Having trouble finding sleeved dresses? 13 looks that prove it’s worth the effort

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Some of our super duper favorite dresses in our real weddings sport glam-as-hell sleeves, so we're celebrating this less arm-baring fashion. Prepare yourself for a deluge of loveliness in the form of ruffles, feathers, satin, and lots of lace.

1. Black lace sleeves add just the right amount of goth to your glam.

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2. And black FEATHER sleeves add just the right amount of omggivemethesenow!

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3. I don't want to live in a world without these Victorian-era sleeves.

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4. Custom dresses like this one can totally bring out your retro-with-sleeves side.

Photos by Claire Morris
Photos by Claire Morris

5. Purple sleeves, purple crinoline… we are so down.

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6. Kate Middleton may have started a resurgence of long white lace sleeves, but we've got a jones for long black ones, too.

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7. Oh yeah, show off that gorgeous flared sleeve!

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8. More ethereal goodness from this medieval wedding.

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9. Yes, I know, more black lace. But look, there's a peekaboo cutout (And some naughty cake eating)!

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10. Rich red ruffles like red red wine (earworm!).

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11. Sheer bliss with sheer black sleeves.

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12. There's nothing like pairing a pretty sleeve with an amazing full sleeve!

Newlyweds!

Want even more? We've got lots more sleeved dresses in our archive.


photography: Milestone Images

Comments on Having trouble finding sleeved dresses? 13 looks that prove it’s worth the effort

  1. I remember the story of the purple and black wedding dress and loving the purple hair big time!! I also wish I had found the very first wedding dress with lace yoke/ sleeves dress, for my wedding but ended up with a laced red wedding dress. All of these dresses above are just beautiful!!

  2. Yes! For so many years, designers seemed to think every bride wanted a sleeveless (and usually strapless) dress. Bless Kate Middleton for changing the trend!

  3. I had a dress with sleeves too 🙂 It was crocheted, they could have made it anyway I wanted. And I wanted sleeves :))

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