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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!…

30 of the most Beautiful Long Sleeve Wedding Dresses for 2016Photography 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…

Glamorous Long Sleeve Wedding Dress 16-09 from Berta Bridal

16-09 ~ Berta Bridal

Romantic Long Sleeved Lace Wedding Dress Miriam from Sareh Nouri

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??

Edwardian Inspired long Sleeved Wedding Dress Pearle from Claire Pettibone

Pearle – Claire Pettibone

Beautiful Blush Long Sleeve Wedding Dress Orchidee from Carousel

Orchidee – Carousel

Long Sleeved Short Wedding Dress Evie from Temperley London

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…..

Romantic Long Sleeve Wedding Dress Gertrude from Jenny Packham

Gertrude ~ Jenny Packham

Romantic Blush Wedding Dress La Vie En Rose by Emily Riggs // Photography ~ Valentina Glidden

La Vie En Rose ~ Emily Riggs // Photography ~ Valentina Glidden

Stunning Long Sleeve Wedding Dress Veda from Pronovias

Veda ~ Pronovias

Long Lace Sleeve Wedding Dress from Catherine Deane

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?)…

Stunning Long Sleeve & Floral Wedding Dress Dorado from Rose Clara

Dorado ~ Rosa Clara

Glamorous Blush Wedding Dress Langham from Monique Lhuillier

Langham ~ Monique Lhuillier

Chic Long Sleeved Wedding Dress Julia from Elizabeth Fillmore

Julia ~ Elizabeth Fillmore

Simple Long Sleeved Wedding Dress Dusty from Belle & Bunty

Dusty ~ Belle & Bunty

Stunning Lace Long Sleeve Wedding Dress from Inbal Dror

Inbal Dror

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!

Heavenly Long Sleeve Lace Wedding Dress Nightingale from Emily Riggs

NightingaleEmily Riggs

Long Lace Sleeved Wedding Dress D1745 from Essense of Australia

D1745 Essense of Australia

Art Deco Wedding Dress Violetta from Eliza Jane Howell

Violetta – Eliza Jane Howell

Long Sleeve Wedding Dress Olivia from Carousel


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…..

Tea Length Long Sleeve Wedding Dress Anna from Katya Shehurina

Anna ~ Katya Katya Sheurina

Long Sleeved Bridal Gown Delaney from Monique Lhuillier

Delaney ~ Monique Lhuillier

Short Lace Wedding Dress with Overskirt Duero from Rose Clara

DueroRosa Clara

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?…

Glamorous Gold Long Sleeved Wedding Dress Bruc from Yolan Cris

Bruc ~ Yolan Cris

Beautiful Long Sleeve Bridal Gown Tori from Zuhair Murad

Tori ~ Zuhair Murad

Flattering Long Sleeve Wedding Dress from Lela Rose

Lela Rose

Glittering Hippolyta Wedding Dress from Jenny Packham

Hippolyta – Jenny Packham

Whilst a little different to the tea-length wedding dresses we have come to expect from the label, Felicity from House of Mooshki is no less beautiful!….

Long Sleeve Wedding Dress Felicity from House of Mooshki

Felicity ~ House of Mooshki

Vintage Inspired Wedding Dress Bridgette from Catherine Deane

Bridgette ~ Catherine Deane

Plunging V-Neck Wedding Dress from Sareh Nouri

Laylee ~ Sareh Nouri

Romantic long Sleeve Wedding Dress Waverly from Monique Lhuillier

Waverly ~ Monique Lhuillier

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!

Stunning Long Sleeve Lace Wedding Dress from Marchesa


*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.