Fashion & Beauty
Wedding Dresses with Sleeves
Not a fan of strapless? Then, have we got the dress round-up for you! Not only are these sleeved wedding dresses gorgeous, they are also practical as the weather begins to cool down (if it does cool down…we’re beginning to have our doubts that summer will ever really end this year).
Not a fan of strapless? Then, have we got the dress round-up for you! Not only are these sleeved wedding dresses gorgeous, they are also practical as the weather begins to cool down (if it does cool down…we’re beginning to have our doubts that summer will ever really end this year). From petite cap sleeves to full-length elegance, brides who want a little extra coverage on their shoulders or arms will love these options!
Cap sleeves are extremely popular for those brides that want something just a tad beyond a wide shoulder strap. It’s also a handy detail for brides that would prefer to wear shapewear that doesn’t work under a strapless dress. Extremely flattering on athletic arms, these demure little sleeves look extra fabulous with stylish, high necklines (above and below).
If you want a gown with cap sleeves, but you don’t want a structured feel, find one with flutter sleeves, like the gown below. Aptly named, these cap sleeves aren’t fitted around the arm, and rather the lace will move, or ‘flutter,’ freely.
Not as trendy at the moment, but still very chic, are short sleeves. Falling mid-arm, these sleeves are great for brides who want a classic, conservative look (below, left) or those wanting to balance out a more modern dress, such as this crop top dress below (right).
Want to look like a vintage bride straight from the pages of Godey’s? These elbow-length sleeves with an intricate cream lace pattern and high neckline are an instant way to look timeless and unforgettable.
We also love this more modern interpretation with bright white lace sleeves and sheer paneling in the back (below).
Falling in between your elbow and your wrist, 3/4 length sleeves are a retro bride’s best friend. Find a cool dress that reminds you a bit of Grace Kelly or Audrey Hepburn, with its simple, bateau neck bodice and tulle skirt (below).
If you want a wedding dress with drama, try one with long sleeves. Below, this dress actually features sheer long sleeves with heavy embroidery around the shoulder, giving the first impression of a short-sleeved gown–great for an outdoor wedding in the early fall.
The bell sleeves on this flowing dress below add to its relaxed silhouette and formal-goes-boho vibe.
Anyone who said sleeves aren’t sexy has clearly never seen this sleek Monique Lhuillier dress below. With its deep v neckline and fitted sheath, this is totally for a bold, siren bride.
This unique dress below combines a keyhole bodice and long sleeves with a peekaboo sheer overlay.
These off-shoulder sleeves are romantic and go beautifully with the bride’s sheer veil.
Modern and minimalist, this white sheath dress with long sleeves is a definite stunner!
Still trying to decide which dress is right for you? Go here.
Credits: Tara Keely | Pronovias | Nicole Miller | Reem Acra | Sarah Seven | Catherine Deane | Watters | Sachin + Babi | Alvina Valenta | Jesus Peiro | Monique Lhuillier | Rivini | Casablanca | Anne Barge