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Fashion Forward: Plus Size Evening Gowns with Sleeves

Celebrities are going to great lengths to cover their arms.  Look no further than than the red-carpet to realize that long-sleeved evening gowns with sleeves are Hollywood's latest fashion rage. At the 2013 Soul Train Awards, stars and their guests shined in designs with sleeves. Singer Faith Evans showed she had the Midas touch for being on fashion trend in a black and gold body-con sheath that hugged her curves and covered her arms to the wrists.  Dionne Warwick followed the color cue wearing a black satin slip dress with a magnificent gold long-sleeve metallic jacket that looked oh-so appropriate for her age. [gallery ids="3245,3246"] Gabriela Isler of Venezuela, recently took the Miss Universe title in a shimmering silver evening gown with long sleeves that looked very elegant and classy.  The 25-year-old beauty looked decidedly alluring as she accepted the crown.  It was more of what you didn't see then what you did!Back at the drawing board, I'm inspired to sketch plus size evening gowns with sleeves for our Fall 2014 Collection. [caption id="attachment_3243" align="aligncenter" width="181"]Miss Universe Gown with Long Sleeves Miss Universe Gown with Long Sleeves[/caption] So many of our customers clamor for designs styled to cover their arms.  "I hate my arms," appears to be the body-conscious mantra for women who wear sizes 14 and larger.  Plus, long sleeves remind me of the timeless glamour made famous by Screen Sirens of yesterday like Marlene Dietrich who favored evening gowns in dark colors with long sleeves. [caption id="attachment_3244" align="aligncenter" width="182"]Marlene Dietrich Marlene Dietrich[/caption] If you have the mindset that sleeves are synonymous with dowdy, think again.  I'm betting a black tie dress with sheer sleeves could be sheer genius.  And did I mention sexy!