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Alternative Wedding Dress Cover Up Ideas for the Style Conscious Bride


Issue 47: When Time Stood Still


Alternative Wedding Dress Cover Up Ideas for the Style Conscious Bride

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Whether you’re newly engaged or in the midst of wedding planning, you’re probably starting to think about your aisle style. While you may have chosen your dream wedding gown, have you considered how you’re going to accessorise it? We’re not talking about jewellery, hair accessories or shoes – we’re talking about wedding dress cover up ideas. From chic leather jackets to dainty cardigans, there are so many ways to wrap up warm while looking oh-so-stylish. Keep reading to discover our favourite wedding dress cover up ideas and how you can pull them off…


The Cape

If you want to add an extra special touch to your wedding dress that still remains very bridal, consider wearing a delicate beaded cape on your big day. Capes have been spotted everywhere on bridal catwalks and they’re predicted to be the must-have cover up for 2017. From sheer capes embellished with beads to simple white capes, there are so many styles to choose from so you’re guaranteed to find something you love. -

The Leather Jacket

We adore the thought of rocking a chic leather jacket on your big day. The contrast of black leather teamed with a traditional white gown creates a unique bridal look that’s bound to turn heads. Why not personalise it with ‘Bride’ on the back? We are admittedly smitten with Wolf & Rosie, where owner Rosie Harbottle hand-paints leather jackets to create bespoke designs that are utterly beautiful! The best news? They’re completely unique! From flowers to wording, Rosie can incorporate anything into her artwork.


The Denim Jacket

If you love the thought of wearing a jacket but want to keep it casual, why not wear a vintage denim jacket on your wedding day? You can personalise it with ‘Just Married’ or your newly-married surname. - gabyjphotography.com1

The Gold Sequin Jacket

Add an extra dash of glamour to your aisle style with a glitzy gold sequin jacket. The perfect choice for a glittering wedding celebration, you’ll sparkle your way through your wedding day. Team with a pair of gorgeous gold heels and some gilded accessories. -

The Black Sequin Jacket

A black sequin jacket will look incredibly striking and is the perfect choice to don for a city chic affair. Whether you wear it during the day or save it for the party, you’re able to channel your individual style and personality through your wedding day look. -

The Blazer

Smart, sophisticated and undeniably stylish, you can never go wrong with a simple blazer. A structured blazer would look divine paired with a bridal jumpsuit, whereas a loose blazer will look equally fabulous worn alongside a boho-inspired wedding gown. -

The Jumper

Have you ever considered wearing a white bridal jumper on your big day? Jumpers are often overlooked when it comes to aisle attire, but they look beautiful worn with a delicate tulle skirt or a ballerina-style gown. -

The Coat

There are no rules when it comes to creating your wedding day look so if you’ve got a favourite coat that you adore, who says you can’t wear it on your special day? Plus, it’ll keep you warm and cosy during those chilly outdoor photographs. -

The Bridal Cardigan

A dainty cardigan will not only keep those shivers at bay, it’ll look oh-so-pretty paired with your wedding gown. We love the thought of wearing a ballerina wrap style cardigan that cinches in at the waist. -

The Colourful Cardigan

Add a pop of colour to your bridal outfit with a bright and vibrant cardigan. From mustard yellow to romantic red, colourful cardigans always look incredible worn with a wedding dress. Opt for a colour that matches your colour scheme and accessories. -

The Faux Fur Coat

A twist on a traditional bridal bolero, a faux fur coat is a wonderful choice if you’re planning a vintage wedding. The perfect way to add a dash of Gatsby glamour to your wedding day look, a faux fur coat will keep you feeling warm in the Winter while looking utterly fabulous. -

The Feather Bolero

Channel your inner Daisy Buchanan with a flamboyant feather bolero. This is an exquisite choice if you’re planning an ultra-glam wedding celebration and you want to make a statement. Team with feather hair accessories and a pair of beautiful heels and you’re bound to turn heads – trust us! -

The Velvet Shawl

What could be more luxurious than wearing a plush velvet shawl on your wedding day? Velvet is predicted to take the wedding world by storm this year – from themes to accessories. -

The Lace Top

A simple lace top will work beautifully as a wedding dress cover up, and it means you feel like you have two outfits on your big day. A white lace top will look very bridal, but a coloured lace top will add a unique touch to your aisle style. -

There are so many gorgeous wedding dress cover up ideas for the bride-to-be who wants to look and feel stylish, which is your favourite?

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