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!

dramatic bridal cape with unique bridal hairpiece 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.

celestial bridal cape with groom and dog of honor
Photo by India Earl

Wedding Cape Rounup @feylasala Alexandra Grecco
Photo by Felicia Lasala with a bridal cape by Alexandra Grecco

elegant bridal cape with intricate graphic design
Photo by Jeremy Chou with a bridal cape by Claire Pettibone

lace boho bridal cape with groom after saying I do
Photo by Caroline Sada Weddings with a bridal cape by Grace Loves Lace

But who says your bridal cape has to be simple? This bride wears her lace embroidered cape like she was born for it.

bridal cape statement with intricate embroidery and national park scenery
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.

winter wedding bride and groom with lace bridal cape
Photo by Calli Richards

winter wedding bride and groom with sleek bridal cape
Photo by Dani Cowan Photo

dramatic sheer wedding cape with bride and groom
Photo by Kristine Nicole Photo

Loving the swoop effect of the fabric in this bridal cape – soft, delicate and totally natural.

gold tinted bridal cape with appliques
Photo by Freckles Photography

modern bridal cape with contemporary wedding fashion
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.

bridal jumpsuit with sheer bridal cape
Photo by Gina & Ryan

gold wedding dress with cape extensions
Photo by Alyssa Ence Photography from this gold and crimson wedding inspiration

dramatic bridal cape with black embroidery
Photo by India Earl with a bridal cape by BHLDN

Sheer drama in this black tie affair with a contemporary bridal cape worthy of all the eyes in the room.

romantic wedding cape for a bohemian bride
Photo by Loreto Caceres with a bridal cape by Yolancris

lightweight bridal cape with celestial appliques
Photo by Logan Cole Photography

lightweight bridal cape with celestial appliques
Photo by India Earl with a bridal cape by BHLDN

elegant bridal cape with intricate graphic design
Photo by Jeremy Chou with a bridal cape by Claire Pettibone

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.

bohemian lace bridal cape with pampas grass ceremony aisle
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.

elegant bridal cape with intricate graphic design
Photo by Jeremy Chou with a bridal cape by Claire Pettibone

haute couture bridal cape with grey blue hue and feathers
Photo by Kas Richards with a bridal cape by Kallure Jewellery

Even feathers, swooped pearl strands and other embellishments are possible when you know where to look.

dramatic backless bridal cape
Photo by Paula McManus Photography

sheer celestial bridal cape
Photo by Juliann Cheryle via Green Wedding Shoes

sophisticated one-shoulder bridal cape
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.

elegant bridal cape with intricate graphic design
Photo by Lucy Munoz Photography with a bridal cape by Claire Pettibone

midi length bridal cape for a city rooftop wedding
Photo by Rachel Photographs via Junebug Weddings

celestial bridal cape with flutter shape
Photo by Mango Studios with a bridal cape by Lee Petra Grebenau

One word: texture. This mini flutter cape silhouette is everything we’ve ever wanted and more.

romantic lace bridal cape for bohemian bride
Photo by Sarah Joy Photo via Green Wedding Shoes

black tie wedding romantic lace bridal cape
Photo by Larissa Cleveland

YASSS. Slay. Your Red Carpet bridal style is magnetic!

boho lace wedding cape Golden Hour light
Photo by Tali Photography

coastal wedging bridal cape with long sleeve wedding dress
Photo by Milton Photo

bridal cape and feathered wedding dress and black groom suit
Photo by Photo by Jenny Smith & Cofrom this botanical beach wedding

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!

sparkly wedding cape
Photo by Kristen Marie Parker

modern wedding cape with bridal jumpsuit
Photo by Isaiah & Taylor Photography

fine art wedding romantic flowy bridal cape with blue designs on hem
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 ;)

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