19 Dramatic Bell Sleeve Wedding Dresses

These bell sleeve gowns are totally unforgettable.
bell sleeve wedding dress
Sharon Brandwein
by Sharon Brandwein
Updated Oct 29, 2021
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Bell sleeve wedding dresses never seem to go out of style. This dramatic style of sleeve that is quite literally shaped like a bell originally started out in garments worn by nobility and members of the clergy in the Medieval Era. Fast forward to the 1970s when bell sleeves were rocked by style icons like Cher and Stevie Nicks. After a brief resurgence in the early aughts, this voluminous sleeve is back—and experiencing a bridal fashion revival. The regal and romantic style makes it perfect for boho and vintage-inspired wedding dresses.

From modern silhouettes to vintage-inspired styles, and from minimal to over-the-top in all the right ways, there's a bell sleeve dress for every taste and every budget. So, if you're looking to add a little drama to your wedding day look, we've got you covered.

Below, shop some of our favorite bell sleeve wedding dresses for every wedding style and budget.

Lulus Duchess Ivory Lace Bell Sleeve Maxi Dress

lulus white bell sleeve wedding dress with long puffy lace sleeves v-neckline allover lace  flowy skirt and slit

Va va voom. Duchess lace ivory, wide bell sleeves and a high sexy slit make for one unforgettable wedding dress.

Maggie Sottero Benson

maggie sottero white bell sleeve wedding dress with long puffy lace sleeves v-neckline allover lace and flowy skirt

Planning a destination wedding? Vintage lace and bell sleeves add plenty of laid-back charm to this boho wedding dress. Bonus: A lace-up back makes for gorgeous photo ops.

Rue De Seine Harlow

rue de seine white bell sleeve wedding dress with long puffy lace sleeves v-neckline tie waist allover lace and flowy skirt

Equal parts timeless and edgy, the wrap style of this dress from Rue De Seine beautifully shows off the floral chevron lace. Bell sleeves, a fitted bodice and full skirt take it to the next level.

Odylyne The Ceremony Stella Lace Bell Sleeve Bridal Gown

odylyne the ceremony white bell sleeve wedding dress with long puffy mesh lace sleeves high neckline allover lace and flowy skirt

Sheer ivory lace, exquisite hand-beaded embellishments and long bell sleeves come together for a whimsical effect in this stunning dress by Odylyne The Ceremony. The high neck contrasts with the deep V-back and for a wedding gown that's both beautiful and bold.

Kleinfeld All Who Wander Bell Sleeve Dress

kleinfeld bridal white and nude bell sleeve wedding dress with long puffy mesh lace sleeves v-neckline allover lace and flowy skirt

Calling all fashionistas. Thanks to its dramatic bell sleeves and bold graphic lace, this wedding dress makes a serious statement.

Claire Pettibone Indie Lace Mini Dress

claire pettibone white bell sleeve wedding mini dress with long puffy lace sleeves v-neckline allover lace and short skirt

Perfect for a beach wedding, a postwedding brunch or courthouse nuptials, this minidress is incredibly versatile. We love the contrast of the long bell sleeves and sexy open back with jewel tassel ties.

Morilee Madeline Gardner Abby Wedding Dress

morilee white bell sleeve wedding dress with long puffy mesh lace sleeves scoop lace neckline allover lace and pleated ball gown skirt

Calling all romantics—this could be the dress for you. This A-line lace gown features Alençon over chantilly lace appliqué on sumptuous tulle. Crystal and pearl embellishments trim the waist and complete the look with a delicate finish.

David's Bridal Lara Eliza Bell Sleeve Mini Dress

david's bridal white bell sleeve wedding mini dress with long puffy mesh lace sleeves scoop lace neckline allover lace and short skirt

A little white dress is a perfect option for wedding-related events like your rehearsal dinner or bridal shower. This one with allover beading and subtle bell sleeves has plenty of stylish flair.

