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Wedding Dresses With Sleeves

Updated on May 8, 2017

Wedding Dresses with Sleeves

 Have you begun shopping for your wedding dress and would prefer one with sleeves? Do you think that wedding dresses with sleeves are either hard to find or very dowdy? Are you wondering where to look for the perfect wedding dress with sleeves? Here are some suggestions to get you started. Whatever your reason is: whether it is due to religious modesty, weight or you just prefer the sleeved wedding dress style (and many of us do), here is a guide to help you decipher which should be the right dress for you.

Where to buy a wedding dress with sleeves

One wedding dress with sleeves that is gorgeous with rich beading and detail is of a style design named Morlotti. This wedding dress with sleeves features an A-line silhouette (which is my own favorite type of silhouette) and is available in sizes 4-28. The colors offered are cream, gold, ivory or white. If you would like a wedding dress with sleeves like this, it is important to make the decision in a timely manner because 14-16 weeks is needed for delivery and in order to avoid additional shipping costs.

The Morlotti wedding dress with sleeves is available from distributors such as latterdaybride.com

Morlotti Design

photo credit: latterdaybride.com/modest-wedding-dresses,    Morlotti, price $985
photo credit: latterdaybride.com/modest-wedding-dresses, Morlotti, price $985

Inglewood

Of all the dresses that the Latter Day bride site has to offer, my second favorite is a design named Inglewood. It is available at a cost of $705 and in sizes 0-30. The dress features beaded french lace over matte satin and is also A-line. It is available in white.

Approximately 14 weeks is also needed for shipping of this dress.

disclaimer: as time passes from the writing of this hub 2009, of course prices and availabity of certain styles may change.

photo credit: latterdaybride.com/modest-wedding-dresses, Inglewood, price $705
photo credit: latterdaybride.com/modest-wedding-dresses, Inglewood, price $705

Another website that gets high ratings with me for its offering of sleeved wedding dress design options is a website for a business called Stylish Bridal. That site also ranks high for affordability. Most brides will want to effectively budget their money for the costs incurred for their weddings. Perhaps you have set aside no more than a certain amount that will be spent specifically on your wedding dress. If cost is a large factor, these dresses are relatively affordable when it comes to wedding dresses. They are: long sleeved wedding dress style code: 3312 at a cost of $399 and style code: 3013 at a cost of $319. These are my top recommended choices for long sleeved wedding dresses from the Stylish Bridal site, weddingdressdiscount.com.

long sleeved wedding dresses

photo credit, weddingdressdiscount.com,  long sleeve wedding dress, Style code: 3312
photo credit, weddingdressdiscount.com, long sleeve wedding dress, Style code: 3312
photo credit, weddingdressdiscount.com,  long sleeve wedding dress, Style code: 3013
photo credit, weddingdressdiscount.com, long sleeve wedding dress, Style code: 3013

The lovely designs I have found and featured above focus on the long sleeve look. The last photo above gives the shrug option. Shrugs and wraps are very good options for adding to a sleeveless dress.

Of course, some brides might prefer short sleeves or cap sleeves. The difference between the cap sleeve and sleeveless is very subtle for adding some more coverage to the upper arm.

photo credit: lovetoknow.com
photo credit: lovetoknow.com

Wearing a wedding dress with sleeves

As discussed in the introduction, women choose sleeved wedding dresses as their style choice for an array of reasons. A plus sized bride, modest bride, or any bride that just prefers sleeves deserves to have lots of options to choose from when shopping for her dress.

I'll close this article by featuring another one of my favorite wedding and bridesmaid dress designers. Below are just a few more choices in the sleeved wedding dress or wedding dress with shrug options and they come from Alfred Angelo.

Alfred Angelo Wedding Dresses

photo credit: alfredangelo.com, Style code: 2010J
photo credit: alfredangelo.com, Style code: 2010J
photo credit: alfredangelo.com, Style code: 1620J
photo credit: alfredangelo.com, Style code: 1620J
photo credit: alfredangelo.com, Style code: 17411
photo credit: alfredangelo.com, Style code: 17411

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      My Inner Jew 8 years ago

      I love the alfred shrughs...they are so beautiful!!!

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      mamacoots 8 years ago from Louisiana

      Not planning to need another wedding dress, but the Morlotti is gorgeous!!!

