Beautiful Styles for Plus Size Wedding Dresses With Sleeves

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Courtney L.
September 21, 2022

There is a bounty of wedding dress styles to capture the very essence of who you are and make you shine on your big day. However, the challenge is finding the style that speaks to your heart (which is where we come in when you book your appointment at Curve!). 

If you need a little bit of inspo, we’ve got you covered with a guide to plus-size wedding dresses with sleeves. From dreamy to modern, these dresses are flattering, drawing attention to your shoulders and neck for a unique twist on traditional elegance. Let’s dive in!


This is a popular style for brides, with draping sleeves that expose the shoulders in a sexy yet subtle way. From delicate lace cuffs to boho bell sleeves, you can get as creative as you want with your off-the-shoulder look, paired with a tight-fitting bodice and a plunging sweetheart neckline or a simpler boat neckline.

Flutter sleeves

Feeling flirty? If you’ve got a playful personality, then flutter sleeves add a fun, ruffled effect to a wedding dress. The light fabric falls or folds across the upper arm, for just a little bit of coverage that is breathable for warmer weather if you’re unsure about long sleeves.

Cap sleeves

Think short and sweet! Cap sleeves are classic if you feel your inner Audrey Hepburn wanting to make an appearance on your wedding day. This is a short sleeve that covers the shoulder, but not the underarm. It is also an ideal choice for warmer weather while still giving you that feminine edge. 

Illusion lace sleeves

This unique and stunning sleeve covers the entire arm from shoulder to wrist, but the fabric is sheer with lace applique that gives an “illusion” of bare skin. It can also cover the chest area if your dress features a plunging neckline with lace.

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