Try a flattering long sleeve lace wedding dress...
A long sleeve lace wedding dress always looks super elegant. There’s something about the extra coverage, and that pretty lace placement on the arms that feels very sophisticated. This style is also a great choice if you’re conscious of your upper arm area or would simply like plenty of coverage and support.
Our Bridal Experts have picked four of their favourite long sleeve styles below. They include beautiful big skirts, slinky sheaths and something short and sassy to finish. Enjoy!
Glitter and lace
This stunning ivory A-line is decorated with sequin-embellished, embroidered appliqués that really are exquisite. They run prettily across the high illusion neckline, down the full-length sleeves and then cascade down the full tulle skirt. At the back, there’s more lace surrounding a neat row of covered buttons.
The sweetheart bodice and slightly scooped back lining are cut to flatter and offer plenty of coverage and support.
Look closely and you’ll see there’s also a very subtle heart motif hidden in the pretty leaves and florals of the illusion back!
We love the understated tulle skirt, which is classic Anna Sorrano, and the plain hem allows for easy length alterations.
If you’d like a similar look and feel but not quite so much coverage, then Valera could be the one for you. This romantic A-line also has exquisite lace detailing across the bodice and skirt, but the sleeves are elbow-length and the bodice dips into an attractive V-neck.
At the back, a matching V-neckline shows off the shoulders but is still high enough to conceal a bra strap.
This design also has a little more shimmer from a gently sparkling layer of glitter tulle. It benefits from a little sparkle at the waistline too, and perhaps an elegant classic tiara to complete the look.
The perfect fit
Alternatively, you might prefer something with sleeves that’s more modern and fitted. Ellwood is a contemporary sheath that mixes flattering plain crepe with on-trend lace to striking effect.
The crepe is skirt is very easy to wear and skims curves without clinging, before falling into a softly draped train.
The lace here is beautifully understated and adds subtle detailing to the bodice and neckline. The full-length illusion sleeves are super pretty and also provide attractive coverage to balance out the figure-hugging skirt.
Then a neat row of covered buttons finishes the look. Simply pair this with a sparkling tiara and you’re ready to go!
Short and sassy
Finally, Ida is a charming tea-length dress with a sweetheart neckline, delicate three-quarter-length sleeves and a beautiful flouncy skirt. It has added bounce thanks to a structured petticoat, a woven ivory lining and layer upon layer of soft, floaty tulle.
The illusion sleeves give delicate coverage but the lace appliqués are kept to the shoulders and the cuffs, so the look isn’t too heavy. These have also been finished with tiny floral appliqués and light-catching iridescent sequins for plenty of movement and understated sparkle.