The Best 22 Puff-Sleeve Wedding Dress Picks for the 2024-2025 Bride

These aren't your mom's '80s puff-sleeve bridal gowns.
collage of three puff-sleeve wedding dresses
Photo: Allure Bridals/Selkie/All Who Wander
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Lauren Whalley
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Lauren Whalley
Fashion Editor, Beauty & Inclusivity
  • Lauren writes and edits articles for The Knot Worldwide, with a specialty in fashion, beauty and size inclusivity.
  • Prior to The Knot Worldwide, Lauren worked in wedding editorial for Brides, Style Me Pretty and Enaura Bridal.
  • Lauren studied public relations and advertising at the University of Central Florida.
Updated Mar 12, 2024
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Puff-sleeve wedding dresses are having a major moment. . This wedding dress trend exudes a sense of romantic elegance and offers a unique twist on traditional bridal styles. With their voluminous sleeves that add a touch of drama and femininity, puff sleeve dresses have become increasingly popular among modern brides. How can you not be drawn to their ability to make a bold fashion statement while still maintaining a timeless and sophisticated look? (Think: whimsical fairytale wedding dresses with statement sleeves, sexy off-the-shoulder silhouettes and modern reimaginings of Princess Diana's iconic silk and taffeta ballgown.) Whether you're shopping for a princess ballgown or a minimalist wedding dress, I've rounded up our favorite puff-sleeve numbers for every bridal vibe and style.

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Puff Sleeve Wedding Dress Designers to Know

When it comes to whimsical puff-sleeve wedding dresses, these designers are a cut above the rest. Their mastery of creating dreamy and romantic designs with statement sleeves will surely captivate any bride-to-be. Let's dive into the world of these talented designers and discover why they are some of our go-to choices for puff-sleeve wedding dresses.

Allure Bridals

Why you'll love them: Allure Bridals has a knack for creating stunning, whimsical puff-sleeve designs that perfectly balance modern trends with timeless elegance. A few of our favorites come from their Bridgerton dress collection, which offers regal-inspired gowns with intricate puff sleeves. If you dream of a princess-inspired wedding dress with puff sleeves, be sure to check out their Disney Fairy Tale Weddings dress collection for the ultimate dose of enchantment.

Where to shop: You can find Allure Bridals' beautiful puff-sleeve wedding dresses at their authorized stockists located around the United States and internationally. Visit their website and explore their Store Locator page to find a retailer near you.

Anthropologie Weddings

Why you'll love them: Anthropologie Weddings brings a touch of whimsy and bohemian flair to their puff-sleeve designs. They curate a selection of renowned designers, such as Watters, Viktor & Rolf, and Jenny Yoo, who effortlessly incorporate puff sleeves into their collections. Whether you're dreaming of a romantic lace sleeve or a voluminous tulle puff, Anthropologie Weddings offers a variety of options to suit your style.

Where to shop: Explore the delightful world of Anthropologie Weddings by visiting their website and clicking on their Weddings page, where you can shop and buy directly online. Or, peruse their carefully curated selection of designers online and then find an Anthropologie Weddings retailer that carries the gown of your dreams.

Essense Designs

Why you'll love them: Essense Designs is a powerhouse in the wedding dress industry, encompassing multiple esteemed brands known for their expertise in bridal fashion. Essense of Australia, All Who Wander, Stella York, and Martina Liana all offer their own unique take on puff sleeve designs. From sleek and modern to ethereal and bohemian, these brands cater to different styles, ensuring there's a perfect puff-sleeve option for every bride.

Where to shop:
To explore the exquisite puff-sleeve dresses from Essense Designs, visit their website and check out the individual pages of their brands. From there, you can find authorized retailers where you can shop for their stunning designs.

Olivia Bottega

Why you'll love them: Olivia Bottega effortlessly combines luxury and romance in her puff-sleeve designs. From delicate lace detailing to voluminous tulle sleeves, their creations immediately evoke a sense of ethereal beauty. If you're looking for a wedding dress that exudes grace and femininity, Olivia Bottega's bridal gowns are sure to capture your heart.

Where to shop: To shop and purchase Olivia Bottega's ready-to-ship and custom wedding dresses, you can visit their website here. While you're there, you can also book a virtual appointment or read up on how to purchase their designs.

