One of the prettiest things I’ve seen in the wedding fashion world lately is gowns with netted sleeves. I first saw them when I tried on dresses in Charleston. I tried on the “Emmeline” by Vera Wang, and oh goodness, it is a gorgeous dress. I could not get enough of the sleeves — I had never seen anything like them. I totally would have bought that dress… except that the top was a little too corset-y for me, and the price tag was a little too rich (to the tune of about $6,500… ouch).
A few weeks back I saw a real bride wearing the Emmeline for the first time, and it looked stunning on her!
For those who likewise love the look but can’t afford the price tag, may I suggest Jim Hjelm’s 5102? It’s a bridesmaid dress, but available in ivory. I think this would be gorgeous for bridesmaids in a darker color, and it would also make a perfect “reception dress,” if you were so inclined.
As for me, I will be wearing my wedding gown for as long as possible… perhaps even to the brunch on Sunday? One can get away with lots if one is the bride :)