The task of finding a wedding dress that is both fashion forward and suitably sleeved has often proved a difficult one… until New York Bridal Week 2017 began.

This year’s catwalks are filled with fashionable styles sporting sleeves. So for brides looking for a traditional ceremony and ultra chic style, bridal has never looked better. Here’s our edit of some of the prettiest ways to work them, straight from the runway.

Having a traditional church ceremony but stuck on how to cover up in style? Introducing stylish sleeves showcased on the New York Bridal Week catwalks...
Justin Alexander
Having a traditional church ceremony but stuck on how to cover up in style? Introducing stylish sleeves showcased on the New York Bridal Week catwalks...
Justin Alexander

Often synonymous with the more traditional when it comes to bridal, these designs by Justin Alexander are breaking the sleeve mould beautifully.

En vogue halter necks, not typically sleeved, are styled here with arm coverings that offer a flirtatious nod to their more formal counterparts. Whether it’s a wrap around rose or open shoulder illusion lace sleeves, Justin Alexander’s new take on sleeves is everything but traditional – and we love it!

Having a traditional church ceremony but stuck on how to cover up in style? Introducing stylish sleeves showcased on the New York Bridal Week catwalks...
Ines di Santo
Having a traditional church ceremony but stuck on how to cover up in style? Introducing stylish sleeves showcased on the New York Bridal Week catwalks...
Mira Zwillinger

Like this? Then you’ll love these 27 dresses that create a sexy silhouette.

Having a traditional church ceremony but stuck on how to cover up in style? Introducing stylish sleeves showcased on the New York Bridal Week catwalks...
Jenny Packham

Just as illusion panels are big news for dresses, the same barely there aesthetic is making waves when it comes to sleeves, too.

Teaming translucent fabrics with dainty lace, beading or appliqué details creates an ultra contemporary, ultra feminine take on the style. The gowns of Jenny Packham, Mira Zwillinger and Ines di Santo exhibit it beautifully…

Having a traditional church ceremony but stuck on how to cover up in style? Introducing stylish sleeves showcased on the New York Bridal Week catwalks...
Jenny Packham
Having a traditional church ceremony but stuck on how to cover up in style? Introducing stylish sleeves showcased on the New York Bridal Week catwalks...
Mira Zwillinger

Choosing a sleeved wedding dress needn’t mean compromising the design. Quite the contrary, in fact, as the best sleeves will be an extension of the gown itself, complementing your overall look with cohesive or continued fabric choices or detailing.

For more fashionable, fairytale tulle wedding dresses, check out these catwalk-inspired dresses for you and your best girls.

 

Do these dresses make you want to wear sleeves?

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