16 best long sleeve wedding dresses for 2024

We've picked out the best long sleeve wedding dresses for modern brides - from high-street bargains to designer labels.

Updated on 29 April 2024 • Written By Naomi Grant

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16 best long sleeve wedding dresses for 2024

Take a leaf out of the Royal’s book by wearing a long sleeve wedding dress on your big day. Chic, sexy and so stylish, a long sleeve wedding dress offers an understated and elegant look that other styles of wedding dresses can’t quite achieve. If you still love the Duchess of Cambridge’s classic princess style, then a ballgown wedding dress with long sleeves could be perfect for you. Or channel Meghan Markle with a chic and simple wedding dress with sleeves.


Long sleeve wedding dresses are of course perfect for a winter wedding, but don’t allow saying your vows in a warmer climate to put you off wearing a long sleeve gown. Illusion sleeves, sheer fabrics and lace can all offer lightweight coverage to give the look you’re craving without anything too heavy. Strapless and cap sleeve wedding dresses are probably the most commonly worn styles, so stepping away from this look and choosing a wedding dress with sleeves will be an elegant statement that your guests won’t be expecting.

Keep things super simple with plain fabric, a bateau neckline and a three quarter sleeve. Or, for a beachy boho look, flowing lace with a plunging back and delicate lace sleeves is a knockout look. No matter your style, explore our pick of the best long sleeve wedding dresses to buy in 2024.


Simple long sleeve wedding dresses

There’s something extra special about a wedding dress that keeps things simple. With the bridal market awash with heavily embellished gowns and lace detail wedding dresses, taking a step away from the crowd with a simple long-sleeved gown is a statement in itself.

The Outnet - Roksanda

Long Sleeve wedding dress

In search of an elegant gown without all the excessive embellishments? This simple but flattering gown by The Outnet is exactly what you need. A silk satin material with button cuffs and a zip-fastened back exudes modest vibes with an air of grace and would be an excellent choice for a traditional chapel wedding.
How much? £1,497
Buy it: The Outnet Roksanda

Ghost - Laurel

Long Sleeve wedding dress

For a designer-style wedding gown without quite such a hefty price tag, take a look at Ghost’s range of stylish wedding dresses that come in between £400-£800. This long-sleeved viscose gown is giving us some serious Bridgerton vibes and would be perfect for a winter wedding or a big day that is taking place in a beautiful stately home. A high neckline and puffed sleeves add a relaxed and bohemian feel to this beautiful design.
How much? £495
Buy it: Buy online at Ghost

Justin Alexander - High-Low Dress with Long Sleeves

Long Sleeve wedding dress

This high-low wedding dress has all the luxe detailing that you would expect from a Justin Alexander gown but with a fresh and contemporary edge that makes it a perfect wedding dress for a city wedding. A bateau neckline and three-quarter length sleeves give this dress an elegant feel. While the flowing high-low skirt means you can keep your look light and fun without losing any of the drama you get with a flowing train. A low back and covered buttons are the perfect final details to make this dress feel extra special.
How much? POA
Buy it: Find your local Justin Alexander stockist

Malina - Mathilde Bridal Gown

Long Sleeve wedding dress

A figure-hugging silhouette crafted from a lustrous material, Malinas Mathilde Bridal Gown, provides the perfect silhouette for a figure-hugging finish. Designed with mesmerising wider cuff balloon sleeves, which are adorned with dressed buttons and an additional small flowing trail, the Malina gown makes a great pick for a simple ‘do’.
How much? £1,260
Buy it: Malina Mathilde Bridal Gown

Romantic long sleeve wedding dresses

Are you dreaming of a dress that is so romantic it feels like it could have stepped straight out of a Hemingway novel? Then start exploring our pick of romantic and whimsical wedding dresses all featuring sleeves. From blushed-hued beauties to our best boho picks.

Coast - Premium Orchid Long Sleeve Lace Wedding Dress

Long sleeve wedding dress

An affordable pick for a bride who wants a decorative, high-quality design without a high price point.
Coasts’ stunning white lace dress, features captivating 3D floral details and a delightful v-neck to add bohemian charm. Ideal for a coastal ceremony, this fabulous maxi dress is set to have you feeling like royalty on your big day.
How much? £279.30
Buy it: Coast Premium Orchid Long Sleeve Lace Wedding Dress

Farfetch - Jenny Packham Kuda Crystal-Embellished Gown

Long sleeve wedding dress

New in season, this Jenny Packham dress is a runway-worthy gown which is certain to steal the spotlight on your day. The Kuda dress is a desirable choice for brides who want to be covered in a cascade of crystals, with a fully embellished design, featuring a floor-sweeping tulle skirt with light-catching crystals. The Kuda is a must-have silhouette for brides who want to add fairytale flair to their look.
How much? £3,905
Buy it: Farfech Jenny Packham Kuda Crystal-Embellished Gown

Pronovias - Fayette

Long sleeve wedding dress

A majestic design crafted from floral guipure lace, Pronovias' spectacular Fayette design emanates pure romance. A dress that will ensure your entrance is unforgettable, Fayette embodies the essence of a fairy princess, with its high neck, long sleeve and floral motif. The embroidered bodice complements its flowing flared skirt, creating movement as you sashay to your lover.
How much? POA
Buy it: Pronovias Fayette

Lace long sleeve wedding dresses

Has there ever been a prettier pairing than lace and long sleeves? Explore our pick of the best lace long sleeve bridal gowns. It’s incredible just how much a sheer lace sleeve can completely transform the look and style of a wedding dress.

