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Trends We Love: Long Sleeve Wedding Dresses

Are you ready to explore one of the hottest trends in bridal fashion — long sleeve wedding dresses? With a beautiful blend of sophistication and charm, this look will make a statement on your big day. Whether you choose a regal ballgown or a sleek mermaid style, a long-sleeved gown will feel timeless but still speak to your personality. 

From romantic detailing like dainty lace appliques and beading embellishments to contemporary updates like dramatic bishop sleeves, these beautiful bridal gowns will capture all the style points at your wedding! Read on for our top long sleeve bridal gown picks and more about this trend. 

What is a Long Sleeve Wedding Dress? 

As the name suggests, a long sleeve wedding dress is a style that features sleeves that extend wrist length, delicately enveloping the arms. They usually come in numerous silhouettes and sizes, from A-line and sheath to petite bridal gowns and plus size wedding dresses with sleeves. With endless design possibilities, ranging from Victorian-inspired high collars to sultry illusion cut-outs, this versatile gown style can be tailored to suit any bride’s personality and fashion flair.  

Why Wear a Long Sleeve Wedding Dress? 

As with most styles, there are pros and cons to wearing a long sleeve wedding dress! This gorgeous bridal style is a classic choice for the modern bride. Long sleeve wedding dresses not only provide coverage and warmth during outdoor wedding ceremonies and receptions, but they also add a timeless elegance to your look.  

Hailing from a long line of royal and celebrity trendsetters (hello, Kate Middleton and Grace Kelly!), the long sleeve wedding dress style never fails to make a refined statement, regardless of the season. They are also incredibly flattering for all body types, as they elongate the torso and arms while accentuating your curves in all the right places. With plenty of fabric options (think lace, chiffon and silk!), you can easily find a design that complements your style. 

Long Sleeve Wedding Dresses 

Long Sleeve Lace Wedding Dress 

Say “I do” to Martina Liana Style 1406! This long sleeve lace wedding dress displays a beautiful balance between modern and romantic. Its plunging V-neckline, beaded spaghetti straps and sheer bodice with exposed boning and delicate lace details provide a sexy fit that any bride can appreciate.  

The shoulder puff sleeves and beaded cuffs give this look a trendy vibe that is sure to wow. If that weren’t enough, this beauty also features delicate buttons, a crepe skirt and a scalloped lace train for a hint of vintage romance, plus sequins on the back for a soft sparkle. Feel confident and dazzling in this amazing gown! 

Long Sleeve Boho Wedding Dress  

long sleeve boho a-line wedding dress with plunging neckline - 1497 by Martina Liana
Martina Liana Style 1497 

Are you looking for a bohemian bridal look? Look no further than Martina Liana Style 1497! Designed to make waves and turn heads at your special celebration, this long-sleeve boho wedding dress is luxurious, trendy and made with impeccable detail. The contoured bodice and exposed boning against the voluminous layered skirt give the gown a sophisticated, one-of-a-kind look.  

The pleated semi-sheer strapless bodice that gracefully tapers the waist while the detachable off-the-shoulder sleeves gather at the wrist for a romantic couture allure. With a row of fabric-covered buttons down its back and a high side slit enhancing its luxury factor, this sleeved wedding dress flawlessly exudes boho romance in a way that is nothing short of breathtaking. 

Plus Size Long Sleeve Wedding Dress 

plus size long sleeve wedding dress with off the shoulder sleeves - D3636+ by Essense of Australia
Essense of Australia Style D3636+ 

For the ultimate romantic look that exudes timeless style, choose the stunning Essense of Australia Style D3636! Whether you want to let your inner regal spirit shine or add a little practical elegance to your wedding day look, this beautiful A-line dress will celebrate your curves in an ultra-elegant way.  

Crafted from delicate chiffon, it features a plunging notched neckline and detachable off-the-shoulder blouson sleeves that can also be worn strapless. The A-line skirt flows seamlessly with every step you take, while the side slit adds a bit of glamour and subtle sexy vibes. To finish the look, the long train leaves an unforgettable impression as you move through your special day. 

Simple Long Sleeve Wedding Dress 

Essense of Australia Style D2972
Essense of Australia Style D2972 

Are you a bride looking for a timeless style with a contemporary edge? Essense of Australia Style D2972 is sure to check off all your boxes! This gorgeous gown features striking contour seaming that enhances your figure, while the plunging neckline gives just the right hint of sexiness.  

The open V-back adds an elegant touch and is flawlessly complemented by fabric-covered buttons down the length of the light, supple train. This dress will make your wedding day one to remember! Make a stylish statement without compromising on comfort or tradition with this simple wedding dress with sleeves. 

Long Sleeve Satin Wedding Dress 

long sleeve satin sheath wedding dress - LE1155 by Martina Liana Luxe
Martina Liana Luxe Style LE1155 

Let the 1930s inspire your big day with Martina Liana Luxe Style LE1155! This casually creative and effortlessly glamorous gown is made to make heads turn. The V-neckline offers a modern twist, complete with soft puff sleeves and delicate fabric-covered buttons.  

Show your flirty side with a sweet bow at the neck of the open-back design… And you won’t need to worry about comfort, as this vintage-inspired bridal look has it all! It’s time to bring decades past into the present with this gorgeous long sleeve satin wedding dress. 

How Can Brides Style a Long Sleeve Wedding Dress? 

You’ve opted for a long sleeve bridal gown, so now the question is, how do you jazz up your dreamy gown? Fear not, we have just the right tips for you! First, let’s kick things off by picking accessories to accentuate your look. If your wedding dress is ornate, consider daintier pieces like delicate bracelets and dainty necklaces that complement the dress without overpowering it. For brides who chose a simple wedding gown, statement earrings and headpieces could be a striking choice. 

Next, let’s talk hairstyle — an updo has the magical ability to elevate any long sleeve dress, showing off the stunning details of the gown while keeping you comfortable. Iif an updo isn’t your cup of tea, opt for flowy, romantic waves for that soft, enchanting touch. Voila, you’re now ready to steal hearts and strut down the aisle with style! 

What Colors Are Available in Long Sleeve Wedding Dresses? 

The possibilities are truly endless when it comes to long sleeve wedding gowns! Long sleeve wedding gowns come in a myriad of colors, from classic ivory to bold and beautiful hues. Looking for something more subtle? Muted shades like champagne, blush and moscato are beautiful options for the romantic and boho bride. If you want to bring some drama, try red or black — both bold and sophisticated… Or you can always go for a classic white or ivory number for a minimalistic and timeless look!  

Both demure and chic, wedding gowns with sleeves make an elegant statement on your big day. With so many different styles and colors to choose from, you can be sure that you’ll find the ideal one for your special day! We hope this guide has helped you feel inspired and set the tone for your wedding dress-shopping journey. 

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