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Statement Sleeves: 9 Ways To Wear This Wedding Look

Sleeved wedding dresses can make a serious style statement! Whether you want full coverage or something revealing, there are a lot of options out there. Opting for sleeves gives you a lot of room to experiment with. No longer are the options confined to sheaths of lace, sleeves are taking form of everything from voluminous bell shapes to cascading ruffles – the sky’s the limit! 

Here are some of our favourite sleeved gowns that will give you the bridal inspo you need to make a flourishing statement on your big day!

Put A Cap On It
On their own, capped sleeves are graceful and simple, but packed with personality when adorned with crystals, fringes or lace. Perfect for infusing character into your gown. Crystal embellished bodysuit with a voluminous tulle skirt by Maggie Sottero Designs. Photo: maggiesotterodesigns / INSTAGRAM Cold Shoulders
Shoulder-baring sleeves are a great way to flaunt your toned shoulders and add a hint of sexiness to this otherwise ultra-romantic and classic Naeem Khan gown.  Embroidered gown with ruffled exposed shoulders by Naeem Khan. Photo: naeemkhanbride / INSTAGRAM Flutter By
Light, airy and charming, the flutter sleeve adds an ethereal feel to your wedding look. Brides wanting to bust a move on the dance floor, this will be your ultimate favourite as the sleeves are less constricting and allow more movement compared to other styles. Juliette gown by Francesca Miranda. Photo: francescamiranda_ / INSTAGRAM The Long & Short of It
If you’re looking for a little arm coverage for the aisle, there’s nothing better than a combination of the graceful coverage of a full-length sleeve and the ease and comfort of a shorter sleeve. Sleeves hitting around the elbow are super flattering and are perfect for any weather! The Ivania Dress by Pronovias. Photo: pronovias / INSTAGRAM Sheer & Sparkly
Take the sheer route with intricate sleeves that look oh-so-stunning and photograph beautifully. Undeniably feminine, these sleeves are a combination of vintage romance and modern sophistication. Totally eye-catching on a wedding dress! The Inez gown by Galia Lahav. Photo: galialahav / INSTAGRAM Cuff Accents
Lace, fur or fringe on the cuffs of your sleeve look playful and are the perfect options for the bride looking for something whimsical for her wedding celebration. Illusion bodice with fur cuff accents by Idan Cohen. Photo: idancohenofficial / INSTAGRAM Statement Florals
Can’t decide between an off-shoulder and a bell sleeve? Ralph & Russo show you exactly how to rock those two in one! The head turning bell-sleeves are amped up with silk organza plissé blooms and are a contemporary take on the bell sleeves that will wow your guests! Ornate floral print gown with bell sleeves by Ralph & Russo. Photo: ralphandrusso / INSTAGRAM Amazing Grace
The perfect detail for the bohemian bride: bell sleeves that evoke a ‘70s vibe. The Juliet gown by Odylyne The Ceremony. Photo: odylynetheceremony / INSTAGRAM Sheer Drama
Nothing adds romantic drama quite as much as fluttery trumpet sleeves. Maggie Sottero’s Gabriella dress nails this look with illusion lace, beautifully complementing the sheath lace gown, giving us the perfect vintage bohemian feels. The Gabriella Dress by Maggie Sottero Designs. Photo: maggiesotterodesigns / INSTAGRAM