The Best Puff Sleeve Wedding Dresses for 2024-2025 Brides

To help you get inspired and shop for your dream dress, I've curated a list of the best puff-sleeve wedding dresses for 2024 and 2025 brides. These designs not only capture the essence of current trends but also showcase timeless elegance. Let's dive into our top picks and discover why these dresses are perfect for brides who want to wear more than their hearts on their sleeves:

Willowby by Watters Lilia Puff-Sleeve Lace Empire Wedding Gown

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

Romantic and versatile, this A-line puff-sleeve 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.

Size range: 0-26W

Justin Alexander Giuseppa Fit and Flare Wedding Dress with Blouson Sleeves

Charmeuse V-Neck Fit and Flare Wedding Dress with Blouson Sleeves
Photo: Justin Alexander

Equal parts fashion-forward and romantic, this modern puff-sleeve wedding dress is made of beautiful charmeuse fabric, lending it a luxurious satin appearance. A cutout back with a feminine but subtle bow detail finishes this chic bridal gown.

Size range: 0-30

Olivia Bottega Sparkly Wedding Dress Inger With Leg Slit

Olivia Bottega Sparkly Wedding Dress Inger With Leg Slit
Photo: Olivia Bottega

The long, voluminous puffed sleeves with an open back make this Olivia Bottega wedding dress one to remember. The sparkly puff-sleeve gown has all the details, from the classic V-neck to the flowy A-line skirt, that give it a whimsical appeal.

Size range: 0–22; Custom sizes available

By Watters Macaron Square-Neck Tulle Embellished Mini Dress

By Watters mini pearl wedding dress
Photo: Anthropologie Weddings

Get ready to turn heads in this short wedding dress. The sequin and pearl-adorned puff sleeves are complemented by a modern square neck and flirty skirt. As another plus, the sleeves can actually be worn on or off-the-shoulder; it's all up to how you prefer to wear the look.

Size range: 0-16

Allure Bridals BR1010 Wedding Dress

Allure Bridals Bridgerton Puff Sleeve Wedding Dress
Photo: Allure Bridals

Dearest reader, the puff sleeves and elegant scoop neckline surely make this gown from Allure Bridal's Bridgerton wedding dress collection the talk of the ton. It's paired with a tulle A-line skirt with sequined lace appliques and a cathedral train that is made for the diamond of the season (aka you!)

Size range: 0-30

All Who Wander Nevada Wedding Dress

All Who Wander Lace Puff Sleeve Wedding Dress
Photo: Essense Designs

We can't stop staring at this long blouson puff sleeve wedding dress from All Who Wander. The intricate matte lace design throughout the boho gown easily complements the A-line silhouette. A soft train with the same lace detailing and mini fringle tassels is the icing on the cake.

Size range: Made to order

Viktor & Rolf for BHLDN Eloise Organza Puff-Sleeve Wedding Gown

 Viktor & Rolf for BHLDN Eloise Organza Puff-Sleeve Wedding Gown
Photo: Anthropologie Weddings

Fairytale enchantment meets high-fashion style in this stunning Viktor & Rolf bridal gown. Made of tucked silk organza, this puff-sleeve wedding dress has an adorable bow and floral detail on the bodice, a flowy A-line skirt and a chapel train for a striking silhouette that's sure to impress your guests.

Size range: 0-16

Lillian West Crepe Fit and Flare Bridal Dress Style 66310

Lillian West Crepe Fit and Flare Bridal Dress Style 66310
Photo: Lillian West

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

Size range: 0-30

OFFICESEVEN Princess Wedding Dress

OFFICESEVEN Princess Wedding Dress

This elegant wedding gown offers restrained Victorian glamour with a corset-style bodice, an A-line skirt and, of course, princess-inspired puff-sleeves. The coolest thing about this dress? It's actually reversable with another color (pink seems to be the most popular!) on the inside. How fun is that?

Size range: Made to order

BHLDN Cleo Square-Neck Puff-Sleeve Mini Dress

BHLDN mini puff sleeve dress
Photo: Anthropologie Weddings

Looking for an elopement wedding dress with puff sleeves? This plus-size puff-sleeve dress is a foolproof pick for brides who want to break from the tradition of floor-length gowns. The square neckline mini has dramatic off-the-shoulder puffy sleeves, floral detailing and an A-line skirt that lands just above the knee.

Size range: 0-22W

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.

Size range: XS–XXL

Martina Liana Lace Short Sleeve Wedding Dress in Style 1630

Martina Liana Short Sleeve Wedding Dress
Photo: Essense Designs

Say yes to forever in this stunning puff-sleeve wedding dress that features allover 3D florals atop a gorgeous A-line 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.

