Long Sleeve Trends Of Bridal Gowns

From vented sheer to off-the-shoulder lace, designers are coming up with so many creative sleeves for bridal gowns. Here are some of our latest favourites for you to draw inspiration from for your dream wedding.

Angel Sanchez

Collection: Fall 2016

Style: NF1601

Image courtesy of Conrado Veliz and Angel Sancgez

The brand has worked with high end clientelle and celebrities such as Eva Longoria and Sandra Bullock, who both wore gowns to their weddings. They have also appeared on Debra Messing, Salma Hayek, Giselle Bundchen, Beyonce, America Ferrera, Iman, Elizabeth Hurley and Meryl Streep. 



Claire Pettibone

Collection: The Gilded Age Fall Winter 2016

Style: Eliza

Image: Courtesy of Claire Pettibone

Claire Pettibone's fall collection "The Gilded Age" stays true to the romantic feel the designer's creations are known for. The gowns feature dashes of colour, making each dress truly unique. The collection is laced with beautiful pale blues, tans, and golds. Intricate spirals are predominant motifs within the collection. 


Francesca Miranda

Collection: Fall/Winter 2016

Style: Sol

Image: Courtesy of Francesca Miranda

Salvadorian fashion designer, Francesca Miranda, has boutiques world wide. She has dressed many celebrities including Rebecca Mader, Sofia Milos, Andrea Minski, Shenae Grimes, Nadia Daws and Perrey Reeves. The designer grew up being inspired by art and fine culture.

Ines Di Santo

Collection: Fall 2016

Style: Radiant

Image: Courtesy of Getty Images and Ines Di Santo

The Canadian brand launched in 1984. The mother/daughter family run business gives the bridal gowns a personalised touch and unique sense of femininity. Gowns can be custom fit to your body and the brand loves to experiment with silk, lace, embroidery and embellishments to create the perfect gown.  


Jean-Ralph Thurin

Collection: Spring 2016

Style: Aki

Image: Courtesy of Jean-Ralph Thurin

The opulently-styled gowns that make up the Fall 2016 Jean-Raph Thurn Bridal Couture Collection were inspired by and give off the luxurious look of Marie Antoinette and the Versailles gardens. The gowns feature hints of gold and a range of bodice styles. The detailing and modern structure of the gowns combine for a lavishly regal look. 

Jenny Packham

Collection: 2016 Bridal Catwalk Collection

Style: Titania

Image: Courtesy of Jenny Packham

Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's dream inspired Jenny Packham as she created her 2016 Bridal Catwalk Collection. The romantic gowns feature silks, ostrich feathers, bows, and crystals that give the wearer a sense of fanciful elegance. Combined with vanilla, champagne, blue, and pink hues, the collection's unique textures create a simultaneously romantic and modern look. 


Collection: Moonlight Collection

Style: J6397

Image: Courtesy of Moonlight

The brand works with luxurious fabrics, rich lace and hand sewn Swarovski crystals. Each gown is designed to have dramatic detail and beautiful draping. Their collections range from sweetheart bodices to pleated satin, and come in a variety of styles and materials. They have a range of affordable dresses ranging from size 2 to 28. 


Olia Zavozina

Collection: Fall 2016

Style: Vivienne

Image: Courtesy of Olio Zavozina

The Nashville based bridal designer has a classic and sophisticated style. The gowns have beautiful structures and visually interesting designs. Brides can also opt for a one-of-a-kind gown where they can select their own neckline, silhouette, embellishments and fabric. 

Romona Keveza

Collection: Romona Keveza Luxe Bridal Fall 2016

Style: RK6465

Image: Courtesy of Romona Keveza

This feminine, sophisticated and luxurious brand is known for dressing some of Hollywoods greatest stars including Nicole Kidman, Helen Hunt, Sofia Vergara, Lady Gaga, Penelope Cruz, Taylor Swift, Angelina Jolie, Kendall Jenner and Iman. The dresses are inspired by classic elegance and draw inspiration from fashion icons such as Grace Kelly, Jacqueline Kennedy and Audrey Hepburn. 


Sabrina Dahan

Collection: Fall 2016

Style: Elodie

Image: Courtesy of Sabrina Dahan

Sabrina Dahan creates soft embroidered masterpieces that are inspired by her own love story and engagement. Dahan draws inspiration from her sunny California upbringing and summers in the Parisian with loved ones. There is a sense of romance in every piece that is created. 

Sarah Janks

Collection: Glasshouse Spring 2015

Style: Evaline

Image: Courtesy of Sarah Janks

The House of Sarah Janks is an Australian based brand that launched in 2011. The flagship store is based in Mosman, Australia and showcases some of the collections beautiful and luxurious designs. The designer works with a blend of silk, textures and cleaver shapes to produce fashion-influenced bridal gowns. 


Collection: Fall 2016

Style: Tilly Tulle Skirt

Image: Courtesy of Theia

Inspired by the Greek Goddess Theia, this evening and bridal brand is set to inspire your inner goddess. The collection is sophisticated and elegant. The brand uses luxurious silks, European brocades, prints and lace. The gowns feature hand beading and embroideries to create the perfect gown for a goddess bride. 

Val Stefani

Style: Amaris

Collection: Spring 2016

Image: Courtesy of Val Stefani

Based in Southern California, the talented designer creates designs with fiercely feminine aesthetics. The brand uses delicate beading, cascading ruffles, hand rolled rosettes, silk fabrics, intricate french lace, hand sewn Swarovski crystal detail and lace in their designs. Each gown has a mix of vintage beauty and modern elegance. Classic, timeless and luxurious. 


Vera Wang

Collection: Fall 2016

Style: Look 4

Image: Courtesy of Vera Wang

Flowing with soft silk and pleated tulle, Vera Wang's fall 2016 gowns combine for an elegantly dramatic collection. The bridal collection includes ball gown, high-low, mermaid, and A-line cuts. Silk bows are featured on several of the gowns. The illusion long sleeves, artistic embroidery, and fluid tulle make Vera Wang's fall 2016 collection exceptionally beautiful. 




Article compiled by Rachel Bresemann. Cover image courtesy of Getty Images and Ines Di Santo.

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