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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 8 years ago from USA

      m.i.j and mamacoots, thanks for commenting!

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      Nancy's Niche 8 years ago

      Nice hub and a beautiful selection of gowns...

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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 8 years ago from USA

      Thanks so much, Nancy.

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      Nancy Hinchliff 8 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      I like the first one with a shrug. All that gorgeous lace. It is so beautiful and romantic. Nice hub.

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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 8 years ago from USA

      Thanks alekhouse. I appreciate you sharing your thoughts. Lace really is very pretty.

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      AshleyVictoria 8 years ago from Los Angeles

      The last dress is quite beautiful, but still I prefer sleeveless wedding dresses. A woman's back is so beautiful, and sleeves cover it up entirely!

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      Dink96 8 years ago from Phoenix, AZ

      I am perplexed by women who insist on wearing a strapless dress even though it does nothing for them.  Brides should explore all options and styles before they commit to "the dress."  Not only can it be a huge commitment financially and emotionally, but you gotta look at that choice for a REALLY long time.  Take your time and you'll know when you've found it. I'm ready for the pendulum to swing a little more toward modesty myself. I like a little of the lace and foo-foo!

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      homemakerpat 8 years ago from Florida PanHandle

      I have watch wedding dress styles for a number of years and have always felt the only one benefiting from the sleveless gowns were the manufacturers.

      The gowns with sleves are lovely and they cover a lot of blemishes (oversize arms). I would like very much to see them come back. However, I expect the gown price will increase trememdously.

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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 8 years ago from USA

      hi homemakerpat, thanks so much for commenting. I agree with what you say. The price of the gowns with sleeves will regrettably be higher because more fabric is used but they are such beautiful gowns.

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      maylehmann 8 years ago from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

      There's something formal about wedding gowns with sleeves. It's formal but not boring. It's perfect for those who might not want to show their scars as well. If I were to choose one, I'd wear a sleeveless wedding dress and a shrug over it. That way, I can take it off whenever I want to. And I'd go for the one with lace. I find that to be very sexy but at the same time beautiful. Good one Journey!

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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 8 years ago from USA

      Thanks maylehmann! I appreciate your comment.

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      cowgirljess 8 years ago from Nor Cal

      I love style 17411, so lovely. Great topic

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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 8 years ago from USA

      Hi cowgirljess, I'm glad you like this topic and the style 17411. Thanks for posting a comment!

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      rachaelc 7 years ago from Austin

      No nice that there are beautiful alternatives to strapless!

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      hannah 7 years ago

      omg I love loveee the 4th dress long sleeve wedding dress, Style code: 3013

      so elegant, delicate and beautiful. It's hard to find sleeved dresses that are not too overwhelming or heavy looking. I love the lace. That would be one of my dream dresses.

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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 7 years ago from USA

      Hi rachealc and hannah, thanks for leaving comments. hannah, I am so glad to see your enthusiasm about style code 3013. I am glad this hub has been helpful for you as you look around for your dream dress. - Journey *

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      Sandra Mireles 7 years ago from Texas

      Great piece. Lovely wedding dresses. Good job.

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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 7 years ago from USA

      Thanks Smireles!

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      Gennifer 7 years ago from Minsk, Belarus

      nice photos! I especially like the last three dresses!

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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 7 years ago from USA

      Hi Gennifer, thanks for commenting!

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      Anath 7 years ago

      lovely dresses, I like them all it is difficult to choose only one!

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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 7 years ago from USA

      Hi Anath, thanks for leaving a comment. I'm glad you like the selection of dresses!

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      I won't be needing a wedding dress (my wedding took place in 1970) but took a look at this hub just to see what is now fashionable. I loved the 1st and 3rd alfredangelo designs and also the one up higher with the shrug. Nice job with this hub.

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      Plants and Oils 7 years ago from England

      I don't get the sleeve-less dresses. In my opinion very few women look good in dresses that leave the shoulders and arms completely bare. Anyone who isn't very slim gets a roll where it digs in to stay up, and anyone who is very slim tends to look flat-chested in them. Your sleeve-full dresses here are lovely.

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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 7 years ago from USA

      Hi Peggy W., Plants and Oils, thanks a lot for posting comments. I'm glad you like these dresses.

