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My Bridal Fashion Guide to Long-Sleeved Wedding Dresses

Sleeves on a wedding dress give a demure of elegance, creating a sleek silhouette and immediately evoking reflections of a more graceful and refined time.

Monique Lhuillier

Monique Lhuillier has become one of the leading innovative fashion houses. The designs are chic, glamorous and always luxurious with the utmost attention to detail and quality. 

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Vera Wang

Vera Wang has created a unique aspirational world that alludes to sensuality and youthful sophistication. Exquisite details, intricate draping and a nonchalant sense of style characterize the Vera Wang aesthetic.

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Collette Dinnigan

Collette is one of Australia’s most iconic fashion designers. She shows collections in Paris and dresses many international actresses and celebrities.

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Elizabeth Fillmore

Elizabeth Fillmore’s designs are a beautiful balance of Sophistication, Femininity, and a touch of the “Bohemian”..there is an overall lightness to the designs coupled with a personal touch of hand done accents on each dress, the flowers, trim or twist of a drape, that keeps the collection so special. 

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Catherine Deane

Catherine brings an inspired talent to the world of fashion. Elements of her past and present are brought together in beautiful collections – pieces that bring a sense of femininity and uniqueness to the women who find them.

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Rosa Clara

The ROSA CLARÁ GROUP conveys hope and creates a magical environment wrapped up in beauty, elegance and unique style. Rosa Clará has always been in the fashion sector. However, at the beginning of the 90s, she realised that many women were deeply dissatisfied with what was available in the wedding market. There was a new profile of bride: women who had become established in the world of employment and had great fashion sensibility and flair. These brides wanted to get married in a special gown that made them feel unique and wanted their gowns to reflect their unique personalities. They wanted a dress with ‘magic’ that dazzled their partners and made them feel stunning and spectacular.

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Rosa Clara 2012

This silk gazare gown, which comes with a high neck, long sleeve lace jacket is from Rosa Clara 2012 advance collection. Beautiful veil with juliet cap completes the princess inspired look.

Twigs & Honey

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Enchanted Atelier

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Claire Pettibone

Claire Pettibone says about her work, “When I design a collection I strive to make a woman feel as special as the delicate creation she is wearing; take her to a enchanted time and place where women are princesses and magnificent goddesses. In today’s modern world we need to pause and indulge in beauty.”

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Temperley London

Alice Temperley’s timeless, feminine designs combine meticulous detail and embellishments with an English eccentricity and personality.



Delphine Manivet

French designer Delphine Manivet is causing quite a stir with today’s young fashion conscious brides to-be. She studied fashion design in Paris and worked for Rochas but very quickly realized that she wanted to open her own fashion house which she did in 2004. Since then Delphine Manivet has become an international name and brides around the world are able to enjoy wearing her whimsical and romantic ‘boho’ style that is her signature.


Elie Saab

Lebanese designer Elie Saab has long been a leading name in haute couture in the Middle East, where his romantic, crystal-encrusted gowns attracted princesses to his Beirut atelier, opened in 1982 when he was just 18 years old. His ready-to-wear line, which launched in 1998 in Milan, heralds the same feminine aesthetic as his couture dresses, with brightly colored silks, chiffons, pearl beading, and embroidered lace. With their Middle Eastern detailing and European sensibility, Saab gowns are also at home on the Hollywood red carpet; Halle Berry famously wore one to pick up her Academy Award in 2002.

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Paolo Sebastian

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Yaki Ravid

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Pronovias offers a selection that is virtually unparalleled, with looks from Pronovias designed by Manuel Mota and Elie Saab.


Elie Saab for Pronovias


Mixing the traditional with modern, the sisters knew how to adapt the traditional methods of “haute couture” into modern designs: new techniques using the latest fabrics allowed for the corset designs to be comfortable and supportive, the computerized pattern cutting systems allowed them to obtain a great precision of lines cut. But nothing replaced the delicacy of an expert hand for the finesse of the dress. Working in the French couture style, they are well known for the fine details that make each dress a distinctive piece of art.

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Cymbeline for Hanae Mori 2011 collection

Catherine Middleton’s Long Sleeved Wedding Dress

A deep-V lace neckline over a beautiful sweetheart bodice, with a lace adorned satin skirt and the most elegant long, lace sleeves. Created by designer Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, it was both traditional and timelessly chic, absolutely fit for a Princess. The most anticipated bridal dress of the decade has influenced so many bridal designers and inspired so many beautiful dresses…

Below is a video about Kate’s dress from ABC news. It talks about the design of the dress, and has information about the materials used and how it was made:

Princess Grace when she married Prince Rainier III on April 19th 1956 in Monaco

Grace Kelly’s wedding gown was designed by Helen Rose, it was the most expensive dress that Rose had ever made. The dress itself consisted of a rounded collar, full skirt of ivory peau de soie (a smooth shiny fabric), and a fitted bodice made from Brussels lace embroidered with seed pearls. The lace was over a century old and had flower designs in it. 25 yards of silk taffeta and 100 yards of silk net were used in the construction of the dress. Under her wedding gown, Grace’s petticoats had tiny blue satin bows.

Inbal Dror

As an Israeli myself, I was so happy to find this very talented Israeli designer online. I’m excited to present her beautiful dresses in my Bridal Fashion Guide. :)

Inbal Dror is an haute couture and wedding dress designer who’s studio is located in Ashdod, Israel. She puts together spectacular wedding and evening gowns, and takes orders for custom made ensembles that can be designed specifically to the needs of the person buying the dress. Her 2012 wedding couture collection has a Roman inspiration with gowns made of lavish tulle, lace, and fish tail hems.

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Naeem Khan

Naeem Khan is an Indian-American fashion designer known for his ornate and intricately detailed gowns.


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J. Mendel

“When designing the J. Mendel bridal collection, I find the inspiration flows freely. Sometimes I will reinterpret a specific gown from my runway collection as a bridal gown; other times they evolve completely of their own accord. Ultimately, I see every J. Mendel bridal gown as a unique creation. As soon as it’s selected by a bride, it takes on a life all of its own.” -Gilles Mendel 





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Lihi Hod

After graduating from “Shenkar”, the leading fashion design school in Israel, Lihi Hod went to Paris to work at Dior, alongside fashion designerJohn Galliano. When she returned to Israel, and after working in many fashion brands, Lihi established her own signature studio in 2010, specializing in designing wedding dresses. Lihi`s philosophy created a rich, visual and exclusive language, full of details and nuances, reflecting quality and prestige.This design composition creates sought-after and unique wedding dresses, combining timeless elegance inspired by the past with the contemporary, chic and nonchalant attitude of the present. A team of top quality professionals was carefully chosen to create exquisite dresses, made of luxurious materials, meticulously handcrafted. Each dress is tailor-made, making each bride`s dream into an exciting reality, down to the smallest detail. Lihi Hod won the 2014 “Best Wedding Dress Designer in Israel” award and gets frequent exposure in leading newspapers and magazines around the world.

To buy Lihi Hod wedding dresses visit Gabriella New York Bridal Salon

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