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8 Bridal Gown Trends for 2013

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Bridal Gown Trend #1 - Long Sleeves
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Long-sleeved wedding dress from the Monique Lhuillier 2013 Bridal Collection

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Bridal Gowns with Long Sleeves
Bridal gowns with long sleeves continue to be trendy for 2013 after making a strong appearance on the bridal gown scene in 2012. In fact, we may have turned the corner where sleeves are concerned on bridal gowns with fewer strapless styles being shown than in the past several years when they prevailed as the most popular wedding gown style.

Sleeves of all types appear much more frequently on bridal gowns for 2013, so brides who prefer a sleeve don't necessarily need to opt for long sleeves although the long-sleeved bridal gown is certainly an elegant option. Covering up can be just as attractive as going bare.

Will the bridal gown trend for long sleeves flatter the petite bride?
The long-sleeved bridal gown trend works fine for petites who will find that in order to look their best in long sleeves, they should choose a style with fitted or semi-fitted sleeves and avoid very loose, flowing sleeves, such as kimono sleeves.

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