The Most Stunning Bridal Capes for Your Wedding Day

bride and groom walking up a mountain in a bridal cape
photo: ISKRA Photography // A Blush Bridal Cape for This Adventurous Cliffside Wedding in Iceland

Looking for a unique wedding accessory that will still stand the test of time? You need a bridal cape! Capes are a modern veil alternative and an excellent heirloom piece. They are especially perfect for changing up your wedding day look in a pinch. It’s much easier to remove or add a wedding cape, especially if you’re veil is attached to your hair in a way that might disrupt the style.

While capes are certainly fashion-forward, we see them becoming the new classic for the modern bride. We pulled together some of our favorite bridal capes and whether you’re looking for cathedral-length, love a little lace, need some embellishment, or even want a cape-dress combo, we’ve got you covered! (And we mean that quite literally.)

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Stunning Bridal Capes For Your Wedding Day

photo: Taylar Jayde Photography // Bright Botanical Wedding Inspiration With a Must-See Floral Bridal Cape

Embroidered Secret Garden Floral Cape by La Voile Rose

classic lennox multicolored bridal cape

If whimsical is your vibe, this cape is a stunning way to add color and texture to your bridal look.

Shop Floral Embroidered Cape on Etsy

High-Neck Bridal Cape by The Lotus Bloom Co

high-neck blush bridal cape

This cape is a show-stopper in blush — but also comes in black, white, champagne, and ivory.

Shop High-Neck Cape on Etsy

Zenith Celestial Hi-Lo Bridal Capelet by Katie Pritchard Design

zenith celestial mid-length bridal cape

For the celestial-loving bride, this midi capelet is the perfect addition.

Shop Zenith Capelet on Etsy

Mini Wedding Cape Topper with Pearl Embellishment by BHLDN

BHLDN Glynn Wedding Dress Topper with Pearls

If your dress is minimal, this topper is the perfect statement piece. A great way to rock a bridal cape without going all the way.

Shop Glynn Topper from BHLDN

Hi-Low Chiffon Wedding Cape by Prim and Prarie

hi-low chiffon wedding cape

Mix together a topper and a cape and you’ve got this hi-low bridal cape that totally works for a minimalist look.

Shop Hi-Low Wedding Cape on Etsy

Pink Tulle Cape by Sash and Veil Shop

pink cape veil dotted tulle

This pink wedding cape is SUCH a fun look! Take it to the max with a fun dress, or add it to a simple gown for a pop of pink. The designer will also incorporate lace from your gown on the pins!

Shop Pink Tulle Cake on Etsy

Lace Wedding Capes

photo: Caroline Opacic Photography // Roll With It! A Disco-Inspired Elopement Inspiration on Roller Skates!

Jenny by Jenny Yoo Odessa Capelet

Jenny by Jenny Yoo Odessa Capelet

SO pretty. Romantic floral appliques cover this lace wedding capelet that would be great with a simple crepe gown.

Shop Odessa Capelet from BHLDN

Cathedral Lace Wedding Cape with Tiny Flowers by Ms. Jucie

long cathedral lace bridal cape with small flowers

This is such a pretty cape with delicate floral lace detail. Side note: it looks a little pink in the image, but this cape is ivory!

Shop Long Floral Bridal Cape on Etsy

Delicate Lace Wedding Cape by La Voile Rose

delicate lace wedding cape topper

Here’s a sweet and delicate option that’s lace all over!

Shop Delicate Bridal Cape on Etsy

Lace Bridal Cape with a Hood by Mary Had a Little Lace

romantic lace wedding cape with hood

Calling all romantics! This stunning lace bridal cape features a hood and—bonus—can totally be used again over a pretty chemise!

Shop Lace Bridal Cape with Hood on Etsy

Black Lace Wedding Cape by Reve Couture

long black lace wedding cape

You know we love a black wedding dress—and a black wedding cape?! SO into it.

Shop Black Lace Wedding Cape on Etsy

Winter Wedding Cape

photo: Isaiah + Taylor Photography // 1920s-Inspired Glamour Meets California Cool at this Wedding in Long Beach

Faux-Fur Mock Neck Capelet

faux fur winter bridal cape

Here comes the snow queen bride! This little faux fur capelet is just made for winter.

