30 of the Most Beautiful Long Sleeve Wedding Dresses for 2016
It seems my obsession with, and your love of, long sleeve wedding dresses is going nowhere! And so, with a year having passed since my last post, I thought it was about time I indulged again, and took a look at what bridal designers have created for 2016 – yep, all of these dresses will be in boutiques now, so the timing couldn’t be any more perfect for you brides planning an Autumn or Winter wedding this year!…
Photography by Millie B Photography
These gorgeous gowns aren’t just for Winter though! Delicate, barely-there lace, with just a hint of skin beneath, are as beautiful for Spring and Summer brides too. Creating the most elegant, graceful, and sleek of silhouettes they’re also the ideal choice for the more modest bride looking to create a demure look, as well as for those of us wishing to disguise those less than perfect upper arms.
Whilst this year saw the 60th anniversary of the dress that started it all (I am of course talking about the unforgettable gown created by Helen Rose for Grace Kelly – a wedding dress truly fit for a Princess) this trend is as popular now as it has ever been. And proof, if we needed it, that timeless elegance and understated chic never go out of fashion.
So here are 30 of the most breathtakingly beautiful long sleeve wedding dresses you ever will see…
16-09 ~ Berta Bridal
Miriam ~ Sareh Nouri
Oh you can always rely on Claire Pettibone to bring us something a little different, and Pearle from her Gilded Age collection has the perfect hint of Edwardian splendour with some unmistakably modern touches – like how lovely is that back detail??
Pearle – Claire Pettibone
Orchidee – Carousel
Edie – Temperley London
Whilst Jenny Packham may be best known for her highly embellished Art Deco inspired gowns, she is equally adept at creating more contemporary, but just as romantic wedding dresses. Like the far-lovelier-than-her-name Gertrude…..
Gertrude ~ Jenny Packham
Veda ~ Pronovias
Dahlia Top & Danielle Skirt ~ Catherine Deane
I love the understated elegance of Dorado from Rosa Clara with its knit bodice and floral patterned organza skirt (a little bit Olivia Palermo don’t you think?)…
I have long been in love with everything independent bridal designer Emily Riggs creates, but Nightingale absolutely took my breath away the moment I saw it – and it would be sure to have the same affect on your groom!
Violetta – Eliza Jane Howell
Of course long sleeves doesn’t have to mean full skirt! In fact, a demure top with sleeves gives you the perfect opportunity to show of your pins with a tea length or short wedding dress like the super sweet Anna…..
Anna ~ Katya Katya Sheurina
This Yolan Cris masterpiece could be my favourite! With a hint of gold, it exudes opulence as well as sophistication and would make the most beautiful Holiday or New Year wedding dress, don’t you think?…
Hippolyta – Jenny Packham
Bridgette ~ Catherine Deane
Laylee ~ Sareh Nouri
And last but not least, I am not sure what I love more, the bateau neckline on this utterly divine Marchesa design, or the silver crown they completed the look with….. talk about a dress fit for a princess!
*sigh* never have I wished I could get married all over again more than I do now! If you loved them too you may want to take a look at last year’s exquisitely elegant selection – you can see them here. Oh and if they just leave you wanting more, then do pop across to Chic Vintage Brides Pinterest page where I have a whole board dedicated to long sleeved wedding dresses! With almost 400 pins you are bound to find something that sets your heart a flutter.