So, you've got a wedding on the horizon but you have no clue what to wear. You know you want a dress that will work no matter the weather, but will also be comfortable enough to party all night long. Luckily, there's an easy solution: long-sleeve wedding guest dresses. As well as being super stylish, a long-sleeve dress for a wedding is the perfect trans-seasonal buy (yes, even for a summer wedding). Whether you're on the hunt for a mini, midi, or maxi long-sleeve dress, we've rounded up our favorite dresses for you to shop now.
Where to Buy Long-Sleeve Wedding Guest Dresses
While online shopping is one of our favorite pastimes, sometimes you just don't have hours to spend finding the perfect wedding attire. With this in mind, we've rounded up our pick of the best long-sleeve wedding guest dresses below. If you want to have a quick peruse of the sites for yourself, here are the places we recommend.
- ASOS: ASOS has long been our go-to for stylish dresses, so it's our first port of call when we're looking for wedding guest dresses with sleeves. The online retailer has a wide selection of dresses in every shape and size so you're guaranteed to find something you love.
- ELOQUII: Struggling to find stylish plus-size wedding guest dresses? You've come to the right place. ELOQUII specializes in plus-size clothing for every occasion, including classic looks and trend-driven pieces.
- Anthropologie: Home to various fun fashion brands, Anthropologie is your one-stop shop for a unique wedding guest dress. The retailer even has a dedicated wedding guest dress section where you can find everything from beach dresses to black-tie gowns.
- Nordstrom: A department store like Nordstrom is an excellent place to start when you're searching for a dress with sleeves for a wedding—there are so many options to choose from. A quick scroll through Nordstrom's site will give you a better idea of the style you're looking for.
- Rent the Runway: If you've got a penchant for designer fashion, Rent the Runway should be the first place you shop. As its name suggests, you can rent out designer clothes for a set period of time, all for a fraction of the off-the-rack cost.
The Best Long-Sleeve Wedding Guest Dresses
So you know where to buy your long-sleeve wedding guest dress, now you need to know what piece(s) to invest in. Whether you're searching for the perfect cozy winter wedding guest dress or something more suited to summer, we've got you covered.
1. Color pop
Can't decide what color to wear to your next wedding? You don't have to, all thanks to this vibrant wedding maxi dress with sleeves. The sweetheart neckline and puff sleeves keep the style timeless, while the shirred back and loose waist mean it'll stay comfortable even after you've had a piece (or two) of the wedding cake.
Porridge floral puff-sleeved maxi dress, $170, Anthropologie
2. Blue beauty
Weddings are all about celebrating love, so get in touch with your romantic side with this gorgeous ditsy floral long-sleeve mini dress. The powder blue hues, V-neckline, and wrist-brushing sleeves make it the perfect warm-weather wedding guest dress.
ASTR The Label long sleeve ruched center dress in Blue Ditsy, from $79, ASTR The Label
3. Spot on
Who says long-sleeve dresses are exclusively for winter? This dotted mini dress—with frill cuffs, a square neckline, and an asymmetric tie—is proof that long sleeves can work for a summer wedding too.
ASOS DESIGN Curve square neck long sleeve wrap mini dress, $57, ASOS
4. Wrap up
If you're after the perfect long-sleeve fall wedding guest dress, look no further: This forest green number ticks all the boxes. The kimono-style sleeves keep it comfy, the V-neckline makes it sexy, and the maxi length will keep you warm during the cooler months.
Fame and Partners kimono sleeve wrap dress in Forest Green, $299, Fame and Partners
5. Bright blocks
Bright colors and weddings are a match made in sartorial heaven. Case in point: this color-block midi wedding guest dress with sleeves from ELOQUII. The versatile neckline means it works for any season—wear it square for fall and winter and off the shoulder for summer and spring.
ELOQUII off-the-shoulder smocked bodice dress, $130, ELOQUII
6. Lovely lace
Burgundy is synonymous with fall, so channel the season with this long-sleeve wedding guest dress. The lace sleeves and flowing skirt are deeply romantic, and you can style it with strappy heels for indoor weddings or toe-covering slingbacks for outdoor events.
Chi Chi London Ella Louise dress in Red, $120, CoEdition
7. Winter blooms
If you're looking for a long-sleeve winter wedding guest dress, may we suggest this midi dress from Marchesa Notte? The moody florals, dark blue hue, and black velvet waist ribbon make it a winter winner in our books.
Marchesa Notte ribbon waist dress, from $85 for a 4-day rental, Rent the Runway
8. Classic velvet
For a timeless cold-weather wedding guest dress, it's hard to go past this long-sleeve velvet dress by Jenny Yoo. The classic silhouette gathers at the waist, is floor-length, and has a deep V-neckline and low back which add a dash of allure.
Jenny Yoo Ryland velvet maxi dress, $295, BHLDN
9. Bring the sparkle
Picture this: You're at a New Year's Eve wedding, your favorite song comes on, and you go and dance under the disco ball, the light reflecting off your long-sleeve sequin dress. It's one of those moments that make weddings so magical. The dress in question? This cocktail number from Adrianna Papell.
