Long Sleeved Wedding Dresses For Autumn and Winter

Written by    Last updated: October 4, 2015

For some people it’s a dream to tie the knot in the golden autumn or amid a winter wonderland. But the late seasons means cold, and to avoid shivering your way down the aisle you may want to consider a wedding dress that keeps you warm. Read on for some beautiful inspiration for long sleeved wedding dresses for autumn and winter weddings.

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Above, Dress Style “Kate” by Aire Barcelona

Sleeve Types

Autumn and winter are beautiful seasons in which to get married, but they can get bitingly chilly. Arm yourself against the cold by choosing from different sleeve types—they go with any dress silhouette, be it a ball gown, a mermaid tail, a sheath, etc.

Full Sleeves

Full sleeves are any sleeves that extend to the wrist, though some go even further with the addition of a decorative cuff.

Part Sleeves

Part sleeves come in a variety of lengths—some end at the elbow (half sleeves), and some the middle of the forearm (3/4 sleeves). The cut of the sleeves depends entirely on the individual dress you choose.

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Above, from the top: IVANIA by Pronovias | Dress Style 6387 by Lillian West

Intricate Sleeves

It’s very common nowadays to see decorative sleeves. Lace appliqué, for example, is a growing favourite design that looks gorgeous in both full- and part-sleeve lengths.

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Above, left to right from the top: Dress Style 14-17 by Berta Bridal | Dress Style 9817 by Justin Alexander | Dress Style D5278 by Eternity Bridal | Dress Style 14-15 by Berta Bridal

Colourful Wedding Dresses

Consider the colour of your wedding dress to make it fit the season—long sleeved wedding dresses come in all styles and colours. For autumn, you may love the idea of orange or gold, red, or even black.

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Above, clockwise from the top-left: Dress Style LACIA by Pronovias | Dress Style LANDETA by Pronovias | Autumn Wedding Dress by Clayton Austin

Winter wedding dresses work very well in the traditional white, but pale blue and silver also look magnificent.

Winter Wedding Dresses | Confetti.co.uk

Above, from the top, left to right: Dress Style 22 by Ziad Nakad | Dress Style 29 by Zuhair Murad | Lihi Hod 2013 Collection

Jackets and Cloaks

All is not lost if you can’t find a dress that you like that has sleeves! Many designers today create a variety of shrugs, shawls, wraps, and jackets that you can add to a wedding dress that has short sleeves or no sleeves; the transformation is dramatic!

Wedding Dress Cloaks and Jackets |Confetti.co.uk

Above, from the top, left to right: VERONA by Pronovias | Cover Ups by Pronovias: CHAQUETA LA 114 | CHAQUETA LA 219 | CHAQUETA LA 188

Finally, sleeves don’t just shield you from an icy wind; they also serve to fit you nicely with your theme. Winter weddings especially look stunning with an elegant cape or cloak, and they can be worn over a dress that does or doesn’t have sleeves. Either way, it’s a beautiful finishing touch.

Winter Wedding Dress |Confetti.co.uk

Above, Dress Style 15-27 by Berta Bridal

This article was written by

Leanne Smith
Leanne manages Confetti's Instagram account (@confettiwedding) and is one of Confetti's article writers. She enjoys being a highly creative person with a life-long passion for art and creative writing; she has a determined dream of becoming a published author. She values giving help and advice to everyone she can, and loves talking to new people.


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