Cap-sleeves Wedding Dress

Cap-sleeves describe the very short sleeves on a wedding dress that just cover the shoulder and top of the arm without extending on the arm’s underside.

Cap-sleeves are a timeless feature that offer a little extra cover and support for brides who are shying away from choosing a strapless number but still crave something pretty and delicate.

They can be as much or as little of a feature as you like; the illusion lace neckline on Sottero and Midgley’s ‘Sutton’ fit-n-flare wedding gown flows seamlessly into barely-there pretty cap-sleeves that are accented by lace detailing around their edges.

For cap-sleeves that are a real feature in themselves Mark Lesley Bridalwear’s v-neck ‘Athena’ gown has got the edge. This chic, modern dress is finished with delicate beaded capped sleeves that are a real focal point as they flow into the crystal-adorned back.

Many different necklines and wedding dress silhouettes feature cap sleeves, so it’s easy enough to find a shape and style to suit your tastes for every season.

The delicate hand-beaded lace appliques on the cap-sleeves and neckline of this Justin Alexander pleated ball gown add drama and detail that contrast with the smooth appearance of the mikado bodice and skirt and would be perfectly suited for weddings at any time of the year.


Browse by other necklines to find the right dress for you

Modest

Modest doesn’t mean frumpy or unfashionable and you won’t have to don a turtleneck - unless you want to!

Modified-sweetheart

A wedding dress with a modified sweetheart neckline has a softer, more subtly curved neckline above the bust than its sweetheart counterpart.

Square

Wedding dresses with a square neckline feature a low horizontal cut across the top line of the bust, which connects to straps that sit at right angles.

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