8 Styles of Sleeves That You Can Consider for Your Wedding Dress!

The search for the perfect dress is on! While you’re envisioning your dream gown, here’s a detail you may want to consider–sleeves. Whether dainty or dramatic, sleeves add a lot of flare to a bridal attire and they surely do look gorgeous from every angle. There are many different types of sleeves that go well with a wedding day look, so we’ve rounded up a couple of styles from local fashion designers to give you some inspiration. Check them out!

8 Styles of Sleeves That You Can Consider for Your Wedding Dress!

Bishop Sleeves
A Bishop Sleeve gathered or fitted around the wrist, but becomes billowy towards the armhole. This kind of sleeve creates such a beautiful and sophisticated silhouette! You can even add fine details like buttons as seen in this gorgeous Francis Libiran Bridal dress.

Photo from @francislibiranbridal


Bell Puff Sleeves
Another head turner is a dress with sheer bell puff sleeves just like this design by Micah Lacap. This type of sleeve definitely looks so pretty especially with appliqué cascading down to your wrist.

Photo from @micahlacapdesigns


Cap Sleeves
Cap sleeves add such a delicate touch to a bridal gown. This style is a great choice if you are not a big fan of wearing long sleeves but would want a bit more beading or detailing around your shoulders. The cap sleeves of this Khristelle Tan gown even make the beading look as if it’s magically floating on the bride!

Photo from @khristelle_tan


Shirt Sleeves
You can’t go wrong with a simple and elegant shirt sleeve. Going for a sheer fabric, much like this Patricia Pascual dress, will make shirt sleeves look even daintier.

Photo from @patriciapascualdesigns


Full Length Lace Sleeves
Long sleeves are a classic and timeless style. When you cover the sleeve in lace, it elevates the elegance much more. This Rosa Clara dress even makes the lace look as if it’s tattooed on the bride’s arms.

Photo from @rosaclaraph


Three Quarter Sleeves
Whether you’re having an intimate wedding or a grand wedding, dresses with three quarter sleeves can be a suitable choice! Three quarter sleeves fall just right below the elbow, and they can also be done either with appliqué and lace or without any detailing at all. Take a look at this lovely House of Beyond White dress for inspiration!

Photo from @beyondwhiteweddings


Cape Sleeves
For extra drama, cape sleeves will surely do the trick! Stun your guests by making a grand entrance in cape sleeves that extend like your train. A dress like this Vania Romoff number can also make you feel like royalty.

Photo from @bridalvaniaromoff


Detachable Tulle Sleeves
There’s something so dreamy and fairytale-like about these tulle flutter sleeves by Caca Siapno. Plus, they’re detachable. So, you instantly have two looks to wear! This is a great idea if you’d like to switch things up in a quick, modern, and easy way from your ceremony to your reception.

Photo from @portfolio.caca
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