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.

Stephanie a long sleeve lace wedding dress by Anna Sorrano
Wedding dress featured: Stephanie by Anna Sorrano

The sweetheart bodice and slightly scooped back lining are cut to flatter and offer plenty of coverage and support.

Stephanie a long sleeve lace wedding dress by Anna Sorrano

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!

Stephanie a long sleeve lace wedding dress by Anna Sorrano

We love the understated tulle skirt, which is classic Anna Sorrano, and the plain hem allows for easy length alterations. 

Stephanie a long sleeve lace wedding dress by Anna Sorrano

You can also add some extra volume with one of our underskirts, then finish off with a glittering Nova belt to decorate your waistline.

Stephanie a long sleeve lace wedding dress by Anna Sorrano

Truly romantic

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.

Valera a long sleeve lace wedding dress by Anna Sorrano
Wedding dress featured: Valera by Anna Sorrano
Valera long sleeve lace wedding dress by Anna Sorrano

At the back, a matching V-neckline shows off the shoulders but is still high enough to conceal a bra strap. 

Valera a long sleeve lace wedding dress by Anna Sorrano
Valera a long sleeve lace wedding dress by Anna Sorrano

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.

Valera a long sleeve lace wedding dress by Anna Sorrano

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. 

Ellwood a long sleeve lace wedding dress from The Signature Collection
Wedding dress featured: Ellwood by The Signature Collection

The crepe is skirt is very easy to wear and skims curves without clinging, before falling into a softly draped train.

Ellwood a long sleeve lace wedding dress from The Signature Collection

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.

Ellwood a long sleeve lace wedding dress from The Signature Collection

Then a neat row of covered buttons finishes the look. Simply pair this with a sparkling tiara and you’re ready to go!

Ellwood a long sleeve lace wedding dress from The Signature Collection

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. 

Ida a long sleeve lace wedding dress by Anna Sorrano
Wedding dress featured: Ida by Anna Sorrano

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. 

Ida a long sleeve lace wedding dress by Anna Sorrano

We think it looks amazing with a sparkling Estella belt, glittering Evie hairpiece and, for even more volume, our short underskirt.

Ida a long sleeve lace wedding dress by Anna Sorrano

Click here to find your dream long sleeve lace wedding dress, then try on your favourites at your nearest WED2B store. Also, for more inspiration, check out our Instagram, Facebook or Twitter pages.