Hey, bride! Finding your dress is one of the most exciting parts of the wedding journey, and we couldn’t be happier that you’re ready to start your search! For so many brides, their entire life has been leading up to the moment of “I do!” And many brides want their wedding gown to be the perfectly unique expression of who they are. If you’re looking for the perfect two-in-one look, we’ve got you! We’ve gathered a list of beautiful styles with detachable bridal sleeves to give you the best of both looks on your wedding day.
Can’t decide between boho-chic and romantic glam? No worries—our Style Quiz belwo is the go-to resource for brides who want help piecing together their dream bridal look. For even more inspo, Pin these gowns for later! Now, let’s talk about dresses!
What Are Detachable Bridal Sleeves?
If you’re new to the bridal world, you might think bridal gowns consist of a simple silhouette, a few lace appliques, and a dash of sparkle. But there are so many intricacies that come along with making your wedding day style your own, and one incredible way that’s taking the world by storm is detachable bridal sleeves!
Whether you’re looking to add a little modesty to your look or want a quick and easy transformation from ceremony to reception, wedding dresses with detachable sleeves are THE way to go! When you’re dress shopping, keep in mind that detachable wedding dress sleeves are a personalization option and are usually sold separately.
Pearl-Inspired Detachable Sleeves for Wedding Dress: Oriana by Maggie Sottero
If you’re a bride destined to achieve the soft and feminine, garden-inspired look on your wedding day, consider one of our favorite wedding dresses with detachable sleeves, Oriana by Maggie Sottero.
This strapless, lace, beaded gown will have you glowing on your special day, with its beautifully beaded lace motifs, stunning strapless sweetheart neckline, and illusion beaded lace bodice.
Oriana’s gorgeous detachable cap sleeves pair perfectly with this dress for a completed, pearl-inspired wedding day look.
Personalize this gown for your love story by removing the train for a more casual look through Special Request, opting for the fully lined bodice, or accessorizing with the lovely, chapel-length veil to match.
Want more pearl-inspired inspo? Check out our blog post for more ways to rock pearls on your special day.
Cold-Shoulder Detachable Sleeves: Stevie by Maggie Sottero
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Who doesn’t love a beautiful bishop sleeve moment? Stevie by Maggie Sottero is a chic and sexy gown that’s bound to make its bride feel like royalty! With the option to add detachable bishop sleeves, brides can personalize this gown to truly make it their own. We’re thinking romantic bishop sleeves for a traditional ceremony and strapless for a fun reception!
Also consider adding buttons down the back for added elegance or change the sparkle tulle to a plain tulle for a more casual look!
As if you needed more inspo, just take a look at our gorgeous real bride in Stevie who paired it with a dreamy down ‘do and floor length veil. She said it best when she said, “I felt like a bohemian princess. I felt so comfortable, and the dress brought out my best features.”
Princess-Inspired Detachable Long Sleeves: Valona by Sottero and Midgley
Have you been dreaming about living a life of royalty? Look no further than Valona by Sottero and Midgley. Valona’s detachable long sleeves are the perfect way to achieve the two-in-one look. Not loving the long sleeves? Opt for Valona’s cool, more casual cap sleeves.
If you love the look of Valona but aren’t getting as much glam as you had envisioned, problem solved! Personalize this beautiful dress for your love story by changing the Chantilly lace to Chantilly lace with sequins, or add buttons down the back for a vintage-inspired look!
Whimsical Off-The-Shoulder Detachable Sleeves for Wedding Dress: Ainsleigh by Rebecca Ingram
For our brides who want the most whimsical look possible when they walk down the aisle, look to Ainsleigh by Rebecca Ingram.
This floral fairytale A-line gown is right out of a dream, with its beaded lace motifs over sparkle tulle, illusion beaded lace bodice, and sweetheart neckline with subtle illusion scoop detail.
Personalize this beautiful style for your love story by extending the train for added drama, adding covered buttons down the back, or opting for its matching detachable off-the-shoulder beaded lace cap sleeves. These sleeves add the perfect amount of fairytale whimsy to the already-whimsical wedding dress we know and love.
Simple Detachable Bridal Sleeves: Joanne by Rebecca Ingram
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Speaking of goddess, Joanne by Rebecca Ingram is the ethereal Grecian beauty of our dreams! If we had to pick a favorite sleeve-type, it would undoubtedly be bishop sleeves, and Joanne’s detachable sleeves are THE perfect addition. If you’re looking for a vintage-meets-boho feel for your wedding day, this is the gown for you.
