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30 Gorgeous Long-Sleeved Wedding Dresses For 2021

Published date: 22nd June 2021 | Author: Hollie Bond


Long-sleeved wedding dresses are having a bit of a moment. Ever since Kate Middleton walked down the aisle of Westminster Abbey in that exquisite lace sleeve wedding dress we’ve all been more than a little obsessed by the elegant look. And, the trend for sleeves shows no signs of going away.

Meghan Markle also opted for the long-sleeved look at her 2018 wedding and many stylish celebrities have recently rocked the look on their wedding days. We’re talking about Kim Kardashian, Ellie Goulding, Priyanka Chopra, Princess Eugenie, Katie Upton, and Kelly Clarkson to name but a few.

If a long sleeve wedding dress is a style you love the look of then you’ll be spoiled for choice with everything from stunning lace sleeves to illusion sleeves to choose from. Long-sleeved dresses work particularly well at autumn or winter weddings as they provide a little extra warmth on chilly days.

However, if you love the style and are having a spring or summer wedding then look for dresses that have sheer sleeves or use a more breathable fabric so you don’t overheat if you’re fortunate enough to have glorious sunny weather.

While a lot of celebrities opt for princess-style dresses with sleeves, long-sleeved dresses don’t always come with full ballgown skirts. There are some beautiful short wedding dresses with long sleeves that you could have as a second dress for the evening or wear if you’re having a destination wedding somewhere hot.

Fit and flare dresses or a skirt with a thigh slit can also add a really edgy and sexy look to a long sleeve dress, while you’ll find plenty of vintage-inspired dresses with long sleeves too if that’s more your style.

If a full sleeve to your wrist isn’t doing it for you, but you’re not keen on the strapless look, then consider a shorter sleeve wedding dress with a pretty cap sleeve or three-quarter length sleeve instead.

Read on for our top 30 long sleeve wedding dresses for 2021 and beyond…

Cecily Bridal Bardot Lace Maxi Dress In Ivory from Monsoon

Long Sleeve Wedding Dresses

£499, Monsoon

This gorgeous long sleeved wedding dress has both lace sleeves and a sexy off the shoulder neckline and is an absolute steal at less than £500. The skirt is really elegant too with its lace overlay.

Daisy Lace maxi dress, £390 from Self Portrait

Long Sleeve Wedding Dresses

£390, Self Portrait

If classic lace isn’t your style opt for a statement floral lace instead. This modern design pairs a chunky lace with a pleated skirt to perfection.

Sheer Boho-Style Wedding Dress from Essence of Australia

Long Sleeve Wedding Dresses

POA, Essence of Australia

If you want long sleeves but you don’t want to feel too restricted a bell sleeve is a brilliant idea. It’s the perfect choice for a boho bride, but with the plunging neckline this gorgeous bridal gown is a little bit sultry too.

Long Sleeve A-Line Gown with Chiffon Skirt from Sincerity Bridal

Long Sleeve Wedding Dresses

POA, Sincerity Bridal

Keep it classic with a romantic wedding gown like this lace number with elegant long sleeves. The back detail is particularly stunning so your guests will have a wonderful view as you say your vows.

Ariane Lace Wedding Co-Ord from Whistles

Long Sleeve Wedding Dresses

£599, Whistles

Co-ords are a modern look for any fashionista bride and this one from the high street comes with fabulous three quarter sleeves and a stunning hem line.

Tyrell Dress from Rosa Clará

Long Sleeve Wedding Dresses

POA, Rosa Clará

This lace wedding dress with long sleeves would work well at a winter or autumn wedding as the material and lace detailing is a little thicker than other dresses. The full train would look wonderful as you sashay down a long aisle.

Orla Down from Grace Loves Lace

Long Sleeve Wedding Dresses

£2060, Grace Loves Lace

Love lace? Then you’ll adore this lace wedding dress that is one stunning fabric from top to bottom. This fitted mermaid wedding dress is both demure and sexy and just look at that open back detail.

Pearl Rose Bridal Down from Needle & Thread

Long Sleeve Wedding Dresses

£750, Needle & Thread

Needle & Thread have nailed the long sleeve wedding dress with this exquisite ombre blush number. This high fashion gown looks ten times more expensive than its price tag too.

Hepburn Dress from Pronovias Hollywood Glamour Collection

Long Sleeve Wedding Dresses

POA, Pronovias Hollywood Glamour Collection

Roll out the rad carpet because this long sleeve wedding dress made from glorious mikado silk is worthy of an A-Lister. The thicker fabric would work well at a winter wedding, keeping you cosy and chic at the same time.

Apple Butterfly Dress from Halfpenny London

Long Sleeve Wedding Dresses

POA, Halfpenny London

This appliqué style lace wedding dress is a thing of beauty. The standout fabric will wow your guests while the open back shows off the perfect amount of flesh.

Aluma Sleeved Wedding Dress from Sanyukta Shrestha

Long Sleeve Wedding Dresses

POA, Sanyukta Shrestha

Pair a high neck with long sleeves for a really regal wedding day look. This ball gown is ideal for celebrations in stately homes or castles where you will cutting a fitting look as VIP for the day. And that open back is just heavenly!

