Bridal trends may come and go, but the long-sleeved wedding dress remains a firm favourite among celebrities and royals alike. Epitomising elegance, Grace Kelly, Kate Middleton and most recently Lady Kitty Spencer each stunned in lace adorned sleeves, while Meghan Markle and Princess Eugenie wowed in luxurious silk. Priyanka Chopra, Sophie Turner and Ellie Goulding are just some of the many A-listers who also rocked sleeved gowns on their special day, and you can too.
We’ve rounded up the best long-sleeved wedding dresses from Net-A-Porter, Monsoon, ASOS, Ghost and more.
Grace Kelly, Kate Middleton and Princess Eugenie are all fans of the trend
The long-sleeved wedding dresses we love
Bardot Lace Bridal Dress, £499, Monsoon
Fit for royalty, Monsoon’s Bardot bridal dress reminds us of Duchess Kate’s iconic Alexander McQueen gown.
Ivory Long Sleeve Wedding Dress, £159.20, Coast
Simple and understated, wow your wedding guests in this ivory dress from Coast. Fitted with long, elegant sleeves, the classic square neckline and fitted bodice flow into a glamorous fishtail hem that’ll trail like a dream down the aisle.
Pearl Rose Bridal Gown, £750, Needle & Thread
The perfect choice for a modern bride, Kate Middleton’s go-to brand Needle & Thread has created the dreamiest long-sleeved dress. Sure to stand out, the intricate embroidery is inspired by Victorian floral lace, while the crisp white tulle flows into a romantic pink skirt.
Saffron Lace Wedding Dress, £450, Phase Eight
This floor-sweeping style has been intricately decorated with botanical embroidery all over the long sleeves – simply stunning. Framed by a mesh overlay that falls into a classic V-neckline, this show-stopping style also boasts a subtle train.
Pleated Lace Wedding Dress, £299, Phase Eight
Phase Eight has just unveiled the new SS22 wedding collection – and we’re saying ‘I do’ to the Mariana pleated lace gown. Make an entrance as you walk down the aisle in this flowing maxi silhouette, complete with a sweetheart bodice and semi-sheer long sleeves.
Long Sleeve Bridal Wedding Dress, £225, Chi Chi Clothing
Chi Chi London’s bridal gown is directly inspired by royalty! From the effortlessly elegant sleeves and the high, round neckline to the embellished waist tie and low back, you’ll feel like a princess on your big day.
Long-sleeved Laurel Dress, £495, Ghost
It doesn’t get more timeless than Ghost’s ‘Laurel Dress’. The high-neck collar is offset with a dramatic, diamond-shaped cut-out and a keyhole detail at the back, plus bohemian puffed long sleeves that cinch at the elbows.
Embellished Cape Bridal Gown, £499, Monsoon
Putting a contemporary spin on the long-sleeved bridal gown, this caped creation has a Grecian goddess feel.
Lace Long Sleeved Wedding Dress, £605, Reformation
Meghan Markle is a huge fan of sustainable fashion brand, Reformation, and the label’s bridal collection is seriously gorgeous. The ‘Hestia Dress’ creates an uber flattering silhouette thanks to its long, lace sleeves and ribbon tie waist.
Beaded Bodice Wedding Dress, £160, ASOS
Say ‘I do’ to this ornately beaded gown from ASOS. We’d recommend wearing your hair up on the big day to showcase the intricate detailing on the bodice.
Beaded Long Sleeved Wedding Dress, £750, Needle & Thread
Gracefully falling to the ankle, Needle & Thread’s long-sleeved gown comes in swan white. Glistening with tonal sequin artwork, the sweeping hemline creates the most romantic movements as you walk down the aisle.
Satin Long Sleeve Bridal Gown, £495, Ghost
Described as “Fusing 70s romance with statement details,” Ghost’s satin gown is a bold and unique choice for your big day. Adorned with voluminous bell sleeves and eye-catching fabric-covered buttons, it also comes with a hook fastening for the train to allow for easy movement.
Lace Long Sleeve Dress With Trail, £113, Coast
Wow your wedding guests in this head-to-toe lace number complete with semi-sheer floral sleeves.
Beach Bliss Maxi Dress, $118, Free People
Ideal for beachfront weddings, this off-the-shoulder maxi is available to shop in both the UK and the US.
Plunge Wrap Wedding Dress, £195, ASOS
Bring a hint of sparkle to your big day with ASOS’ sequin embellished bridal gown – even the sleeves glisten!
Sequin Long Sleeved Wedding Dress, £180, ASOS
Adorned in head-to-toe sequins, ASOS’ design features semi-sheer embellished sleeves.
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