This dress speaks for itself: when destiny calls, Joanne answers. Personalize this beauty for your love story by adding buttons down the back or choosing detachable wedding dress sleeves that better fit your fancy!
While we ADORE Joanne with sleeves, Joanne without sleeves is just as stunning! Check out these beautiful Maggie Brides wearing Joanne both ways.
Can’t decide between boho-chic and romantic glam? Make sure to check out our collection of boho wedding dresses for more inspiration.
Detachable Beaded Sleeves: Chase by Sottero and Midgley
Who doesn’t love wedding dresses with detachable sleeves? Chase by Sottero and Midgley is a fabulously sparkly, romantic ballgown with to-die-for patterned glitter tulle, a sweetheart neckline with corset bodice detailing, and covered buttons trailing to the hem.
Personalize this style for your unique love story by extending, shortening, or removing the train, accessorizing with a detachable beaded belt with an attached bow, opting for a stunning cape accessory with rhinestones and beading, or accessorizing with an opal organza bolero with an attached organza bow.
This gown is stunning on its own, but add the detachable cap sleeves for an elevated, fairytale-inspired look.
Ballgown Wedding Dress with Detachable Sleeves: Kimora by Sottero and Midgley
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It’s time for a ballgown moment… and Kimora by Sottero and Midgley is THE moment for brides looking for vintage romance and modern elegance. Kimora’s sheer off-the-shoulder detachable wedding dress sleeves simply add to the already-dreamy delicacy that is this gown.
Want to know the best part of wedding dresses with detachable sleeves? You’re getting the most out of your money! Who doesn’t love a good two-in one? Take a peek at these Real Brides looking amazing in Kimora with and without sleeves!
Boho Wedding Dress with Detachable Sleeves: Dionne by Rebecca Ingram
A boho wedding dress plus matching detachable sleeves equals the wedding day look of our dreams! Dionne by Rebecca Ingram is THE gown to achieve your desired boho aesthetic on your special day. This style features lovely stretch crepe, a bodice accented with unembellished lace motifs, a beautiful V-neckline, a plunging illusion lace V-back, delicate spaghetti straps, and illusion side cutouts lined with Chantilly lace.
Pair Dionne with its gorgeous matching detachable jacket featuring long fitted sleeves finished with covered buttons at the wrist.
Unique Detachable Sleeves for Wedding Dress: Nikki by Maggie Sottero
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Nikki by Maggie Sottero is the perfect combination of romance and sophistication. This gown is constructed using an absolutely divine crepe fabric and features a sheer organza-lined beaded lace bodice, a deep illusion V-neckline, a scoop illusion lace back, lace spaghetti straps, and a gorgeous extended scalloped illusion lace train.
Personalize this gown for your love story by adding pearl buttons down the back for the ultimate vintage vibe.
What better way to elevate this beautiful gown than by adding its matching detachable illusion lace long sleeves? Achieve your dream boho-romantic look with Nikki!
Beach Wedding Dress With Detachable Sleeves: Hattie Lane by Rebecca Ingram
We saved one of the best for last… Hattie Lane by Rebecca Ingram! Picture this: it’s nearing sunset, the waves delicately caressing the shore as vibrant hues of pinks and purples gently kiss the horizon. You’re dressed in Hattie Lane, and your partner awaits you at the end of the aisle, ready to join in unity.
Doesn’t that sound magical? This floral strapless A-line gown is the perfect combination of romantic and sexy—and its tulle cap sleeves add a bit of delicacy. Your night will be sparkling, and we know you won’t want to let it go. With Hattie Lane, the memory of your special day will live on forever.
And that’s it! Ten stunning ways to complete your wedding day look with detachable sleeves. Now, you’re ready to say the second easiest “yes” ever, right?
What Are Bridal Gloves?
Say au revoir to the idea that gloves are exclusive to super formal celebrations! Bridal gloves are one of the hottest trends in the bridal world right now. Add an extra bit of elegance to your overall bridal look with bridal gloves, which come in a variety of styles for every type of bride.
Some bridal glove styles we know you’re going to love are:
- The glamorous bridal glove: Kristin by Maggie Sottero
- The vintage-inspired bridal glove: Lois by Maggie Sottero
- The simple bridal glove (also available in black!): Kara by Maggie Sottero
And that’s it! Ten stunning ways to complete your wedding day look with detachable bridal sleeves and bridal gloves. Now, you’re ready to say the second easiest “yes” ever, right?
All-in-all, we hope our guided trip down Gorgeous Gown Lane has helped you better envision what you’re looking for in your wedding dress. If you’ve fallen in love with any of these gowns, find a boutique near you to book your appointment to find the dress of your dreams!
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