10 Gorgeous Short Sleeve Wedding Dresses

10 Gorgeous Short Sleeve Wedding Dresses

Many brides consider short sleeves to be less formal than capped sleeves, long sleeves, or sleeveless options. In truth, short sleeves are highly versatile and can be styled for virtually any type of wedding.

They’re perfect for those who want a balance of coverage but also pay homage to the season they’re saying their I do’s in – spring, summer, or even the warmer sides of fall.

Here are 10 of our favorite short-sleeved wedding dresses.

Claire Pettibone, Grace

Claire Pettibone, Grace Wedding Dress

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The Grace gown from Claire Pettibone is dreamy and, as its description states, quite lovely too. The florals are detailed with pearls and those short, flutter sleeves leave the mark of a springtime butterfly.

It’s such a fantastical design, fit for a fairytale ceremony set in the garden or maybe even near the storybook forest.

We love the high-neckline, especially for those that wear their hair up, and how it features an open back for an extra wow factor.

BHLDN, Aurora

BHLDN, Aurora Wedding Dress

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BHLDN is one of our favorite and most accessible bridal stops. There are so many designs we love, price points that are budget-friendly, and accessories too. And this Aurora gown is no exception.

It’s easily found in preowned markets at a great price point and the detail is such a gift. The design is filled with blushing shades and gorgeous beading.

The short sleeves add a sophisticated touch, and we can’t help but feel taken back to the days of Gatsby-inspired soirees with its art decor appeal.

Mark Zunino, 199

Mark Zunino, 199 Wedding Dress

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Our modern brides will love the illusion of this art-centered gown. Everything about the design is chic and sophisticated.

We love the sharp lines and fashion-forward energy. It’s a great pick for a black-tie wedding or an evening event that’s a bit more high-brow.

Pair it with a simple veil and classic pumps for a timeless look. Keep it white and you’ll come out as a bride that will always look the part.

Maggie Sottero, Kashlynn

Maggie Sottero, Kashlynn Wedding Dress

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Maggie Sottero is well known for having gorgeous designs, and the youthful and sweet Kashlynn wedding dress is no exception!

We love the voluminous sleeves and easy, flowing skirt. The added material on the shoulders brings visual interest to the gown, and it’s absolutely gorgeous!

The silhouette is wildly versatile on all body types with its natural waistline and the crepe fabric has it falling and sashaying with ease.

Kashlyn comes in a variety of sizes, an all ivory shade, and pairs well with all length veils – and even a splash of subtle colors if you dare.

Lis Simon, Nicki

Lis Simon, Nicki Wedding Dress

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Sequins and lace make this a memory-making design. Lis Simon is such an intricate designer. The dresses are so beautifully created and have a personality all their own.

Nicki has a feminine silhouette that accentuates all the good parts of the female physique. We love the deep v-neckline and those sleeves are a gorgeous accent.

Don’t forget to check the back. The train features buttons covering the zipper and the back is open for an extra bout of drama.

Lillian West, 6612

Lillian West, 6612 Wedding Dress

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These may not technically be “short” sleeves but those bows are absolutely stunning and hit the mark in terms of coverage. Lilliam West really hit it out of the park with this design.

We love a bit of uniqueness and drama and that’s exactly what style 6612 has. And the fit-and-flare silhouette is so complimentary and subtle here.

This design fits into so many style genres as well – making it a great choice for so many – from boho to romantic to unique – it’s a show stopper!

Galia Lahav, G203

Galia Lahav, G203 Wedding Dress

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Like a fairy from a fantasy-inspired forest, this gown truly is the epitome of ethereal and magical. The short-sleeve illusion sleeve, classic A-line silhouette, and lace details are absolutely dreamy.

The tulle skirt is detachable, making this design the best of both worlds. Walk down the aisle with the extra layer and take it off to party on the dance floor.

Style G-203 from Galia Lahav is from the Alegria Collection – its couture line – and made to order.

Lazaro, Genevieve

Lazaro, Genevieve Wedding Dress

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If you want to feel like a princess on our big day, then look no further than Genevieve. With those puff sleeves and gorgeous, floral detailing, you won’t miss the mark.

The skirt itself is the quintessential bridal look with its horsehair trim and chapel train.

The Genevieve gown checks all the marks for elegance it doesn’t get any more “wedding day” than this.

There’s also a keyhole back to fall in love with alongside that sweetheart neckline.

Be sure to add this one to your list. There are so many ways to style this to your heart’s content!

Amsale, Kai

Amsale Kai Wedding Dress

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Here’s another modern beauty with clean lines to love. Amsale is known for their architectural masterpieces and this simple stunner is no exception.

We love the draped detail, the fit-and-flare silhouette, and those simple, shortened sleeves.

This gown also features a crepe fabric.

Imagine this gown at a venue with some poise and sophistication.

Combine this with a photoshoot like an art museum or old theatre, and the photos will be sure to stun.

White One, Olek

White One Olek Wedding Dress

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And finally, we have a classic and sweet wedding gown complete with short sleeves, a simple, A-line silhouette and a sweetheart bodice.

This one is fit for the subdued princess as there’s an air of regality and poise – but without all the drama that some ball gowns pull into the event.

We love this with or without a veil – down with loose hair – and maybe topped off with some ballet flats.