30 Wedding Cover Ups to Keep Warm on Your Big Day
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30 Wedding Cover Ups to Keep Warm on Your Big Day

Attention, all brides! You need not default to the trusty pashmina to keep warm on your wedding day. We’re big fans of a classic wrap and dress combo, by the way, but we just want you to understand all your options before you make this important fashion decision. We rounded up high-fashion inspiration, edgy new trends and plenty of real life brides rocking unique shawls, cardigans, jackets, boleros and capes. Point is — we’ve got you covered. Literally.

1. Velvet Burnout: This is a style we’re sort of obsessed with. There’s something beautifully vintage and boho about fringed velvet burnout. You can do it up in neutral, classic taupes and whites or go for a deep eggplant like this bride did. (via Green Wedding Shoes)

2. Lace Top: Can’t find a wrap or a jacket you love? Why not try an actual shirt? It works very, very well in this holiday-inspired wedding shoot. (via Ruffled)

3. Jean Jacket: WHAT. We never would’ve thought a jean jacket would look so damned good with a wedding dress, but this eloping beach bride (and her great big bow) are cute as a button. (via Ruffled)

4. Leather Jacket: Don’t overthink it. This rustic, casual affair is the perfect place to simply wear your favorite leather jacket. (via Cassidy Brooke)

5. Sequin Jacket: Don’t have enough sparkle on your dress? Go for the full throttle sequin jacket! This H&M version ($80) would look darling with a short city hall shift dress. (via Style Me Pretty)

6. Red Jacket: You spend so much time thinking about The Dress that it’s easy to forget that you’re not going to just be modeling it on top of a wedding cake. You’re probably gonna be outside taking pictures, and you should be prepared with a freaking adorable, colorful jacket should the temps drop. This bride is rocking that red coat hard — try this or this to hack her style. (via Canary Grey)

7. Ostrich Feather Bolero: This ain’t no feather boa, ladies. Ostrich feather boleros are a fashion-forward way to cover up and make a statement. (via 100 Layer Cake)

8. Lots of Lace: This lace bolero from Chaviano Couture is so romantic. If you want to put together the same look for less, we’ve got you covered. You might never think to turn to Forever 21 for such things, but they’ve got some pretty and well-priced embroidered cardigans — (short-sleeved ($23) and long-sleeved ($28) — that you will definitely want to try on for size! (via Burnett’s Boards)

9. The Dark Blazer: If you’re a bride that wants to rock an edgy look, cover up with a polished blazer. A tailored blazer works beautifully with formal strapless dresses, but a more casual blazer like this one pictured can be lovely for a laid back look. And the best part is that a cute jacket is not one of those (many) wedding purchases that’ll sit idly in your closet after the honeymoon. On the hunt? We love this chic black Alice + Olivia jacket ($395). (via Green Wedding Shoes)

10. The Light Blazer: Oh, how gorgeous is THIS?! To capture this bride’s perfect look, you’ll need to don your Warby Parkers and this super affordable Topshop blazer ($90), which comes in black and blush. (via The Melideos)

11. Sheer Cape: This delicate cape by Israeli designer Zahavit Tshuba won’t necessarily keep you warm, but it’s too stunning. We can’t stop staring at it. (via The Bridal Detective)

12. More Sequins: Because, there’s never enough. We love this relaxed shrug. (via Ruffled)

13. Furry Friend: If you’re worried about the weather on your wedding day, just remember that bad weather weddings produce photos like this one — complete with lovely furry shawl. (via The Camera Chick)

14. Americana Wedding: Camp weddings have been so popular this year, and this Americana-vibed scarf would be great for cozying up after dark. Getting married 4th of July weekend? This is a must. (via Green Wedding Shoes)

15. Cropped Blazer: This totally fitted and flattering blazer is a perfect match for this winter wedding. (via Style Me Pretty)

16. More Velvet Burnout: Seriously, we weren’t kidding about really liking this look. Kate Moss even approved it when she was out on the town with her preciously grumpy little daughter. (via Harper’s Bazaar)

17. Commit To The Wrap: This bride designed her own dress and WHOA. The beautiful sleeved wrap/jacket is actually removable, transforming this Downton Abbey-like dress into something entirely new for the dance floor. Point is, don’t be afraid to really make your sleeves a big part of your whole wedding day style. (via Rock My Wedding)

18. The Perfect Cape: Capes are a godsend for winter weddings. You don’t have to worry about it ruining details on your dress, and it looks like a fairytale in pictures. (via Tree of Life Films)

19. Sweater: Hey, it’s winter. Just put on a sweater. (via Style Me Pretty)

20. Velvet Blazer: We’d never want to take off this emerald green blazer. (via Style Me Pretty)

21. Embellished Capelet: So dreamy. Of course Badgley Mischka is responsible. (via The Knot)

22. A Well-Placed Bow: OMG, this bride and her earmuffs. She might be the cutest thing in the world, agreed? (via Ruffled)

23. Pendleton Shawl: This ranch wedding wouldn’t have been complete without this iconic Pendleton shawl. (via Wedding Chicks)

24. ’20s Piano Shawl: When she couldn’t find the perfect wrap, this bride took to eBay to find this vintage embroidered piano shawl. Her florist even used it as inspiration for the bouquets! (via Rock My Wedding)

25. Something Blue: This beautiful blue jacket and wedding shoot makes us want to go out and buy a Christmas tree and then get married on the way home. (via Ruffled)

26. Turtleneck Cape: Delphine Manivet’s collection of bridal separates are perfect for chilly nuptials. Can’t wait to see this runway design on a real bride soon! (via The Knot)

27. Trickling Capelet ($140): BHLDN has several excellent bolero and cover up options. Our favorite is this dainty little Art Deco shawl.

28. Oh, Canada: Of course Canadians would know exactly what to wear in a winter wedding. This plaid cape will keep the shoulders warm and totally pops in all the pictures. (via Style Me Pretty)

29. The Fur Coat: This bold and gold Charleston wedding is so inspiring, especially on the fashion front. Straight out of Gatsbyland. (via Ruffled)

30. Vintage Lace: And finally, one last bit of lacy goodness. The modest high-neck collar and shape of this cover up actually make it a nice alternative to a traditional veil. (via Style Me Pretty)

Hope you found some inspiration for your own bridal cover up here. What are you planing on wearing?