Cap Sleeves...

What is a cap sleeve exactly? According to Merriam Webster a cap sleeve is a very short sleeve (as on a dress) that hangs over the edge of the shoulder without extending along the underside of the arm. If you’re a bride to be the cap sleeve is what every prospective bride is raving about.  Strapless gowns continue to be popular but more and more brides are looking for an alternative and cap sleeves are very popular.  They are feminine and classy and making a strong appearance on the runways.  They compliment any gown from a lace sheath dress to a full ball gown and can also easily be added to a strapless gown.  So, think outside the box and dare to be different.

Cap Sleeve Trend for the Bride to Be

Since the whole fashion world is so obsessed with vintage style these days it’s no wonder these vintage inspired styles are seen in today’s wedding gowns. If you are a bride to be and love vintage then the cap sleeve is definite for you. It gives such a feminine look and goes great with gowns of all fabrics and styles. More than often cap sleeves usually come in lace, tulle, and in some cases in the barely-there-sheer fabrics.  If you want a softer or lighter look it all depends on the choice of fabric you choose. A cap sleeve is not just a dress with sleeves on it. Instead, it is a cap-shape, which is a little wider than normal shoulder strap size and only covers the shoulder edges.  We are not talking about an off the shoulder type of sleeve, it is a cap shape.  Cap sleeves also allow the bride to be some versatility in the style of the back of the gown.  Key hole backs and deep v back gowns are possible with a cap sleeve and make a dramatic statement.

 

Why Choose Cap Sleeves for the Bride to Be?

Why choose cap sleeves? More and more brides are growing weary of the strapless trend and are looking for something new. Let’s face it; strapless necklines are not universally flattering.  Cap sleeve wedding dresses never fail to accent a bride’s great femininity. It also guarantees additional support so you aren’t pulling your strapless gown up all night.  Cap sleeves still show off and even enhance a bride’s beautiful collar bone.  They are also very good at hiding that under arm skin that can peek out when pinched in a strapless gown.  Brides are digging further into the past for romantic wedding inspirations and cap sleeved wedding dresses are where it’s at.  If you’re a bride who would rather go the conservative route then choose a soft romantic shoulder covering cap sleeve.  Lace gowns with cap sleeves are a perfect choice.  For those of you who don’t like the conservative look rock a short and flirty dress with lace cap sleeves.  The options are endless as you can have a seamstress add a cap sleeve to any gown.  Keep the sleeve a little loose so you can easily raise your arms.  If you are a bride to be and want to enhance your feminine charm and elegance then cap sleeves were designed for you.