If you’re looking for lace sleeve wedding dresses you’ve come to the right place. I’m obsessed.

(Check out this post for lovely wedding dresses with sleeves!)

My love of lace sleeves started with Grace Kelly’s wedding dress. Grace by name and nature, she looked every inch the demure, princess bride.

Speaking of princesses, over 50 years later Kate Middleton’s wedding gown was just as heavenly.

A perfect example of how timeless a wedding dress with lace sleeves can be.

(See more pretties among our wedding dress favourites on Etsy!)

Lace sleeves create the most beautiful, graceful, lean, silhouette. They’re flattering, timeless, and so chic. 

Barely-there, whisper soft lace with just a hint of bare skin below, they’re perfect for winter weddings, modest brides or anyone who wants to give their arms a light cover-up.

Lace Sleeve Dresses | Bridal Musings Wedding Blog

Dresses by White Chicks Bridal, Photo by Kiss & Smile via Bridal Musings

But not all lacy sleeve wedding dresses are the same.

To give you ideas for your own big day dress, we’ve put together a list of 30 of the most graceful and gorgeous lace sleeve wedding dresses and lace cover ups you ever did see…

(Be sure to check out 30 more wedding dresses with sleeves to swoon over, plus our guide to how much a wedding dress really costs!)

Dress by Monique Lhuillier | photo by Lisa Lefkowitz via Snippet and Ink

Traditional Lace Sleeve Wedding Dresses

Thick, corded lace and high necklines are about as timeless as you can get.

Dress by Monique Lhuillier

Dress by Monique Lhuillier | Photo by  via The Chriselle Factor

(all three photos above are of the same dress)

Dress by Ersa Atelier

Dress by Vera Wang | Lace Cover Up – Custom Made by Angelika Liv Avraham via Etsy | Photo by Clary Pfeiffer via Style Me Pretty

Dress by Ersa Atelier

Dress by Delphine Manivet | Photo by Elizabeth Messina

Bohemian Lace Wedding Dresses

Elegant gowns with tight fitting torsos and loose, flowing skirts.

‘Antonia’ Dress (all 3 photos) by Grace Loves Lace

Lia Gown by Bhldn

‘Guinevere’ Dress by Temperly

Sexy Lace Wedding Dresses

Plunging necklines, corset bodices, fitted fishtail skirts and thigh high splits add a subtle sensuality.

Dress by Monique Lhuillier

‘Delilah’ by Charlotte Balbier

‘Birgit’ dress Elie by Elie Saab for Pronovias 2014

Dress by Monique Lhuillier

Modern and Daring Cut Out Lace Wedding Dresses

Forget subtle sensuality – would you dare to bare in one of these sexy, revealing dresses?

Dress by Zuhair Murad Photo by  Lauren Ross via The Lane

Berta Bridal – see the full Berta Bridal collection on Bridal Musings

Off The Shoulder Wedding Dresses

Show off those beautiful shoulders and your clavicle!

Dress by La Novia Couture | Photo by Jackie Wonders Photographer via Style Me Pretty

‘Bengala gown by Rosa Clara (2013 collection) 


Dress by Ziad Nakad via Wedding Inspirasi

Ballroom Skirt Wedding Dresses

Unleash your inner princess bride! (Actual ballroom wedding venue and prince are optional extras.)

‘Monet’ gown – Elie by Elie Saab for Pronovias 2014

Dress by Ersa Atelier

dress by Bridal Bliss Designs via Etsy

High Neck, Grace Kelly Inspired Lace Wedding Dress

The ‘Katrine’ gown by Zuhair Murad for Rosa Clará  is a chic new take on Grace Kelly’s famous wedding dress. I absolutely adore that giant silk bow!

Duchess Of Cambridge Inspired Wedding Dress

Katrine by Zuhair Murad for Rosa Clará (2014 collection) 

This Dennis Basso ball gown wedding dress for Kleinfeld is oh so beautiful – a delicate take on Duchess Kate’s iconic gown.

 Dennis Basso for Kleinfeld Bridal (Style 32778847)

Sparkly Lace Wedding Dress

Because every bride deserves to sparkle on her big day!

Dress by Sareh Nouri  | Photos by Laura Gordon Photography

Delicate Lace Sleeve Wedding Dresses

Barley there lace sleeves are perfect for summer and destination weddings – just make sure you put your bridal jewellery and shoes on AFTER your dress – no snags allowed!

Check out this beautifully delicate lace Bhldn bridal cover up to get that lace sleeve effect over a plainer dress – perfect for switching your bridal look up throughout the day.

‘Armilla’ dress by Rosa Clara (2012 collection)

Dress by Haute Bride Photo by  Carlie Statsky

Dress by Paolo Sebastian for Nearly Newlywed

One Lace Sleeve Wedding Dress Two Ways

The beautiful Amber of Barefoot Blonde shows us how you can take one gorgeous lace sleeve wedding dress and go from chic, classic bride to boho bride in a flash with a floral crown and change of scenery!

Dress custom made by Penelope’s Dresses | Photos by Ciara Richardson

Phew! That was a long post but I hope you found it inspiring.

Who else is obsessed with lace sleeve wedding dresses?

Here are some of my all time favourite bridal collections featuring lace sleeves:

Berta Bridal – here’s an exclusive two part first look at their latest wedding dress collection!

Sareh Nouri – lots of beautiful gowns to swoon over.

Inbal Dror – we’ve featured Inbal Dror’s wedding dress collections many times. See them all here.

Grace Loves Lace – dreamy, bohemian and affordable – if you want your maids in lace dresses too you’ll love their bridesmaids dress collection!

Sally Eagle – this collection has a few dresses that are a cool, modern take on the long sleeve trend.

Bhldn – another affordable option with a style for every bride.

You can find 100s more gorgeous gowns on my Wedding Dresses Pinterest Board