Now we have seen the end of summer, and taken in the darker mornings, and colder evenings, embracing autumn and winter is part of finding the perfect gown for your wedding. If you are one of these seasonal brides, you have a few different things to worry about than your summer counterparts; the main one being keeping warm.

With unpredictable temperatures, a skimpy wedding dress may not be the perfect choice, but one solution to combat the cold is sleeves.  As a bride marrying in the colder months, you can easily carry off a long sleeve dress, a shrug or even a jacket. And with the vintage look remaining a popular trend, the range of dresses incorporating these cover-ups gives you plenty of choice.

Bateau Neckline Dress
A beautiful combination is a wide bateau neckline, think slash neck on a jumper, with full sleeves. Exposing the top of the chest area, leaving the shoulders totally uncovered, the addition of long sleeves creates an eye-catching effect.

Low-Cut Ball Gown Dress
Echoing the 1930s movies, full exposure of the upper back, shoulders and cleavage is popular amongst many. Filling the bare areas with sheer lace which then extends to full length, close-fitting, quite sculptured sleeves can transform the look.

Tea Length Long Sleeved Dress
If you can brave the weather in these colder months, this knee length gown may be perfect for you. Carrying a faint hint of the 1940’s, it is a good decision for brides who want to show off their legs, whilst contrastingly, keeping the arms covered.

Grecian Style Long Sleeved Dress
With their high waistlines and straight folds, this style of wedding dress adopts the column silhouette and is often sleeved. However, a more demure take on this style is prettily embellished with soft sleeves; maybe in sheer chiffon with a split either from the wrist to elbow, or all the way to the armpit, turning the sleeve into a piece of fine drapery.

Hopefully, this has helped you understand the variations of long sleeved dresses for these upcoming months. And if you would like to find out more about them, or start your search for your wedding dress, call 01799 526982 to book your VIP appointment.