Our incredible designer Veni loves meeting mothers of the bride looking for their dream outfit. At a recent meeting at the 50th birthday of Mary’s of Enfield she met with ladies who we particularly conscious of their arms and wanted to cover them up for an upcoming wedding. Finding a long sleeve option for a spring or summer wedding can be a tricky task as many dresses designed for this time of year feature shorter sleeves. So, to help mothers of the bride or groom in search of long sleeve styles, Veni has put together a list of her favourite mother of the bride dresses with sleeves from her latest 2022 collection.
Style 991862 is a perfect example of a long sleeve dress that's suited to the warmer seasons. A long blouson sleeve offers a light and airy look that is ideal for summer days. Paired with a high neck, delicate lace waistband and an A-line silhouette, this dress oozes elegance. Available in seven fabulous colours, this style is a firm favourite.
If you're looking to cover up but would still like your look to reflect the time of year then a modest ¾ length sleeve is a great choice. Style 991867 offers a gorgeous floral printed ¾ sleeve that makes it a lovely option for spring and summer weddings. Complemented with a matching floral A-line chiffon skirt and v-neckline, this style is ideal for fashion-forward mothers. Delicate ruffle detailing throughout the dress creates a fun and feminine silhouette that is flattering on all body types. With two great floral colours to choose from, we’re sure this will be a popular choice.
Style 991875 is the perfect example of a long sleeve spring style. In this feminine floral A-line lace dress, you are sure to stand out from other wedding guests. The full-length jade coloured dress is beautifully finished with on-trend fluted sleeve details, and vibrant lace floral touches throughout. A high neckline gives a modest and modern finish.
Another fabulous full sleeve option is style 991877. A long, A-line lace dress with a distinctive waist buckle belt creates a flattering silhouette for all body types while an illusion sweetheart neckline creates a feminine and romantic touch that's fitting to the special occasion. Finished with a high neckline and pussy bow detail, this style offers a classic and modest look. Available in Aqua, Coral and Navy, this dress is perfect for a spring or summer’s day.
If you'd prefer a more fitted style, 991850S is a great figure-hugging, long sleeve mother of the bride or groom dress. The elegant, crepe knee-length and ¾ length sleeves are reflective of traditional mother of the bride styles and would be a great choice for mothers of the bride or groom in search of a classic look. A round beaded neckline and embellished drape detail keeps the style fresh, modern, and elegant. Available in Dusty Rose/Ivory and Taupe/Ivory.
We hope we’ve proven that you can get the best of both worlds and have a mother of the bride or groom spring/summer look with long sleeves. If you'd like to see more styles, you can browse our full collection of mother of the bride dresses.