Long sleeve wedding dresses are a timeless and elegant choice for brides. We’ve noticed they have gained a lot of popularity since the recent royal weddings we’ve had over the last few years. These dresses offer a classic and sophisticated look, while also providing a bit of extra coverage for brides who may want it. We absolutely love this style of dress, and so do our brides! Long-sleeved bridal gowns are incredibly versatile and suit all shapes and sizes, meaning brides have plenty of options for styling their wedding look with this choice of dress.
We have a great selection of long-sleeved bridal gowns in store, whether you’re looking for a revealing neckline and romantic lace sleeves, or a fashion forward, minimalistic style with a modest neckline.
One of the benefits of choosing a long sleeve wedding dress is the added warmth they provide. This is especially beneficial and practical for brides who are getting married in the colder months, as it will keep them comfortable throughout the ceremony and reception. Additionally, long sleeve wedding dresses can also provide a sense of elegance and formality to the overall look of the dress and elongate a bride’s physique.
An added perk of long sleeve wedding dresses is that they often have beautifully detailed backs. Open and illusion backs are popular with long sleeves, as they provide a contemporary combination of sophistication, sensuality and wow factor. A sleeved wedding gown with a show stopping back feature is a great choice for brides who want modest coverage on their arms and an elegant show of skin on the back. Our ‘Farel’, ‘Gasly’ and ‘Belinda’ dresses are just some examples of beautiful gowns with long sleeves and detailed backs.
Another important factor to consider when choosing a long sleeve wedding dress is the fabric. Lace and tulle are popular choices for breathable long sleeve wedding dresses, as they provide a delicate, romantic feel. However, if you’re looking for something a bit more modern, you might consider a satin, crepe or charmeuse dress with a simple, clean design.
Our ‘Belinda’ dress from our own in house collection The Boutique Bride, offers the best of both worlds when it comes to fabrics. She features a stunning illusion back and sleeves for a sultry, romantic look. However, she’s also offers a glamorous crepe fit with sequinned lace appliqués and a chapel length train. She’s a standout design for any bride who wants to subtly channel the Kate Middleton look on their wedding day.
For the perfect boho chic look, our ‘Abella’ dress by Aire Barcelona is a fabulous choice. She’s becoming very popular amongst our brides and we can totally see why! With trendy balloon sleeves, an elegant bateau neckline, open back and luxurious crepe fabric, she exudes pure femininity and style for the modern bride.
When it comes to choosing a long sleeve wedding dress, it’s a good idea to consider the overall style and theme of your wedding. If you’re having a traditional, formal wedding, a long sleeve dress with a high neckline and a full skirt would be a great choice. On the other hand, if you’re having a more casual or bohemian-inspired wedding, a long sleeve dress with a flowing, relaxed fit would be a perfect look.
‘Gasly’ by Aire Barcelona is one for the modern romantic bohemian bride! With a comfortable sheath-style silhouette, plunging neckline, georgette skirt, a detailed open back and the almost sheer boho chic sleeves, she’s a luxurious design ideal for a spring wedding ceremony.
Another advantage of long sleeve wedding dresses is that they can be paired with a variety of different styles and designs. Whether you’re looking for a traditional, vintage-inspired look or a modern, minimalist style, there are long sleeve wedding dresses to suit every taste. From delicate lace to clean crepe, there are countless options to choose from our selection in store.
The ‘Palermo’ dress by Aire Barcelona is a dreamy sheath style dress featuring effortlessly beautiful long sleeves with embroidered cuffs. Complete in chiffon with a V-neckline, plain loose bodice and detachable train, she’s relaxed and lightweight, making an excellent fit for a laid-back boho chic wedding.
A common thought is that long-sleeved wedding dresses are only ideal for autumn or winter weddings. In fact, this style is incredibly versatile and works just as well for spring or summer weddings. Sheer lace sleeves are a great option for a summery wedding, as they give a lightweight feel and don’t trap in the heat. Bell sleeves will also keep you cooler in the sun, and detachable sleeves are a great option for brides who want to play around with their wedding look a bit more, whatever the season!
One the newest additions in store, the ‘Tarah’ dress by Luna Novias, is one of our favourite long-sleeved designs! She’s made of stretch crepe for a comfortable and figure-hugging fit, featuring unique sleeves, a deep-plunge neckline, sheer back and corset inspired bodice. She’s a super flattering and modern style, ideal for a trendy, city wedding.
‘Garny’ is yet another long-sleeved beauty from our Aire Barcelona selection in store. With illusion panel three-quarter sleeves, an A-line silhouette, plunging neckline and crepe skirt with detachable train, she has a great combination of details and minimalism. The buttons on the illusion back also give her a vintage feel that timeless brides will love.
Ultimately, choosing a long sleeve wedding dress is a personal decision that should be based on your own preferences and the overall style of your wedding. Whether you are looking for a traditional, elegant look or a more modern, minimalist style, there are countless options to choose from with long-sleeved wedding dresses. With the right choice, a long sleeve wedding dress can be the perfect way to make a statement on your big day and keep you comfortable!
As well as all our long-sleeved bridal gowns, we have a wide selection of dresses with detachable sleeves, which give brides more flexibility for styling their wedding look. See our full selection of wedding dresses with sleeves to find the styles you love and book an appointment with us to come try them!