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34 Prettiest Puff Sleeve Wedding Dresses for Stylish Brides

Puff sleeve wedding dresses are back and bigger than ever - steal this trendy style with 33 of the best puff sleeve wedding dresses to shop now

Model wearing a watercolour wedding dress with huge puff sleeves

While there are some aspects of 80s wedding fashion that we would rather forget, there's one trend that we, along with tons of bridal designers, can't get enough of. We're talking about puff sleeve wedding dresses. Seen on many celebrity wedding dresses, and a favourite of royal brides too, this is a wedding dress trend that's back with a bang, 

Iconic thanks to Princess Diana's silk taffeta creation, "the trend of larger than life sleeves has filtered from the catwalks into bridalwear and brides are loving the opportunity to give a classic, simple, effortless dress the wow factor," reveals Kate Halfpenny, founder and designer behind luxury bridalwear brand Halfpenny London

Forget dated designs, puff sleeve wedding dresses are perfect for fashion-forward brides, with contemporary wedding dress designs featuring everything from vintage billowing bishop sleeves to voluminous sheer styles and sexy off the shoulder puff sleeves. "In my collection they come in lots of different sizes and fabrics, from delicious stiff Mikado to light-as-a-feather silk organza, from graphic square taffeta shoulders to a delicate puff of lace. There really is something for everyone," shares Kate. 

You can also find wedding dresses with detachable puff sleeves, should you wish to switch up your look throughout the day. "We’ve had detachable sleeves in the collection for many years and supersized them with an epic pair of puff sleeves in the '3' collection. I love playing with accessories and changing up outfits on a whim and these sleeves allow you to update any dress and have fun! You can be traditional if you want to be, while also playing with the drama," suggests Kate. 

Don't fancy digging out your relatives second-hand wedding dress from the attic? We've compiled an edit of the best puff sleeve wedding dresses for every taste and budget. From princess puff sleeve wedding dresses fit for royalty, to boho puff sleeve wedding dresses ideal for a relaxed celebration, you'll find your dream dress here.  

Long Puff Sleeve Wedding Dress

Detachable Puff Sleeve Wedding Dress

Short Puff Sleeve Wedding Dress

Princess Puff Sleeve Wedding Dress

Boho Puff Sleeve Wedding Dress

Long Puff Sleeve Wedding Dress

1. Hazel Dress - £POA, Halfpenny London

Model wearing a long sleeved puff sleeve wedding dress with a leg split

The Hazel dress from Halfpenny London is chic and simple, yet still makes an impact with ruched, puff sleeves. The three-quarter length style is ideal if you love the look of a long puff sleeve but want to stay cool and comfortable. 

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2. Organza Wrap Puff Sleeve Midi Dress - £89, Coast

Model wearing a sheer puff sleeve wedding dress

There's something so ethereal about a sheer puff sleeve, like the ones on this organza wrap dress from Coast. The contrasting fabrics create a really unique look and we bet you won't have seen anything quite like it.

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3. Turner - £POA, Pronovias

Model wearing a long sleeved puff wedding dress with buttons

Channel Hollywood glamour in the Turner dress from Pronovias. The long Juliet-style sleeves feature rows of delicate buttons that lead to a dramatic puff sleeve for a sophisticated and sleek look. 

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4. Lori Puff Sleeve Wedding Dress - £195, ASOS

Model wearing a cut out puff sleeve wedding dress

For less than £200, you can get your hands on this gorgeous lace long puff sleeve wedding dress from ASOS. The cut-out detailing adds an interesting touch, as do the dramatic puff sleeves.

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5. Style 44292 - £POA, Demetrios

Model wearing a lace long sleeved puff sleeve wedding dress

Getting married at a castle wedding venue? A regal wedding dress like this ball gown should suffice! From the full skirt to the vintage style puff sleeves, everything about it is fit for royalty. 

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Detachable Puff Sleeve Wedding Dress

6. Orchid Sleeves - £POA, Halfpenny London

Model wearing an oversized wedding dress with detachable puff sleeves

When it comes to puff sleeve wedding dresses, sometimes the bigger the better and that is certainly the case with the Orchid sleeves from Halfpenny London. Here, they are attached with the Hyacinth dress and the Orchid skirt for a show-stopping entrance. 

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7. Pearl Sleeves - £425, Rue de Seine

Model wearing a lace wedding dress with puff sleeves

Rue de Seine are a boho bride's dream - the detachable pearl puff sleeves are crafted from corded embroidery and completely elevate the Jade gown to another level. They tie on with a fine strap for discreet support so you won't have to worry about them slipping off your shoulders. 

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8. Diana & Elizabeth - £4,290, Karen Willis Holmes

Model wearing a dramatic puff sleeve wedding dress

This model is wearing Diana & Elizabeth from Karen Willis Holmes. The boning within will hug your figure in the most flattering way and contrast against the oversized puff sleeves wonderfully. 

