24 Long-Sleeve Wedding Dresses for Every Bridal Style

For the bride who wears their heart on their sleeve(s).
Three long sleeve wedding dresses
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Updated Oct 19, 2023
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For nuptials taking place in the fall (a.k.a. wedding season) long-sleeve wedding dresses just make sense. Lesser known is that they can be equally lovely for brides walking down the aisle in warmer months (Meghan Markle donned her custom long-sleeve Givenchy gown in late May when she married Prince Harry). Here's the sitch: great style has no season, so if you are looking to make a statement and rock some sleeves come summer, there are plenty of lightweight options that will serve you well. Alternatively, if you want a dress that will keep you warm during an outdoor fall or winter wedding, the offerings are endless.

Just how did long-sleeve bridal dresses emerge as one of the season's biggest trends? It's hard to pinpoint as we happen to think the style is timeless. Lucky for you we've rounded up the best of the bunch, scouring the 2024 New York Bridal Fashion Week runways and some of the buzziest brands (Savannah Miller and THEIA among them) in order to find something for every bride whether their taste leans bohemian, modern, ultra-romantic or fit-for-a-princess traditional. Keep reading to see for yourself, then use The Knot Vendor Marketplace to find out where you can try on these dresses on IRL.

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Shop The Best Long-Sleeve Wedding Dresses for 2024

No matter where or how you're getting hitched, there's a gorgeous gown with arm coverage for you here. Keep scrolling to find your fave.

Watters Clara Plunge V-Neckline Puff-Sleeve Bias-Cut Charmeuse Wedding Gown

Watters V-neck long sleeve wedding dress
Photo: Anthropologie

Trust us: walking down the wedding aisle will feel like strutting down the runway when you're sporting this fashion-forward pick featuring bishop sleeves and a ruched waistline.

Silhouette: Fit-and-Flare | Fabric: Charmeuse | Length: Floor
Size Range: 00 - 24W
Price at Time of Publish: $2,592

Sincerity Bridal Tulle Ball Gown with Square Neckline and Puff Sleeves

Sincerity Bridal tulle ball gown long sleeve wedding dress
Photo: The Knot

From the sheer illusion sleeves to the scattered floral appliqués, there are plenty of reasons why our love for this tulle ball gown is *blooming*.

Silhouette: Ball Gown | Fabric: Tulle | Length: Floor
Size Range: 0 - 30

Savannah Miller Odette Gown

Savannah Miller long sleeve wedding gown
Photo: Savannah Miller

Classic in the front; party in the back. With a modest mock neckline and dramatic open back, this long-sleeve wedding dress offers the best of both worlds.

Silhouette: Fit-and-Flare | Fabric: Satin | Length: Floor
Size Range: Custom

Jenny Yoo Briar Gown

Jenny Yoo off shoulder long sleeve wedding dress
Photo: Jenny Yoo

Get ready for your red carpet moment. This old Hollywood-inspired silk crepe gown brings all the vintage glamor and then some.

Silhouette: Fit-and-Flare | Fabric: Silk Crepe | Length: Floor
Size Range: 00 - 32
Price at Time of Publish: $3,050

Milla Nova Eugenia Gown

Milla Nova long sleeve wedding ball gown
Photo: Milla Nova

Chances are you'll have plenty of eyes on you on your wedding day but this grand tulle ball gown will guarantee it.

Silhouette: Ball Gown | Fabric: Mikado | Length: Floor
Size Range: Custom

Jenny by Jenny Yoo Louise Square-Neck A-Line Chiffon Wedding Gown

Jenny by Jenny Yoo square neck long sleeve wedding dress
Photo: Anthropologie

Dress up this simple wedding dress with accessories, or let its stunning silhouette speak for itself. Either way, it's sure to be a hit.

Silhouette: A-Line | Fabric: Chiffon | Length: Floor
Size Range: 00 - 24W
Price at Time of Publish: $1,200

Olivia Bottega Plus Size Crepe Wedding Dress Megan

Olivia Bottega plus size long sleeve wedding dress
Photo: Olivia Bottega

Here's a plus size pick we adore for winter nuptials. Top off this classic silhouette with an embellished bridal belt for an extra touch of glam.

