One question we get asked all the time is “can you add sleeves to any wedding dress?” The answer is yes! Most experienced seamstresses can add sleeves to your wedding dress, regardless of the material or style. However, we recommend working with your bridal consultant first to see if you can find a long-sleeved wedding dress prior to resorting to adding custom sleeves to your wedding dress. No matter the reason you’re wanting a long sleeve wedding dress, you’re in luck because long sleeve wedding dresses are having a moment.
Some wedding dresses may have the option to be ordered with or without sleeves like Style 1111 from Martina Liana, pictured below. Other gowns may have the option of detachable sleeves like Style 1147 from Martina Liana. Check with your bridal consultant before you begin shopping to make sure they know you want all of their options for a wedding dress with long sleeves. See all of our wedding dresses with long sleeves on our website.
Adding a lace jacket to your wedding gown is another way to achieve the long-sleeve look. Many bridal salons have various options in store for a bride who is wanting to add sleeves to a wedding dress. Brides may want long sleeves for different reasons whether it be for modesty or warmth, check out our blog Pros and Cons of Long Sleeve Wedding Dresses.
Martina Liana gowns are fully customizable and sleeves can be added to any of her wedding dresses. Work with your bridal salon and they will work with the Martina Liana team to create the long sleeve wedding dress of your dreams. Many labels will also allow you to order additional fabric to take to your seamstress so that the laces and fabrics match throughout your wedding dress. Check out our blog How to Customize Your Wedding Dress for more information on adding long sleeves to your wedding dress.
Style D2548 from Essense of Australia + custom sleeves!