12 Stunning Long-Sleeved Wedding Dresses

Want to know a little wedding secret? Part of the reason I wanted a winter wedding is so I could wear a fabulous long-sleeved lace wedding gown. I know. It’s completely silly. But I’ve just never been a strapless dress kind of girl. I knew I wanted sleeves. That and I secretly want it to lightly flurry. Emphasis on the lightly. A long-sleeved lace gown with my handsome groom, standing in the city in the snow? I can’t even.

And so, every bridal shop we’ve been in, I’ve started with “what do you have with sleeves?” The answer is usually, “not much”. I hopped in and out of many bridal salons before I found the dress, simply because each salon usually only had 2-4 dresses with sleeves.

So if you’re in to long-sleeved dresses like me, check out some of the gorgeous styles below. Some of them I actually tried on. I’m basically on a quest to bring back long-sleeved wedding dresses as a trend. It’s happening.

12 Stunning Long-Sleeved Wedding Gowns | eastandblog.com

Tara Keely TK450

Tara Keely TK2450

Allue Bridal Romance Long Sleeves

Allure Bridal Romance 2808

La Sposa Enid

La Sposa Enid

Madison James MJ112

Madison James MJ112

Oleg Cassini Long Sleeved Bridal Gown

David’s Bridal Oleg Cassini Long Sleeve Lace Trumpet Gown – This dress is STUNNING on. The picture doesn’t do it justice. It is shown with a champagne/nude underlay with white embroidered lace over. The nude is much darker in real life.

Sottero and Midgley Danae

Sottero and Midgley Danae – This lace has a metallic thread in it that is beautiful in real life. It gives the dress a little something extra.

Watters Arcelia

Watters Arcelia

Rosa Clara Segovia

Rosa Clara Segovia

Enzoani Jordan

Enzoani Jordan

blush by hayley paige

Blush by Hayley Paige 1456

Darla Maggie Sottero

Maggie Sottero Darla – The train on this one? Gorgeous. I would have been tempted by it if it didn’t have the bell sleeves and attached belt.

Ellis Bridals 11412

Ellis Bridals 11412

So, have I convinced you that long-sleeved bridal gowns are making a comeback? If you liked this, you might like 10 things no one tells you about wedding dress shopping or 8 (more) things no one tells you about wedding dress shopping.

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