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To create a perfect blouse is an art that not many can master. A lot of imagination, strategy and creativity goes into designing a perfect piece. While most of the brides give attention to the neckline, back design, fabric and work; sleeves are the most unattended part of a blouse.
Sleeves can make or break your look. So, read how you can pick up the right sleeves for your blouse.
Full sleeves look great in traditional attire and work well on every kind of body type. If you have thinner arms, go for embroidered sleeves and if you fall on the heavier side, choose fabrics like net, chiffon and georgette. Full sleeves work well with blouses which have a short length as it balances out the look.
Quarter sleeves are the first choice of most of the brides. While quarter sleeves suit every body type, brides with heavier arms should stick to these. Not only 3/4th sleeves make your arms look slimmer but also gives you the illusion of looking taller.
Elbow sleeves are very contemporary in look and Bengali brides often wear them. These sleeves look gorgeous if they are made to fit properly. If you have slimmer arms, go for the thicker sleeves and the other way around if you have heavy arms.
For those brides who want to keep it simple and light, half sleeves would be a perfect choice. The only downside can be that these can look a little casual, so try to keep them at least 4 inches long.
A sleeveless blouse is not the most popular choice when it comes to bridal lehengas. Girls with heavier upper arms or bust should stay away from them. If you have slimmer arms, then you can opt a sleeveless blouse.
If you are a bride who loves to workout and would want to flaunt your toned arms and shoulders, noodle straps are the right choice for you. It's an absolute no for the heavy brides. Not a typical bridal feel to it but it would look great in smaller functions.
Cap sleeves or umbrella sleeves are very feminine and perfect for the wedding blouse. It works well with both heavy and slim arms. If your blouse has a rectangular cut on the front or a sweetheart neckline, cap sleeves will complement your look.
The breezy bell sleeves are again very feminine in look and can solve the problem of all the petite or super skinny brides. It will add an illusion of volume to your look. It also provides a very modern touch to the overall look.
The off-shoulder trend started with western wear and has now made its way to the traditional dresses. Those brides who are blessed with a gorgeous and sharp collarbone can pull this style very easily. It would look great on sangeet and cocktail night.
Cape sleeves are the latest trend which is ruling the fashion world. The long and flowy sleeves are attached to the top which makes the movement easy. This style is for the slim brides. You can carry this on your D-day and also on your mehendi.
Puffy sleeves remind you of the good old days. Brides down South usually prefer puffy sleeves. If you have a chubby face then you should avoid these sleeves. This works well with pear-shaped bodies as it adds volume to the upper body.
Halter neck is one daring style. It might not work on the wedding day but it will surely look amazing on other festivities. This style is for the hourglass body type and those with heavy bust or face should stay a thousand miles away from this style.
This is another trend which is making a following for itself. A very chic and classy design, drop shoulder design is an alternative for off-shoulder for the chubby brides. You can make it as western and as traditional as you want.
Now that your sleeve trouble is sorted, we are sure that you are not in the state of confusion anymore. Select any of these latest designs and we are sure that you are going to end up with the prettiest blouse. Stay tuned with us to know more about latest trends and how to accentuate your outfits.