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From watching the happy couple tie the knot to dancing to your favorite party anthems – there's so much to look forward to at a wedding. But before you can sip champagne with friends or showcase your moves on the dance floor, you need to secure the perfect wedding guest outfit. Enter: long sleeve dresses.
Timeless and stylish, long sleeve dresses run the gamut from formal and adorned to casual and pared-back, and are appropriate for every season (yes, even summer!). As a wedding guest, you'll want to look your absolute best while still honoring the dress code. For black-tie weddings, gowns with sheer or beaded sleeves are endlessly elegant for a formal affair. Floor-length dresses cut from lightweight fabrics, with barely-there sleeves, are stunning for the guest who wants coverage at a warm-weather wedding. For bold tastes, there's no shortage of statement-making options from gowns with voluminous cuffs to sparkly mini dresses. And if you're attending a winter wedding, you'll find scores of long sleeve dresses in thick fabrics, like velvet, that are equal parts warm and fashionable.
Whether you've been invited to a wedding that calls for conservative attire or you're a fan of dresses with statement sleeves, we've rounded up 34 long sleeve wedding guest dresses for every style and budget.
For a Beach Wedding: Rococo Sand Floral Maxi Dress
If the couple is exchanging vows on the beach or at a tropical locale, this multi-colored dress is the perfect complement to a warm-weather or destination wedding. Style with accessories in natural fabrics like a raffia clutch and woven jute sandals.
Looking for the perfect outfit for an upcoming wedding? We've answered three common questions wedding guests ask when shopping for long sleeve dresses.
- What long sleeve dresses are best for a summer wedding? For warm-weather weddings, opt for dresses cut from breathable and lightweight fabrics like linen and cotton. Dresses with sheer sleeves will also keep you cool at a summer wedding.
- What should I wear to a wedding that requires modest attire? Floor-length dresses, with long sleeves and high necklines, are most appropriate for a wedding that requires conservative attire.
- What should I wear to a winter wedding? Long sleeve gowns cut from thick fabrics, like velvet, will look stylish while keeping you warm.