56 Wedding Dresses From Spring 2018 With Stunning Statement Sleeves

Time to wear your heart on your sleeve, brides!

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 might be petite but they're packed with personality thanks to crystal, fringe, and lace accents.

Sheath with keyhole neckline and embellished cap sleeves by Reem Acra

Sottero and Midgley Mermaid Wedding Dress

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

Ines Di Santo Wedding Dress with Cap Sleeves

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"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

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

Peter Langner Cap Sleeve Wedding Dress

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

Temperley Bridal High-Low Wedding Dress

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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

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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

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

Marchesa Notte Off-the-Shoulder Wedding Dress

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Wedding dress with shoulder-baring sleeves by Marchesa Notte

Justin Alexander Off-the-Shoulder Wedding Dress

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

Carolina Herrera Off-the-Shoulder Wedding Dress

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

Naeem Khan Off-the-Shoulder Wedding Dress

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"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

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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

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Wedding dress with flutter sleeves by Temperley Bridal

Justin Alexander Wedding Dress with Flutter Sleeves

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

Alyne by Rita Vinieris

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

Jenny Packham Short Wedding Dress

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Short wedding dress with long flutter sleeves by Jenny Packham

Francesca Miranda Wedding Dress with Flutter Sleeves

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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

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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

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"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

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

Anne Barge

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"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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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"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

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

Elie Saab Wedding Dress with Illusion Sleeves

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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

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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

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

Idan Cohen Wedding Dress with Sleeves

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Wedding dress with an illusion neckline and sleeves by Idan Cohen

Cutaway Sleeves

Blush by Hayley Paige

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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

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

Poet Sleeves

Hayley Paige

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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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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

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Slim sheath wedding dress with lace poet sleeves by Gemy Maalouf

Bell Sleeves

Theia

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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

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"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 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

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Embellished sheath with long sleeves by Jenny Packham

Julie Vino Wedding Dress with Long Sleeves

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

Idan Cohen Wedding Dress with Long Sleeves

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

Banded Sleeves

Idan Cohen Wedding Dress with Banded Sleeves

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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

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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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Lace wedding gown with a plunging V-neckline and voluminous sleeves by Galia Lahav

Christos Costarellos Wedding Dress with Sleeves

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

Floor-Length Sleeves

Gemy Maalouf Wedding Dress with Sleeves

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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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