Flashback to the '80s with these modernized puff-sleeved gowns.
While each season of bridal fashion week brings a number of trends, designers at the last market showed a variety of gowns featuring statement long sleeves – both attached and detachable – featuring frills and puffs for the bold bride. While some may have memories of the bridal gowns of the 1980s and early '90s, these options are paired with sleek silhouettes to create the perfect balance between on-trend and classic. Ideal for ballroom weddings or nuptials in the cooler months, these striking dresses will certainly help you to make an entrance on your big day.
"Sensational sleeves are a standout trend – from wispy, ethereal, and billowing, to a fluid pool of voluminous fabric," shares Belle Manjong of The Boutique by B.Belle Events in our Summer 2019 issue. "Add the versatility of being made removable, and you will have a surprise or two up your sleeve!" (To see this in our latest issue, plus discover more tips and trends, gain access to the digital edition now!) While many designers had more than one gown featuring this trendy look in their runway collections, we've gathered some of our favorites for brides who desire something different for their wedding ensemble.
From subtle statement sleeves to full-on puffed styles, take a look at 13 bridal gowns from the latest spring 2020 collections below – all of which feature statement sleeves!
Photo by Sophie Kaye Photography; Gown by Claire Pettibone
Photo courtesy of Alexandra Grecco; Gown by Alexandra Grecco
Photo courtesy of Lihi Hod; Gown by Lihi Hod; Designer available at Wedding Atelier
Photo by Dan Lecca; Gown by Eisen-Stein; Designer available at Mark Ingram Atelier
Photo courtesy of Randi Rahm; Gown by Randi Rahm
Photo courtesy of Theia; Gown by Theia
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