Bridal trend: Join the cape crusade with these cover stars

Bridal trend: Join the cape crusade with these cover stars
Capes and coverups add glamour and flow. Frilled full-length cape by Savannah Miller

Capes and cover-ups are a brilliant way to add coverage and glamour to your wedding-day outfit. Here are eight of our favourites from designer collections

The wedding cape is everywhere this season, included in multiple lengths and styles in lots of designer bridal fashion collections because this versatile fashion addition manages the difficult balancing act of being both practical and glamorous. For brides who want an ethereal extra layer but don’t do veils, capes are a brilliant alternative. They add elegance and texture to lift a plain gown and give a little extra coverage that makes them practical if you want a more modest and ‘covered up’ look for the wedding service.  Did we mention that that they are so lightweight and easy to pack that they are a perfect romantic extra layer for the destination bride? With so many options and ways to wear them, we say that capes and capelets are this season’s bridal fashion superhero.

1. Blackburn Couture – Flower dressed

Blackburn Bridal Couture’s Poppy cape adds a floaty layer

Adding texture and an ethereal edge to a plain gown, this full-length Poppy design is embellished with white flowers and has a white tie at the neck. It’s part of the Blackburn Couture collection. blackburnbridal.co.uk

2. Mirror Mirror Couture – Fairytale cape

Mirror Mirror Couture’s fabulous full length cape with train has a fairytale quality

Perfect for creating drama up the aisle, this Kissed by a Rose cape by Mirror Mirror Couture is embellished with flowers to add a fairytale quality to your wedding-day ensemble. mirrormirror.uk.com

3. Sassi Holford – Cover model

Worn here with a bejewelled belt, Sassi Holford’s Willow cape is the perfect versatile piece to take you from aisle to after party

Sassi Holford’s lace Willow cape is a standout design from her gorgeous 2019 collection – adding a romantic overlay to a simple gown. This piece can be worn multiple ways and is versatile enough to take you from ceremony to after-party. sassiholford.com

4. Oscar de la Renta – Botanic beauty

Oscar de la Renta’s lovely short capelet is designed to match a fairytale strapless gown

This lovely botanic-inspired capelet and strapless ballgown are perfect partners for an on trend and romantic bridal look. Oscar de la Renta’s London stockists include The Wedding Gallery. oscardelarenta.com

5. Stephanie Allin – Layered luxe

Stephanie Allin’s tapered cape has a soft lace trim at the front and extends at the back to form a train

Stephanie Allin’s spotted tulle Toronto cape has a lovely scalloped lace edge at the front and drapes to form a romantic full-length train at the back of the gown. stephanieallin.net

6. Mira Zwillinger – Short order

This neat top layer provides extra coverage for a strapless Mira Zwillinger gown

Mira Zwillinger’s short Charla capelet with embroidered leaves and ruched sleeves is an elegant top layer for the classic Charlie strapless wedding dress. mirazwillinger.com

7. Halfpenny London – Hollywood star

Halfpenny London’s feather trimmed cape is pure Hollywood glamour

Pure Hollywood, Halfpenny London’s feather-trimmed Joseph off-the-shoulder cape is shown here with slimline Oliver dress. halfpennylondon.com

8. Savannah Miller – Frilling finish

Savannah Miller’s frilled cape with tie is a gloriously frothy addition to a simple wedding gown

The Gloria cape is in fine tulle with a large bow (also pictured top). Designed by Savannah Miller, it’s worn here with her Elin split-front wedding dress. London stockist is The Wedding Club. savannahmiller.com

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