The 28 Best Long-Sleeved Wedding Dresses That Will Steal the Show

Hint: they're not just for the colder months

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For many brides-to-be, a top priority is finding a wedding dress that feels timeless but still speaks to their personality. A classic gown that nods to one's unique style is the most reliable way to ensure you'll feel in your own skin on the big day. One silhouette that consistently checks off these boxes is the long-sleeve wedding dress. 

Gowns with long, fitted sleeves have been a favorite for centuries thanks to their versatility and elegance. And while you may consider a dress that covers up your arms as a more conservative look, modern brands like Danielle Frankel and Floravere have proven that long sleeves can go a lot of ways (minimalist, bohemian, architectural, Victorian-inspired...you get the idea). From intricate lace sleeves to ethereal tulle all the way to sleek satin—there are so many choices for every style and body type.

Read on for the best long-sleeved wedding gowns.

Reformation Annika Dress

Reformation Annika Dress

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Lace sleeves (opposed to solid silk) add a textural element to a wedding dress. This puff-sleeve gown feels romantic and delicate—and the lace-crafted sleeves add a touch of old-world charm.

Wtoo by Watters Miles Gown

Wtoo by Watters Miles Gown

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If you want the long-sleeved look but want to show off a little more skin, an off-the-shoulder silhouette is the way to go. This ethereal pick is alluring and universally flattering.

Roland Mouret Ella Gown

Roland Mouret Ella Gown

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A delight for the minimalist bride, this classic long-sleeved gown is pared down to perfection. Subtle puff sleeves add balanced volume to the silhouette.

Ellery Ruffled Crepe Gown

Ellery Ruffled Crepe Gown

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For a festive aesthetic, go for this ruffle sleeve gown featuring an off-the-shoulder neckline and dramatic front slit. It's a design that works with a range of wedding decor styles, from a chic city wedding to a boho backyard fete.

Melissa Sweet Illusion Sleeve Faux Wrap Plus Size Wedding Dress

Melissa Sweet Illusion Sleeve Faux Wrap Plus Size Wedding Dress

 Courtesy of David's Bridal

The high slit on this long-sleeved lace dress adds fluidity to the entire gown. Plus, it gives the perfect opportunity for your heels to shine.

Danielle Frankel Simone

Danielle Frankel Simone

 Courtesy of Danielle Frankel

This bias-cut silk wool gown is sleek in the front and dramatic in the rear, thanks to the bold open-back detail. Call off the search, minimalists—your dream dress has been found.

Galia Lahav G-408

Galia Lahav G-408

 Courtesy of Galia Lahav

Featuring 3-D embellishments, this whimsical gown checks off all the boxes. And both the plunging neckline and striking back offer extra wow moments.

Lela Rose The Rosewood

Lela Rose The Rosewood

 Courtesy of Lela Rose

If you’re looking for something subtly out of the ordinary, try this square neckline lace gown. It has a slightly retro vibe, but it still comes off looking timeless.

Amsale Karime

Amsale Karime

 Courtesy of Amsale

If you want the effect of long sleeves without the added weight, try sheer ones. The contrast between the delicate tulle and leaf lace lends a delicate finish to this gorgeous gown.

Self-Portrait Fine Corded Lace Maxi Dress

Self-Portrait Fine Corded Lace Maxi Dress

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If lace is your top priority, this is a top-notch pick. The intricate detailing and flattering silhouette create a unique and stylish bridal look.

Markarian Aphrodite White Lace Gown

Markarian Aphrodite White Lace Gown

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A peplum silhouette may not be on your wedding dress list of priorities—but it probably is now. This gown feels fashionable and fun—just add a soft lip color and simple heels to keep the look fresh.

Grace + Ivory Kefira

Grace + Ivory Kefira

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If you’re here for the fairytale vibe, this full skirt crafted in tulle is a dream find. The fitted lace sleeves up top don’t hurt, either.

