Wedding Dress Obsessions: Sleeves

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.

Princess Kate's Alexander McQueen Wedding Dress

Alexander McQueen- Featureflash


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!

Anne Barge Spring 2015

Anne Barge Spring 2015


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!

Kate Hudson's Atelier Versace Gown

Atelier Versace


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.

Carolina Herrera Spring 2015

Carolina Herrera Spring 2015 – Anton Oparin


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!

Claire Pettibone

Claire Pettibone – Anton Oparin


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.

Gwyneth Paltrow in Tom Ford - Phil Stafford

Gwyneth Paltrow 2012 – Phil Stafford


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.

Isabelle Armstrong Spring 2015 - Ovidiu Hrubaru

Isabelle Armstrong- Ovidiu Hrubaru


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.

Isabel Zapardiez- Lev Radin

Isabel Zapardiez- Lev Radin


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.

Carolina Herrera Spring 2015 Bridal 2 - by Anton Oparin

Carolina Herrera- Anton Oparin

Are you planning on wearing a dress with sleeves to your wedding? Let us know in the comments below!

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