Modern Stylish Wedding Cover-Ups for Fall

There’s more than one way (leather? lace?) to wear your heart on your sleeve

A bride and groom stand together with her back facing the viewer - she's wearing a white denim jacket with the word Wifey printed on the backPhoto 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

A black leather jacket with a flower prints and calligraphy Washed Leather Motorcycle Jacket via Bash Calligraphy (contact seller for more information)

The Ethereal Bride

A bride with a lightweight, long wedding dress and a lace full length capeAnastasia Cape via BHLDN ($500)

The Sparkly Bride

View of a bride's upper back, showing off her half length sparkly capePhilomena Cape via BHLDN ($120)

The Biker Bride

A woman wearing a black leather jacket and sunglasses holds her hands in her pockets and looks downwardWashed Leather Motorcycle Jacket via Madewell ($498.00)

The Bohemian Bride

A bride stands in a grassy field wrapped in a luxurious faux fur shawlFox Faux Fur via Etsy ($295)

The Stevie Nicks Bride

A woman wearing a full length white cover up with fringe stands readyEmbroidered Kimono via ASOS ($79.00)

The Vintage Bride

A bride sits and smiles as her fringed bolero hangs from her shouldersBohemian Bridal Bolero via Etsy ($349)

The Sweet and Simple Bride

A bride sits wearing her lightweight wedding dress with a lace capuletLace Capelet via Etsy ($185)

The Untraditional Bride

A bride stands with a while skirt and a white semi-sparkly long sleeve sheer sweaterReleve Sweater via BHLDN ($200)

The Alterna Bride

A bride stands tall wearing a dark colored waist level jacketHaven Jacket in Black via BHLDN ($190)

The Marching to the Beat of her Own Drum Bride

A bride smiles wearing an ivory colored coverup 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!

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