When you’re shopping for a wedding dress, you should select a style that hugs your curves, accentuates your features, and flatters your unique size and shape. As a result, you’ll feel good in your dress and your confidence will shine through!
One area some brides are sensitive about is their arms and shoulders: if you’re looking for wedding dresses that cover arms or hide them completely, we’ll show you the best way to do it with a variety of gowns from BHLDN. These long sleeve, flutter sleeve, or off-the-shoulder wedding dresses cover arms so you can feel confident in the dress you’re in.
This blog post is inspired by a question from bride-to-be, Becca, who writes,
“Hi Emmaline, My question is, how can I hide my arms in my wedding dress? I’m shy about my arms and they’re not as slim as I’d like them to be. Any suggestions?”
Don’t worry, Becca! Long sleeves, elbow-length, or fluttery sleeves are all wonderful ways to cover your arms in your wedding dress.
To hide arms in a bridal gown, you can add sleeves to your wedding dress, wear a bridal sweater in cooler temps, or wrap a pashmina around your shoulders. However, the easiest way to cover arms — and look fashionable! — is by selecting a wedding dress constructed with elegant fabric or lace in long or elbow-length sleeves.
In this blog post, we’ll show you the best wedding dresses that cover arms in long and shorter sleeve options, depending on your style and the season of your wedding.
These bridal gowns are perfect for hiding your upper arms, lower arms, the top of your shoulders, and more. They’re available at BHLDN here. Take a look!
Wedding Dresses That Cover Arms
1. Long Sleeve Wedding Dress with Floral Embroidery
If you want to cover up your arms entirely, this wedding dress is a beautiful way to do it with illusion tulle and floral embroidery. This is one of the best wedding dresses to cover large arms, as the sleeves are billowy and not tight or constricting on arms (which can sometimes accentuate their size). A deep v-neckline and tulle pleats makes this a gorgeous fairytale inspired gown. By Watters. See it here.
2. Floral Long Sleeve Lace Gown
Cover your arms and look stylish in this illusion tulle plunging neckline bridal gown complete with allover floral lace, crystals, and an elegant open-back style. By Riki Dalal. See it here.
3. Fit-and-Flare Knit Lace Gown with Elbow-Length Sleeves
If you prefer an elbow length sleeve vs. a long length, you’ll love this gorgeous fitted wedding dress with a fit-and-flate silhouette, knit lace, and flutter sleeves that hide your arms in a stylish way. Perfect for weddings all year long, any season. By Rish Haleh. Highly-rated: see reviews here.
4. Stretch Crepe Bridal Gown with Long Sleeves
This is a beautiful wedding dress. I adore the fitted sleeves, the plunging neckline, and the stretch crepe material. Very sophisticated! By Tadashi Shoji. See it here.
5. Blouson Sleeve Wedding Dress
Go big on drama with these blouson sleeves: they’re so relaxed and flowy to completely cover your arms. The plunging neckline and defined waist is flattering and stylish; the full skirt is made for dancing the night away! By Willowby by Watters.
6. Lace Airly Long Sleeve Bridal Gown
Wear this high neck wedding gown that is reminiscent of a classic vintage style. The long airy sleeves will hide your arms and the high neckline will add dramatic flair. I love the finishing touch: a short train. By Watters. Available here.
7. V-Neck Wedding Dress with Sleeves
Cover your arms and your back with this v-neck wedding dress that features allover elegant lace and illusion tulle. The sleeves have volume, so the fabric flows away from your arms. Lovely! By BHLDN. Shop here.
8. Flutter Sleeve Victorian-Inspired Wedding Dress
If you want a wedding dress that covers upper arms only, this is a perfect choice. The lace flutter sleeves are just the right size to hide arms yet give you breathability and comfort. The gown is a gorgeous victorian-inspired dress that is designed by BHLDN. You can get it here.
9. Off-the-Shoulder Gown
If you’re looking for a wedding dress that covers just the lower part of your arms, go with this beautiful off-the-shoulder gown. It has stretch mesh so you’ll be comfortable while the puff sleeves and subtle train offer a boho twist. By Watters. See it here.
And there you have it! If you’d like to shop the dresses above, click on an image or link under the image or click here to shop more options.