Mother of the Bride

Found! Mother of the Bride Dresses With Sleeves!

Style and color are important when choosing the right Mother of the Bride dress. Finding a dress that covers the arms is also at the top of many women’s wish lists. No worries if you prefer to camouflage the jiggly bits on your upper arms. There are lots of options out there. Let’s take a look.


 Illusion Sleeve Dress | Mesh Sleeve Scuba Crepe Gown

1. Long Sleeves

For some women, nothing short of a full sleeve will do. Plus-size mother-of-the-bride dresses with sleeves are particularly popular for women who carry extra weight in their arms. The only drawback is that long sleeves can be hot. Plus, they don’t look as delicate as you may like for an affair as romantic and sentimental as a wedding.

If you know that you want arm coverage, there are more subtle ways to achieve that. Usually, women only fret about the upper part of the arm, so here’s how to cover that.


navy mother of the bride dress with sheer sleeves

2. Sheer Sleeves

This is an excellent trick many celebrities use. Instead of long, opaque sleeves, they wear evening gowns and cocktail dresses with sheer sleeves. A gown with see-through sleeves gives the illusion of coverage but looks light and airy. It’s the perfect Mother of the Bride or Mother of the Groom dress with sleeves.



Ribbon Tie Lace Midi Dress | Ruched Twist Column Gown | Lace Midi Dress

3. Lace Sleeves

Lace sleeves are another great solution. A lace sleeve like this will contain the jiggle but make your dress look romantic and feminine.



Tulip Hem Sheath Gown | Mock Two-Piece Cocktail Dress | Ruched Twist Gown

4. Elbow or 3/4 Length Sleeves

A 3/4 length sleeve dress is a favorite with the Mother of the Bride. You still show some skin, but in all the right places.



Beaded Kimono Sleeve Gown | Bell Sleeve Dress | High Low Hem A-Line Gown

5. Full Sleeves

If your arms are complete, a regular-width lace sleeve or a sheer sleeve may be too tight, so a great option is a dress with mid-length full sleeves.



Jacket and Embellished Midi Dress Set | Lace Cocktail Dress with Jacket | Scallop Sleeve Two-Piece Jacket Dress

6. Jacket

Here’s a great way to cover up and look stylish. Many sleeveless dresses come with a matching jacket to cover the arms. Take a look at these two dresses. Whether you like your arms covered at all times or want to cover up for the church, these evening sheath dresses with lace jackets are an attractive option.



Jeweled Cape Column Gown | Sequin Gown and Cape | Embroidered Cape Back Gown

7. Caped Dress

These dresses are new and exciting. Dramatic types love them. The unique chiffon overlay creates floaty, full sleeves to camouflage wide arms, giving you an ethereal look. This style will be a good option if you want semi-arm coverage or a charming cape’s fashion-forward feel.



If you are the Mother of the bride or groom and need to know what to wear on your wedding day, then be sure to pick up a copy of Tweak, Your Chic: Mother of the BridePlus size. Check out Plus-size mother dresses to look more elegant.

It’s full of tips and photos showing you how to look fabulous on one of the most important occasions ever! You can get it now.


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