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      Robin 7 years ago

      I am looking for a dress to renew our vows - I want one that is not super-formal since I have already been married nearly 20 yrs. But, I never got my wedding gown. We had a very small, casual ceremony. So, I WANT a "real" wedding dress. That said, I have lost over 200 lbs recently, and unfortunately have very flabby arms (loose skin) so I prefer to cover my arms. Some of these shrugs are a fabulous idea.

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      moo 7 years ago

      Those dresses are soo pretty!!!!!!!!

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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 7 years ago from USA

      Robin, thanks for posting a comment. Congrats on your plan to renew your vows. I'm glad you like the shrugs and I hope you find or have found the perfect dress for you!

      Thanks for your comment moo.

      - Journey *

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      modest wedding dress 7 years ago

      I think sleeves are a great addition to any wedding dress. They give it a very classy look. I really like it.

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      Runway 6 years ago from New York

      I never thought about this. Very interesting option!

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      tom 6 years ago

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      gow720 6 years ago from New York

      I like Alfred Angelo dress best

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      New England DJs  6 years ago

      Fabulous selections of wedding dresses you have come up with. I love the gown in the first photo.Its very elegant and beautiful.Wearing that gown feels like a princess.

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      bestforbride 6 years ago from Toronto, ON, Canada

      So much like wedding dresses with long sleeves. It just looks special.

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      Sun-Girl 6 years ago from Nigeria

      Never like any wedding dress with long sleeves before but i think i love some of the samples you actually featured in here and already giving it a thought of having a long sleeve wedding gown on that day.

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      toddwertz 6 years ago

      Great photo.

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      SHAJEEL 5 years ago

      lovely dresses, I like them all it is difficult to choose only one.nice hub

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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 5 years ago from USA

      I haven't been by to moderate this hub in a long time. Thank you all who have posted nice and kind comments since the last time I was here. Cheers!

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      fashiongirl67 5 years ago

      alfredangelo.com, Style code: 1620J is very beautiful!

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      fashiongirl67 5 years ago

      They are beatiful.

      I like alfredangelo's dress

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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 5 years ago from USA

      Hi fashiongirl67,

      Thanks so much for posting your nice comments and sharing your opinion.

      Best,

      Journey *

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      cheap wedding dresses 5 years ago

      Nice hub and a beautiful selection of gowns...

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      motherbridedress 5 years ago

      do you have beautiful selection of mother of the bride gowns?

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      Evita Andrianni 5 years ago from New Zealand

      Last one(Style code: 17411)for me,please. Beautiful hub!

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      samanthamsmith 5 years ago from Small Town USA

      Really pretty dresses.

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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 5 years ago from USA

      Cheap wedding gowns, motherbridedress, Evita's Fashion, samanthamsmith, thank you all for lovely comments. I'm glad you appreciate this selection of dresses too. They are truly the dresses that most caught my eye when I was researching for this hub. Motherbridedress,I do in fact have another hub discussing mother of the bride dresses. Please take a look. Thanks!

      Best,

      Journey *

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      johncimble 5 years ago from Bangkok

      love the last photo it's really beautiful :)

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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 5 years ago from USA

      Hi cheap bras, Hi johncimble,

      Thank you both for commenting. Cheap bras, I will consider that. There are probably relevant clips found on YouTube.

      johncimble, thanks, you've pointed out one of my favorites as well.

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      Colleenmt 5 years ago from Milwaukee, WI

      Great hub - I love long sleeves, especially Alfred Angelo. I think Kate Middleton really did a lot for the sleeves industry! There are just so many gorgeous styles, and it looks a bit vintage to have sleeves.

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      Ann Leavitt 5 years ago from Oregon

      I have always wanted a wedding dress with sleeves, especially tasteful lace sleeves! Your pictures here are gorgeous. Beautifully done!

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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 5 years ago from USA

      Hi Colleenmt, thanks a lot for commenting and complimenting this hub. I wholeheartedly agree with you. There has been a definitive spike in the popularity of these type of dresses in the past year.

      Hi Jane Grey, thanks so much for your kind comment. I'm glad you enjoyed the hub and that these type of dresses suit your taste. Sounds like they are right up your alley.:)

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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 4 years ago from USA

      Thanks so much for taking the time to post a comment here utsav-fashion.

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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 3 years ago from USA

      Thank you avneet! I'm so glad you like this hub and thanks for sharing that you especially like the Morlotti design.

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