Since the 90s, strapless gowns with no sleeves have been the most popular choice among brides, however this is starting to change as bohemian and vintage themes are coming to the fore. That said strapless gowns work for many body types and are still a favourite of many brides.

Spaghetti Straps


These are skinny straps with no sleeves attached. Not for the “arm shy,” this style works best for brides with well-toned upper arms or who just want to look sexy!

Full Length

Full length sleeves are ladylike and elegant. Full lace is great for a winter weedding or a sheer option can work any year round.



Off the Shoulder


These sleeves cover the upper part of the arms while leaving the tops of the shoulders exposed. The sleeves also cover enough of the upper arm to make most feel comfortable.

Cap Sleeves


Shorter than a T-shirt sleeve and more rounded, therefore a little more baring. Cap sleeves work best on women with fairly slender and well-toned upper arms.

Flutter Sleeves


This style is a good option for brides who want to cover their upper arms but don’t want to go all the way. Perfect option to hide away your bingo wings!