Wedding Dress Sleeve Types

While searching for the wedding dress of your dreams, you will come across a variety of styles, silhouettes, and sleeves. Sleeves determine a large part of your overall bridal look, and there are so many gorgeous options to choose from! Whether you’re looking for utmost coverage or something a little more barely-there, here are a few of our favorite unique wedding dress sleeve types trending in 2022:

Illusion Lace Sleeves



Everyone loves the classic appeal of a long-sleeved wedding dress, but you can add an artful twist to your look with illusion mesh! Sheer mesh sleeves paired with a layer of lace creates the visual illusion of ivory appliqués dreamily floating above bare skin, as shown above in Shirley by Pronovias.


Off-the-Shoulder Sleeves



Bring your strapless bridal gown to the next level with off-the-shoulder sleeves! This look embraces the bold bareness that comes with a strapless neckline, while allowing tiny straps to drape down your arms and frame your bust. As shown in the Sophia Tolli design above, off-the-shoulder sleeves add an aura of playful romance to an otherwise sultry style. 


Balloon Sleeves



Balloon sleeves are the key to bringing your bohemian bridal vision to life! Balloon sleeves consist of puffed, sheer fabric, usually organza or tulle, flowing from your shoulders to your wrists. This style adds interesting, airy volume to your dress, resulting in fairytale-like bridal looks, as shown in the CD Collection gown above. 

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