Thanks to Princess Kate, dresses with sleeves are back in and rabbis all over the world are rejoicing. We’ve compiled some of our favorite gorgeous wedding dresses (with sleeves!) here to help inspire you on your search for the perfect gown. These dresses may be a bit more modest than the popular strapless dresses of the past decade, but they manage to be classy + on trend + synagogue appropriate– a winning combination!
1. Princess Kate in Alexander McQueen
We must start with the wedding dress that immediately became the envy of all other wedding dresses – Princess Kate’s Alexander McQueen gown. Classic lace with modern lines, this dress stole our hearts. Not only is it gorgeous, but it is modest – perfect for any Jewish American Princess marrying their own Prince Charming.
2. Anne Barge
Hello lovely. This gorgeous gown in Anne Barge’s 2015 Spring Collection is the perfect combination of sheer lace and beadwork. We love it paired with an updo and a dramatic lip as shown here, but think it would also be gorgeous with a smoky eye. It looks timeless, yet modern – perfect for your wedding day!
4. Kate Hudson in Atelier Versace
This Atelier Versace stunner may not be a wedding dress (Kate Hudson wore it to the 2014 Oscars), but it might as well be. Color us obsessed with this Old Hollywood Glam look!
5. Carolina Herrera
Oh cap sleeves, how we love thee. These sheer lace sleeves add a demure and stylish look to this classically beautiful dress. We love the lines, the beadwork at the waist and the sheer detailing in the back.
6. Claire Pettibone
Are you planning a Gatsby wedding?! We love all things related to the 1920s and this flapper-style dress is no exception. The sheer sleeves and the lace details on the neckline are too gorgeous!
7. Gwyneth Paltrow in Tom Ford
We love this asymmetrical, simple and clean look for the modern bride. Gwyneth Paltrow wore this Tom Ford gown to the 2012 Academy Awards, but we think the look is especially current and fresh for today’s weddings.
8. Isabelle Armstrong
This lovely gown from Isabelle Armstrong’s Spring 2015 collection is the definition of elegance. The sheer fabric paired with gorgeous lace appliques on the sleeves create a modern, flattering silhouette.
9. Isabel Zapardiez
This elegant gown from the Spanish designer Isabel Zapardiez is perfect for the bride who wants to stay comfortable and gorgeous on her wedding day. We’re completely obsessed with the fact that this dress has pockets! We also love the leaf at the waist — so perfect for an eco-friendly bride.
10. Carolina Herrera
Last but not least, this grecian-inspired stunner from Carolina Herrera’s Spring 2015 collection is beyond gorgeous. We love the classic lines, draped neckline, and metallic detail at the waist.
Are you planning on wearing a dress with sleeves to your wedding? Let us know in the comments below!