Adrianna Papell long sleeve cocktail dress with sequin striped detail, from $279, Adrianna Papell
10. Red hot
A black-tie wedding on the horizon? Fear not. This long-sleeve winter wedding guest dress is formal enough for a glitzier event (it even has a train!), yet it doesn't compromise on warmth or comfort.
La Femme long sleeve faux wrap gown, $378, Nordstrom
11. Classic cut
It's time to throw all of the wedding rules out the door: You can definitely wear black to a wedding. If you want to add a touch of color to this long-sleeve little black dress, opt for colorful kitten heels with a matching clutch.
Lovers + Friends Belen maxi dress, $178, Revolve
12. Ditsy floral
A long-sleeve wedding guest dress that can work for summer or fall? Yep, it's possible. Dress this Lulus mini up with sky-high heels or down with ankle boots.
Lulus Admire You orange floral print ruffled long sleeve mini dress, $78, Lulus
13. Merlot maxi
Wedding guest dresses with sleeves don't come much better than this maxi number from Show Me Your Mumu. The wrap silhouette is classic, and this could be a great winter or spring bridesmaid dress option too.
Show Me Your Mumu Lady long sleeve wrap dress in Merlot Chiffon, $198, Show Me Your Mumu
14. Retro print
Go retro with this charming yellow dress. The shape is inspired by 1970s babydoll house dresses and the result is a smocked dress (hello, comfort!) with bell sleeves and an allover '70s floral print. Bonus: The dress has pockets so you can leave your clutch at home.
ModCloth You Say Goodbye, I Say Yellow midi dress, $99, ModCloth
15. Summer romance
Make a statement in this bold midi dress. The cut-out waist, puff sleeves, and vibrant floral pattern make it the perfect sleeved wedding guest dress for the warmer months.
Ranna Gill floral cut-out midi dress, $190, Anthropologie
16. Monochrome magic
A pink dress is always a good idea, especially for a spring or summer wedding. The asymmetrical hem and '80s-style shoulders on this long-sleeve dress give it a fun point of difference.
Shoshanna pink Upton dress, from $50 for a 4-day rental, Rent the Runway
17. Sleek silk
Silk dresses are one of our favorite wedding trends, so stay en vogue with this long-sleeve silk dress. While the balloon sleeves and high neck scream "winter," the mini length and cut-out back work for fair-weather weddings too.
Reformation Kim dress, $278, Reformation
18. Blush tones
We think this blush-hue dress—with its bishop sleeves, V-neckline, and relaxed tie waist—would be perfect for a beach wedding. Go barefoot in the sand for the full effect.
Esther & Co. Heather dress in Blush, $90, Esther & Co.
19. Stylish mini
For a dress you can really dance the night away in, opt for this mini number from Hemant & Nandita. This dress doesn't skimp on the details. As well as the V-neck, long sleeves, and ruched waist, there's a pink floral print with thin gold and silver stripes.
Hemant & Nandita floral long-sleeve georgette mini dress, $380, Saks Fifth Avenue
20. Comfy cashmere
A dress that feels like cashmere but without the high price? Yep, this faux-cashmere sweater dress is a winner. The burgundy hue, long sleeves, and tie belt work for any trans-seasonal wedding.
Curvy Sense Sofia faux cashmere sweater dress in Burgundy, $52, CoEdition
21. Pretty in pink
While no wedding guest ever wants to take attention away from the newlyweds, this dress is so pretty that it'll almost steal the show. Dappled with sparkling flowers, you'll feel like the belle of the ball in this rose-hued midi dress.
Mac Duggal sequin floral long sleeve A-line midi dress, $498, Nordstrom
22. Navy blossom
If you're looking for a long-sleeve wedding guest dress for the sweet spot between winter and spring, this one should do the trick. The long sleeves are cool-weather ready, while the midi length can be worn with bare legs or tights.
ELOQUII smocked waist midi dress, $100, ELOQUII
23. Allover florals
Heading to an outdoor wedding and don't want to bring a jacket? This long-sleeve maxi wedding guest dress will cool you down during the day (thanks to the cut-out waist) and keep you warm as the temperature drops (dancing will help with that too).
ASOS DESIGN Petite long sleeve ring detail maxi, $54, ASOS
24. Winter metallics
Feeling festive? This metallic dress from Adrianna Papell is ideal for a holiday wedding. The floor-skimming soft hem and long sleeves ooze glamour, while the low neckline and side split add to its elegance.
Adrianna Papell long sleeve metallic knit gown, from $229, Adrianna Papell
25. Chic chiffon
A long-sleeve maxi dress for wedding guests doesn't have to be super formal. For example, you can wear this olive-hued chiffon dress to your next fall, winter, or spring wedding and the next time you go for a lunch date. It's a win-win.
Jenny Yoo Rumi dress in Olive Mulberry Spring Print, $220, Jenny Yoo