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Justin Alexander presents Long Sleeve Wedding Dresses: On a Journey


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We have heard the word on the street about brides that are head over heels about the long-sleeved wedding gown trend. You probably are one of them (how could you not?!). Perhaps its the long, graceful lines they add to a silhouette, or the gorgeous and sophisticated long-sleeved royal wedding gowns that inspired you. Either way, you are not the only one who is choosing this style for her big day.

We have always associated them with old hollywood and refined times but we certainly see this trend back with different approaches. So lets assume you are considering to hop up on this trend, you may still struggle with finding out what kind of bride you are. So, the key question still remains: which is the look for me? Are you the free spirited bride and looking for a wedding gown which is a symbol of beauty in its natural state or the minimal yet elegant bride? Perhaps you are looking to express your adventurous side at your wedding.. Get ready and let us take you on a journey to find out which long-sleeved bride you are, be prepared because this will be quite an expedition with many stops along the way. 

Dress 1:  Justin Alexander style Brigitte

Justin Alexander – Briggite: fit and flare, deep V-neck, cummerbund, silk

The journey starts in Marseille, a port city in southern France. Brigitte is breathtaking.. She is an elegant refined stretch Mikado fit and flare gown. With long sleeves, a deep V-neck and open V-back. Paired with a cummerbund that flatters the waistline to leave you feeling confident. This style is perfect for you if you want to create a more modest and toned down look. The elegant silk gowns will be a perfect fit and allow them to add personality and charm to a simple, chic look. This dress will also give you the opportunity to reflect your personality with bold statement jewellery such as; big earrings, unique hair accessories using your less-is-more gown as a canvas. This style is also available with a raised neckline option.

Dress 2:  Lillian West style 66164

We are continuing our journey; the sun slowly sinks down on a warm, balmy summer evening. Red and orange coloured sunlight begins to touch your skin and your gratitude for mother earth fills and warms your soul. It is  in this moment, in this golden hour, that you realise that life is full of magic. We are in Tuscany, Italy…

Lillian west – 66164: boho chic mermaid gown, off-the-shoulder, tulle skirt, lace

This is style 66164 from the Lillian West collection, boho chic Mermaid Gown. Featuring a trendy strapless neckline with an illusion notch and detached off-the-shoulder long sleeves. Sequined embroidered lace Appliqués are placed over a sequined net underlay detailed with a floral motif. Paired with a full tulle skirt for a dramatic finish. 


Dress 3:  Justin Alexander style 88133

We are still in Italy but this time in Bologna attending a wedding where style 88133 is stealing the show. This crepe long sleeve fit and flare gown is lined with a jersey from top to bottom. Smart styling gives way to the elaborately beaded motif on the sheer illusion back. Finished with working buttons and closures on the sleeves and illusion back.

Justin Alexander – 88133 : fit and flare, illusion back, jersey fabric, working buttons

Dress 4:  Justin Alexander style Blaire

The next stop is Mykonos, Greece. Blaire from the newest Justin Alexander collection is simple, elegant and is created with this strapless mermaid gown. A classic sweetheart neckline compliments the mikado fabric and couture seaming. For a truly glamorous look, pair this style with its matching belt and beaded illusion pop-in bodysuit.

Justin Alexander – Blair: mermaid silhouette, pop-in bodysuit, elegant, mikado fabric

Dress 5:  Justin Alexander Braelynn

Blue sky, picturesque cliffside dotted with white and blue buildings. Guess where we are.. Yes in Santorini. This is Braelynn, a playful long sleeve A-line gown. Beaded floral lace creates a modern look to this classic silhouette. An illusion back is detailed with pearl buttons and met with a flowy chiffon skirt to create limitless movement.

Justin Alexander – Braelynn: A-line gown, Beaded floral lace, illusion back, flowy chiffon

Dress 6:  Lillian West Style 66175

For the bohemian brides, the final stop is Phoenix, Arizona. This ethereal and airy style matches perfectly with the serene desert landscape. The strapless A-line wedding gown with the plunging sweetheart neckline is enhanced with detached off-the-shoulder detachable blouson sleeves. The bodice is adorned with sequined lace Appliqués that trickle into the English net skirt and lightly float around the chapel length train. The V-back is finished with buttons to the natural waist. 

Lillian West – 66175: strapless A-line, bohemian, sweetheart neckline, sequined lace, V-back


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