Costarellos Althea

Costarellos Althea

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Lean into an old-world aesthetic with this ruffle-neck, fluted-sleeve gown. Victorian-inspired brides, get excited.

Dana Harel Alexandra

Dana Harel Alexandra

 Courtesy of Dana Harel Design

Not for the faint of heart, this show-stopping gown features a plunging neckline and matching front slits that reveal a lace mini hemline.

Andrea Iyamah Alyona Sheath Dress

Andrea Iyamah Alyona Sheath Dress

 Courtesy of Andrea Iyamah Bride

The back peplum and high neckline details give this sheath dress an unexpected silhouette that’s both classic and unique. Add in bold statement earrings for a standout look.

Chana Marelus Dahlia

Chana Marelus Dahlia

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Exquisite beading and a delicately scalloped neckline are just a couple of many breathtaking details on this wedding dress. The dainty, long sleeves seal the deal.

Nevenka Your Heart Is Your Queen Dress

Nevenka Your Heart Is Your Queen Dress

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The proportions on this handcrafted gown are well-suited for an earthy, free-spirited bride. Come for the bell sleeves, stay for the pretty swaths of white lace.

Cortana Ivy Dress

Cortana Ivy Dress

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Crafted in silk georgette, this dress boasts clean lines and a flattering silhouette. The asymmetrical open back also offers a unique twist.

Oleg Cassini Off-the-Shoulder Plus Size A-Line Wedding Dress

Oleg Cassini Off-the-Shoulder Plus Size A-Line Wedding Dress

Courtesy of Oleg Cassini

Crafted with three types of lace motifs and over 2,000 beads and sequins, this long-sleeved gown is sure to shine bright all day long.

Lulu’s Divine Dress

Lulu’s Divine Dress

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An easy, effortless option for the bride who wants a gown that feels low-key. Wear your hair naturally and add in a pair of strappy sandals.

Loulette Bride Wythe Gown

Loulette Bride Wythe Gown

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Slim lace sleeves and a fit-and-flare silhouette take this gown up a notch. Don’t forget about the open bateau neckline or polka dot tulle, either.

Monique Lhuillier Bardot

Monique Lhuillier Bardot

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This elegant gown nods to regal influences with the high neck and voluminous sleeves. Go for a long, dramatic veil to amp up the vibe.

Michelle Roth Draped Long Sleeve Dress

Michelle Roth Draped Long Sleeve Dress

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Fluted sleeves can sometimes feel too bold, which is why these sheer ones on this sweeping gown look so perfect. It's a subtle statement that really does that trick.

Provonias Illusion Long-Sleeve Dress

Provonias Illusion Long-Sleeve Dress

 Courtesy of Kleinfeld

The juxtaposition between the lace sleeves and silk bodice make this gown a winning choice. The mermaid silhouette and stunning lace train add drama and classic elegance.

David’s Bridal Off-the-Shoulder Buttoned Back Crepe Wedding Dress

avid’s Bridal Off-the-Shoulder Buttoned Back Crepe Wedding Dress

 Courtesy of David's Bridal

This classic long-sleeved gown echoes minimalist sensibilities without feeling too plain. Add in sparkling earrings for a touch of glamour.

Rivini Long Sleeve Lace Gown

Rivini Long Sleeve Lace Gown

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If you’re going for the unabashedly romantic aesthetic, this long-sleeved lace dress should do the trick. The full ball gown skirt is offset by the tailored and modern plunging neckline.

Doen Fraise Dress

Doen Fraise Dress

 Courtesy of Doen

For a backyard garden ceremony with a no-frills attitude, this dreamy white frock is a perfect option. You could even style it with flats.

Reem Acra Heirloom

Reem Acra Heirloom

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It would be impossible to not feel elated walking down the aisle in this striking long-sleeved lace gown from Reem Acra. With the statement neckline and high slit, there’s nothing left to worry about.

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