This is part FOUR in a six part series. Check out the series introduction here for links to each post.
Choosing an appropriate sleeve style can really complete your gown. You can direct attention to or away from different parts of your body with different sleeves. Refer back to the post on Body Shape for help on choosing sleeves that will most flatter your body.
No sleeves on the gown.
Off the shoulder:
Sleeves are detached from gown or are connected to the dress below the shoulder or at the armpit area. The shoulder area is bare.
Cap or short:
Sleeves come just past the shoulder (cap) or extend further down the arm but still above the elbow.
3/4 or Long:
Sleeves extend past the shoulder and down past the elbow, either to the mid fore-arm (3/4) or to the wrist (long).
Bell or Flared:
The longer sleeve will start fitting closely to the body but at about the elbow the sleeve flares out dramatically to form a bell shape.
Instead of two sleeves there is only one sleeve on the gown.
For more examples of maternity styling check out my "What to Wear" board on Pinterest @jesplinphoto
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