Long-Sleeve Guest Dresses for Fall & Winter Weddings

Shop stylish gowns with longer sleeves to keep you warm.

Temperatures are dropping and there's a crisp chill in the air, which means it's almost winter! While the fall and winter months are typically known as "engagement season" rather than "wedding season," a number of couples across the country do choose to tie the knot in the romantic colder weather surrounded by the changing leaves and even snow. The severity of the season does depend on the location of the nuptials; however, even guests attending weddings in warm-weather climates will experience a bit of a chill in the air once the sun goes down.

For those invited to soirées in the fall and winter, we've gathered stylish dresses and gowns that feature three-quarter-length or long sleeves to keep you warm – either without a jacket or once you remove your coat. While there are some off-the-shoulder options and minidresses in the mix, these frocks are sure to make you more comfortable than you would be in a strapless number and – in some areas – could replace the need for a shawl, sweater, or jacket. You'll also find styles with heavier fabrics such as velvet, sparkling sequins ideal for celebrations around the holidays, and darker hues that lean toward a more autumnal or wintry palette.

Take a look at 11 wedding guest dresses below – all featuring three-quarter-length or long sleeves to keep you a bit warmer during nuptials in the colder months! Shop your favorites by clicking each photo. 

Ingrid silky red long sleeve wedding guest dress idea Rachel Pally Revolve
“Ingrid” dress, $260 by Rachel Pallyrevolve.com

Three quarter sleeve off shoulder wedding guest dress idea navy Katie May Nordstrom
Three-quarter sleeve off-the-shoulder gown in navy, $315 by Katie Maynordstrom.com

Long sleeve sparkly wedding guest dress ideas Avery G Bloomingdales
Long-sleeve sequin gown, $318 by Avery Gbloomingdales.com

Short mini dress long sleeve velvet red burgundy The Wrap Mini L'Academie Revolve
“The Wrap Mini” in red, $218 by L’Academierevolve.com

Bardot off shoulder midi dress bodycon teal Asos
“Bardot” bodycon pephem midi dress, $103 by Asos Tall Premiumasos.com

Miramar sparkly long sleeve wedding guest dress idea Needle & Thread BHLDN
“Miramar” dress, $506 by Needle & Thread from BHLDNbhldn.com

High slit long sleeve wedding guest dress gown ideas Whisky Jay Gemeli Power Revolve
“Whisky Jay” gown, $1,098 by Gemeli Powerrevolve.com

Merengue long sleeve sequin wedding guest dress ideas Lara Designs BHLDN
“Merengue” dress, $680 by Lara Designsanthropologie.com

Emery sequin long sleeve wedding guest dress sparkly midi gown Dress the Population nordstrom
“Emery” scoop-back sequin midi dress in Platinum/Black, $275 by Dress the Populationnordstrom.com

Long sleeve blue wrap wedding guest dress Makena from BHLDN
“Makena” dress, $240 by BHLDNbhldn.com

Chelsea28 off the shoulder dress wedding guest dress ideas nordstrom
Off-the-shoulder dress, $149 by Chelsea28nordstrom.com

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Authored by: Kelcy Christy