The Best Long Sleeve Wedding Dresses For a Show-Stopping Look

long sleeve wedding dresses with cutouts and balloon sleeves
Cove Gown from Rue de Seine Bridal

Whether you’re planning a winter wedding or are searching for a timeless look, long sleeve wedding dresses are a no-brainer. But don’t take our word for it — long sleeve gowns have been EVERYWHERE lately, from Meghan Markle’s royal minimalist moment to Lily Collins’ head-to-toe lace look.

We can’t get enough of the modern twists on a silhouette that has been around for hundreds of years. With bell sleeves, sexy satin, modest necklines, and everything in between, there’s a stunning option for everyone.

To help you find the bridal look that will go down in history (at least among your friends and family!), we’ve rounded up 31 fashion-forward long sleeve wedding dresses guaranteed to steal the show. Keep scrolling for our favorite picks — and some of our top tips for choosing the perfect gown.

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Where to Buy Long Sleeve Wedding Dresses

sophisticated white long sleeve wedding dress with a v-neck
dress: Scout Bridal

For high-quality options in every style, fabric, and price range, we recommend buying long sleeve wedding dresses online. Some of our go-to online shops include BHLDN, Lulus, Etsy, and even ASOS. It can also be helpful to scroll through the websites of your favorite brick-and-mortar bridal shops, such as David’s Bridal, to get a better idea of fit and fabric — customer reviews never lie!

What to Look For in a Long Sleeve Wedding Dress

bride wearing a romantic wedding dress with sheer long sleeves and floral embroidery while holding a blush bouquet
photog: Peyton Byford | dress: Rime Arodaky as seen in this Bright + Minimal Texas Wedding

The most important things to look for in long sleeve wedding dresses are comfort and fit. You don’t want anything to distract you from enjoying your big day to the very fullest, such as itchy fabric or restricted movement in your arms. If you’re ordering online, keep an eye out for the material of the dress and (like we mentioned above) always read the customer reviews!

Once you have a chance to try your dress on, we recommend doing a quick dance test. Raise your arms up over your head, and stretch them out to the height of your partner’s shoulders. If you can raise the roof and easily throw a bouquet over your shoulder, you’re good to go!

Elegant Long Sleeve Wedding Dresses

embroidered elegant long sleeve wedding dress with sequins
dress: Reem Acra

For a sophisticated look, elegant long sleeve wedding dresses are an obvious choice. With unexpected details and ultra-flattering silhouettes, these picks will turn heads when you walk in the room. Our favorites embody that timeless aura of elegance, while also adding a touch of glamour and romance. You’ll never want to take these off!

1: Elegant Long Sleeve Wedding Dress With a Plunging Neckline

elegant long sleeve wedding dresses with a twist detail and plunging neckline

Sexy, sophisticated, and oh so stunning, this elegant long sleeve wedding dress is giving minimalist with a twist — literally! The ruching details around the waist and arms are endlessly sophisticated and super flattering, and the stretchy crepe fabric means you can easily show off your best moves on the dance floor.

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2: Romantically Elegant Wedding Dress With Pearl and Floral Appliqués

elegant wedding dress with pearl and floral applique

One of our go-to spots for gorgeous gowns, BHLDN has truly outdone itself with this romantic and elegant long sleeve wedding dress. With feminine floral appliqués, delicate tulle sleeves, and an unforgettable take on pearlcore, this dress is straight out of our fantasies.

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3: Off-the-Shoulder Elegant Long Sleeve Wedding Dress

mesh off the shoulder long sleeve wedding dresses

Made with layers of soft and stretchy mesh, this elegant off-the-shoulder dress will make you feel as effortlessly stunning as you look. We love the peek of delicate lace at the neckline, which really turns up the heat on this sweet look.

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two brides wearing long sleeve plus size wedding dresses

For more stunning and size-inclusive picks, check out our list of the most flattering plus size wedding dresses!

4: Elegant Long Sleeve Wedding Dress With Floral Lace

off shoulder elegant wedding dress with long sleeves and floral lace

This gown from David’s Bridal SERIOUSLY has it all: a floral lace-trimmed neckline, sheer sleeves, a blush underskirt, and a high leg slit. We’re swooning!

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5: Floral and Sparkling Elegant Long Sleeve Wedding Dress

elegant long sleeve wedding gown with delicate floral appliques

This elegant princess wedding dress belongs in a fairytale. With a crystal waistband, swaths of tulle, and visible corsetry, all it’s missing is a tiara. It’s definitely a happily ever after!

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6: Elegant Form-Fitting Long Sleeve Wedding Dress

form fitting elegant long sleeve wedding dresses

This elegant long sleeve wedding dress may be simple, but it’s anything but boring. With a v-neckline in both the front and the back, the finished look is timeless and classic. Plus, it features hidden no-slip strips at the shoulders, so all you have to worry about is having a perfect day.

