Alternatives to lace sleeves

Is it just me? Or are you also getting over sheer lace sleeves?

You know the look.

Long lace, embellished sleeves over a sweetheart neckline designed to show off maximum cleavage, followed by figure-hugging silhouette that explodes into layers of tulle…top it off with the highest possible bun on the head accompanied by a lace, embellished hairpiece finished off with… you guessed it… more tulle explosion in the form of a veil.

I cannot be the only one getting over this look.

It’s not limited to non-hijab brides either. Even hijabi brides are getting in on the lace and tulle sheath silhouette action. Just line the sheer lace with some fabric and cover the hair with a cap.

Here’s my challenge to all brides out there:

Keep it simple.

If one must have lace or embellishments, use it as an exquisite addition.

I remember when I was a bride-to-be trying on dresses. The full lace gown looked pretty on the rack but when I tried it on, I felt like it had just aged me. Honestly, I felt like a curtain.

Here are some alternatives that I would take over the look described above ANY DAY.

1. Chloe- So it has a plunging neckline. This can be easily remedied though by possibly adding a heavily beaded fabric to cover that deep V.

chloe

2. Jenny Packham

jenny packham

3. Natsumi Zama

natsumi zama

 

4. Rachel Gilbert

rachel gilbert

 

5. Rosa Clara- bun and headpiece done right

rosa clara via wedding chicks

 

6. Dennis Basso

dennis basso

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