Silhouette: A-Line | Fabric: Crepe | Length: Floor
Size Range: Custom
Price at Time of Publish: $850

Lillian West Stretch Crepe Fit and Flare Dress

Lillian West stretch crepe long sleeve wedding dress
Photo: The Knot

This gown's detachable sheer sleeves allow you to seamlessly switch up your look throughout the night (a.k.a. two looks for the price of one. Score!).

Silhouette: Fit-and-Flare | Fabric: Jersey, Chiffon | Length: Floor
Size Range: 0 - 30

BHLDN Nassau Long-Sleeve Deep-V Embroidered Side-Slit Wedding Gown

BHLDN v-neck long sleeve wedding gown
Photo: Anthropologie

Sheer bishop sleeves and scattered floral embroidery make this dress a whimsical option for a spring wedding or garden party.

Silhouette: A-Line | Fabric: Lace | Length: Floor
Size Range: 0 - 18
Price at Time of Publish: $950

THEIA Scarlet Gown

THEIA asymmetric one shoulder long sleeve wedding dress
Photo: The Knot

Prepare to catch compliments (and plenty of adoring stares) as this asymmetric long-sleeve wedding gown is certainly a stunner.

Silhouette: Fit-and-Flare | Fabric: Crepe | Length: Floor
Size Range: 0 - 18

Lulus Duchess Ivory Lace Bell Sleeve Maxi Dress

Lulus long sleeve maxi wedding dress
Photo: Lulus

Meet the bohemian wedding dress of your dreams. Cut from eye-catching floral lace and featuring dramatic bell sleeves and a side leg slit, it's a perfect choice for the free-spirited bride.

Silhouette: Fit-and-Flare | Fabric: Stretch Lace | Length: Floor
Size Range: XS - 3XL
Price at Time of Publish: $182

Wtoo Voula Gown

Wtoo long sleeve wedding gown
Photo: Watters

Here's a modest wedding dress option we love for a church wedding. Pair it with a chapel-length train for that classic bridal vibe.

Silhouette: Column | Fabric: Stretch Crepe | Length: Floor
Size Range: 00 - 32W

Martina Liana Chic Long-Sleeve Charmeuse Wedding Dress

Martina Liana long sleeve wedding dress
Photo: The Knot

This gown's daring V neckline leaves you with two equally sexy options: Make a statement with a bold necklace or show off your décolletage.

Silhouette: Column | Fabric: Charmeuse | Length: Floor

All Who Wander Camryn Gown

All Who Wonder long sleeve wedding dress
Photo: Essense Designs

Who says long sleeves are just for winter? This breezy chiffon gown was made for a summer beach wedding.

Silhouette: A-Line | Fabric: Chiffon | Length: Floor
Size Range: Custom

Grace Loves Lace Olive Gown

Grace Loves Lace lace long sleeve wedding dress
Photo: Grace Loves Lace

Sweet meets sexy with a fitted silhouette and plunging neckline. This lace gown is designed to flatter your figure in all the right ways.

Silhouette: Fit-and-Flare | Fabric: Stretch Lace | Length: Floor
Size Range: XS - 3XL
Price at Time of Publish: $2,800

Justin Alexander Signature Torre Gown

Justin Alexander long sleeve wedding gown
Photo: The Knot

You'll already feel like royalty while wearing this open back gown but topping off your look with a crystal-embellished tiara certainly couldn't hurt.

Silhouette: Fit-and-Flare | Fabric: Charmeuse, Jersey | Length: Floor
Size Range: 0 - 30

Lulus Feeling of Forever White Long-Sleeve Mermaid Maxi Dress

Lulus V-neck long sleeve wedding gown
Photo: The Knot

A simple wedding dress offers an open invite to accessorize to the max. We'd pair this streamlined number with an embroidered veil and a sparkly embellished belt.