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9. Style 44292 - £POA, Sincerity Bridal

Model wearing a strapless puff sleeve wedding dress

If you want to change your look from ceremony to reception, opting for a wedding dress with detachable sleeves is a great idea. This strapless gown looks amazing with the puff sleeves attached and without. 

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10. The Melrose - £POA, Lela Rose

Model wearing a textured off shoulder puff sleeve wedding dress

For a similar design in a textured fabric, consider Lela Rose's The Melrose. All their wedding dresses are made to order so you can guarantee it'll fit you like a glove. 

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11. Clara - £POA, Pronovias

Model wearing a ruffled puff sleeve wedding dress

We adore the hand-threaded embroidery that adorns the Clara dress from Pronivas and we can't keep staring at the oversized, detachable puff sleeves. Our bets are that neither will your wedding guests...

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12. Bree Dress - £708.14, Olivia Bottega

Model wearing a glittery puff sleeve wedding dress

[Ad] If you are struggling to choose between a sleeveless and a puff sleeved dress, Olivia Bottega dresses eliminate the stress of choosing as they offer stunning detachable sleeves. We love the idea of pairing sexy sequined Bree dress with shiny detachable sleeves Meg. Alternatively, choose the Arianna satin sleeves - wear the sleeves on your shoulders to create these princess playful vibes, or pull them a little bit lower to create a more romantic mood. 

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Short Puff Sleeve Wedding Dress

13. Elyse Lace Tiered Wedding Dress - £299, Phase Eight

Model wearing a short lace puff sleeve wedding dress holding a bouquet of roses

High street wedding dresses are affordable and stylish - take the Elyse dress from Phase Eight. Designed for the modern bride, the shorter length gives a relaxed feel and the tiered skirt is so pretty. 

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14. Taffeta Puff Sleeve Mini Dress - £280, Self-Portrait

Model wearing a mini puff sleeve wedding dress

Short puff sleeve wedding dresses look amazing as the shorter skirt length helps balance out the dramatic puff sleeves. Ideal for petite brides, this frock from Self-Portrait is fun and flirty. 

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15. Casabianca Puffed Sleeve Midi Dress - £380, Aje at Matches Fashion

Model wearing an oversized puff sleeve wedding dress

If you can't keep your eyes off this season's catwalks, this puff sleeve midi dress from Aje could be for you. It's light, airy and would be a dream to wear at a beach wedding, with sandals or even bare feet. 

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16. Zowie Dress - £390, Cult Gaia

Model wearing a linen cut out puff sleeve wedding dress

The Zowie dress from Instagram-ready brand Cult Gaia features trendy puff sleeves and cut-outs at the waist. The open-back will look exceptional as you walk down the aisle!

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17. Nuit de Folie - €12,890, approx. £10,754, Rime Arodaky

Model wearing a tulle puff sleeve midaxi wedding dress

We did a double-take when we saw this stunning wedding dress from Rime Arodaky! It's on the pricier side of the scale but the shimmering fabric and midaxi style silhouette is so heavenly. 

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18. Medeleine Dress - £447, Revolve

Model wearing a sheer lace puff sleeve wedding dress

For a sultry short puff sleeve wedding dress, Revolve have you covered with the Medeleine dress. The all-over lace finish keeps the look traditional while the partial mesh lining adds a contemporary twist. 

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19. Puff Sleeve Pleated Skirt Dress - £28, Boohoo

Model wearing a pleated skirt puff sleeve wedding dress

If you're an older bride on the hunt for a puff sleeve wedding dress, Boohoo's pleated beauty could be just what you are after. It's modest and sophisticated but the ruched puff sleeves and shorter length keep it on trend. 

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20. Emiliee Dress - £345, Nadine Merabi

Model wearing a short puff sleeve wedding dress

A dress from Nadine Merabi is guaranteed to bring glamour to your wedding day - Emiliee features a statement back bow so it'll impress just as much from the back as it does from the front. 

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Princess Puff Sleeve Wedding Dress

21. Amber Gown - £POA, Christie Nicole Bridal

Model wearing a 3D floral embellished puff sleeve wedding dress

3D floral embellishments, off the shoulder puff sleeves and a graceful train? Yep, the Amber gown from Christie Nicole Bridal is what princess puff sleeve wedding dress dreams are made from. 

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22. India - €10,575, approx. £8,824, Rime Arodaky

Model wearing a tulle puff sleeve wedding dress

You didn't think we would only include one Rime Arodaky dress did you? The India dress has the wow factor from top to bottom, complete with spectacular puff sleeves crafted from lightweight organza. 

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23. Puff Sleeve Wedding Dress - £236.46, Poxi Bridal at Etsy 

Model wearing a minimal puff sleeve wedding dress

A puff sleeve princess wedding dress doesn't have to be oversized and dramatic - this pretty gown is minimalistic but could easily be taken from the pages of a fairy tale. 

