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Call to arms! Why brides need sleeves

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Call to arms! Why brides need sleevesDominique Douglas is the director and owner of Stylish Events, a wedding and event management company. She has been organising weddings for clients for over nine years and in a passionate plea to designers, she is urging them to create wedding dresses with elegant sleeves.

She says: "If there is one thing I hope many brides will remember from the fabulous Royal Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton it's that her dress had sleeves.

"As a wedding planner I see many brides on their big day and search for dresses from designers at every budget level. I have been frustrated for many years by the fact the vast majority of wedding dresses are strapless, backless or halter-neck. Very few elegant dresses have sleeves. Sometimes there is a bolero jacket added, but this is really an after thought.

"And now, a lovely, charming and slim young woman has finally done it for all those ladies who want, need, or should cover their arms.

"Before I add anything else, I should state for the record that I am one of these women. I have never liked my arms, and the thought of showing them off on my wedding day in a strapless dress terrified me.

"So, I actually had my dress made and I was very happy with the result. It was not the dream wedding dress you see in the magazines, but for me that was the compensation I had to pay to disguise an area of my body that made me self-conscious.

"But there are so many brides who believe a strapless dress is the only option - and for many it is certainly not the best choice. Unless you have slim or toned arms, shoulders and back, it is very hard to look elegant in a sleeveless wedding dress.

"Please, please may I call for all designers - and brides - to take note of our new Duchess and see how elegant, graceful and beautiful she looked.

"There must be other dresses that could be designed this way. I hope this is the dawn of a new era and we will see a trend for more wedding dresses with sleeves. All rise for the sleeve."

For more information telephone Dominique on 020 7093 1199 or visit www.stylishevents.com

Photograph courtesy of The State of Grace www.thestateofgrace.com

 
Posted: Monday, 31 October 2011
 
 
 
 
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