Shop Faux Fur Winter Wedding Cape from David’s Bridal

Satin Hooded Winter Wedding Cape by Mary Had a Little Lace

long satin winter bridal cape with hood

Here’s another magical look that just needs a little snow. So good for winter!

Shop Hooded Winter Wedding Cape on Etsy

Long Minimalist Crepe Cape by Reev Bridal

modern minimalist crepe winter bridal cape

This stunning cape drapes beautifully and has that unique button detail in the front — such a look!

Shop Minimalist Winter Wedding Cape on Etsy

Ostrich Feather Winter Bridal Cape

ostrich feather winter bridal cape

Ruffle up some feathers with this cute winter cape!

Shop Ostrich Feather Cape on Etsy

Long Bridal Capes

photo: Tess Laureen // Spectacular Spring Wedding Colors at This Stunning Tulum- Inspired Greenhouse

Jenny by Jenny Yoo Tory Cape

Swiss dot tulle long bridal cape Jenny Yoo

This long bridal cape actually has a matching Swiss dot tulle dress and it’s such a good combo!

Shop Tory Cape on BHLDN

Allover Pearl Tulle Long Wedding Cape by DB STUDIO

long bridal cape with pearls

Here’s a simple cape with pearls all over — love this one if you’re not into a veil but still want that long, dramatic detail!

Shop Pearl Cape From David’s Bridal

Marion Silk Long Bridal Cape by Noon On The Moon

long wedding cape silk bride and groom in street

This silk draped wedding cake gives a luxurious finality to your bridal look and attaches easily with petite metal clips.

Shop Silk Long Bridal Cape on ETSY

Cathedral Ruffle Tulle Cape by Bridal Separates

ruffle tulle cathedral long wedding cape

Oooh, this is a fun one. For a little that’s a little more maximalist, this long wedding cape is IT.

Shop Ruffle Long Wedding Cape on Etsy

Wedding Gown With Cape Attached


Beaded Wedding Dress with Drape Sleeves by ASOS Edition

wedding dress with cape sleeves attached

Love the look of a cape but want to go all-in-one? This wedding gown with a cape gets it done with those billowy sleeves.

Shop Beaded Dress From ASOS

Modern Bridal Pantsuit With a Cape by Reev Bridal

modern wedding gown with cape jumpsuit

Can a bridal jumpsuit and a cape go hand in hand? Absolutely. Loving this whole piece!

Shop Modern Bridal jumpsuit with Cape on Etsy

Sachin & Babi Dalila Wedding Gown With Cape

wedding gown with cape attached bhldn

This lacey look channels the capelet vibes with a billowy, sheer sleeve.

Shop Dalia Wedding Gown With Cape from BHLDN

Jenny by Jenny Yoo Beale Gown

wedding gown with cape mini sleeves jenny yoo

We’d classify this one as “cape light” but it’s still enough to give the illusion with those romantic flutter sleeves.

Shop Beale Gown from BHLDN

BHLDN Odalis Gown

winter bridal cape attached to lace gown

One of our favorite BHLDN gowns, the graphic lace, deep-V back, and cascading sleeves are the perfect combination of dress and cape in one.

Shop Odalis Gown From BHLDN

Embellished Capes

photo: Anna Roussos // Wanderlust Elopement Inspiration in Greece with a Hooded Bridal Cape

Terani Couture Amber Cape

embellished cape with jewels capelet

And here, we get into stunning embellished capes! This one is sophisticated and sparkly — a fun accessory for a reception look!

Shop Amber Cape From BHLDN

Embellished Cape with Rhinestones + Pearls

pearl embellished cape with jewel necklacejpg

Such a statement piece! This embellished cape also comes with the option to leave the pearl beads off the tulle portion.

Shop Rhinestone Embellished Cape on Etsy

Blush Pink Ostrich Plume Feather Bridal Cape

Pink Ostrich Plume Feather Wedding Cape

This STUNNING pink feather ostrich cape was inspired by Swan Lake and is the perfect wow-factor for your day!

Photo above by Eve Rox Photography

Shop this Blush Pink Feather Cape

Embellished Cape With Flapper + Fringe Detail by Gatsby Lady

fringe embellished cape beads

And finally, we couldn’t leave you without some ’20s fringe! This embellished cape is perfect to channel a little Gatsby. After all, a little party never killed nobody ;)

Shop Fringe Embellished Cape on Etsy