27 Long-Sleeve Wedding Dresses for Every Type of Nuptials

No matter where or how you're getting hitched, there's a gorgeous gown with arm coverage for you here.
Elena Donovan Mauer the knot
by Elena Donovan Mauer
Elena Donovan Mauer the knot
Elena Donovan Mauer
Wedding Planning Expert
  • Elena creates content for a variety of print and digital publications, including The Knot, The Bump, Parents, Real Simple, and Good Housekeeping.
  • Elena is a former weddings editor, having held positions at Modern Bride and Bridal Guide and contributed to The Knot Ultimate Wedding Lookbook.
  • Elena is currently Senior Editor for Happify Health, an adjunct instructor for Pace University, a freelance writer, and content con...
Updated Jul 17, 2020
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Some brides need to stay warm on their big day. Others simply love the look of sleeves. Whichever camp you fall into, there are lots of lovely wedding dresses with sleeves to choose from. We've scoured the options, and found something for every bride, from bohemian to modern to ultra-romantic to fit-for-a-princess traditional. Seriously, we think these are some of the best wedding dresses with sleeves out there! Which of these gorgeous long sleeve wedding dresses would be perfect for you?

WToo by Watters Miles off-the-shoulder wedding dress

Lovely eyelash lace accents the neckline of this long-sleeve wedding dress. It's fit for a traditional fete.

WToo by Watters Miles off-the-shoulder wedding dress, $1,278, BHLDN.com

Oleg Cassini long-sleeve lace beaded plus-size ball gown wedding dress

A feminine, scalloped lace neckline and full skirt make this ball gown an utterly romantic showstopper.

Oleg Cassini long-sleeve lace beaded plus-size ball gown wedding dress, $1,899, DavidsBridal.com

Jenny by Jenny Yoo Blythe plunging crepe wedding gown

Ready to create drama on your wedding day? This wedding dress with sleeves has it in spades. In the front, a plunging neckline and in the back, a unique geometric keyhole.

Jenny by Jenny Yoo Blythe plunging crepe wedding gown, $1,200, Nordstrom.com

ASOS Edition embroidered long-sleeve wedding dress

If you have boho bridal style, may we suggest this flowing floral lace gown with blouson sleeves?

ASOS Edition embroidered long-sleeve wedding dress, $308, ASOS.com

Parker Black Malika hand-beaded sequin long sleeve gown

This fabulous v-neck sheath wedding dress would be equally apropos for the wedding aisle as it would the red carpet. It's an ideal wardrobe choice for a swanky cocktail-style wedding reception.

Parker Black Malika hand-beaded sequin long sleeve gown, $728, SaksFifthAvenue.com

Roksanda Adyn tulle-trimmed silk-crepe gown

This luxe ivory silk-crepe bridal gown reminds us of a vintage 1940s dress—which means it'll never go out of style.

Roksanda Adyn tulle-trimmed silk-crepe gown, $1,975, Net-a-Porter.com

Shoshanna Upton puff-sleeve dress

Lunch or brunch reception anyone? Rock a daytime wedding with this stylish, short puff-sleeve dress. It's simply adorable.

Shoshanna Upton puff-sleeve dress, $398, Bloomingdales.com

Kiyonna Graced with Love plus-size a-line wedding dress

Here's another pretty option for brides who want a shorter skirt. With ¾ flutter sleeves and an a-line silhouette, you'll want to hit the dance floor in this lace wedding dress for sure.

Kiyonna Graced with Love plus-size a-line wedding dress, $212, Macys.com

Tadashi Shoji Jame tulle boat-neck bridal gown

We're loving the bateau neckline (how very Meghan Markle!) and unique tulle embroidery pattern of this total showstopper!

Tadashi Shoji Jame tulle boat-neck bridal gown, $828, TadashiShoji.com

ML Monique Lhuillier Alemena jumpsuit

For the fashion-forward bride who wants to do something different on her wedding day, we're into this fabulous puff-sleeve jumpsuit.