Odylyne The Ceremony Juliet

odylyne the ceremony white bell sleeve wedding dress with long puffy lace sleeves v-neckline allover lace and pleated flowy skirt

Looking to channel your inner '70s goddess? Look no further. This bohemian wedding dress features hand-beaded floral lace, a deep V-neck and a relaxed silhouette.

Belle And Kai Hippie Wedding Dress With Bell Sleeve

etsy white bell sleeve wedding dress with long puffy lace sleeves v-neckline allover lace and flowy skirt

Equally stunning for a country wedding or a beach wedding, this hippie-inspired maxi dress is perfect for the low-key bridechilla. With voluminous bell sleeves and a high slit, it's both ethereal and sexy.

Casablanca Bridal Style 1689

casablanca bridal white bell sleeve strapless wedding dress with long puffy mesh detachable sleeves embellished chest and plain ball down skirt

These removable bell sleeves are the best of both worlds: Opt for a more dramatic look for your ceremony, and remove them for your reception to reveal a strapless silhouette.

Odylyne The Ceremony Alyse Lace Gown

odylyne the ceremony white bell sleeve wedding dress with long puffy mesh lace sleeves v-neckline satin slip allover lace and pleated flowy skirt

With sheer embroidered lace and a chapel train, this long-sleeve lace wedding dress is soft, feminine and oh-so-romantic. But don't worry, a built-in satin slip offers plenty of coverage.

Morilee Madeline Gardner Santina Wedding Dress

morilee white bell sleeve wedding dress with long puffy mesh lace off the shoulder fringed sleeves wide v-neckline allover lace and mermaid pleated flowy skirt

The perfect mix of classic and carefree, the fringe bell sleeves take this chantilly lace fit-and-flare dress to the next level.

Lulus An Eternal Love Bell Sleeve Mermaid Wedding Dress

lulus white bell sleeve wedding dress with long puffy lace sleeves scoop neckline allover lace and pleated flowy skirt

Who says you have to break the bank for the perfect dress? With lace bell sleeves, a mermaid silhouette and a princess-seamed bodice, this wedding gown is effortlessly elegant—and is under $150.

A And M Enterprises Beautiful Boho Bell Sleeves Wedding Dress

etsy white bell sleeve wedding dress with long puffy mesh lace sleeves deep v neckline lace chest and plain tulle pleated ball gown skirt

This boho wedding dress with an open back is a total showstopper. Made to order, this dress is beautifully finished with shimmering pearls and rhinestones.

Odylyne The Ceremony Bryn

odylyne the ceremony white bell sleeve wedding dress with long puffy lace sleeves high halter lace neckline allover lace and pleated flowy skirt

This gown is both something old and something new. With lace that is decorated with geometric dotted embroider roses, a ruffle collar and subtle bell sleeves, this dress is a gorgeous example of what happens when modern design meets a vintage vibe.

Casablanca Bridal Style 1756

casablanca bridal white bell sleeve strapless wedding dress with detachable lace coat with long puffy mesh lace sleeves plain chest and plain ball gown skirt

Calling all vintage lovers. An intricate beaded lace coat gives the illusion of a long-sleeve lace wedding dress and turns a simple A-line gown into a fashion-forward stunner.

Morilee Madeline Gardner Patterned Sequin Net Bell Sleeves

morilee white bell sleeve wedding dress with long puffy mesh lace sleeves deep v neckline allover lace and form fitting flowy skirt

Get ready to turn some heads. A plunging V-neckline, curve-skimming silhouette and sequin bell sleeves make this dress a total standout.

Adrianna Papell Bell Sleeve Lace And Crepe A-Line Dress

nordstrom white bell sleeve wedding mini dress with mid length puffy lace sleeves high lace neckline and short skirt

You can't go wrong with something short and sweet for courthouse nuptials. This crepe cocktail dress features a pretty lace bodice and bell sleeves.

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