Silhouette: A-Line | Fabric: Crepe | Length: Floor
Size Range: XS - 3XL
Price at Time of Publish: $125

Lillian West Luxe Chiffon A-Line Dress with Blouson Sleeves and Slit

Lillian West off shoulder long sleeve wedding dress
Photos: The Knot

Go ahead, show some skin. With a side leg slit and off-shoulder sleeves, this pick is as sultry as it is sweet.

Silhouette: A-Line | Fabric: Chiffon | Length: Floor
Size Range: 2 - 32

Reformation Adwen Silk Dress

Reformation silk long sleeve wedding dress
Photo: Reformation

This vintage inspired style will take you back in time. Did we mention it's made from luxuriously smooth 100% silk?

Silhouette: A-Line | Fabric: Silk | Length: Floor
Size Range: 0 - 12
Price at Time of Publish: $898

Wtoo by Watters Milligan Off-The-Shoulder Long-Sleeve Column Wedding Gown

Wtoo by Watters off shoulder long sleeve wedding dress
Photo: Anthropologie

Cut from an ultra-breathable stretch mesh material, this long-sleeve gown is ready for its dance floor debut. All you'll need is a comfortable pair of dancing shoes to match.

Silhouette: Column | Fabric: Stretch Mesh | Length: Floor
Size Range: 00 - 32W
Price at Time of Publish: $1,402

Lulus Romance Dreamer White Lace Off-the-Shoulder Maxi Dress

Lulus off-shoulder lace long sleeve wedding gown
Photo: Lulus

Love the look of this off-shoulder lace wedding dress? Just wait until you see its price tag. At under $200, it offers a luxe look for less.

Silhouette: Sheath | Fabric: Lace | Length: Floor
Size Range: XS - XL
Price at Time of Publish: $136

Kelly Faetanini Forest Gown with Overskirt

Kelly Faetanini long sleeve wedding gown
Photo: Kelly Faetanini

This mock neck gown has 'winter wedding' written all over it. Pair it with a faux fur shawl in a stunning mountain setting for the ultimate seasonal ensemble.

Silhouette: A-Line | Fabric: Lace, Tulle | Length: Floor
Size Range: Custom

THEIA Cicely Gown

THEIA long sleeve wedding gown
Photo: Theia

Picture this: You're walking down the aisle against a glistening coastal backdrop, rocking this off-shoulder wedding gown while showing off your summer tan.

Silhouette: Fit-and-Flare | Fabric: Crepe | Length: Floor
Size Range: 0 - 18

Milla Nova Diabla Gown

Milla Nova long sleeve wedding gown
Photo: Milla Nova

Chantilly lace sleeves make this a modern take on a classic square neck look. To say we're obsessed would be an understatement.

Silhouette: Fit-and-Flare | Fabric: Crepe, Chantilly Lace | Length: Floor
Size Range: Custom

How to Choose the Best Long-Sleeve Wedding Dress For You

Are you convinced yet that a long-sleeve wedding dress is for you? Well, before you head to the bridal salon for try-ons, be sure to keep these tips in mind:

First, decide on a silhouette.

There are so many different styles of dresses that feature long sleeves. Likewise, sleeves can often be added to a dress in the customization process. To ensure the gown you bring home is the gown of your dreams, first focus on finding a silhouette that you feel most confident in. From there, you can decide whether or not you'd like your dress to include sleeves.

Next, refine your search.

So, you've decided on a long-sleeve dress. Now it's time to narrow down what kind of sleeves you want. While sheer, fitted sleeves may be a classic choice, they're certainly not the only choice. A boho bride might love the laid-back feel that bell sleeves provide. On the other hand, a vintage-obsessed bride might be more keen on a voluminous bishop sleeve. Be sure to discuss your options with a stylist at your local bridal salon as they'll be well-versed in all the options.

Finally, explore options for customization.

Many wedding dress designers today offer versatility when it comes to sleeves, so you may find that the sleeves on the gown you've chosen can be made detachable. We find this to be the perfect way to switch up your look between the ceremony and reception (who doesn't want to free up their arms for dancing?). Be sure to discuss all options for customization with the stylist or designer in order to get exactly the look you want.

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