26 Puff-Sleeve Wedding Dresses That Are Trendy and Romantic

These aren't your mom's '80s puff-sleeve bridal gowns.
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Monica Mercuri - The Knot Assistant Fashion Commerce Editor
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Monica Mercuri
Monica Mercuri - The Knot Assistant Fashion Commerce Editor
Monica Mercuri
Assistant Fashion Commerce Editor
  • Monica writes articles for The Knot Worldwide, specializing in fashion commerce content
  • Before joining The Knot Worldwide, Monica was an assistant style and market editor at House Beautiful
  • Monica holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication from George Washington University's School of Media and Public Affairs
Updated Jul 28, 2022
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In fashion, everything old is eventually new again—and when it comes to wedding dress trends—puff-sleeve wedding dresses are having a major moment. Once thought of as a vintage relic of the '80s, bridal gowns with puffy sleeves are back and chicer than ever. (Think: lace gowns with billowing balloon sleeves, sexy off-the-shoulder silhouettes and modern reimaginings of Princess Diana's iconic silk and taffeta ballgown.) It's a beautiful wedding look for trendy brides who want to make a romantic statement on their big day. Whether you're shopping for a princess ballgown or minimalist wedding dress, we've rounded up our favorite puff-sleeve numbers for every bridal vibe and style.

1. Willowby by Watters Lilia Gown in Ivory/Off-White

Willowby by Watters A-line wedding gown with off-the-shoulder puff sleeves and floral embroidery

Romantic and versatile, this A-line wedding gown with puff sleeves can be worn on or off the shoulder for two very different bridal looks. Delicate allover florals, intricate embroidery and a sheer back add dimension to this dreamy dress, which is available in plus and standard sizes.

2. Houghton by Katharine Polk Gwen Gown in White

Houghton by Katharine Polk puff-sleeve wedding dress with elegant maxi skirt

Equal parts fashion-forward and romantic, this puff-sleeve wedding dress is made of beautiful moire silk fabric, lending it a rippled appearance. A cutout back with an exposed zipper and crystal-embellished trim finishes this chic bridal gown.

3. Jenny Yoo Louise Dress in Winter White

Jenny Yoo long puff-sleeve wedding gown with square neck and flowy A-line skirt

The long, voluminous puffed sleeves with elastic shoulders and cuffs make this Jenny Yoo wedding dress one to remember. The luxe chiffon gown is balanced out by a square neck and flowy A-line skirt with a whimsical appeal. Elevate your wedding outfit with a beautiful pair of floral bridal earrings.

4. DB Studio Short Satin Puff-Sleeve Dress With Empire Waist in Soft White

DB Studio short wedding dress with puffy sleeves from David's Bridal

Get ready to turn heads in this short wedding dress with puffy sleeves. The sizable puffed sleeves are complemented by a deep V-neck, nipped waist and a full skirt. As another plus, functional pockets are seamlessly integrated into the silhouette to hold a few of your wedding day essentials.

5. Willowby by Watters Simone Dress in Ivory

Watters Designs ethereal lace wedding dress with puffed sleeves

Puff sleeves and a square neckline make this lace wedding dress utterly romantic. The elongated empire waist and scoop back are paired with a tulle A-line skirt with a slight train for a dreamy look straight out of Bridgerton. It comes in sizes 00-24W, as well as petite, regular and tall lengths.

6. BHLDN Marina Gown in Ivory

BHLDN off-the-shoulder puff-sleeve wedding dress with intricate floral cutwork

We can't stop staring at this off-the-shoulder puff-sleeve wedding dress from BHLDN. The intricate floral cutwork throughout the gown is inspired by French Regency design and complements the tiered silhouette. A sweeping train with the same cutwork detailing is the icing on the cake.

7. Danielle Frankel Rosalie Dress in Light Ivory

Danielle Frankel silk organza wedding dress with short puff sleeves and corded lace underlay

Fairytale enchantment meets high-fashion style in this stunning Danielle Frankel bridal gown. Made of tucked silk organza with a corded lace underlay, it has short puff sleeves, an empire waist and a flowy A-line skirt for a striking silhouette that's sure to impress your guests.

