Planning a romantic cold-weather wedding? Stay warm and chic with these bridal cover-ups.
One of the coolest trends on the Fall 2015 bridal runways? Coats and cover-ups. This is great news for the conundrum winter brides face: brave chilly temperatures to show off your dream dress or stay warm? You shouldn't have to freeze for style. Instead, pick a topper that enhances your look and adds another interesting layer to your photos.
At Houghton's latest bridal show, they paired wedding-day looks with rabbit-fur-trimmed motorcycle jackets, creating a Carrie Bradshaw-meets-Bianca Jagger cool vibe, while Theia introduced floor-skimming overcoats that proved a little drama goes a long way. Delphine Manivet also tried the trend, showing ladylike, '20s-inspired toppers paired with girly gowns. In other words, it's totally okay to think outside the box when it comes to your big-day style — especially if you're marrying during the colder months.
Coats featuring luxe fabrics like fur, shearling, lace and sequins are all fair game if they suit your style. You can also try adding special details like bows or embroidery if you want a touch of flare. Looking for something more classic? Rock a polished shrug, cardigan, boyfriend jacket, shearling coat or blazer in a bridal tone like white and metallic as well as blush, pink and baby blue.
The best part about wearing an extra layer on your wedding day? You're guaranteed to wear the topper after you tie the knot.
The takeaway is this: Winter brides get excited. Take a peek through our favorite bridal coats and cover-ups and get inspired!Illustration by Christina Park