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
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.
Mermaid wedding dress with embellished cap sleeves and a tulle skirt by Sottero and Midgley.
"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.
Sweetheart wedding dress with illusion netting and fringe sleeves by Sottero and Midgley.
"Maxima," A-line gown in silk magnolia with embroidered short sleeves with porcelain petals by Peter Langner.
High-low wedding dress with an intricate bodice, embellished cap sleeves, and a high neckline by Temperley Bridal.
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.
Sheath with spaghetti straps and off-the-shoulder sleeves by Alexandra Grecco.
Wedding dress with shoulder-baring sleeves by Marchesa Notte.
Style 8964 beaded lace wedding dress with a jeweled neckline, cold shoulder, illusion lace sleeves, and a detachable train by Justin Alexander.
Lace sheath with an off-the-shoulder neckline and sleeves by Carolina Herrera.
"Aberdeen" hand-embroidered wedding dress with exposed shoulders and ruffles by Naeem Khan.
Lace wedding dress with a high neckline and billowing sleeves by YolanCris.
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.
Wedding dress with flutter sleeves by Temperley Bridal.
Style 9890, beaded tulle A-line wedding dress with illusion flutter sleeves by Justin Alexander.
"Sensuous" embroidered and beaded lace sheath with low back and tulle flutter bell sleeve by Alyne by Rita Vinieris.
Short wedding dress with long flutter sleeves by Jenny Packham.
Natural-waist wedding dress with horizontal seams, lace bodice, and long flutter sleeves by Francesca Miranda.
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.
"Yasmin" silk white and nude floral-embroidered gown with plunging sweetheart neckline, elongated lingerie bodice, and full gathered tulle skirt by Monique Lhuillier.
"Perfect" taffeta ballgown with portrait collar, sheer beaded bodice, and sleeve by Alyne by Rita Vinieris.
"Ava" V-neck gown with three-quarter-length lace-appliquéd sleeves and godet skirt by Anne Barge.
Wedding dress with three-quarter-length lace sleeves and a full tulle skirt by Jenny Packham.
Wedding dress with an off-the-shoulder neckline, three-quarter-length sleeves, and an oversized bow accent by Carolina Herrera.
Lace wedding dress with a V-neckline and three-quarter-length sleeves by Christos Costarellos.
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, 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.
"Marguerite" silk white and nude crystal-embroidered illusion gown with long sleeves, an elongated bodice, and full gathered skirt by Monique Lhuillier.
A-line wedding gown with floral embroidery, an illusion neckline, and sleeves by Halfpenny.
Embellished wedding dress with intricate illusion sleeves by Elie Saab.
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, 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.
Wedding dress with an illusion neckline, bodice, and sleeves by Sarah Seven.
Wedding dress with an illusion neckline and sleeves by Idan Cohen.
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.
Sheath with a V-neckline and cutaway sleeves by YolanCris.
Lace and chiffon wedding dress with a scoop neckline, an illusion bodice, and cutaway sleeves by Nicole.
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.
A lace wedding gown with a cascading peplum and long flared sleeves by Galia Lahav.
Lace sheath with a plunging V-neckline, slit, and long flared sleeves by Rosa Clará.
Slim sheath wedding dress with lace poet sleeves by Gemy Maalouf.
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.
Sheath with a high neckline and bell sleeves by Rosa Clará.
"Kristin" white Alençon lace off-the-shoulder wedding dress with bell sleeves by Theia.
"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.
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.
Embellished sheath with long sleeves by Jenny Packham.
Lace wedding dress with a plunging V-neckline and long sleeves by Julie Vino.
Graphic lace wedding dress with a high neckline and long sleeves by Idan Cohen.
Banded sleeves add extra oomph to bohemian-style gowns.
Tiered wedding dress with long sleeves by Idan Cohen.
Lace wedding dress with long sleeves by YolanCris.
Sleeves With Volume
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.
A lace wedding gown with a plunging V-neckline and voluminous sleeves by Galia Lahav.
Wedding dress with a high neckline and voluminous sleeves by Christos Costarellos.
Who needs a veil when you've got these incredible floor-length sleeves?
Lace wedding dress with dramatic sleeves by Gemy Maalouf.