It's understandable that after the Duchess of Cambridge's stunning bridal gown made its debut to the world, long-sleeved wedding dresses have made a grand return.
From their past reputation of being conservative and modest, they are now readily positioned in the height of fashion and are set to reign in popularity for many years to come.
Now demure, princess-like long-sleeved numbers exuding elegance and sophistication have made their way down the 2013 catwalk, and it's only a matter of time before they make their way up the aisle.
Lace has also become a favourite with designers. After Alexander Mcqueen's creation for Kate on her wedding day, with its exquisite hand-embroidered and appliquéd lace, its popularity has soared.
Ideal for the colder seasons, swap strapless or sweetheart necklines for a daringly beautiful, long-sleeved look.
A stunning Elie Saab wedding design with a feminine scalloped edge neckline, 3-D lace flowers and crystal embellishment, leaving the dress to sparkle
The colourful beaded back design and feathered winged shoulders make for a unique bridal gown from Isabel Zapardiez's silk collection
Elie Saab puts focus on lace sleeves included with a waist-defining gown in collaboration for the Pronovias collection
For a more revealing yet elegant look, Anne Bowen's gown has a low-cut back with mesh detail and beaded sleeve design