Grace Loves Lace - Orla

Long sleeve wedding dress

Grace Loves Lace’s whimsical boho style is apparent in every single gown they design and the Orla dress is no exception. A long-sleeved wedding dress doesn’t mean you can’t show some skin, this gorgeous gown has a daring low back and leads to a beautifully fitted fishtail skirt. The three-dimensional lace gives this dress a unique finish that is truly breathtaking.
How much? From £2,060
Buy it: Grace Loves Lace Orla

Whistles - Ariane

Long sleeve wedding dresses

Co-ord wedding dresses don’t look to be going anywhere soon, and it’s no surprise as they allow you to get creative with your bridal look and even mix and match from evening to night. The Ariane lace wedding co-ord from Whistles boasts luxury detailing. We love the eyelash lace edging throughout and the high-low skirt makes it the perfect design to show off some designer wedding shoes (and a great pedicure!). Swap the top for something with silk or sparkle if you want to change your bridal look from day to night.
How much? £399
Buy it: Whistles Ariane

Pronovias - Domenech

Long sleeve wedding dress

Pronovias has done it again! The Domenech dress is a gown with heaps of wow-factor, thanks to its captivating asymmetric neckline and floral laced sleeves. It's perfect if you're looking for a dress that is full of drama! With a fabulous mermaid silhouette, the Domenech hugs your figure in all the right places. 
How much? POA
Buy it: Pronovias Domenech

A-line long sleeve wedding dresses

A ballgown or A-line wedding dress with sleeves is always an elegant option. We have picked out the prettiest A-line wedding dresses with long or three-quarter-length sleeves that will have you feeling like a million bucks.

Nadine Merabi - Cassandra White Maxi Dress

Long sleeve wedding dress

A shimmering statement piece that will dazzle your guests, the Cassandra dress balances beauty and sophistication. Featuring a flowy skirt with a v-neck silhouette, dazzling flowers embedded onto its sheer mesh base, and a detachable nude slip for a bare appearance, this photogenic gown is made for brides who want to make a statement.
How much? £650
Buy it: Nadine Merabi Cassandra White Maxi Dress

Anna Campbell - Elle

Long sleeve wedding dress

Can’t decide whether you want sleeves or not? With Anna Campbell's design, brides can choose between two sleeve styles, providing extra creative control over their look. You might like to wear the hand-beaded sleeves for your ceremony, then remove them later for your reception. This dress also features ivory crepe lining and a bustled train.
How much? From £5,799
Buy it: Anna Campbell Elle

Watters - Storm

Long sleeve wedding dress

Watters' Storm dress is crafted with Galaxy Rhinestone Tulle which is sure to catch people's eyes thanks to its sparkling detail. With a combination of textures and an interplay of fabrics, the Storm design is far from boring. Adorned with brilliant beading and sequins, this light grey design makes a fascinating pick for those who intend to turn heads.
How much? POA
Buy it: Watters Storm

Affordable long sleeve wedding dresses

You will find plenty of affordable wedding dresses with long sleeves on the high street. To help get you started with your search, we have picked out some of the best affordable long-sleeved wedding dresses from well-known high street and online retailers.

Monsoon - Andrea Feather Bridal Dress Ivory

Long sleeve wedding dress

Monsoon presents a classic ivory design which embodies modern day elegance. A beautiful mid-thigh length dress with wide long sleeves finished with pearlescent buttons and a detachable ostrich feather trim. Get your groove on and shimmy across the dance floor with your feathered attachment.
How much? £245
Buy it: Monsoon Andrea Feather Bridal Dress Ivory

Debenhams - Coast Long Sleeve Cowl Neck Satin Dress

Long sleeve wedding dress

A design which is simply too alluring for a bridesmaid, Coast's Champagne-coloured cowl neck dress is incredibly flattering, with draped off-shoulder sleeves and satin fabric that radiates a lustrous sheen. This is an aisle-worthy gown that doesn't break the bank. You can't go wrong!
How much? £129
Buy it: Debenhams Coast Long Sleeve Cowl Neck Satin Bridesmaids Dress

UME London - Long Sleeve Chiffon Wedding Dress

Long sleeve wedding dresses

A dreamy gown which comes in a selection of sizes, UME London’s long-sleeve chiffon dress is incredibly romantic. With layer upon layer of chiffon, a gathered v-neck bodice and a ruched waistband, you'll have plenty of bust support to carry you through your evening. A delicate design with an exquisite finish!
How much? £305
Buy it: UME London Long Sleeve Chiffon Wedding Dress

If you are still searching for your dream wedding dress, then explore our pick of the prettiest pink wedding dresses instead. Or, start your venue hunt by browsing our extensive wedding venue directory.

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