One of the most frequently asked questions we get here is about how to style a wedding dress. Brides come to us all the time saying “Hey, I love this dress but I don’t know how to …” (insert question about hairstyle, bouquet options, bridesmaids, etc,). So instead of giving you a laundry list of options, we thought we’d share how some of our favorite brides styled their wedding dress. From rustic receptions, to downtown nuptials, these brides showcased their personal styles by wearing a stunning wedding dress with sleeves, Style D2186 from Essense of Australia, and we couldn’t love it more! Enjoy!
First up, a rustic wedding with a mix of colors like burgundy, gold, purple, and pink created a very upscale style. The elegant romance of the wedding dress with long lace sleeves added a feminine touch to the more masculine, rustic setting. With the addition of Sorella Vita bridesmaids dresses, the 100 year old barn felt bright and modern. We especially love the messy updo!
We’re always a fan of a romantic first dance, but with a wedding dress like this, our obsession has been taken to an entirely different level! Balancing out the romance of the full, ballgown skirt effortlessly, this long sleeved gown radiated romance throughout the sweet first dance moment.
When your wedding dress is as stunning as this ballgown with long, lace sleeves, you need the perfect bridesmaids dresses to match. Sequin gowns will always add the right touch of glam to any wedding, but we’re especially fond of these gilded styles from the Sorella Vita Modern Metallic collection. The stunning matte sequin is the perfect complement to the soft lace of the wedding dress.
With its V-Neckline, layered tulle skirt and long illusion lace sleeves, Essense of Australia Style D2186 is an easy choice for the romantic bride. We absolutely love how this Essense bride styled it to rustic-inspired perfection!
Next up, a country chic wedding with lots of golden hour goodness! We love the mix of greens and cream flowers in the bouquet paired with the groom’s navy suit. An elegant up-do proved to be just the perfect finishing touch to highlight the back of her sleeved wedding dress. Plus, just wait till you see her jewelry!
The sweetest gown for getting your twirl on, the long, lace sleeves of this gown are highlighted just as beautifully as the full, tulle skirt as you spin around. We also can’t get enough of how the sweet, blush hue looks even more romantic beneath the setting glow of the sun!
The back of this breathtaking ballgown with sleeves is sure to make a statement as you walk down the aisle. From its V-back to the full skirt and train, it’s a statement-making piece your guests won’t get enough of.
The illusion-lace detailing on the bodice and long sleeves of this wedding dress are what makes it such a unique, special style. Featuring an elegant, floral motif, the detailing adds a delicate, feminine element to a style that stand outs.
Though the skirt of this gown features layers of tulle, it has an air of lightness that’s made evident as you twirl throughout the evening. Accented by lace appliques, the skirt of Essense of Australia Style D2186 is the perfect finishing touch this bride needed for her romantic, country wedding.
Proving size is just a number, our last real bride choose D2186 for her natural rustic wedding and looked absolutely amazing! Styled with loose curls and dripping in sparkling jewelry, she showed off her curves in all the right places in one of our favorite wedding dresses with sleeves!
It’s the little details in a wedding dress that make it unique and one of a kind! In the case of Essense of Australia Style D2186, those details are the long, illusion-lace sleeves. The perfect balance to a bold lace bodice and full, tiered skirt, the long sleeves are elegant and understated – but make a totally romantic statement! If you’re wearing this gown on your wedding day, you’ll definitely want a close up of this beautiful lace detailing like this bride did!
Romantic, whimsical and straight-up bridal perfection, Essense of Australia Style D2186 is a dreamy finishing touch to any wedding day. From rustic to country, a ballroom to a secret garden celebration, this gown is completely versatile and completely wonderful.
To see how more brides wore this sleeved tulle wedding dress with illusion sleeves, view Style D2186 and D2186+ and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest for more wedding day inspiration! To find an Essense of Australia retailer near you, use the store locator.