Detachable bridal sleeves

This wedding dress trend is huge right now. And we are here for it! It is a great way to give you two bridal styles with the same dress from the ceremony to the reception. It also means that you can take a simple wedding dress and add that extra wow!

Another thing that makes these sleeves so great is that you can wear them with any dress style or silhouette bridal outfit. If you are looking for the perfect power sleeve for your bridal dress then stick around with the best available and a shopping guide!

Making them perfect for a traditional or nontraditional wedding dress!

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How do you wear detachable sleeves?

Detachable sleeves can be worn with any type of wedding dress silhouette. Whether you have a fitted mermaid dress or a flowing A-line dress, there are sleeves out there for you!

The most important thing to keep in mind when choosing your dress and sleeves is the overall look that you are going for. If you want a more romantic and dreamy look, then go for lace sleeves. If you want a more classic look, then opt for satin or tulle sleeves.

And if you really want to make a statement, then go for a puffy power sleeves! No matter what your style is, there are definitely detachable sleeves out there for you.

The best detachable sleeves for wedding dresses


Now that we’ve gone over all the basics of detachable sleeve wedding dresses, it’s time to take a look at some of our favorites! We’ve rounded up a few of the best detachable sleeve dresses out there so that you can find the perfect one for your big day.

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1. Urban editor’s choice

Go big or go home right? I love the drama of these sleeves. Perfect for the bride wanting to make a fashion statement.

They would also be great to just wear during photos if you were wanting a more editorial feel to your images. 

2. Best romantic detachable sleeves

These sleeves are just so pretty. The ribbed tulle makes me think of waves. They are the perfect pair for a beach wedding. 

3. Best embroidered sleeves

The floral embroidery on these sleeves is so pretty. They are also made from ethically sourced fabric. 

4. Long sleeve detailed removable sleeve

I mean have you seen a prettier sleeve? That embellished flower detail is so dreamy! The tulle floating over the hands, just stunning!

5. For the modern bride

These removable sleeves would work so well with a simple wedding dress for two unique looks. If you could get a matching removable skirt, goals!

6. Best lace detachable sleeves

These sleeves are a great way to take a lace wedding dress and give it a modern feel. The waterfall cuffs add all the boho vibes.

Looking for a long sleeve lace wedding dress, detachable or not? Head to the blog now!

7. Best cape detachable sleeves

I think you all know by now we love a bridal cape here at Urban!

Cape sleeves have a regal feel to them and great alternative to a wedding veil

8. Boho short removable sleeves

I am not a huge fan of my underarms on show. These short removable sleeves are just enough to add some extra detail to your dress while covering up those top of arms. 

9. Modern puff sleeves

If you’ve looked at any bridal fashion lately you will know that puff sleeves are all the rage!

We love the drama and fun they add to your wedding day outfit. Even better these can be removed for two looks. 

10. For the fashion-forward bride

Bows will be everywhere in the bridal world this year. These big bow sleeves are the perfect fun addition to any wedding dress. 

11. Pearl slip-on wedding dress sleeves

So I must confess I just have a soft spot for pearl-dotted tulle, I love it in veils. So when I saw these I was just in love!

12. Best cap detachable sleeves

These cap sleeves add some extra detail to your dress. The perfect finishing touch. 

13. Best tulle removable bridal sleeves

If you’re looking for on-trend detachable sleeves then these are the one. Puffy tulle sleeves are everywhere right now and on so many new wedding dresses.

Removable sleeves though give you the chance to remove them for two looks so we vote removable. 

14. For the minimalist bride

Simple but impactful, why I love a minimal style! 

15. Timeless removable sleeves

More of a traditional bride at heart? We have you covered, these are the perfect choice for timeless beauty. 

16. For the vintage bride

These are giving me all the vintage vibes! The choice of tulle used, the tighter and puffed-out cuff design. Just so thoughtfully designed. 

17. Best sequin removable bridal sleeves

I love these sequin sleeves. They are big and puffy but the cuff detail gives a sophisticated finish. The sequin fabric is subtle but enough to sparkle. 

18. For a Bardot look

These sleeves give a dress and off the shoulder look. The tiered tulle is modern and fun. 

19. Floor length bridal sleeves

If you are looking to make an impact with your sleeves, these are for you. The floor length draping gives a cape or veil feel to them. Perfect for the ceremony and photos then removed later. 

What is a detachable bridal sleeve?

A detachable sleeve is an extra detail that can be added to your wedding dress. It is usually made from the same material as the dress and can be attached in various ways. The most common way to attach them is with buttons, laces, or ribbons.

They are a great way to change up your look from the ceremony to the reception or even from day to night. You can also find sleeves that come in different lengths and styles so that you can have more coverage for the ceremony and then show off your shoulders for the reception!

Styling detachable bridal sleeves

The main thing to consider with detachable sleeves is your dress. The beauty of removable sleeves is you can take a simple wedding dress and change the style completely. here are different sleeve options and the style they can create. 


  • Lace sleeves: Depending on the style they can give a boho or vintage feel to your wedding dress. 
  • Puffy Sleeves: Puffy sleeves add a fun modern feel to your wedding style. 
  • Long Sleeves: Long sleeves are great if you have an outdoor ceremony and an indoor reception. 
  • Bardot style: The sweeping sleeves add an extra little touch and hide those arm tops so many fo us hate. 



Can you add detachable sleeves to a wedding dress?

Yes! You can add detachable sleeves to any type of wedding dress. Whether you have a fitted mermaid dress or a flowing A-line dress, there are sleeves out there for you! Some newer sleeves don’t need attaching they just slide on. Other are easily added with clips or buttons.

What are removable sleeves called?

Detachable sleeves are also called removable sleeves, puff sleeves, or statement sleeves. They are a great way to change up your look from the ceremony to the reception or even from day to night. You can also find sleeves that come in different lengths and styles so that you can have more coverage.

How much does it cost to add cap sleeves to a wedding dress?

The cost of adding cap sleeves to a wedding dress can vary depending on the designer and the materials used. Expect to pay anywhere from $50 to $200 for the sleeves. then the cost for the seamstress to attach. This is the beauty of adding detachable sleeves as there is no need for a seamstress.

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