) and no sleeves. It's kind of gotten to be quite boring in style. You can do a lot with sleeves. Bring back sleeves!
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Old 01-03-2014, 01:27 AM
 
Location: Mayacama Mtns in CA
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On this page: Modest Wedding Dresses the dress called Delphine is my favourite. I think it's very classical and lovely.

I found that by doing a web search, it's fairly easy to find a more traditional look. This is just one of the pages I found.
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Old 01-03-2014, 06:34 AM
 
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Strapless wedding gowns: They’re unflattering. Why are they so popular? Section: DoubleX

Why? Money. It's cheaper and easier to design and make a dress without sleeves.

I didn't have a big wedding but attend a lot of formal events... I tend to avoid dress with are strapless because I hate tugging and adjusting all night and the threat of wardrobe malfunctions.
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Old 01-03-2014, 06:46 AM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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I have seen wedding dresses with sleeves. They are there, just harder to find.
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Old 01-03-2014, 07:30 AM
 
Location: NY
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My wife had cap sleeves made for her dress....
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Old 01-03-2014, 07:50 AM
 
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Mine had sleeves. It was one of my main requirements, since I don't have nice arms. It was really annoying that almost no dresses had sleeves, or even straps. I found only two gowns with sleeves, but fortunately I loved both of them. Then the seamstress who did my alterations put the sleeves on backwards, and I had to wear it that way, but that's another story.

Sometimes I watch say yes to the dress, and I can't believe how many women come out in what looks like the same dress - strapless, ruched or bandage style - and love it so much and talk about how this is the one. I keep thinking, that's the same darn dress everyone is wearing.
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Old 01-03-2014, 10:39 AM
 
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You have to look at a strapless gown as the starting point. You can add a bolero jacket, sleeves can be made, straps can be added.
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Old 01-03-2014, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Northern panhandle WV
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You have to look at a strapless gown as the starting point. You can add a bolero jacket, sleeves can be made, straps can be added.
Why should we have to look at a strapless gown as a starting point, These gowns should not even be called wedding dresses, it has gotten to the point that many of them are obscene, with not only no sleeves and deep front and back but also see through.

I assume this is so the bride does not have to change clothes to go right to the wedding night!!!
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Old 01-03-2014, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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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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Old 01-03-2014, 12:43 PM
 
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I have a lot of younger friends who have tattoos, and I find tattooed arms and sleeveless wedding dresses a bad look, unless the tattoo is small and of a delicate design. But the entire upper arm and shoulder tattoos just don't help a wedding dress look elegant or dressy, especially the goth girls' "dark" tattoos. I went to one of these friend's wedding last summer and I found the tattoos distracted from the dress. So I would like to see sleeves there.
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