Whether you’re planning a winter wedding, trying to channel Kate Middleton circa 2011 or just love the sleeved look, these long sleeve wedding dresses are lengths ahead of the rest.

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Sassi Holford, Monique Huillier, Sassi Holford

Long Sleeve Wedding Dresses

Ever since the Duchess of Cambridge stepped out onto the steps of Westminster Abbey in that stunning Sarah Burton dress back in 2011, long sleeve wedding dresses have continued to grace bridal collections and prove popular with brides around the world.

And the Kate Middleton effect shows no signs of slowing down, as the trend is executing its staying power, thanks to new styles, fabrics and cuts for 2020.

From high-octane Victoriana, to sleek and simple sheer sleeves, here are the fuller coverage wedding dresses we’re coveting this year.

Lace sleeves

Lace wedding dresses have long been a popular choice with brides looking to amp up the romantic detailing when it comes to their bridal look. If it’s a dramatic, Victorian-inspired look you’re going for, a high-neck and broderie detailing complements the full-coverage of the long sleeves as seen at Katya Katya.

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Katya Katya, Rhea top and Lara skirt
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If you’re hoping to channel more of an ethereal beauty, the subtle, soft lace sleeves seen at Lela Rose could provide the perfect long sleeve wedding dress look you’re after.

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Lela Rose

High neck wedding dresses

If lace isn’t your forte, or you’re after full-coverage with a little pizazz for a winter wedding, embellished detailing on a sleek, high-neck design à la Dana Harel may be the dress inspiration you’re after.

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Dana Harel

Organza long sleeve wedding dresses

We’ve seen a real nod to the Eighties both on the catwalks and in the high street in recent seasons, and this is also true when it comes to bridal designs. Organza sleeves are having a moment. For brides to be wanting to channel the big, bold eighties party with a touch more grace and elegance on the big day, turn to the Sassi Holford 2020 collection.

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Sassi Holford, Rosalynd dress

Embellished sleeves

The devil is in the detail, and that certainly rings true with long sleeve wedding dresses in 2020. While sleek silhouettes and fuller fabrics may be proving popular with the bridal designers as we approach Autumn/Winter 2020, Rebecca Ingram explores blending the two trends with simple, block-colour bodies and beautifully embellished long sleeves.

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Rebecca Ingram, Bethany dress

Three-quarter sleeve wedding dresses

If one of the fuller coverage dresses seem a little too much for your bridal look, then a three-quarter sleeve could be an excellent option. Providing elegant coverage for older brides or those conscious about having their arms out, the sheer sleeve detailing at Marylise is a subtle nod to the new wedding dress trend.

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Marylise

More long sleeve wedding dress inspiration…

For more wedding dress inspiration and stunning long-sleeved designs, scroll through our latest picks direct from the bridal designers.

Still not swayed by long sleeve wedding dresses? Check out the latest wedding dress styles and trends to help you narrow down your bridal style and pick your perfect dress for your big day.

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Ruby is Digital Editor of Wedding Ideas and the brand's sister magazines, Baby and Little London. Overseeing Wedding Ideas' online presence, Ruby covers everything from bridal fashion and beauty trends to venues, budgets and whether Brexit will affect your big day. When she's not navigating the world of weddings or scouring the internet for the latest lifestyle and beauty trends, you'll probably find Ruby trawling through the Zara sales, escaping the city for a weekend at the spa or cashing in the discount vouchers at her local Pizza Express. And when that doesn't work, she'll be parked on the sofa midway through a Netlfix crime documentary binge.