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bride wearing long sleeve wedding dress and holding her hands together

As strapless wedding dresses dominated the wedding industry a couple of years ago, long sleeve wedding dresses are doing so right now. They can be found in many different gown shapes and styles. Read more about this in this blog, but first some more insight in the advantages of long sleeves.

Advantages of long sleeves

  1. Season adjustable: Long sleeve wedding dresses are perfect for spring, autumn and winter weddings as they give extra warmth. BUT, summer brides can still go for a long sleeves if they love them, by choosing the right fabric. Many designers make their wedding dresses from lace semi see-through fabrics, making them airy and perfect for the summer.
  2. Make you look longer: Long sleeve wedding dresses add extra length, especially when you are a petit bride or a bride with small shoulders.

The Styles

Minimalistic long sleeve wedding dresses

Soft fabrics, fitted silhouettes and super elegant. Minimalistic wedding dresses are taking over the bridal fashion industry, and we see them more and more with long sleeves. By playing with the sleeves, designers are able to make a minimalistic gown a true statement piece. And we have a few in our collection!

The Alchemist from Marquise bridal & the Scarlett from Vagabond bridal.

Minimalistische bruidsjurken met lange mouwen

Romantic wedding dresses with long sleeves 

Lace, lace, lace! Lace fabrics immediately give wedding dresses a romantic look. By combing these gowns with long lace sleeves, you can create an extra dreamy and whimsical look.

La Rosala from J’Andreatta & the Monica from Vered Vaknin Bridal

Romantische bruidsjurken met lange mouwen

Bohemian wedding dresses with long sleeves

Bohemian wedding dresses are recognizable by their flowiness and statement lace fabrics. The long sleeves give the bohemian wedding dresses just that extra touch.

Like the Elena from Vered Vaknin Bridal & the Virgina from Vagabond Bridal

Bohemian bruidsjurken met lange mouwen

Glitter wedding dresses with long sleeves

Glitter wedding dresses are very glamorous, sparkly and dazzling. They will truly capture everyones eye when you walk down the aisle. The long glitter sleeves make the pattern and fabric pop, making the gown really stand out on your skin.

Cafe de Flore from J’Andreatta & the Lilac from Vered Vaknin Bridal

Glitter bruidsjurken met lange mouwen

Short wedding dresses with long sleeves

En not to forget, the short wedding dresses. They are perfect for civil weddings, a reception or to change in for your party. The long sleeves can add that extra bridal vibe.

The Lily & Nolah gowns from Meryl Suissa

Korte bruidsjurken met lange mouwen

On our website you can find many more wedding dresses with long sleeves. Take a look at our entire collection we currently have in our showroom: https://keepitsfindbridal.nl/category/gowns/, here you can also find the prices and info on all the gowns.

We would love to meet you in our showroom!

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bride wearing one off shoulder wedding dress

Which wedding dresses matches which bodytypes?  A question almost every bride asks herself, and one we get asked quite often. We have written out the basics for you in this blog.

But first things first…

‘I never expected this dress to look so good on me’,

‘I actually thought I wanted a complete different wedding dress’,

‘I would have never chosen this wedding dress myself’.

Many brides have a specific vision of what types and shapes of wedding dresses would look good on them and their bodytypes. Sometimes they believe certain gowns are off limits for them. The interesting thing is that many brides also say yes to a complete different dress than they had in mind, and one they never would have picked out of the racks themselves.

The reasons for this are the following:

  1. Wedding dresses are made to measure, completely fitted to the bride her measurements. Because of this, assets can be accentuated and places a bride wants to hide can be hidden.
  2. Wedding dresses are specifically made to be comfortable, supportive and shaping. Making the shape look really different than normal clothing does.
  3. Wedding dresses look completely different on a hanger than when put on.

Therefore we advice each bride to try on different styles and specifically shapes of wedding dresses with their bodytypes, they might surprise you.

The Basics

There are some basic guidelines to which wedding dresses match well with certain bodytypes. But as each and every body is different (even if they have the same global bodytype), definitely try on different shapes as well.

The Ballgown shape

Everyone knows the traditional princess ballgown dresses. A fitted top with a big and voluminous skirt.

Great for:

  • Peer shaped bodytpes, where the emphasis is on the hips. The ballgown shape will accentuate your waist and hide your hips, creating a beautiful hour shaped figure.
  • Petit brides. Are you petit and would like to create some curves and volume? The ballgown is a great option to do so as you will accentuate your waist, while the big skirt creates the curves.
  • Large cup sizes. With a large cup size and an accentuated waist, you will create a beautiful hour-shaped figure.

Avoid when:

  • You are really petit and the skirt of the ballgown is extremely big. The volume of the skirt can create unbalance and overwhelm you.

A true modern version of a ballgown is our  Love In Portofino wedding dress from J’Andreatta

voorbeeld van een ballgown trouwjurk

The A-Line wedding dress

An A-line wedding dress also has a fitted top with a loose and bigger skirt. The difference with an ballgown is that the A-line shape has a more delicate and less poofy skirt. They follow the shape of an A.

Great for:

  • Larger cup sizes. The A-line wedding dresses also create a beautiful balance when you have a larger cupsize, as the skirt is flowy and not fitted.
  • Petit brides. To create some volume as with a ballgown.
  • Wide hips. We love curves and we love it when brides like to show them as well. But some brides would like to hide their hips, then an A-line gown is a great option that is not too overwhelming.
  • Broad shoulders. Do you have broad shoulders? The A-line shape will give you a hour-shaped figure as it emphasizes your waist and then flows out again. Broad shoulders, small waist and a flared skirt!
  • Brides who want to look longer. Do you want to add some length? An A-line shape is the shape to do so, this is because of the ‘A’ line it follows.

