Photo via A Practical Wedding
Now that August is finally gone, we can all say a hallelujah for autumn weather, with falling humidity, lower (read: comfortable) temps, and crisp breezes. Yass, please.
That applies to bridal wear, too, which is why we’re all over wedding cover-ups right now. Strapless everything has dominated the fashion-waves for the past few years, and while we love showing off those collarbones, we’re not so crazy about becoming human popsicles. Bonus? Shrouding those shoulders as requested by Grandma (or, you know, Grandma’s priest) may cut down on some of ’Ma’s well-intentioned nagging. May.
One thing you definitely won’t have to compromise is style, because the wedding-wear industry has really rocketed their accessories and separates game up a few chic tiers this year. We’ve got our eye on cover-ups, wraps, and capes with just the right amount of toned-down luxe to let your wedding day attire sing, or pumped-up and statement-level enough to snag center stage in your ensemble.
And, by the way—if you’re limiting your search to just the wedding-wear industry, you’re totally doing it wrong. Some of our favorite selections are from avant-garde brides mixing up their looks with edgy, unconventional blends of their day-to-day casual, punky, or rock ’n’ roll styles, and the lace, chiffon, and pearls in traditional go-to bridal trends. Think flowing satin sheaths under a worn leather jacket, or billowing lace gowns with a “Bride”-emblazoned denim number draped over your shoulders. With Mama Internet, going as unique and creative, or romantic and classic as you want is only limited by your imagination (and your Googling skills).
The BadAss Bride
Washed Leather Motorcycle Jacket via Bash Calligraphy (contact seller for more information)
The Ethereal Bride
Anastasia Cape via BHLDN ($500)
The Sparkly Bride
Philomena Cape via BHLDN ($120)
The Biker Bride
Washed Leather Motorcycle Jacket via Madewell ($498.00)
The Bohemian Bride
Fox Faux Fur via Etsy ($295)
The Stevie Nicks Bride
Embroidered Kimono via ASOS ($79.00)
The Vintage Bride
Bohemian Bridal Bolero via Etsy ($349)
The Sweet and Simple Bride
Lace Capelet via Etsy ($185)
The Untraditional Bride
Releve Sweater via BHLDN ($200)
The Alterna Bride
Haven Jacket in Black via BHLDN ($190)
The Marching to the Beat of her Own Drum Bride
Haven Jacket in Ivory via BHLDN ($190)
Have you encountered the same wedding accessory drought that I have? Did you wear a wild accessory on your big day? I want to see!