Autumn and winter weddings are truly magical occasions. The stunning beauty of the cooler seasons presents many opportunities for picture-perfect moments with your partner, friends, and family.
Out of season weddings also tend to be more affordable. This means you can spend more of your carefully-saved cash on other parts of your wedding day, or use it to splurge on a honeymoon.
The weather is however one aspect of autumn and winter weddings that can put a dampener on the occasion.
Your bridal ensemble, therefore, has to be accessorised with the weather in mind to ensure a chic look that protects you from the elements. The same theory applies to dressing your bridesmaids.
Here One Fab Day explains the plus-points of investing in a cover-up either for you or for your bridesmaids:
“For all their virtues, wedding dresses aren’t the warmest of garments, so inevitably, brides are faced with the dilemma of how to stay toasty on the big day.
Unless you’re getting married in a hot climate or the height of summer, you’ll probably need to throw something over your shoulders at some point, and your favourite fleece jacket isn’t going to cut it! And of course, for some brides, cover-ups are more about style or modesty than heat retention!”
The humble cover-up not only adds a super stylish twist to your bridesmaid’s look, but it’ll also keep them warm and cosy throughout the day.
We reveal the best bridesmaid cover-ups out there right now, so you can accessorise your bridesmaid dresses with the season in mind.
Let them sparkle
Whilst you will no doubt be centre stage on your wedding day, the cover-up is the perfect way to glam up your bridesmaids’ looks.
Sequins and pearls add all the glitz you need to make sure your bridesmaids look and feel fabulous on your special day.
This Embellished Sequin Cape from Debut is a stunning option that will add some sparkle to proceedings as well as keep you bang on budget.
Keep it classic
Those looking for a more understated yet classy look for their bridesmaids can’t go wrong with a pashmina. This Cashmere Pashmina from The Travelwrap Company is the perfect wedding cover-up for you or your bridesmaids.
Despite being made from the highest quality 3-ply cashmere, it’s surprisingly lightweight to guarantee great comfort all day long. The design also offers subtle and delicate shimmer.
Go for faux fur
There’s nothing warmer or more tactile than faux fur. A popular wedding wrap choice for brides, bridesmaids and guests, a faux fur shrug or stole is the perfect winter warmer.
This Champagne Faux Fur Wrap from Sissily Designs is a stunning design that will complement a wide range of bridesmaid looks. It’s an easy way to up the Hollywood glamour too.
Appreciate the details
A lace cape may not be your first port of call if you’re looking for coverage for your bridesmaids for your autumn or winter wedding, but it certainly wins on the style-front.
This Lace Detail Cape from TFNC features a flattering round neck, easy button fastening and beautiful floral embroidery to ensure a standout look that will leave your bridesmaids looking their very best.
Throw in some feathers
Another luxurious material that’s popularly used to create beautiful bridesmaid cover-ups is feathers. This Marabou Feather Stole from Liberty in Love is sleek, flattering, and perfect for a vintage-inspired wedding. The stole is also available in ivory, so you can coordinate your bridal cover-up with your bridesmaids.