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7: Elegant Wedding Gown With Illusion Bell Sleeves

elegant wedding dress with bell sleeves and floral lace

We love an elegant look with some bohemian flair, and this long sleeve wedding dress has NAILED IT. We’re not sure what we’re most obsessed with — the romantic rose lace, the bohemian bell sleeves, or the fact that each dress is ethically hand-made.

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8: Leafy and Floral Elegant Long Sleeve Gown

elegant long sleeve wedding dress with leafy floral lace

One word comes to mind when we see this elegant long sleeve wedding dress: mesmerizing. Your guests won’t be able to take their eyes off of the botanical lace, and the slightly off-white color makes this an alluring choice for an autumn wedding.

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9: Celestial Elegant Long Sleeve Wedding Dress

elegant long sleeve wedding dress with a star pattern and a tan skirt

Your love story was written in the stars — and so was this elegant two-piece wedding gown! We’re starry-eyed for the balloon sleeves and celestial bodice (which is actually a super-comfortable body suit), especially when contrasted with the dark nude tulle skirt. The result is other-worldly.

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Long Sleeve Sparkly Wedding Dresses

nude long sleeve sparkly wedding dresses with a belt and plunging neckline
photog: Jordan Voth | dress: Teuta Matoshi as seen in this Redwoods Engagement Session

Nothing should dull your sparkle on your wedding day, least of all your dress. With long sleeve sparkly wedding dresses, you can turn up the shine all day and night — whether you’re under the summer sun or surrounded by a winter wonderland. Plus, sequins were made to pop in photos, so you won’t be outdone by your disco ball or sparkler exit.

10: Beaded Long Sleeve Sparkly Wedding Dress

beaded long sleeve sparkly wedding dress with a leg slit

Embrace the glamour of the roaring ’20s with this long sleeve sparkly wedding dress. The high slit in the front of the gown gives you the chance to show off your statement wedding shoes, and the matching slit in the sleeves gives the entire look a unique vibe!

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11: Eye-Catching Long Sleeve Wedding Dress With Sparkly Stripes

eye-catching long sleeve wedding dresses with sparkly beading

Whether you’re eloping on the Vegas strip or planning a black tie celebration, this long sleeve wedding dress will bring the sparkle. The glittering beading and striped design adds a sultry effect that we haven’t seen before. It’s safe to say we’re obsessed.

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12: Sophisticated and Sparkly Wedding Dress

sophisticated sparkly long sleeve wedding dresses with a cinched waist

The opposite of a Monet, this long sleeve sparkly wedding gown only gets better the closer you look. We’d have to be totally clueless not to fall in love with this sheath stunner!

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13: Glam Sequin and Sparkly Long Sleeve Gown

sparkly long sleeve wedding gowns with silver sequins and a high slit

Forget the disco ball — you’ll be the sparkliest thing in the room with this head-to-toe sequin long sleeve sparkly wedding dress. Perfect for those that want to make a statement, Old Hollywood style.

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14: Romantic Long Sleeve Sparkly Wedding Gown

romantic long sleeve sparkly wedding dresses

Bring the sparkle of the night sky with you wherever you go with this glittery gown. It’s quite literally a dream come true.

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15: Love Story-Inspired Long Sleeve Sparkly Wedding Dress

nude long sleeve wedding gowns with sequins and a romantic waistband

If Love Story is still your favorite Taylor Swift song, this is the long sleeve wedding dress for you. Featuring intricate embroidery and an empire waist, this look was made for an era-defining love story. Baby, just say “Yes” to this dress!

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16: Ethereal Sparkly Wedding Dress With Long Sleeves

ethereal sparkly wedding dresses with puff sleeves

The puff sleeves on this sparkly wedding dress are simply too good to be true. Made with glittery chiffon, it has an ethereal vibe that we’ll be thinking about for a long time.

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17: Sparkly Sequined Long Sleeve Elopement Dress

long sleeve short sparkly wedding gown

Perfect for a spontaneous elopement or super-chic courthouse wedding, this short sparkly dress can be styled up or down to fit the occasion. Either way, you’ll be the star of the show!

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Modest Long Sleeve Wedding Dresses

western modest long sleeve wedding dresses with a neck bow
photog: Lara Onac | dress: Laura Escribano as seen in this Colorful Elopement Article

If you’re looking for a bit more coverage on your wedding day, say “I do” to modest long sleeve wedding dresses. With so many fashion-forward options, you don’t have to sacrifice style to achieve your perfect look. We love pairing a high neckline with opulent lace, classic silhouettes, and some of this year’s trendiest bridal accessories, like wedding gloves.

18: Vintage-Inspired Modest Long Sleeve Wedding Dress

vintage inspired modest long sleeve wedding dresses with pearl details

For those with an old soul, this modest long sleeve wedding dress captures the best of the vintage aesthetic without the discomfort of an actual vintage dress. It’s also secretly a two-for-one look — the beaded lace overlay can be removed to reveal a stunning open back slip. Perfect for an unexpected outfit change between your ceremony and reception!