8. Reformation Stars Dress in Ivory

Reformation modern wedding dress with tiered puffed sleeves

We can see this simple and modern wedding dress as the star of the show at a destination beach or garden party. Fitted through the bodice with a relaxed full skirt, this gorgeous maxi is elevated with tiered puff sleeves for a sophisticated-yet-stylish appeal.

9. DB Studio Off-the-Shoulder Floral Puff-Sleeve Jumpsuit in Ivory

David's Bridal wedding jumpsuit with puff sleeves adorned with 3D floral appliqués

When it comes to wedding outfit trends, the bridal jumpsuit is a popular and sleek alternative to traditional gowns. This fitted silhouette features a sexy off-the-shoulder neckline, while the puff sleeves adorned with 3D floral appliqués add texture to this stylish bridal look.

10. Savannah Miller Aria Gown in White

Savannah Miller elegant wedding gown with puff sleeves lined with Chantilly lace

This elegant wedding gown offers restrained Victorian glamour with a high balconette bustline, empire waist and satin bust-cups with pearls. The luxurious stretch matte crepe gown also has puff sleeves lined with Chantilly lace, which can be detached to achieve two separate wedding looks. How fun is that?

11. ELOQUII Off-the-Shoulder Satin Dress with Puff Sleeves in Chalk Pink

ELOQUII plus-size pink wedding dress with dramatic puffy sleeves

Don't want to wear white on your wedding day? This plus-size colored wedding dress—in a romantic soft pink hue—is a foolproof pick for brides who want to break from tradition. The off-the-shoulder silhouette has dramatic puffy sleeves, a fitted boned bodice and a pleated skirt that lands just below the knee.

12. Fanm Mon Giamba Tulle-Sleeve Midi Dress in White

Confete puffed-sleeve wedding dress with off-the-shoulder tulle sleeves

Talk about breathtaking. This bestselling puffed-sleeve wedding dress is a chic option that'll be the talk of the town. With off-the-shoulder tulle sleeves and romantic white embroidery on the detachable belt and skirt hem, you can't go wrong. It would also make a spectacular rehearsal dinner dress for your wedding evening.

13. Markarian Luna White Swiss Dot Gown in White

Markarian whimsical puff-sleeve wedding dress with Swiss dot tulle

Say yes to forever in this simple and stunning puff-sleeve wedding dress that features gorgeous Swiss dot tulle atop a structured strapless silhouette. Subtle puff sleeves add a touch of romance and whimsy. Throw in a timeless pair of pearl wedding earrings to add a lustrous element to your outfit.

14. ASOS EDITION Curve V-Neck Eyelet Midi Dress with Puff Sleeve in White

ASOS plus-size puff-sleeve wedding dress covered in a romantic eyelet pattern

Covered in a romantic eyelet pattern, we're in love with this plus-size puff-sleeve wedding dress in wedding white. The scalloped V-neckline, long puffed sleeves and tiered maxi skirt exude elegance. Style your outfit with dangly earrings and nude wedding pumps for a classy ensemble.

15. Watters Mist Gown in Ivory

Watters Designs puffed-sleeve wedding dress wiith detachable puff sleeves

Crinkle pleated soft netting makes this puffed-sleeve wedding dress downright ethereal. A corset bodice complements a dreamy full skirt, while detachable puff sleeves ensure you'll practically float down the aisle. We're swooning.

16. ASOS EDITION Tabitha Embroidered Off-Shoulder Wedding Dress with Mesh Full Skirt in Ivory

ASOS boho wedding dress with off-the-shoulder puffed sleeves and flowy mesh skirt

Calling all earthy brides: Consider this bohemian wedding gown with puffed sleeves and a flowy mesh skirt for your upcoming nuptials. Our favorite part is the floral embroidery on the sweetheart bodice and off-the-shoulder short sleeves. Whether you'll be inside a rustic barn or on a scenic mountain range, you can't go wrong with this dreamy puff-sleeve dress.

