Let’s give some attention to the trend that’s somehow managed to combine ’80s vibes with fairy-tale fashion and cottagecore aesthetic — and do it well. We’re talking about wedding dresses with puff sleeves! There was a time in our not-too-distant history where wedding dresses trends favored the strapless neckline. And while it’s still a perfectly good look, there’s just something about a sleeve.
Puff sleeves run the gambit from exaggerated and over-the-top to understated and Austen-esque. If you find yourself somewhere in the middle, we’ve got something for you, too. Below, we rounded up 32 of our favorite puff sleeve wedding dresses in all lengths and styles. Let’s have a look!
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Off-the-Shoulder Puff Sleeves: Tiered Sleeve Cameron Gown
This stretch mesh gown is a GWS favorite. It comes in extended sizes and features a flattering corset bodice with a mini train trailing oh-so-effortlessly behind you.
Off-the-Shoulder Puff Sleeves: Romantic Audrey Gown
The Audrey gown can actually be customized with a few different sleeve options, but it’s the puff sleeves that MAKE this dress. Next to that spotted tulle bustier, of course.
Off-the-Shoulder Puff Sleeves: Two-Piece Gown in Black + More
This stunner of a gown is actually a corset matched with a detachable skirt. If you like a dress that does double duty, the corset pairs SO good with jeans. And while we’re suckers for a black wedding dress, this one also comes in a variety of colors — including white.
Off-the-Shoulder Puff Sleeves: Graphic Floral Lace With a Low Back
This dress has all the things! A beautiful mermaid silhouette, graphic floral lace with gorgeous texture, a low back with a tassel tie, and those romantic balloon sleeves.
Off-the-Shoulder Puff Sleeves: Sweetheart Neckline With a Corset
This corseted gown is a real show-stopper with those poofy sleeves — and the lace-up back just adds to the romance!
Off-the-Shoulder Puff Sleeves: Custom Sleek Pillar Dress
Fame & Partners designed a simple puff-sleeve wedding dress with major class. The dress is custom, so you can choose from a variety of colors.
Princess Puff Sleeves: Whimsical Floral Lace Dress
This dress will have you singing to sweet little animals of the forest in no time! The sleeves can also be worn off the shoulder when it’s time for your big ballroom dance.
Princess Puff Sleeves: Graphic Lace Puff Sleeve Wedding Dress
It’s the combination of the lace and that silhouette that we just cannot get over!
Princess Puff Sleeves: V-Neck Princess Dress
You can’t get more classic than this one when it comes to a princess-worthy dress. All you need is a glass slipper!
Short Wedding Dress with Puff Sleeves: Meringue Silk Mini Dress
The ’80s called and we aren’t even mad about it. The textural details and plunging neckline are such a good combination!
Short Wedding Dress with Puff Sleeves: Dreamy Organza Dress
This dress doesn’t just leave the puff to the sleeves! The ruffles totally work — and so does that square neckline.
Short Wedding Dress with Puff Sleeves: Chic Mini Dress
This darling dress with an A-line skirt would be perfect for the rehearsal, the reception, and even the big day.
Short Wedding Dress with Puff Sleeves: All-Over Lace Dress
This chic dress features a mesh back but other than that, it’s all lace, baby.
Fairy Tale Puff Sleeves: Cottage-Core Organza Dress
This light and airy custom dress is made for the dreamers among us. With a tie-up back and delicate lace at the neckline
Fairy Tale Puff Sleeves: Tiered Puff Sleeve Stars Dress
If comfort is what your after, this dress gets the job done. It also has some Maid Marian vibes that’s so perfectly whimsical.
Fairy Tale Puff Sleeves: Corset Dress With Billowy Sleeves
This stunning dress gives off some major fairy-tale vibes with that drop waist. But the billow of the tiered sleeves just makes the look!
Fairy Tale Puff Sleeves: Starlight Celestial Dress
We’ll add a celestial dress to a roundup every chance we get! This one is perfectly magical with its star + moon motif.
Short Puff Sleeves: Fit + Flare Perfection
This midi dress featured ruching on the bodice for a dress that’s form-fitting before billowing out into a flowy skirt and sleeve.
Short Puff Sleeves: Empire Waist With a Sweetheart Neckline
This dress drapes beautifully thanks to the soft georgette fabric. And the billowing sleeves are the perfect combination with a sweetheart neckline.
Short Puff Sleeves: Empire Waist With Floral Appliques
Boho meets Bridgerton in this dress! Covered in floral appliques with short puff sleeves, it’s modern romance in a dress.
Short Puff Sleeves: Crystal-Trimmed Puff Sleeve Gown
Talk about a dress that stuns in its simplicity! The unique fabric is dotted with crystals at the neckline and cut-out back.
Long Puff Sleeves: Open-Back Sophie Dress
This modern chiffon dress features the most stunning open back! How beautiful is that shape?
Long Puff Sleeves: Ella Gown With Extra Long Sleeves
This beautiful dress features the most whimsical long sleeves paired with a square neckline and a stunning fit + flare silhouette.
Long Puff Sleeves: Backless Dress With Button Cuffs
It’s the perfect combination of classy and sexy — a classic silhouette with an open back to die for!
Long Puff Sleeves: Midi Dress With Pearls
Speaking of an open back, this one comes to a beautiful point. And how romantic are the pearl details?
Long Puff Sleeves: Shell Bodice With a Train
The seashell cups are an unexpected and totally dreamy detail to this whimsical wedding dress.
Laid-Back Puff Sleeves: Ruched Bodice + Full Skirt
A midi white dress with puff sleeves that’s unfussy and ready to play.
Laid-Back Puff Sleeves: Astro Dress With Wraparound Cutout
This simple dress is a modern version of fairy tale romance. That wraparound cutout and square neckline with boning give it just enough structure and unique detail.
Laid-Back Puff Sleeves: Exaggerated Jaquared Top + Pant Combo
When you want to go big with the puff sleeve trend, this lace-back corset top puts the billow in billowy.
Detachable Puff Sleeves: Gathered Removable Sleeves
For when you love a puff sleeve but you don’t want to commit, detachable sleeves are the perfect option. These gathered puffy sleeves give you the option to customize as you like.
Detachable Puff Sleeves: Tutu Tulle Sleeves
For a more understated addition, we love these custom tulle removable sleeves.
Detachable Puff Sleeves: Big Puff Sleeves With a Train
Sleeves and a bridal train all in one? It’s brilliant and it’s perfect. Plus, the effect looks like a giant bow — we are so sold!)