Take your wedding-day ensemble to the next level by topping your gorgeous wedding dress with a fashion-forward cape, bolero, shawl, or even coat. Cover-ups have been trending for the past few seasons, but designers upped the ante at Spring 2018 Bridal Fashion Week with high-impact accessories.
Not just for superheroes, capes are a cutting-edge alternative to a veil, adding volume to your dress' silhouette and major "wow" factor as you walk down the aisle. (Peter Langner's high-neck version is a standout.) If you love the look of a cape but aren't sure if you can commit to such a bold look, try an ultra-wearable capelet instead. Whether it's trimmed with lace appliqués (Marchesa) or draped with jewels (Monique Lhuillier), it's an easy way to enhance your outfit.
A bolero with sleeves is perfect for a ceremony in a house of worship since it covers the shoulders and arms. You can easily remove it for the party portion of the celebration. Getting married in the autumn or winter? Keep warm with a faux fur stole, bomber jacket, or coat (Lela Rose's "love is love" style was among the most 'grammed). Hippie-chic brides, a fringed shawl or feathery jacket will give you that '70s festival vibe that you crave.
Browse some of our favorite wedding gown cover-ups in every category below!