Cassandra Dress from House of Mooshki

Long Sleeve Wedding Dresses

POA, House of Mooshki

Let your long sleeve wedding dress be your something blue with this pretty design from House of Mooshki. The tulle skirt will be a lot of fun on the dance floor too.

Gatsby Dress from Reformation

Long Sleeve Wedding Dresses

£495, Reformation

Keep it simple and look to the Twenties for your style inspiration with this chic long sleeve wedding dress from Reformation. The price is incredible for such a stylish look.

Stroud Dress from St Patrick

Long Sleeve Wedding Dresses

POA, St Patrick

This mermaid crepe dress creates the most wonderful modern silhouette thanks to its off the shoulder design and dramatic thigh slit. A very chic option whatever your wedding.

Florentine Dress from Monique Lhuillier

Long Sleeve Wedding Dresses

£2850, Monique Lhuillier

This designer always offers something unique and this long sleeved wedding dress with short skirt and fitted body is no exception. It would look amazing at a city celebration with skyscraper heels.

Sherry Gown from Catherine Deane

Long Sleeve Wedding Dresses

£1500, Catherine Deane

Embrace a modern take on Victorian fashion with this long sleeved wedding dress from bridal designer Catherine Deane. The button detailing is romantic and the silhouette will complement many body shapes.

Tadashi Shoji Maven Gown from BHLDN

Long Sleeve Wedding Dresses

$895, BHLDN

This classic look is ideal for brides who want to cut a romantic look as they take to the aisle. The fabric is soft and timeless too.

Amandine Dress from Peter Langner

Long Sleeve Wedding Dresses

POA, Peter Langner

The designer details on this dress with take your breath away. If you want a lace wedding dress with a romantic yet bold silhouette then your search is over as this is the one for you.

Olena Wedding Dress from Enzoani

Long Sleeve Wedding Dresses

POA, Enzoani

Yes you can have a fitted mermaid dress, long sleeves and a statement train as this dream dress shows. It’s glamour all the way if you choose this chic and effortless design.

Constance Dress from Temperley London

Long Sleeve Wedding Dresses

POA, Temperley London

Put a modern twist on the classic lace wedding dress with this boho design that mixes different textures of lace to brilliant effect.

Hampshire Dress from w.too by Watters

Long Sleeve Wedding Dresses

POA, w.too by Watters

How gorgeous is the neckline on this long sleeve wedding dress. The short tulle skirt will be ideal for dancing the night away at your wedding day reception.

Ella Gown from Roland Mouret

Long Sleeve Wedding Dresses

£2600, Roland Mouret

Roland Mouret is known for his chic fitted designs and this bridal style is no exception. The neckline with the long sleeves and smart fabric is pure perfection.

Camille Dress from Galia Lahav

Long Sleeve Wedding Dresses

$3940, Galia Lahav

As long sleeve wedding dresses go this delicate lace and sexy style is one of the best you’ll come across. The scalloped edged lace gives the gown a vintage edge while the silhouette will show off your figure beautifully.

VRM252 Wedding Dress from Viktor & Rolf at Browns Bride

Long Sleeve Wedding Dresses

POA, Viktor & Rolf at Browns Bride

It’s romance all the way with this simple and stylish wedding gown from high end designer Viktor & Rolf. This dress will look particularly stunning on taller brides.

Gala Dress from Jenny Packham

Long Sleeve Wedding Dresses

Brides will be spoiled for choice with Jenny Packham’s 2021 collection and we particularly love this floral lace bell sleeve style with pretty neckline and full skirt.

Laurel dress Cloud Dancer from Ghost

Long Sleeve Wedding Dresses

£495, Ghost

Ghost does some fabulous sleeved wedding dresses but our pick of the bunch is this vintage inspired number with its high neck for a romantic wedding look.

Style 8936 from Justin Alexander

Long Sleeve Wedding Dresses

POA, Justin Alexander

Look at the intimate details at the back of this dress! All eyes will be on you as you take to the aisle in this wedding dress with its long sleeves, soft fabric and designer details.

Alexa Pleated Plunge Wrap Wedding Dress from, ASOS Edition

Long Sleeve Wedding Dresses

£195, ASOS Edition

Add a little sparkle and glamour to your wedding day look with this shimmering gown from ASOS. The price will blow you away.

Austin Leigh Dress from Sottero and Midgley

Long Sleeve Wedding Dresses

POA, Sottero and Midgley

The pearl trim on this wedding dress is really unique and you won’t find many other brides in a similar style. It’s a vintage look with modern details that’s just perfect for the 21st century.

Bianca Jagger Dress from Eliza Jane Howell

Long Sleeve Wedding Dresses

POA, Eliza Jane Howell

The lace overlay on this dress is a dream and will hang perfectly on lots of different brides’ figures. We love the sleeve detailing too.

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Written by

Hollie Bond

Hollie is a lifestyle journalist with over ten years’ experience working in the wedding industry as Lifestyle Editor for You & Your Wedding magazine Also a Regional Editor for Muddy Stilettos, Hollie has written for Square Meal magazine, Family History Monthly, BBC History magazine and Homes & Antiques. In her spare time you can find Hollie in a dance studio practising ballet…

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