Long sleeve lace up dresses have increased in popularity thanks to both the steampunk and bespoke fashion movements. Technology has sped up the world and fashion has not been immune. Items, that take a couple of minutes to don, were pushed to the side for convenient pieces that could be thrown on in mere seconds. However, craftsmanship has made a comeback and fast fashion is on the way out.
Items once popular in Victorian times, like lace up boots, corsets and other fashion items have returned to favor. A big reason for that is certainly steampunk fashion that mixes Victorian styles with an apocalyptic feel. Another big reason is the popularity of bespoke or customized fashion.
Cheap clothing that can be thrown on in an instant is being thrown to the wayside. The trend is high quality pieces that can be appreciated and kept for years.