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
This full-length cape is dotted with pearls for a beautiful detail!
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If whimsical is your vibe, this cape is a stunning way to add color and texture to your bridal look.
This cape is a show-stopper in blush — but also comes in black, white, champagne, and ivory.
For the celestial-loving bride, this midi capelet is the perfect addition.
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.
Mix together a topper and a cape and you’ve got this hi-low bridal cape that totally works for a minimalist look.
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!
Lace Wedding Capes
SO pretty. Romantic floral appliques cover this lace wedding capelet that would be great with a simple crepe gown.
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!
Here’s a sweet and delicate option that’s lace all over!
Calling all romantics! This stunning lace bridal cape features a hood and—bonus—can totally be used again over a pretty chemise!
You know we love a black wedding dress—and a black wedding cape?! SO into it.
Winter Wedding Cape
Here comes the snow queen bride! This little faux fur capelet is just made for winter.
Here’s another magical look that just needs a little snow. So good for winter!
This stunning cape drapes beautifully and has that unique button detail in the front — such a look!
Ruffle up some feathers with this cute winter cape!
Long Bridal Capes
This long bridal cape actually has a matching Swiss dot tulle dress and it’s such a good combo!
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!
This silk draped wedding cake gives a luxurious finality to your bridal look and attaches easily with petite metal clips.
Totally starry-eyed for this celestial cape!
Oooh, this is a fun one. For a little that’s a little more maximalist, this long wedding cape is IT.
Wedding Gown With Cape 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.
Can a bridal jumpsuit and a cape go hand in hand? Absolutely. Loving this whole piece!
This lacey look channels the capelet vibes with a billowy, sheer sleeve.
We’d classify this one as “cape light” but it’s still enough to give the illusion with those romantic flutter sleeves.
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.
And here, we get into stunning embellished capes! This one is sophisticated and sparkly — a fun accessory for a reception look!
Such a statement piece! This embellished cape also comes with the option to leave the pearl beads off the tulle portion.
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
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 ;)