Real Brides Wearing Long-Sleeved Wedding Dresses
Long-sleeved wedding dresses are often associated with a certain kind of look: one that's modest and traditional. That's at least in part due to the fact that the silhouette is beloved by royal brides. In actuality, though, wedding dresses with long sleeves are far from uniform. Take Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle—everyone's favorite British duchesses—for example. Each wore a vastly different take on the style. For more proof that long-sleeved bridal gowns are incredibly diverse, turn to real women. Each of the bride's in this gallery donned a stunning garment personalized to her and her big day.
As the following long-sleeved wedding dresses go to show, covered arms can be paired with almost any other design element. For example, lace is a popular fabric choice for the style, but it looks great in other materials, too. Same goes for dress shapes—A-line isn't your only option, though it's certainly pretty common (and just plain pretty). Add on the fact that long-sleeved wedding dresses can be embellished with anything from beading to embroidery, and the pool of possibilities only expands. You can even score one in a nontraditional color, whether you want romantic blush or bold black.
Our slideshow showcases tons of gorgeous looks, starting with this long-sleeved ball gown by Hayley Paige. The bride glowed in the unique style, which boasted a princess skirt and sheer bodice. If you're wondering how to wear a long-sleeved wedding dress, look to her for inspiration. Or, look to any of the women on the slides ahead. They each impeccably pulled off long sleeves.
Simple Long-Sleeved Wedding Dress
This simple Tara Lauren V-neck gown featured allover lace.
High-Neck Long-Sleeved Wedding Dress
We're obsessed with this stylish bride's fashion choice: a fringed Alessandra Rich dress with a high neck.
Long-Sleeved Lace Wedding Dress
Tadashi Shoji designed this bride's gorgeous fitted wedding dress.
Long-Sleeved Vintage Wedding Dress
"Something borrowed" just got a whole lot sweeter. In honor of the tradition, this bride wore her mother's long-sleeved wedding dress on the big day.
Long-Sleeved A-line Wedding Dress
Long-Sleeved Illusion Wedding Dress
Long-Sleeved Short Wedding Dress
Off-the-Shoulder Long-Sleeved Wedding Dress
Flora designed this beautiful lace wedding dress, which boasted a Bardot neckline.
Long-Sleeved Backless Wedding Dress
Long-Sleeved Sheath Wedding Dress
Long-Sleeved Bohemian Wedding Dress
Long-Sleeved Casual Wedding Dress
Long-Sleeved V-Neck Wedding Dress
Black Long-Sleeved Wedding Dress
This fashionable bride wore a long-sleeved Oscar de la Renta number embellished with black floral details.
Long-Sleeved Blush Wedding Dress
Looking for a wedding dress that's equal parts whimsical and romantic? Then this blush Martina Liana gown might be the one for you.
Two-Piece Long-Sleeved Wedding Dress
At this wedding, the bride dazzled in an embellished crop top and matching skirt.
Long-Sleeved Beaded Wedding Dress
Talk about a statement gown. This bride's long-sleeved BHLDN wedding dress was covered with shimmering beads.
Long-Sleeved Tulle Wedding Dress
Our favorite part about this Monique Lhuillier bridal gown? The detachable tulle overlay.
Long-Sleeved Tea Ceremony Dress
How gorgeous was this bride's handmade red dress, which she wore to her wedding's tea ceremony?
Colorful Long-Sleeved Wedding Dress
Nontraditional Long-Sleeved Wedding Dress
A traditional shape (a long-sleeved A-line silhouette) balanced out this Monique Lhuillier bride's unconventional wedding dress color (bright pink).
Elegant Long-Sleeved Wedding Dress
This glowing bride put on a Louvienne bridal gown with a lacy neckline plus a simple skirt.
Long-Sleeved Indian Wedding Dress
Manish Malhotra crafted this bride's unique and impressive traditional wedding dress.