Seven Bridal Cover-ups for Every Wedding
12 Nov 2015
Given that British weather in any season can be unforgiving, grey and chilly, it’s probably not a bad idea to prepare for the worst with a cover-up on your wedding day. Lorna Dockerill gathers seven of the most versatile for today’s bride
With Olivia Palermo sparking the trend of bridal cashmere jumpers in her Carolina Herrera top and skirt combo for her wedding last year, it was clear that even brides who may not be braving the cold can look chic with a cover-up. This selection shows that they don’t have to be naff or faux fur, and that they can be as formal or casual as the bride.
1. Delicate cape
The Molly Cape from Finnish designer Minna Hepburn, who creates ethical eco-luxe bridal pieces, is finished in lightweight silk organza and lace flower corsages. Perfect for vintage-inspired brides.
2. Soft feathers
Slip on this silver grey feather stole for old school glamour and retro finesse. Featuring a hook and eye clasp, it’ll stay put during your moment in front of the camera.
3. French lace
Brides are currently sporting a shrug-style top over their wedding dress, particularly during a church ceremony, then revealing a strapless gown during the reception. This handmade scalloped Eden reverse lace shrug is perfect for a stylish outfit change.
4. Floral embroidery
This one-of-a-kind Emma cape will be the envy of friends once it re-emerges from your wardrobe after the wedding. It comes lined with an organza tie and is ideal for the fashion-forward bride.
5. Soft tulle
The Etna tulle bridal wrap by Joyce Jackson is a reasonably-priced cover-up for classic brides, with floral lace detail and satin ribbon ties. If you’re conscious of your upper arms, this could be a practical solution.
6. Bohemian sleeved top
Indie Bride’s loose fitting Farrah top is created with certified organic double georgette and lace, with button detailing to the back. Looks stunning as the final touch to a skirt and top bridal combination.
7. Casual elegance
Drape this Frankie Scottish lace cardigan over shoulders during a hippy styled woodland wedding for free-spirited warmth.