Whether you’re planning a wedding in the cooler months, getting married in a church where conservative silhouettes are ideal, or have people in your squad that feel their best with a little coverage up top, a bridal party dress with sleeves is the perfect silhouette.
No matter the shapes or sizes of your squad, bridal party dresses with sleeves feel timeless and sophisticated whether you’re planning for a trendy mixed palette, an all-white wedding party, or want to choose a more colorful hue like plum, gold, or lavender. All sleeves don’t have to be the same for your whole bridal party—you can opt for a lineup of all long sleeves or plan for a mix of sleeve shapes like a flutter, short, cap, or puff sleeve. Whatever sleeve shape you choose, the effect is utterly elegant.
From classic silhouettes to modern styles, we've rounded up the latest and the best long sleeve bridal party dresses.
Best Budget: Boohoo Boutique Kimono Maxi Satin Bridal Party Dress
With sleeves hitting just above the elbow, a subtle v-neck, and a high-slit, this satin Kimono dress has all of the elements of a flattering and comfortable dress.
For a Fall Wedding: Jenny Yoo Ellis Velvet Open Back Dress
Fall and winter brides: velvet is the stylish answer to keeping your girls warm. Flutter sleeves are a great option if you're looking for a style with coverage that isn't too constricting.
For a Classic Wedding: BHLDN Shelley Satin Charmeuse Midi Dress
If you're having a summer or destination wedding, your bridal party will appreciate the ease of this effortless midi dress. Short puff sleeves are ideal for warm-weather and are the perfect alternative to a spaghetti strap style.
For a Romantic Wedding: After Six Split Sleeve Backless Chiffon Maxi Dress
Gone are the days of long sleeve dresses being frumpy and unimaginative. This modern design boasts unique and romantic split bell sleeves which is perfect for the bride who wants her bridal party to feel covered and sexy.
For a Spring Wedding: BHLDN Plymouth Beaded Dress
Wanting to inject a little 3D floral embellishments and sparkle into your bridal party? Then look no further than this sophisticated yet playful wrap dress. Short and flouncy sleeves provide the perfect amount of coverage for a springtime wedding.
For a Fashion-Forward Wedding: Fame and Partners Puff Sleeve Gown
Calling all brides who are looking to make a statement. These attached puff sleeves are such a unique idea, we guarantee none of your friends have thought of it. Plus, this dress is also completely customizable– from the fabric color to the neckline to the length.
Best for Inclusivity: ModCloth Stunning Wonder Maxi Wrap Dress
A short frilly sleeve goes hand in hand with a short and frilly hemline and this dress has both going for it. As pretty as it is inclusive, this style comes in sizes from petite to plus.
Most Transformable: Birdy Grey Maria Convertible Dress
The toughest part about picking a bridal party dress is that no two people are alike, so what to do? Enter: the convertible dress. This Birdy Grey number can be styled from subtle cap sleeves to one-shoulder sleeves to no sleeves at all!
Most Dreamy: Jenny Yoo Aeryn Dress
Wispy and ethereal, this flutter sleeve dress is a dream. We suggest having your bridal party sweep their hair up and away from their shoulders to really showcase the stunning neckline.
For a Glamorous Wedding: Monique Lhuillier Bridal Party Clarelle Dress
This rich, deep forest-colored dress is meant for those seeking the sophistication of old Hollywood glamour. The draped one-shoulder style will have your bridal party feeling like they're walking the red carpet.
For a Timeless Wedding: Show Me Your Mumu Stunner Maxi Dress
For an utterly chic and monochromatic bridal party, go for this satiny flutter one-sleeve dress in a timeless champagne hue.
Best Lace Detailing: TFNC Pleated Maxi Dress with Lace Insert in Taupe
We can't get enough of the cool details this dress has to offer, from the gauzy lace sleeves to movement-making pleats to sheer panels that really show off some leg.
Most Sexy: DB Studio Jersey Flutter Sleeve Dress with Ruched Waistline
Not only do you want your bridal party to feel good about the dress they're wearing, you also want them to feel comfortable in it too. While we are loving the elegance of the flutter sleeves on this dress by DB Studio, we are loving the jersey ruched waistline even more.
For a Black-Tie Wedding: White By Vera Wang Long Sleeve Cold Shoulder Chiffon Dress
Sleeves or no sleeves? If you're on the fence about it, consider a cold-shoulder style for the best of both worlds. We love this look for an elegant black-tie wedding.
For a Winter Wedding: BHLDN Jenny Yoo Ryland Velvet Dress
Velvet is both stylish and cozy, a divine option for your bridal party. Long sleeves and a wrap style is flattering for almost all body types.
Most Standout: Maya Bridal Party Delicate Sequin Wrap Maxi Dress in Taupe Blush
Brides who love glitz and glam, you need this allover sequin stunner. With sizing available from petite to plus to maternity, you'll be sure to find a fit that makes all of your girls sparkle.
Best For Rewearing: Birdy Grey Hannah Crepe Dress Curve
If your girls are as fashion-forward as you, then they'll love this flutter sleeve dress. Not only is it cool-girl-chic, but it's absolutely a dress they'll wear time and time again.
Most Customizable: Fame and Partners Drape Sleeve Ruffle Gown
It's your big day, but your bridal party also deserves to have their individuality celebrated. While you might have decided on what type of sleeve they'll wear, why not leave options like the hem length and fabric type up to them with a dress that's customizable like this one from Fame and Partners.
For an Elegant Wedding: Betsy & Adam Scuba-Crepe Keyhole Gown & Face Mask
This structured gown oozes elegance. The cascading ruffles and keyhole cutout add a hint of sexiness.
Most Comforable: Azazie Noelia Blouson Sleeves Dress
These blouson sleeves with just a sliver of skin showing through are diaphanous and fun. With 50 (!) colorways to choose from, we have no doubt you'll find the perfect match for you and your bridal party.
For a Summer Wedding: Social Bridal Party Flutter-Sleeve Maxi Dress
Who doesn't look good in yellow? Allow your ladies to shine like the stars they are in this bright and flattering hue.
For a Classic Glamour Wedding: Adrianna Papell Beaded Short-Sleeve Gown
Nothing says refined elegance like a beaded short-sleeve dress. If you're having a black-tie wedding, then this embroidered tulle gown is a must. Keep accessories modern and minimal so as to not compete with the overall look.
Most Sultry: Lulu's Awaken My Love Navy Blue Long Sleeve Lace Maxi Dress
We don't need to tell you that photographers will be taking photos from all angles so it's important to remember that the back of a bridal party dress should be just as beautiful as it's front. We also maintain that you can't go wrong with an elegant open-back dress, especially if it comes complete with gorgeous lace sleeves.
How much should a bridal party dress cost?
Who pays for the bridal party dress?
If the bride wants to and can afford to buy the bridal party dresses it's seen as a nice gesture, but commonly the bridal party are in charge of paying for it.
How far in advance should bridal party dresses be ordered?