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19: Satin Modest Long Sleeve Wedding Dress (With Pockets!)

satin modest long sleeve wedding dresses with a statement belt

An open back and full ball gown skirt add a level of drama to this classic and modest long sleeve wedding gown. And did we mention the pockets?

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20: Intricate and Ornate Modest Long Sleeve Gown

modest long sleeve wedding dresses with intricate beading details

Name a better pair than intricate beading and delicate lace. We’ll wait. With this combination, your walk down the aisle will truly shine.

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21: Modest Long Sleeve Wedding Dress Fit For Royalty

lacy modest long sleeve wedding dress with a matching veil

Kate Middleton who? Give the Duchess of Cambridge a run for her money with this opulent and modest long sleeve wedding dress and matching veil. It will wow for a church or cathedral wedding (even if you don’t make it all the way to Westminster Abbey).

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22: Feminine and Floral Modest Long Sleeve Gown

long sleeve modest wedding dresses with a tulle skirt

Wide and flowy sleeves add extra comfort to this dreamy modest long sleeve wedding gown. And, with a layered tulle skirt, you’ll practically float down the aisle.

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23: Bold and Sophisticated High-Neck Long Sleeve Wedding Gown

high neck modest wedding dresses with vintage lace

It’s all in the details with this modest long sleeve wedding dress. We love the drama of the high neck and the texture of the ornate lace. Plus, the form-fitting shape adds some sexiness to an otherwise conservative look.

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24: Dreamy Long Sleeve Modest Wedding Dress

sheer modest long sleeve wedding gowns with dreamy floral appliques

Florals for spring may not be groundbreaking, but this modest wedding gown sure is! With lacy floral appliqués made by hand, this Etsy wedding dress looks like it’s blossoming on the spot.

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Lace Long Sleeve Wedding Dresses

floral lace long sleeve wedding dresses
dress: Wear Your Love

Versatile and timeless, lace long sleeve wedding dresses will never go out of style. From vintage Victorian-era vibes to retro bohemian looks to unexpected modern motifs, lace gowns can make a statement for any wedding style. And, with maximalist wedding trends taking hold after two years of small and limited weddings, we say the more lace the merrier!

25: Lovely Lace Long Sleeve Wedding Dress

lace long sleeve wedding dresses with geometric embroidery and a plunging neckline

Give your look a contemporary, bohemian touch with this geometric lace long sleeve wedding dress. We’re obsessed with the juxtaposition between the detailed lace and the gorgeously effortless silhouette.

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26: Feminine and Floral Lace Gown

feminine floral long sleeve gowns with a plunging neckline

This isn’t your grandma’s lace! A plunging neckline and open back make this floral lace wedding dress a feminine and flirty choice.

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27: Whimsical and Romantic Long Sleeve Floral Gown

ivory lace long sleeve gown with floral embroidery

With major woodland fairy vibes, this wedding dress features a whopping 4,000 beads and sequins that create the mystical effect. It’s giving us lush forest wedding envy!

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28: Blooming Long Sleeve Gown With Botanical Lace Embroidery

sheer floral lace wedding gown with a deep v-neck and tulle skirt

Another botanical dream, this lace wedding gown is made up of a romantic floral overlay and a comfortable mesh bodysuit. You can also pair it with a removable tulle overskirt to add extra dimension to this enchanting look.

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Open Back Long Sleeve Wedding Dresses

whimsical lace open back long sleeve wedding dresses
photog: Kayla Esparza as seen in this Whimsical Garden Wedding

Just because you’re wearing long sleeves doesn’t mean you can’t show a little skin! These open back long sleeve wedding dresses give you that alluring pop of skin while still ticking off all your other boxes. For extra drama and impact, we suggest styling a backless dress with a hairstyle that shows it off, such as a sleek updo or a romantic side braid.

29: Sleek Open Back Long Sleeve Wedding Dress

sleek open back long sleeve wedding gown with a fitted silhouette

When contrasted with a modest neckline in the front, an open back wedding dress makes an even greater impact. This one is sleek and sophisticated — and just a little bit sexy.

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30: Enchanting Open Back Gown

 blush open back long sleeve gowns with floral embroidery

Thoughtful details like dainty pearl trimming and a sheer bodice draw extra attention to the open back of this romantic wedding dress. Honestly, we couldn’t ask for anything more.

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31: Open Back Gown With Scalloped Lace

open back long sleeve bridal gowns with scalloped lace

Lulus always delivers when it comes to fun and flattering wedding dresses, and this open back gown is no exception. With scalloped, crochet lace and a flowing skirt, this bohemian fit is summer-ready.

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Ready to complete the look?

If there was ever a time to dress to the nines, it’s your wedding day. Whether you’re channeling an effortless bohemian look or bringing the glam with sequins, you can’t go wrong with the right accessories.

For winter weddings, we love functional and non-traditional wedding boots. For the summer seasons, we can’t get enough of these It-girl bridal sunglasses. Moral of the story: don’t be afraid to have some fun with your look!

How do you plan to style your long sleeve wedding dress? Spill the details in the comments below!