Don’t Want A Strapless Gown?

Posted By abel on February 20, 2014 | No Comments



Many brides today love the way the sweetheart neckline looks on their body. But it is a neckline that is strapless. It does highlight your shoulders and the line of your chin and therefore  has become very popular with todays brides because of how pretty it looks.  The neckline dips in the middle and forms the shape of heart.  What could be more romantic? Still, many brides want to cover their shoulders and this neckline lends it self to the addition of cap sleeves, ¾ length and long sleeves, as well as a removable a bolero jacket  No longer exclusive to traditional celebrations, long-sleeved dresses can make a serious style statement for the modern bride. From quiet and conservative to whimsical and romantic  the fiercely modern bride has seen on the runways  the past few seasons collections that include long sleeves. Sleeves can be just as sexy as strapless, with even more skin-bearing details.






When you are shopping for your dress, keep in mind that a talented seamstress or dress designer can transform the look of your dress by adding sleeves. Not all dresses can accommodate the addition of sleeves so we recommend that before you buy, you ask the seamstress if it can be done. The better bridal shops today will offer you as part of their service, a seamstress who is a specialist in bridal alterations.
Opting for sleeves also gives you more room to play with your own personal style and show off intricate design details. To balance out the extra fabric, a simple up do hair style and minimal jewelry will provide the perfect complements to a long sleeve gown. Still feel like you’re missing a wow-factor? Select a dress with a daring low or open back or create a sultry illusion neckline. The illusion neckline is a neckline the features shear fabric or lace along the top of the bodice creating sexy coverage while maintaining the look of strapless.

The square or straight strapless neckline and  the sweetheart neckline  are easily adapted to sleeves without robbing you of glamor and beauty.  At Maria Miranda Bridal, your bridal alterations professional can help you to  design and add this feature to your dress. The same sweetheart strapless and straight across strapless can be altered  to a one shoulder adding the glamor of a Grecian style gown and give you the look of a Goddess. This modern neckline is also known as an asymmetrical neckline and is a feature that will help draw the eye up the body and give the illusion of height and length to your torso. Working with the straight or sweetheart strapless dress you can add a tiny sleeve of lace or shear fabric to create an off the shoulder look.  This is a very romantic style. This neckline shows off the collarbone by featuring light material that hits the arms below the shoulders. Still another choice is the addition of spaghetti straps. Sometimes even the thinnest line of soft fabric over your shoulders will change the look of the dress. Spaghetti straps are sexy! This design feature. although simple, changes the look of the dress by anchoring the neckline and drawing attention to the bodice.
Finally, lets take the sweetheart neckline and add a higher collar in the back, cap sleeves on your shoulders and V neck in the front to create a lace bolero jacket in the style of a Queen Anne Gown.

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