Wedding dresses with sleeves: Elegant styles for your big day

Ever since Kate Middleton walked down the aisle, wedding dresses with sleeves have become more popular. Not only do they look elegant and timeless, but they also cover up what can be a problem area for many women – who has time to lift weights before their big day anyway?

You’re not only limited to long sleeves as favoured by the likes of Grace Kelly and Lily Collins, cap sleeves or shorter sleeves can also be really flattering, plus this style of sleeve gives a wedding dress a vintage feel.

And if you’re not sure about whether you want arms in or out, why not choose a cover up or topper? This is the perfect option if you’re getting married in a church, or somewhere that you need you to cover up for, but means you can ditch it come the wedding reception.

With that in mind, here are our favourite Sabina Motasem wedding dresses with sleeves.

Long-sleeved wedding dresses

The right sleeve choice can bring a touch of elegance and drama to your big day look. Choosing full sleeves and a simple cut – just like Meghan Markle did on her big day – looks super chic, while still giving the wow factor. Our bias-cut Violette dress is a great choice if you want a wedding dress with style that isn’t boring, as the low cowl back gives it plenty of sex appeal!

Wedding dresses with sleeves 

Long sleeves on wedding dresses are definitely more popular come the colder months, but don’t dismiss them for summer weddings. Choose lace sleeves – just like Grace Kelly and Kate Middleton – for a timeless look. Our Margot dress allows you to be covered up, while still showing glimpses of skin through the lace for a demurely sexy look.

Wedding dress with lace sleeves - Margot 


Split-sleeved wedding dresses

If you’re happy to show a glimpse of your arm but still want a pretty sleeve, choose a wedding dress with a split sleeve. With more than a nod to Bridgerton style, our Anise dress teams an empire waist with floaty split sleeves, which give it an elegant feel. The perfect dress for a destination wedding, the sleeves teamed with a low back, ensure you’ll be one stylish bride.

Wedding dresses with split sleeves -


Flutter-sleeved wedding dresses

During the 1930s, short, flutter sleeves were all the rage – and they make the perfect sleeve for any wedding dress. Delicate, easy to wear, but still very stylish, this style ensures a free, floaty feel to your big day dress. The Peony dress from our Green Collection is a perfect example of the flutter sleeve, which give this gorgeous dress a cape-like feel ensuring plenty of drama without being over-the-top.

Wedding dress with flutter sleeves


Cap sleeved wedding dresses

While cap sleeves perhaps aren’t for those brides who want to cover up their arms, they are a softer alternative to spaghetti straps or strapless styles, allowing the bride to show off their décolletage and arms, without forgoing a bra. This style of sleeve can also make your shoulders appear wider, which can give the illusion of a slimmer waist.

Whether you choose a silky cap sleeve like our Lotus dress or a lace one like the Margot dress, these slinky dresses are timeless and perfect for any wedding, regardless of the season.

 Wedding dress with cap lace sleeves


The wedding dress cover up

If you want to look demure during your ceremony, but party ready during your wedding reception, choose a dress with detachable sleeves or a cover-up, like our lace toppers, seen styled here with our one-shoulder wedding dress. Wear it over a slip dress for an elegant style to say I do to and then remove so you’re ready to hit the dance floor in style.

Wedding dress cover up





August 31, 2022 by Jayne Cherrington-Cook

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