Let’s talk about capes, baby! Bridal capes to be specific. These up-and-comers are dramatic and striking and all around wonderful. If you’ve been having an internal tug-of-war with the idea of wearing a veil or not, this just may be the alternative you never knew you needed. Adele has worn one. Kaley Cuoco has worn one. Even Solange Knowles has wowed us all in this bridal fashion trend that’s making a serious impact. So join us as we fawn and favor these 35 delightful wedding capes below!
Photo by Sally Pinera
Kicking us off is this elegant, sweeping number that seems soft and ethereal above all else. Can you imagine twirling in this gem?! Pardon us while we dream about it for the rest of the YEAR.
Photo by India Earl
But who says your bridal cape has to be simple? This bride wears her lace embroidered cape like she was born for it.
Photo by Margo Ermolaeva
Okay everyone. Time for a standing ovation. You can barely see the smoky gray tint of the sheer wedding cape fabric, but once you see it becomes 50x more magical! As if it wasn’t perfect enough from the start.
Photo by Calli Richards
Photo by Dani Cowan Photo
Photo by Kristine Nicole Photo
Loving the swoop effect of the fabric in this bridal cape – soft, delicate and totally natural.
Photo by Freckles Photography
Photo by Erin Trimble Photography
These capes can be modern too! The great thing about this wedding trend on the rise is that there are now endless styles, colors, fabrics and designs to choose from.
Photo by Gina & Ryan
Sheer drama in this black tie affair with a contemporary bridal cape worthy of all the eyes in the room.
Photo by Logan Cole Photography
We nearly fell over when we saw this crazy amazing bridal cape with botanical embroidery and even appliques trailing down the center. I mean seriously… exquisite.
Photo by Getty Images featuring Kaley Cuoco
And here’s one celeb in her dreamy lace floor-length cape. You’re killing it, Kaley Cuoco! You go, Kaley Cuoco.
Even feathers, swooped pearl strands and other embellishments are possible when you know where to look.
Photo by Paula McManus Photography
Photo by Sarah Kate Photography
We know you haven’t recovered from this first batch, and we should probably give you a break. But we’re going full-throttle with more amazingness like this one-shouldered Grecian cape style and #sorrynotsorry.
One word: texture. This mini flutter cape silhouette is everything we’ve ever wanted and more.
Photo by Larissa Cleveland
YASSS. Slay. Your Red Carpet bridal style is magnetic!
Photo by Tali Photography
Photo by Milton Photo
Not only did the bride above rock this flowy cape along the California coast, she encore’d for the reception in a cool white denim jacket!
Photo by Kristen Marie Parker
Photo by Isaiah & Taylor Photography
Photo by Tec Petaja
Anddd we’re ending our roundup on the highest of highs with this breathtaking hooded bridal cape featuring blue watercolor illustrations along the hem – they give us some major Southern European vibes! We double dog dare you to rock a gorgeous bridal cape like one of these. Cause we know you can. This is one bridal look your guests will never forget, let’s face it, is there a better excuse for glamming up in one of these beauties? Go on, we’ll wait ;)