56 Wedding Dresses With Stunning Statement Sleeves

Updated 06/16/17

Photo by Forged in the North

Strapless-averse brides, rejoice! This season, it was all about the statement sleeve at Spring 2018 Bridal Fashion Week. Designers paraded a dizzying array of beautiful options down the runways, including cold-shoulder styles, three-quarter length, bell sleeves, and more. Whether you want full coverage or illusion and fitted or fluttery, the selection is endless.

Here's the short and long of it, broken down by subcategory.

Embellished Cap Sleeves

Reem Acra Wedding Dress with Cap Sleeves
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The following sleeves may be petite, but they're packed with personality thanks to crystal, fringe, and lace accents.

Sheath with a keyhole neckline and embellished cap sleeves by Reem Acra.

Sottero and Midgley Mermaid Wedding Dress
Edward James / Indigital.tv

Mermaid wedding dress with embellished cap sleeves and a tulle skirt by Sottero and Midgley.

Ines Di Santo Wedding Dress with Cap Sleeves
Edward James / Indigital.tv

"Circe" wedding dress with plunging V-neckline with illusion detailing, natural waist, short sleeves, beaded accents, and bow belt in back by Ines Di Santo.

Sottero and Midgley Wedding Dress with Fringe Sleeves
Edward James / Indigital.tv

Sweetheart wedding dress with illusion netting and fringe sleeves by Sottero and Midgley.

Peter Langner Cap Sleeve Wedding Dress
Gerardo Somoza / Indigital.tv

"Maxima," A-line gown in silk magnolia with embroidered short sleeves with porcelain petals by Peter Langner.

Temperley Bridal High-Low Wedding Dress
Courtesy of Temperley Bridal

High-low wedding dress with an intricate bodice, embellished cap sleeves, and a high neckline by Temperley Bridal.

Cold-Shoulder Styles

Reem Acra Off-the-Shoulder Wedding Dress
Gerardo Somosa / Indigital.tv

Shoulder-baring sleeves add a hint of sex appeal to an otherwise modest look.

Sheath with a plunging neckline and off-the-shoulder sleeves by Reem Acra.

Alexandra Grecco Off-the-Shoulder Wedding Dress
Courtesy of Alexandra Grecco

Sheath with spaghetti straps and off-the-shoulder sleeves by Alexandra Grecco.

Marchesa Notte Off-the-Shoulder Wedding Dress
Edward James / Indigital.tv

Wedding dress with shoulder-baring sleeves by Marchesa Notte.

Justin Alexander Off-the-Shoulder Wedding Dress
Gerardo Somoza / Indigital.tv

Style 8964 beaded lace wedding dress with a jeweled neckline, cold shoulder, illusion lace sleeves, and a detachable train by Justin Alexander.

Carolina Herrera Off-the-Shoulder Wedding Dress
Courtesy of Carolina Herrera

Lace sheath with an off-the-shoulder neckline and sleeves by Carolina Herrera.

Naeem Khan Off-the-Shoulder Wedding Dress
Rodin Banica / Indigital.tv

"Aberdeen" hand-embroidered wedding dress with exposed shoulders and ruffles by Naeem Khan.

Lace YolanCris Wedding Dress
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Lace wedding dress with a high neckline and billowing sleeves by YolanCris.

Flutter Sleeves

Mira Zwillinger Wedding Dress with Flutter Sleeves
Edward James / Indigital.tv

Light and airy, flutter sleeves add an ethereal feel to your wedding-day look. Plus, they're less constricting (read: perfect for busting a move on the dance floor) than other styles.

"Gala" embroidered tulle wedding dress with flutter sleeves by Mira Zwillinger.

Temperley Bridal Wedding Dress with Flutter Sleeves
Courtesy of Temperley Bridal

Wedding dress with flutter sleeves by Temperley Bridal.

Justin Alexander Wedding Dress with Flutter Sleeves
Gerardo Somoza / Indigital.tv

Style 9890, beaded tulle A-line wedding dress with illusion flutter sleeves by Justin Alexander.

Alyne by Rita Vinieris
Courtesy of Alyne by Rita Vinieris

"Sensuous" embroidered and beaded lace sheath with low back and tulle flutter bell sleeve by Alyne by Rita Vinieris.