Size range: See retailer

Allure Bridals x Disney Fairy Tale Weddings D376 Rapunzel Wedding Dress

Allure Bridals x Disney Fairy Tale Weddings D376 Rapunzel Wedding Dress
Photo: Allure Bridals

Covered in romantic, painterly-like oversized blooms, we're in love with this puff-sleeve wedding dress inspired by Rapnuzel from Disney's Tangled. The high neckline, adorable puffed sleeves and tiered maxi skirt exude whimsical elegance. Style your outfit with dangly earrings and nude wedding pumps for a fairytale-like ensemble.

Size range: 0-30

Have Dress Maria Wedding Gown

Have Dress Maria long organza wedding dress,
Photo: Have Dress

Soft organza makes this puffed-sleeve wedding dress downright ethereal. An elegant square neckline complements a dreamy full skirt, while a back bow and puff sleeves ensure you'll practically float down the aisle. We're swooning.

Size range: 0-26

Lulus Romantic Dedication White Floral Off-the-Shoulder Maxi Dress

Lulus Romantic Dedication White Floral Off-the-Shoulder Maxi Dress
Photo: Lulus

Calling all earthy brides: Consider this romantic boho wedding gown with puffed sleeves and a flowy A-line skirt for your upcoming nuptials. Our favorite part is the floral embroidery on the skirt 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. And did I mention it's super budget-friendly, coming in at under $200?

Size range: XS-XL

Olivia Bottega Sentea Satin Wedding Dress with Front Slit

Olivia Bottega Puff sleeve wedding dress
Photo: Olivia Bottega

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

Size range: 0-20; Custom sizes available

Watters Millie Off-The-Shoulder Removable Puff-Sleeve A-Line Wedding Gown

Watters Millie Off-The-Shoulder Removable Puff-Sleeve A-Line Wedding Gown
Photo: Anthropologie Weddings

Available in standard and plus sizes, this Watters gown is the epitome of understated elegance. The clean square neckline is so on-trend, while the exaggerated removable puff sleeves bring a free-spirited, boho feel. We could just picture this stunning ensemble for an autumn wedding.

Size range: 0-26W

Selkie The Ivory in Bloom Bridal Gown

Slekie white puff sleeve wedding dress with ruffles
Photo: Selkie

A total showstopper, this Selkie wedding dress is perfect for brides looking to make a breahtaking statement on their wedding day. A classic sweetheart neckline and shoulder ruffles at the sleeves are accented with a giant ruffled leg slit and layers of voluminous skirt that will look incredible in all of your wedding photos.

Size range: XXS-6X

Sincerity Bridal Style 44292 Mikado Ball Gown

Sincerity Bridal Mikado Ball Gown with Sweetheart Neckline and Exposed Boning
Photo: Sincerity Bridal

We've pulled another minimalist style that's thoughtfully understated yet totally statement making. The oh-so-chic Mikado wedding dress has a sweetheart neckline, puff sleeves and buttons trailing down the back of the skirt. Accessorize with simple gold or silver jewelry and something blue heels to heighten your day-of ensemble.

Size range: 2-32

Honor NYC Wildflower Wedding Dress

Honor Wildflower puff sleeve wedding dress
Photo: Honor NYC

This puff-sleeve wedding dress is giving us major cottagecore vibes—one of our favorite trending internet aesthetics of 2024-2025. We're obsessed with the short puffed sleeves, high neckline and wildflower detailing throughout. Plus, it'll look lovely amongst the greenery at a garden venue.

Size range: See Retailer

Allure Bridals x Disney Fairy Tale Weddings D413 Cinderella Wedding Dress

Cinderella wedding dress with puff sleeves
Photo: Allure Bridals

This princess puff-sleeve wedding dress is next-level gorgeous; it is inspired by Disney's Cinderella, after all. The classic square neckline and puffy full skirto of this smikado gown—paired with detachable puff sleeves—create a regal bridal look that was made for the fairytale bride.

Size range: 0-30

Azazie Vivienne A-Line Sweetheart Lace Sweep Train Dress

Azazie Vivienne A-Line Sweetheart Lace Sweep Train Dress
Photo: Azazie

This unforgettable lace wedding dress from Azazie provides brides with just a hint of a puff sleeve for a classy look. A sweetheart bodice, a tasteful side slit and delicately embriodered floral lace create the perfect mix of drama and sweet romance.

Size range: 0–30; Custom sizes available

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