Would You Wear a Wedding Dress with Puffy Sleeves?

Flashback to the '80s with these modernized puff-sleeved gowns.

While each season of bridal fashion week brings a number of trends, designers at the last market showed a variety of gowns featuring statement long sleeves – both attached and detachable – featuring frills and puffs for the bold bride. While some may have memories of the bridal gowns of the 1980s and early '90s, these options are paired with sleek silhouettes to create the perfect balance between on-trend and classic. Ideal for ballroom weddings or nuptials in the cooler months, these striking dresses will certainly help you to make an entrance on your big day.

"Sensational sleeves are a standout trend – from wispy, ethereal, and billowing, to a fluid pool of voluminous fabric," shares Belle Manjong of The Boutique by B.Belle Events in our Summer 2019 issue. "Add the versatility of being made removable, and you will have a surprise or two up your sleeve!" (To see this in our latest issue, plus discover more tips and trends, gain access to the digital edition now!) While many designers had more than one gown featuring this trendy look in their runway collections, we've gathered some of our favorites for brides who desire something different for their wedding ensemble.

From subtle statement sleeves to full-on puffed styles, take a look at 13 bridal gowns from the latest spring 2020 collections below – all of which feature statement sleeves! 

wedding dress with statement sleeves puffy long sleeves by Adam Zohar
Photo courtesy of Adam Zohar; Gown by Adam Zohar; Designer available at Mark Ingram AtelierThe White Dress

Lucy wedding dress with statement sleeves puffy sleeves off shoulder by Francesca Miranda
Photo by Fernando Paz; Gown by Francesca Miranda; Designer available at Carine’s Bridal Atelier (Carine’s Aisle), Wedding Atelier

Cecily lace dress with Eva coat statement sleeves puffy wedding dress sleeves by claire pettibone
Photo by Sophie Kaye Photography; Gown by Claire Pettibone

plunging v neck long sleeve statement sleeve wedding dress puffy sleeves by alexandra grecco
Photo courtesy of Alexandra Grecco; Gown by Alexandra Grecco

Gala by Galia Lahav wedding dress statement sleeves puffy long sleeves
Photo by Greg Swales; Gown by Gala by Galia Lahav; Designer available at Bella Bianca Bridal Couture, The Boutique by B.Belle Events, Bridal ReflectionsThe White Dress

anne barge wedding dress with statement sleeves puffy sleeves off shoulder
Photo by Seiji Fujimori; Gown by Anne Barge; Designer available at Bella Bianca Bridal CoutureCarine’s Bridal Atelier (Carine’s Aisle), Mark Ingram Atelier

Ice Storm wedding dress with long statement sleeves by pronovias
Photo courtesy of Pronovias; Gown by Pronovias; Designer available at Bella Bianca Bridal CoutureWedding AtelierThe White Dress

Lihi Hod lace long sleeve wedding dress with puffy sleeve statement sleeve Louise style
Photo courtesy of Lihi Hod; Gown by Lihi Hod; Designer available at Wedding Atelier

Eisen Stein love birds lace long sleeve wedding dress with frills puffy sleeves
Photo by Dan Lecca; Gown by Eisen-Stein; Designer available at Mark Ingram Atelier

Randi Rahm wedding dress strapless with puffy statement sleeves
Photo courtesy of Randi Rahm; Gown by Randi Rahm

Ines Di Santo wedding dress illusion styles puffy sleeves statement long sleeves
Photo by FirstView; Gown by Ines Di Santo; Designer available at Carine’s Bridal AtelierMark Ingram AtelierThe White Dress

Valentini Spose high neck long sleeve wedding dress lace gown puffy sleeves statement sleeves
Photo courtesy of Valentini Spose; Gown by Valentini Spose; Designer available at Dimitra’s Bridal CoutureMark Ingram Atelier

Theia Farrah wedding dress high neck long sleeves sparkle details
Photo courtesy of Theia; Gown by Theia

View more fashion posts here, discover common mistakes brides make when shopping for a bridal gown, view long-sleeved wedding dresses perfect for fall and winter nuptials, and see pretty gowns with bow details.

Authored by: Kelcy Christy