17. Monique Lhuillier Dotted Tulle Off-the-Shoulder Tea-Length Dress in Champ Gold

Monique Lhuillier off-the-shoulder long puff-sleeve wedding dress in champagne

Champagne is another popular color for brides. This long puff-sleeve wedding dress has so many fairytale-like qualities, from the sweetheart neckline to the tulle puffy sleeves. The painted gold metallic polka dots against champagne tulle creates an allover shimmer that feels magical.

18. DB Studio Bubble-Sleeve Georgette V-Neck Wedding Dress in Soft White

David's Bridal elegant bubble-sleeve wedding dress for minimalist brides

Your guests will love the look of this elegant bubble-sleeve wedding dress. The simple silhouette is complemented by a V-neckline, fun puffed sleeves and a tasteful side slit. It's a beautiful minimalist wedding dress for modern ceremonies.

19. Willowby by Watters Cameron Gown in Ivory

Willowby by Watters wedding dress with exaggerated long puff sleeves

Available in standard and plus sizes, this Willowby by Watters gown is the epitome of understated elegance. The corset-style bodice is so on-trend, while the exaggerated long puff sleeves bring a free-spirited, bohemian feel. We could just picture this stunning ensemble for an autumn wedding.

20. Naeem Khan Montelena Dress in White

Naeem Khan mermaid wedding dress with puffy sleeves adorned with oversized bows

A total showstopper, this Naeem Khan mermaid wedding dress is perfect for to-be-weds looking to make a stunning statement on their wedding day. A fitted off-the-shoulder V-neck bodice is accented with puffy sleeves adorned with oversized bows.

21. Watters Spruce Grown in Ivory

Watters Designs lace wedding dress with subtle long puff sleeves

This unforgettable lace wedding dress provides brides with just a hint of a puff sleeve for a classy look. A high neckline, cutout back and delicately scalloped lace cuffs create the perfect mix of drama and sweet romance.

22. Lulus Together in Bliss Lace Long-Sleeve Mermaid Maxi Dress in White

Lulus timeless long-sleeve wedding dress with slightly puffed shoulders

Incorporate lace into your wedding ensemble with this timeless long-sleeve wedding dress. It features slightly puffed shoulders that flow into long sleeves, a square neckline and a princess-seamed bodice. Down below, the mermaid silhouette is accented with a thigh-high slit. Add a touch of sparkle to your outfit with a pearl bridal headband.

23. Christian Siriano Lace Puff-Sleeve Tea-Length Dress in White

Christian Siriano chic courthouse wedding dress with delicate puff sleeves

We can easily see this chic courthouse ceremony dress stunning at your low-key nuptials. The lace tea-length design has delicate puff sleeves and a fitted bodice, along with a form-fitting pencil skirt that's paired with a lace overlay for a touch of drama.

24. Reformation Rya Silk Dress in Ivory

Reformation elegant off-white silk wedding dress with puffed long sleeves

We've pulled another minimalist style that's thoughtfully understated. The silk wrap-style wedding dress has a V-neck, puffed long sleeves and a loose-fitting maxi skirt. Accessorize with gold or silver jewelry and something blue heels to heighten your day-of ensemble.

25. V. Chapman Leilani And Linnea Set in Natural

V.Chapman cottagecore puff-sleeve wedding dress with tiered skirt and ruffle detailing

This puff-sleeve wedding dress is giving us major cottagecore vibes—one of our favorite trending internet aesthetics of 2022. We're obsessed with the three-quarter puffed sleeves, square neckline and ruffled detailing throughout. Plus, it'll look lovely among the flowers and greenery at a garden venue.

26. Yolancris Angelou Gown in White

Yolancris princess puff-sleeve ballgown with full puffy skirt

This princess puff-sleeve wedding dress is next-level gorgeous. The ruched bandeau neckline and puffy full skirt—paired with bold puff sleeves—create a dramatic, over-the-top bridal look that was made for maximalists.

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