No longer relegated to religiously conservative nuptials or a royal affair (though Grace Kelly’s 1956 gown still seems to epitomize the look), the sleeve is making a comeback down the aisle. Thanks to Kate Middleton’s McQueen gown, Drew Barrymore’s Chanel creation, and the dresses (yes, there were two: one in white, one in blush) designed by Margherita Missoni (with a little help from Giambattista Valli) for Missoni’s own wedding last weekend, perhaps the strapless reign will draw to a close.
Below, two of our favorite dresses from the bridal runways:
From left: Monique Lhuillier Bridal Spring 2012; Carolina Herrera Bridal Spring 2013
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Photos: Missoni: Splash Images; Dresses: WWD