Wedding dress styles through time have no doubt changed. Every season offers a whole new heap of fabulous modern and classic wedding dress inspiration. This can make finding the bridal gown that’s right for you a real challenge.
One cut that has stood the test of time is the long-sleeved look. Made famous by style icon Grace Kelly back in the 1950s and sported more recently by a string of Hollywood actresses and royal brides at their own nuptials, long-sleeved wedding dresses are very stylish choices indeed.
Known widely as a traditional wedding dress feature, long sleeves are now seen across a range of modern designs with beautiful results as Wedding KnowHow explains:
“There is a misconception that long-sleeve wedding dresses can make the bride look too mature and old-fashioned but we couldn’t disagree more. A long-sleeved wedding dress can be stunningly modern and make a bride look fresh and confident. With a plunging back or a daring v-neckline, a long-sleeve dress can give off a modern feel.”
Long-sleeved wedding dresses are particularly popular at autumn and winter weddings. Here we share our top long-sleeved wedding dress picks for the winter season.
Birch by Emilia Wickstead
Known for her modern silhouettes and combination of traditional and contemporary techniques, London-based Emilia Wickstead is one luxury designer that’s big on the bridal and evening wear scene.
Her off-the-shoulder Birch midi dress is a beautiful long-sleeved number that will look great on any modern bride.
Crafted from sculpted cloqué and lined with smooth satin, this sophisticated cut ensures an elegant bridal ensemble that’s made for sitting, standing, and dancing the night away at your wedding reception.
Odette by ASOS Edition
Featuring long sleeves and a full, floor-skimming skirt, this floral lace beauty has a vintage feel that many brides are certain to adore. Its zip back fastening will make your wedding morning less stressful, whilst the intricate button placket, fashionable open back and flattering round neck are what you’d expect from a much more expensive, designer ensemble.
Pema by Alexandra Grecco
Alexandra Grecco is a bridal designer well regarded for her timeless and refined bridal looks, and the Pema gown embodies this clean, classic style to a tee.
Made from luxurious silk crepe and featuring a long flutter sleeve, square neckline, open back and thigh-high split, the fitted gown offers a strikingly chic way to celebrate your special day.
Nikki by Karen Willis Holmes
Designed for plus size brides, the Nikki gown by Karen Willis Holmes is a stunning Grecian inspired look that complements every curve. The dress incorporates a simple wrap and wide V-neckline, along with bell sleeves with buttoned cuffs.
This long-sleeved design looks great with a tulle cape, train or veil, providing a winning winter wedding ensemble that’ll impress you, your groom and your guests.
Laura by Halfpenny London
With a drape top and marabou feather skirt, this high fashion, sleek look is trend-worthy and utterly beautiful. The Laura dress by luxury bridal wear brand Halfpenny London features simply cut sleeves that flatter any shape.
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