Avoid when:

  • Actually an A-Line wedding dress is perfect for all bodytpes.

To create a stunning hour-shaped figure, try out this amazing A-Line wedding dress Bentleigh van Georgia Young Couture.

Voorbeeld van een A-Line trouwjurk

The Flit & Flare wedding dress

A Flit & Flare wedding dress is a subtle version of the A-Line shape. The Fit & Flare has a longer fitted top and flares out at your hips.

Great for:

  • Short and petit brides. If you are small and a little shorter (just like many of us), the Fit & Flare is a great option. The fitted top and the delicate flaring skirt add length, while still creating a subtle hint of curves.
  • Hour-shaped brides. Are you blessed with beautiful curves, show them off! The Fit & Flare will accentuate your waist and at the same time show off your hips.

Avoid when:

  • You have an athletic body. A Fit & Flare wedding dress can give you the feeling of having a squared shape.
  • You have a pear bodyshape with small shoulders. Because the Fit & Flare will (delicately) accentuate your hips, it will create an unbalance if you have a pear shaped bodytype that already has the emphasis on its hips.

 

The Harriett from Vagabond Bridal has a Fit & Flare shape.

Voorbeeld Fit & Flare trouwjurk

The Sheath wedding dress

A sheath wedding dress is completely fitted and figure hugging.

Great for:

  • Brides who want to look longer. When you are petit and would like to add some length to your look, a sheath gown is perfect because it is completely fitted all the way through without any interruptions.
  • Small brides. When you are small you can definitely rock a sheath dress
  • Athletic bodytypes. Sheat wedding dresses hugg your body, accentuating your curves.

Avoid when:

  • You have a pear shaped body type, this completely fitted shape can create some unbalance.

 

Our Ivy gown from Vered Vaknin Bridal is an example of a Sheat wedding dress.

Voorbeeld Sheat trouwjurk

The Mermaid / The Trumpet wedding dress

A fitted silhouette with a flared skirt below your knee. Yes, those are called the Mermaid and the Trumput. The Mermaid has a voluminous skirt, while the Trumput has a more subtile flair. A shape that has been created to really accentuate your curves.

Like our Madison gown van Georgia Young Couture.

Great for:

  • Curvy brides. Show them off! The Mermaid and the Trumpet shapes accentuate your beautiful curves, especially for the hour-shaped brides.
  • Petit brides. Petit brides can create some more curves with this model, as the skirt flares out at your knees, making your hips look more rounded.
  • Tall brides. Are you tall and do not want to look any taller? This model is a perfect option. The flaring skirt at the knees brakes your length.

Avoid when:

  • You do not feel comfortable showing of your curves.

 

example photo of mermaid wedding dress

We hope we have been able to give the info you need to start your wedding dress search. If you have any questions related to wedding dresses and bodytypes, send us an email and we are happy to help you out.

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photo with wedding dresses on rack during trunk show with cocktail glasses in front

Wedding dress Trunk Shows have many benefits for brides. Let us explain what they are, why they are organized and of course the important benefits.

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What is a trunk show?

Trunk Shows! You may have seen these words pop up on Instagram, bridal boutique websites or from fellow brides to be. The words ‘Trunk Shows’ themselves do not usually give an instant explanation of what a Trunk Show actually is. Let us explain, because these Trunk Shows are definitely worth visiting!

A Trunk Show is an event in a bridal boutique, where the whole new collection of a bridal designer is available for you to try on in the bridal boutique where the Trunk Show is being organized.

Best thing! Trunk Shows come with great discounts and offers.

 

Why are Trunk Shows organized?

Bridal boutiques often have a selection of dresses from a designer and almost never the whole collection. Boutiques choose those dresses, they feel, that fit their brides the best. Trunk Shows are a great way for the bridal boutique to show the whole collection of a designer to their brides.

And for brides it means they have more gowns to try on or see those specific gowns they love from a designer that the bridal boutique does not carry on a regular basis.

 

How long do Trunk Shows take?

Trunk Shows are organized for a long-weekend or a whole week. The bridal boutique will have the exact dates on their websites/socials.

Benefits

  • Discounts & offers

    During a Trunk Show bridal boutiques usually offer 5-10% discount on the Trunk Show gowns and often times also on their accessories.

  • More gowns

    Because the whole new collection is in the showroom, you have more gowns to try on from your favorite designers.

  • Favorite gowns

    Do you love a gown from a designer but the bridal boutique in your country does not carry it? During the Trunk Show you will have the chance to see your favorite gown. Is your favorite gown from a previous collection, check with the bridal boutique if they can ask the designer to ship that specific gown with the Trunk Show gowns as well.

  • EXTRA’S

    Most bridal boutique offer great extra’s during the Trunk Shows. At Keep Its Find Bridal we always have delicious cocktails and gift bags with great bridal goodies to bring home with you.

  

We have some really exciting wedding dress Trunk Shows organized this year. You can check out which ones, their dates, discount information and which dresses will be there, on our website: See all our Trunk Shows

 

We hope to see you soon during on of our trunk shows!

Keep Its Find Bridal Team

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