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24. Gwen Gown - £2,389.46, Houghton By Katharine Polk

Model wearing a cut out puff sleeve wedding dress

Add a little sparkle to your wedding dress with the Gwen gown from Houghton by Katharine Polk. The waist cut-outs and scoop neckline are dotted with crystals that will shimmer and shine under fairy lights. 

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Boho Puff Sleeve Wedding Dress

25. Rosie Embellished Puff Sleeve Bridal Dress - £499, Monsoon

Model wearing a lace embellished puff sleeve wedding dress

Beautifully fitting and elegant, the Rosie dress from Monsoon boasts floral embellishments and a subtle puff sleeves. The perfect example that you don't always have to opt for huge sleeves to nod to the puff sleeve trend. 

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26. Camellia Dress - £380, Self-Portrait

Model wearing a lace puff sleeve wedding dress

The Camellia dress from Self-Portrait is causal and relaxed while also being totally wedding-appropriate. You can easily dress it down to give even more of a boho feel with a flower crown and natural makeup. 

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27. Lenten Rose Midi Dress - £165, Sister Jane

Model wearing a patterned puff sleeve wedding dress

Simplistic yet stunning, Sister Jane's Lenton Rose midi dress has a curve seam waist that is super flattering. We envision it fitting in perfectly at a wedding in a wildflower meadow. 

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28. Clementine Gown - £7,750, Markarian

Model wearing a corset style puff sleeve wedding dress

If you are a big fan of the Bridgerton wedding trend, then you'll adore the Clementine gown from Markarian. It has boning throughout the bodice that pairs wonderfully with the soft and romantic puff sleeves. Browse even more Regency wedding dresses here.

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29. Jacqueline - £2,050, Katya Katya 

Model wearing a lace puff sleeve wedding dress

Jacqueline is a boho puff sleeve wedding dress that is sure to impress! The statement lace puff sleeves and curve accentuating silhouette is ideal for a relaxed wedding with a rustic feel.  

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30. Ginny Dress - £300, Reformation

Model wearing a detailed puff sleeve wedding dress

If you're searching for a casual wedding dress, the Ginny dress from Reformation could be just the ticket. The bubble puff sleeves keep the look fresh and we love the idea of pairing it with unexpected black accessories. 

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31. Jeanette Puff Sleeve Dress - £2,900, Markarian

Model wearing a feather, sequin and puff sleeve wedding dress

A festival wedding venue wouldn't be complete without you rocking up in this beauty! From the feathered trim and all-over sequins, to the dramatic puff sleeves, it's a one-of-a-kind outfit for a special celebration. 

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32. Blanca Puff Sleeve Dress - £895, Rixo

Model wearing a jacquard puff sleeve wedding dress

Stylish brides will be no stranger to fashionable brand Rixo and their collection of dreamy bridalwear. The Blanca dress is one of our favourites, with silky jacquard print and a laid-back feel. 

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33. Eloise - £POA, Watters Designs 

Model wearing a simple puff sleeved wedding dress

Despite its clean look, the Eloise wedding dress from Watters Designs is not short on details. We're talking an empire neckline, puff sleeves and pretty shoulder bows. 

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34. Pegeen Dress - £73.55, AW Bridal

Model wearing a textured puff sleeve wedding dress

AW Bridal's Pegeen dress is a boho alternative to a typically glamorous mermaid wedding dress. Pair with gold accessories and lace-up heels for a gorgeous finish. 

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Where Can You Wear a Puff Sleeve Wedding Dress?

The brilliant thing about a puff sleeve wedding dress is that it can easily be worn at all kinds of weddings. 

"In my opinion, you can wear a puff sleeve wedding dress anytime and anywhere! I think the last two years have taught us to follow our hearts, so my advice is to choose a dress because you love it and you feel amazing in it, rather than because it suits a particular venue, and absolutely never choose a dress just because it’s on trend! The great thing about having detachable sleeves is that you can rock them for the ceremony and then transform your look by removing them for the reception if you like," recommends Kate Halfpenny, founder and designer behind luxury bridalwear brand Halfpenny London

How Do You Style a Puff Sleeve Wedding Dress?

Fallen in love with oversized, dramatic puff sleeves? "If you’ve gone for a real statement sleeve then you might decide to showcase that look by keeping your accessories simple," suggests Kate.

"I'm also a huge fan of veils - they can really elevate any look and make the simplest of gowns become bridal. They can also make something quite lacy and pretty look more edgy and fashion forward if you choose a 3D appliqué veil, for example. I personally couldn’t imagine not wearing one on my wedding day. For me, it was like my armour. Even though it was sheer it gave me the opportunity to hide a little when I stepped into the church with all eyes on me, so I’m a big fan!" says Kate.

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