11 Wedding Dresses With Gorgeous Sleeves

Amid the whirlwind of planning a wedding, one of your biggest decisions will be your dress. If you're searching for a demure aesthetic, wedding dresses with sleeves not only offer coverage, but they will add an air of grace to your bridal look.

Of course, everyone has their own personal reasons for liking particular styles of wedding dresses, along with the unique details they offer. There are a ton of different types of bridal gowns out there and there will be one to suit your sartorial palette. Thus, there are a bunch of reasons why someone might prefer wedding dresses with sleeves, compared to those without.

You could argue that sleeved dresses were repopularized by Kate Middleton, whose wedding dress featured stunning lace sleeves — you can emulate this sophisticated style in order to feel like a real princess on your big day. Even though sleeves are pretty mainstream right now, they also add an ethereal vibe to wedding gowns; think heroine Sarah in the cult '80s film Labyrinth, who wore an enchanting dress in the ballroom scene when dancing with David Bowie. Lucky girl. Wedding dresses with sleeves can also look cool and current thanks to mesh, one of the trendiest fabrics in the wedding world. Mesh sleeves add a slightly whimsical, yet super contemporary vibe, due to the nature of the material and the fact it's in vogue right now.

With that said, get ready for peak elegance: Here are some of the wedding dresses with sleeves that will give you the fairytale frock ending you deserve.

1. The Feminine Frock

Sophisticated Ceremony Maxi Dress In White, $200, Modcloth

Look delightfully feminine and just plain lovely in this ankle length, lacy dress.

2. The Princess Gown

Verina, Price On Appointment At Your Nearest Stockist See: Maggies Ottero

A fitted silhouette, lacy sleeves, and a darling train make for a queenly gown.

3. The Contemporary Style

Sol Gown, $2,000, Bhldn

Buck tradition in this modern, cut-out sleeve dress with a deliciously low back.

4. The Flower Power Dress

Bridal Lace Open Back Maxi Dress White, $240, Missguided

This floral frock is the perfect choice for boho brides.

5. The Mermaid Dress

Mia Wedding Dress, Price On Appointment At Your Nearest Stockist See: Morilee

A mermaid gown gives feminine representing gals the best of both worlds: The lacy sleeves offer a demure look, while the curve-hugging mermaid skirt lends a little sex appeal to your bridal ensemble.

6. The Embellished Gown

Asos Bridal Embellished Long Sleeve Maxi Dress, $376, ASOS

Brides who hate lace are sure to love this glam embellished style.

7. The Vintage Dress

Thea Dress, $428, The Reformation

Vintage vixens with a retro themed wedding will need a dress befitting their chosen era. This stunning full sleeve dress makes a nod to the '70s if you're going for a hippie chic vibe.

8. The Flutter Sleeve Frock

Asos Bridal Flutter Sleeve Paneled Maxi Dress, $133, ASOS

Playful and pretty, this flutter sleeve dress will definitely make a statement.

9. The Minimalist Maxi

Long Sleeve Open Back Maxi Dress White, $70, Missguided

If you're keeping things low key with a minimalist wedding, this simply gorgeous dress won't disappoint.

10. The Lacy Illusion

Asos Curve Bridal Lace Long Sleeve Maxi Prom Dress, $190, ASOS

This little number looks like a two-piece bridal ensemble, but in fact, it's a dress — meaning you can look trendy and feel comfy to boot.

11. The Fluted Sleeves

Bodyfrock Bridal Pleated Maxi Dress With Fluted Sleeves, $237, ASOS

Brides-to-be getting hitched in a barn, in a yurt, or anywhere with a music festival atmosphere will need this free-spirited dress.

Wearing a wedding dress with sleeves is certainly not boring or old fashioned, in fact, it's quite the opposite. So if sleeves make your heart sing, slip into a wedding dress with stunning sleeves!

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