Long sleeve wedding dresses are the perfect option for winter weddings, but you can also wear them in the summer as well, just choose a very lightweight fabric that isn’t too thick and allows your skin to breathe. While strapless and off-the-shoulder gowns are chic and elegant, long sleeves are just as stylish! If you are having a traditional church wedding, this is by far the most desirable choice.
Long sleeves can be sexy too, especially if you combine them with a sweetheart neckline or a V-neck. Remember Kate Middleton’s wedding dress by Alexander McQueen? This dress was conceived as a modernised version of Grace Kelly’s wedding gown and it featured a semi-full skirt, V-neck and long sleeves made from delicate lace. It continues to inspire designers, but also brides around the world. Each season we still see several very similar gowns on the runways which we think are ideal for traditional weddings.
Monique Lhuillier consistently designs gorgeous long sleeve lace wedding dresses that have some similar characteristics to Kate’s gown. Lhuillier features big tulle skirts with lace overlays, sweetheart bodices with illusion V-necks and of course long sleeves. There was something nostalgic about her spring 2019 collection that was said to be an ode to classic romanticism. They are taking us back in time to when everything was much more poetic and colourful.
We always spot long sleeve wedding dress on the Temperley London runways. This quintessentially British brand specialises in crafting dreamy wedding gowns meticulously embroidered by hand. The long sleeve wedding dress from their spring 2019 collection featured a layered tulle skirt and floral embellishments in pastel pink and blue, the perfect gown for a spring wedding.
A collection by MUSE By Berta wouldn’t be complete without a few long sleeve gowns. Their latest collection for 2019 featured their signature deep v necklines, thigh-high splits and floaty translucent fabrics. We particularly loved the vintage-style dress with long sleeves and Victorian collar.
Marchesa’s bridal collections always include a few delicate long sleeve designs as well. We love her dreamy ballgowns with puffy tulle skirts and delicate sleeves. She also uses three quarter lace sleeves in her spring and summer collections which means they are perfect if you are planning a wedding in the warmer months.
If you loved Meghan Markle’s wedding dress designed by French fashion house Givenchy then you should opt for a simple shape in a plain fabric and little to no embellishments. Viktor & Rolf are known for their simplistic styles with minimum fuss and detail. We particularly loved this gown from their spring 2019 collection that featured just the right amount of detail across the shoulders.
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