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The Korean actress makes the case for wearing Bridgerton-style puff sleeves on your wedding day for a romantic bridal look

Gong Hyo-Jin has finally lifted the veil on her wedding dress.

The Korean actress tied the knot with singer Kevin Oh at a private ceremony in New York on October 11, but she only offered a full look at her bridal gown on Instagram today.

For her special day, the It’s Okay, That’s Love star chose a dress that is as unconventional as her acting roles. Specifically, she wore the Rosalie ballgown by New York designer Danielle Frankel. The dreamy design features an empire waistline and puff sleeves. It’s crafted with darted and hand-twisted organza, layered on top of a wave-pattern lace skirt to create volume.

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Gong’s bridal look was light and breezy—perfect for the seaside setting of her wedding. To top off her ensemble, the actress opted for a pair of black cat-eye sunglasses, a beaded necklace, and a simple short tulle veil.

Those accessories alone are worth writing home about, but it’s the puff sleeves of her wedding dress that stand out the most. It isn’t often we see a modern bride choosing to wear sleeves at all; the most conventional bridal silhouettes are off-shoulder or simply sleeveless.

Thanks to its puffy sleeves, Gong’s dress has a certain magic to it. You can trace the design detail to the 1980s, when puffy sleeves were big (literally), or even further back to the Regency era. Bridgerton has shown us that styles like Gong’s bridal look were very much in fashion at the turn of the 19th century.

In other words, puff sleeves are timeless. They’re also irresistibly romantic. If you’re hoping to look and feel like a princess when you walk down the aisle, look below for some puff-sleeve wedding dresses that will make that dream come true.

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1. Katherine Polk ‘Gwen’ crystal embroidered gown

Cut from silk taffeta, a fabric that’s intrinsically linked to haute couture of the past, this gown is sure to dazzle. You’ll find crystal embellishments along the round neckline and the cutout detail on the back, which creates a slimming effect while allowing you to show some skin.

2. Halfpenny London ‘Sulaman’ stretch satin dress

Transform into a blooming bride with this dress, whose puff sleeves are adorned with handmade 3D silk organza flowers. The rest of the dress is just as alluring, featuring a fit-and-flare silhouette and a V-neckline that’s perfect for showing off your jewels.

3. Viktor & Rolf Mariage rose sleeve empire gown

Want an off-shoulder bridal look and still keep those puffy sleeves? This extravagant ballgown offers exactly that. The aforementioned sleeves are actually draped to resemble roses, and if that wasn’t enough, the dress ends dramatically with a regal, watteau train.

4. Rotate Birger Christensen satin midi dress

Those with a penchant for vintage dresses will fall in love with this style from Rotate Birger Christensen’s first bridal collection. It comes with a modest high neckline—Jennifer Lopez would approve—while also featuring a bow-embellished cutout that ends right at the small of your back. 

5. Cecilie Bahnsen ‘Joel’ jacquard midi dress

Eschew all traditional bridal silhouettes and embrace this unique dress by Cecilie Bahnsen instead. The Copenhagen-based designer is known for her love of voluminous styles and lightweight fabrics, both of which are married in this off-shoulder Joel dress. For a touch of formality, the dress is also cinched with an elaborate sash tied into a bow.

6. Roksanda ‘Adele’ lace-collar crepe dress

Roksanda offers a modern take on puff sleeves with its Adele dress. Each sleeve is elegantly pleated to match the rest of the minimalist design, while a lace detail lines the modest neckline with subtlety. The dress’s flare skirt also promises a flattering fit.

7. Alessandra Rich ruched crepe mini dress

If Kourtney Kardashian has convinced you that shorter hemlines do have a place at the altar, then consider this romantic Alessandra Rich number. It has all the prettiest details, including a sweetheart neckline, dramatic puff sleeves, a ruffled hem and rows of gleaming pearls running down the front.

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