ML Monique Lhuillier Alemena jumpsuit, $495, Anthropologie.com

Azazie Ozette lace long-sleeve bridal gown

With this wedding dress with sleeves, it's all about the details: lovely lace and tulle, lots of buttons and a chapel train.

Azazie Ozette lace long-sleeve bridal gown, $249, Azazie.com

Jenny Yoo Lorimer dress with flutter sleeves

All-over sequins make this 70s-style dress feel extra special.

Jenny Yoo Lorimer dress with flutter sleeves, $695, BHLDN.com

Reformation Winslow dress

This kimono-style v-neck wrap wedding dress is equal parts comfy and sultry.

Reformation Winslow dress, $268, TheReformation.com

David's Bridal Collection Illusion high-neck crepe long-sleeve wedding dress

This mermaid gown's mesh high neck and long sleeves offer a strapless look while still giving you some coverage.

David's Bridal Collection Illusion high-neck crepe long-sleeve wedding dress, $449, DavidsBridal.com

Stone Cold Fox Ginza dress

A Mandarin collar and asymmetrical pearl button detail make this dress an unforgettable find.

Stone Cold Fox Ginza dress, $315, TheStoneColdFox.com

Temperley London Elisha long wedding dress

Talk about embellishment! This cap-sleeve, v-neck gown features silk-chiffon appliques, faceted beads and buttons down the side.

Temperley London Elisha long wedding dress, $5,760, Shopbop.com

ASOS Edition embroidered flutter-sleeve wedding dress

If you're marrying in a meadow—or just want to look like you are—you'll definitely want to check out this backless boho wedding dress with sleeves.

ASOS Edition embroidered flutter-sleeve wedding dress, $151, ASOS.com

Amsale high-neck short-sleeve Sammie dress

With hand-appliqued silk organza petals, the floral detail on the open back of its dress is the main event.

Amsale high-neck short-sleeve Sammie dress, $4,195, Amsale.com

Marni back-tie gown

A handkerchief skirt and unique back-tie detail make this dress ultra-chic.

Marni back-tie gown, $2,460, SaksOffFifth.com

Danielle Frankel Adrienne pleated silk and wool dress

Made of elegant pleated silk and wool, this midi-length long-sleeve dress would work equally well for a courthouse winter wedding or a trendy evening soiree.

Danielle Frankel Adrienne pleated silk and wool dress, $2,990, ModaOperandi.com

Keepsake Awaken lace midi dress

All-over lace in mixed patterns makes a major statement on this asymmetrical midi dress.

Keepsake Awaken lace midi dress, $230, Bloomingdales.com

Chi Chi London Sheer Romance high-low midi dress

Can't decide between a long dress or a short one? Go for a high-low for the best of both length worlds. This one features lovely lace sleeves and low-back cut-out.

Chi Chi London Sheer Romance high-low midi dress, $179, ModCloth.com

Adrianna Papell embellished cape gown

Rather than sleeves per se, this elegant gown has an attached floor-length cape to cover your shoulders. And did we mention its hand-beading is absolutely gorgeous?

Adrianna Papell embellished cape gown, $479, Macys.com

Reformation Geranium dress

A deep-V back adds a touch of flirtiness to this sweet puff-sleeve gown.

Reformation Geranium dress, $598, TheReformation.com

J. Crew tiered maxi dress in mixed eyelet

Saying "I do" on the beach or mountaintop wearing this pretty eyelet maxi dress? We can picture it now!

J. Crew tiered maxi dress in mixed eyelet, $248, JCrew.com

Pronovias Bianca long-sleeve gown

Made of body-hugging crepe fabric, this mermaid wedding dress has a modern cut and beading but still feels timeless.

Pronovias Bianca long-sleeve gown, price upon request, Pronovias.com

White by Vera Wang Bell plus-size wedding dress

This gorgeous long-sleeve lace wedding dress ticks off all the major boxes. It's traditional, but has a low cut and a tie at the back of the neck give it a bit of extra personality. Think Kate Middleton's wedding gown but with a few twists!

White by Vera Wang Bell plus-size wedding dress, $1,198, DavidsBridal.com

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