Jenny Packham Short Wedding Dress
Edward James / Indigital.tv

Short wedding dress with long flutter sleeves by Jenny Packham.

Francesca Miranda Wedding Dress with Flutter Sleeves
Edward James / Indigital.tv

Natural-waist wedding dress with horizontal seams, lace bodice, and long flutter sleeves by Francesca Miranda.

Three-Quarter-Length Sleeves

Ines Di Santo Wedding Dress with Three-Quarter-Length Sleeves
Edward James / Indigital.tv

Sleeves that hit around the elbow are ultra-flattering—they combine the beautiful coverage of a long sleeve with the ease and comfort of a shorter style.

"Cyra" A-line wedding dress with a sweetheart neckline, natural waist, embroidery over tulle, illusion sleeves, and pockets by Ines Di Santo.

Monique Lhuillier
Rodin Banica / Indigital.tv

"Yasmin" silk white and nude floral-embroidered gown with plunging sweetheart neckline, elongated lingerie bodice, and full gathered tulle skirt by Monique Lhuillier.

Alyne by Rita Vinieris
Courtesy of Alyne by Rita Vinieris

"Perfect" taffeta ballgown with portrait collar, sheer beaded bodice, and sleeve by Alyne by Rita Vinieris.

Anne Barge
Gerardo Somoza / Indigital.tv

"Ava" V-neck gown with three-quarter-length lace-appliquéd sleeves and godet skirt by Anne Barge.

Jenny Packham Wedding Dress with Three-Quarter-Length Sleeves
Edward James / Indigital.tv

Wedding dress with three-quarter-length lace sleeves and a full tulle skirt by Jenny Packham.

Carolina Herrera Wedding Dress with Three-Quarter-Length Sleeves
Courtesy of Carolina Herrera

Wedding dress with an off-the-shoulder neckline, three-quarter-length sleeves, and an oversized bow accent by Carolina Herrera.

Christos Costarellos Lace Wedding Dress
Gerardo Somoza / Indigital.tv

Lace wedding dress with a V-neckline and three-quarter-length sleeves by Christos Costarellos.

Illusion Sleeves

BHLDN Wedding Dress with Illusion Sleeves
Edward James / Indigital.tv

Go the sheer route with intricate sleeves that are oh so stunning both in person and in photos.

High-low wedding dress with an illusion neckline and sleeves by BHLDN.

Style 2759 Tara Keely Wedding Dress
Gerardo Somoza / Indigital.tv

Style 2759, ivory silk-shantung ball gown with an embroidered lattice lace bodice, V-neckline with nude-detailed long sleeves, a sheer high back, and box-pleated skirt with chapel train by Tara Keely.

Monique Lhuillier Wedding Dress with Illusion Sleeves
Rodin Banica / Indigital.tv

"Marguerite" silk white and nude crystal-embroidered illusion gown with long sleeves, an elongated bodice, and full gathered skirt by Monique Lhuillier.

Halfpenny Wedding Dress with Illusion Sleeves
Edward James / Indigital.tv

A-line wedding gown with floral embroidery, an illusion neckline, and sleeves by Halfpenny.

Elie Saab Wedding Dress with Illusion Sleeves
Courtesy of Elie Saab

Embellished wedding dress with intricate illusion sleeves by Elie Saab.

Cuff Accents

Ines Di Santo
Edward James / Indigital.tv

Lace detailing or fringe on the cuffs only is fun and playful—perfect for the bride who doesn't take herself too seriously.

"Audin" satin modified-trumpet wedding dress embroidered with lace and featuring a plunging halter neckline, illusion back, and illusion sleeves with cuff detailing by Ines Di Santo.

Style 2757 Tara Keely Wedding Dress
Gerardo Somoza / Indigital.tv

Style 2757, ivory crepe sheath wedding dress with long sleeves, a lattice Chantilly lace bodice with floral detailing, a V-neckline with delicate trim, a sheer high back, and chapel train by Tara Keely.

Sarah Seven Wedding Dress with Sleeves
Bianca Rodin / IndigitalTV

Wedding dress with an illusion neckline, bodice, and sleeves by Sarah Seven.

Idan Cohen Wedding Dress with Sleeves
Gerardo Somoza / Indigital.tv

Wedding dress with an illusion neckline and sleeves by Idan Cohen.

