Pros and Cons of Long Sleeve Wedding Dresses

Today on the blog, we are talking about long sleeve wedding dresses! Many brides love the idea of a long sleeve wedding dress in theory, but when it comes down to it they may have some concerns before making the commitment. We believe a classic, long sleeve dress will never go out of style! However, some brides may have concerns over being too warm or not being able to move freely throughout the evening. Follow along as we address some pros and cons to long sleeve wedding gowns.


Martina Liana Style 1157

Martina Liana Style 1157


If you’re having a winter or fall wedding, you may want a long sleeve wedding dress to stay warm! An all-crepe long sleeve dress like Essense of Australia  Style D2972 or Martina Liana Style 1157 will keep you warm and comfortable on your wedding day. These simple wedding dresses are also great because you can accessorize them in so many different ways and let your bridal style shine through.


Essense of Australia Style D2972

Essense of Australia  Style D2972


On the other hand, if you’re worried about a long sleeve wedding dress being TOO warm, you can opt for a lighter coverage gown like Stella York Style 6646. The lace sleeves will delicately cover your arm in romantic motifs. 


Stella York Style 6646

Stella York Style 6646


If you’re worried about being able to move around and have fun on the dance floor at your wedding…you can do what Stella York bride Kayleigh did and get two dresses! She opted for an off-the-shoulder dress, Style 6646, for her ceremony and then changed into a mermaid wedding dress for her reception.


Real Stella York Bride Kayleigh + Matthew

Real Stella York Bride Kayleigh + Matthew


Sleeves almost always have to be altered to properly fit. Make sure you work with an experienced seamstress who can confidently alter your sleeves to perfection. 

Stella York Style 6817

Stella York Style 6817


Another solution is to opt for a dress with detachable sleeves like Martina Liana Style 1147. This way, you get the best of both worlds and can change your look for the reception. Detachable sleeves are great because you don’t have to worry about them the entire evening. Martina Liana bride Elle Bellamy wore detachable sleeves for her wedding day!


Martina Liana Style 1147

Martina Liana Style 1147


If you’re looking for a modest wedding dress with sleeves, consider a dress like Essense of Australia Style D2569 that has a high neckline. You may also consider adding a jacket to whatever style you fall in love with if you’re set on having a long sleeve wedding dress!


Essense of Australia Style D2569

Essense of Australia Style D2569


At the end of the day, it is best to get to a bridal salon and try on dresses with sleeves and see if it feels and looks like your vision. Many dresses can be altered to add sleeves if you fall in love with a gown that does have them.

martina liana dress with sleeves