Sleeves for Summer

Puff, cape, lantern, flutter and flute - what do all these terms have in common? They're a sleeve ( would you besleeve it!! ). Yes, the modest maid is back and bridesmaids dresses with sleeves are growing in popularity. Winter or summer it's nice to have a bit of arm coverage, especially walking down the aisle. Long sleeves you often think of winter weddings, however there are some great spring/summer options, with a more lightweight sleeve as shown below..


Puff sleeve

The puff sleeve is bang on trend at the moment. The frou-frou bridesmaids dress has gone out of fashion and then come back in again with a more streamlined approach. Take our India dress for example. Fitted through the body but with a dainty puff on each shoulder. Not the ultimate sleeve if you're looking for coverage but adds a youthful look to the dress.

Our India design is available in our Light green, Misty green colour, sizes 8-16. 

Cap sleeve

This is the most flattering type of sleeve and most popular and works on all body shapes. Our Queenie dress had a cut out back and is balanced nicely with its frill cap sleeve. The perfect Spring/Summer dress.

 Our Queenie bridesmaids dress is available in a Light pink colour, Blossom, Pale blue, Cloud, pale green, Misty Green, light grey, Dove Grey & neutral, Cream Soda colour. Sizes 8-18. 

Cape sleeve

This sleeve you can find on our Caroline dress, giving it a soft feminine effect. It also provides ample arm coverage for those who may be more conscious of this area. Made from a lightweight chiffon, the sleeves are airy and weightless, exuding an ethereal, romantic vibe, perfect for that garden party wedding.


Our Caroline bridesmaid dress is available in our Blush pink Blossom colour, Light blue Cloud colour & neutral, Cream Soda colour. Sizes 8-24. 

Flute sleeve

On to the 'f's' flutter and flutes! The flutter sleeve doesn't add much coverage to the dress but it does add effect. Our best-selling Elle dress is testament to that. A frilled neckline that spans out on to the shoulders adding an ultra feminine feel, the perfect finish for a summery dress.

If you want to keep the femininity but have more coverage, you can opt for the flute sleeve as seen on our Hatty dress. This type of sleeve is best for those that want maximum coverage, without a heavy feel. The added frill detailing on to the three-quarter sleeve adds a softeness and an allure.

Our Elle dress is available in pale blue, Cloud colour, pale pink, Blossom colour, neutral Cream Soda colour and it has just been brought out in pale green, Misty Green colour. Available sizes 8-16.

Our Hatty dress is available in neutral Cream Soda colour and Floral print, sizes 8-18. 

Lantern sleeve

Similarly to the Hatty dress our Mathilda dress has a three-quarter length sleeve but a little less fitted on the forearm, with slightly more volume, to allow for a billowy, soft feel. A step down from the puff but more of a statement that the other sleeves, our Mathilda dress is perfect for those summer evening soirees.

Our Mathilda dress is available in our Light grey colour Dove Grey. Also available in a light green floral print and a light peach floral print. Sizes 8-18.