Cutaway Sleeves

Blush by Hayley Paige
Gerardo Somoza/Indigital.tv

Add an edgy element to your wedding ensemble with sleeves exposed on the sides or cut at an angle.

"Bandit" ivory banded long-sleeved A-line wedding dress with a bateau illusion neckline and a low back by Blush by Hayley Paige.

YolanCris Wedding Dress with Cutaway Sleeves
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Sheath with a V-neckline and cutaway sleeves by YolanCris.

Nicole Wedding Dress with Sleeves
Courtesy of Nicole

Lace and chiffon wedding dress with a scoop neckline, an illusion bodice, and cutaway sleeves by Nicole.

Poet Sleeves

Hayley Paige
Gerardo Somoza / Indigital.tv

Form-fitting sleeves that flare out at the ends are a romantic, Old World meets New touch.

"Rogers" ivory ball gown with holographic floral embroidery, a deep V-neckline, and soft three-quarter length butterfly sleeves by Hayley Paige.

Galia Lahav Wedding Dress with Sleeves
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A lace wedding gown with a cascading peplum and long flared sleeves by Galia Lahav.

Rosa Clara Wedding Dress with Sleeves
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Lace sheath with a plunging V-neckline, slit, and long flared sleeves by Rosa Clará.

Gemy Maalouf Wedding Dress with Poet Sleeves
Edward James / Indigital.tv

Slim sheath wedding dress with lace poet sleeves by Gemy Maalouf.

Bell Sleeves

Theia
Rodin Banica / Indigital.tv

Blast from the past! 2017's bell sleeves are just as awesome (if not more) than the versions from the '70s.

"Ellie" alabaster crepe wedding dress with cold shoulder bell sleeves by Theia.

Rosa Clará Wedding Dress with Bell Sleeves
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Sheath with a high neckline and bell sleeves by Rosa Clará.

Theia
Rodin Banica / Indigital.tv

"Kristin" white Alençon lace off-the-shoulder wedding dress with bell sleeves by Theia.

Vera Wang
John Guerrero

"Thérése" light ivory Chantilly lace long sleeve V-neck ball gown with a hand-draped Italian tulle skirt, accented by hand-pieced macramé lace and passementerie embroidery by Vera Wang.

Long Sleeves

Monique Lhuillier
Rodin Banica / Indigital.tv

Stay warm (and look stylish in the process) for your autumnal or winter affair with full-coverage sleeves.

"Faith" ivory and nude embellished re-embroidered lace sheath gown with long sleeves and a keyhole back by Monique Lhuillier.

Jenny Packham Wedding Dress with Long Sleeves
Edward James / Indigital.tv

Embellished sheath with long sleeves by Jenny Packham.

Julie Vino Wedding Dress with Long Sleeves
Rodin Banica / Indigital.tv

Lace wedding dress with a plunging V-neckline and long sleeves by Julie Vino.

Idan Cohen Wedding Dress with Long Sleeves
Gerardo Somoza / Indigital.tv

Graphic lace wedding dress with a high neckline and long sleeves by Idan Cohen.

Banded Sleeves

Idan Cohen Wedding Dress with Banded Sleeves
Gerardo Somoza / Indigital.tv

Banded sleeves add extra oomph to bohemian-style gowns.

Tiered wedding dress with long sleeves by Idan Cohen.

YolanCris Wedding Dress with Long Sleeves
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Lace wedding dress with long sleeves by YolanCris.

Sleeves With Volume

Marchesa Notte Wedding Dress with Sleeves
Edward James / Indigital.tv

Reserved for the most daring brides, puffy sleeves are making a major comeback (choose a simpler silhouette to avoid going into overboard territory).

Lace wedding dress with a V-neckline, side cutouts, and voluminous sleeves by Marchesa Notte.

Galia Lahav Wedding Dress with Sleeves
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A lace wedding gown with a plunging V-neckline and voluminous sleeves by Galia Lahav.

Christos Costarellos Wedding Dress with Sleeves
Gerardo Somoza / Indigital.tv

Wedding dress with a high neckline and voluminous sleeves by Christos Costarellos.

Floor-Length Sleeves

Gemy Maalouf Wedding Dress with Sleeves
Edward James / Indigital.tv

Who needs a veil when you've got these incredible floor-length sleeves?

Lace wedding dress with dramatic sleeves by Gemy Maalouf.

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