26 Stunning Bridal Shawls for Every Season and Wedding Style

From delicate lace to faux fur–we've got you covered!

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If you've finally found the perfect wedding dress, secured the venue of your dreams, and even picked out your wedding day shoes, it's time to start the search for the right bridal cover-up. Enter: the bridal shawl. Whether you're having a winter wedding, looking to accessorize your wedding day look or wanting covered shoulders for the ceremony–a shawl is a chic and sophisticated solution.

For winter brides looking to brave the elements, we've found luxe and warm faux fur capelets and jackets. For summer brides, we've scoured the internet for light and airy pashminas and breathable tulle wraps. For the traditional bride we have scores of classic shawls in silk and intricate lace. Finally, for brides looking to make a fashion-forward statement, you'll love the fully beaded capes and modern shrugs.

No matter you're bridal style, we've got you covered with the best bridal shawls for every venue and season.

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BHLDN Semi-Sheer Pashmina Shawl

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If you're looking for a light and easy cover-up that won't detract from your dress and still looks great in photos, opt for a semi-sheer pashmina shawl. A wool and silk-blend shawl is perfect for cool spring weather and at such an affordable price, it also makes a great gift for your bridesmaids!

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Molly Goddard Velvet-Tie Tulle Shawl

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Courtesy of MatchesFashion

This beautiful shawl is crafted from romantic tulle and is finished with a velvet tie that creates a sweet and feminine draped bow. It won't provide much warmth but it's the perfect addition to a simple slip dress or a frothy tulle frock.

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Unreal Fur Faxu Fur Capelet

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 Courtesy of BHLDN

A faux fur capelet for a winter wedding is a total must. This soft white style would make the perfect complement to a clean and classic, structured wedding dress and is just the touch of warmth you need for taking photos outdoors.

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mimetik Blush Lace Shawl

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If you're looking for just a whisper of something either to cover bare shoulders during the ceremony or to add a pretty accessory to your wedding day look (or both!), choose a sheer lace shawl. This style from mimetik comes in four colors including a warm and feminine blush tone.

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SeniDey Wool Shawl

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Courtesy of SeniDey

A simple and clean wedding dress calls for a minimalist style cover-up. This wool shawl can be worn multiple ways from looping it in the front to tying it at the back to draping it across the shoulders. Its wool texture adds some softness to a wedding dress with clean and crisp lines.

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Ivy & Aster Ostrich Feather Shrug

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 Courtesy of BHLDN

For the bride who wants to make a statement and who has an affinity for old Hollywood glam, this fabulous shrug made from ostrich feathers (ethically sourced, of course!) is definitely your vibe. We love this style worn over a slinky slip or paired with a short second look dress.

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David's Bridal Faux-Fur Mock Neck Capelet

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Courtesy of David's Bridal

If you're getting married on a snowy mountaintop or during the winter months, then you'll need a cover-up that is not only warm but also complements your venue. Think of how incredible you'll look in this faux-fur mock neck capelet against a winter wonderland backdrop.

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DavieandChiyo Sheer Chiffon Shawl

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Courtesy of DavieandChiyo/etsy 

Summer brides who want just a little something to cover their shoulders should consider light and airy chiffon.

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Unreal Fur Faux Fur Shawl

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 Courtesy of Farfetch

Nothing could be chicer than a faux fur shawl that sits casually and effortlessly. Wear yours with a strapless gown to really showcase your bare and statuesque shoulders.

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DavieandChiyo Vintage Chantilly Lace Capelet

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 Courtesy of DavieandChiyo/Etsy

Spring and summer brides rejoice! We have found a floral capelet made from delicate chantilly lace ideal for warm-weather nuptials. It's sheer, it's breathable and vintage to boot!

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Bübish Faux Fur Shrug

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Courtesy of Nordstrom

We love how this faux fur shrug frames and highlights the shoulders. If you're having a fall or a winter wedding and don't want to cover up completely with something like a capelet, then go for a shrug that still allows for some skin to show and the details of your dress to peek through.

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RDesignStore Mohair Wrap

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What bride doesn't love options? This light-weight and ethereal wrap comes in 38 different colors from off white to light lavender to classic navy so you'll be sure to find a tone that fits your bridal style and venue.

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Jenny Yoo Scalloped and Beaded Capelet

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Courtesy of Nordstrom

A simple and delicate beaded capelet might be all you need to add some sparkle to your wedding day ensemble. This one from Jenny Yoo fastens sweetly at the neck and provides sheer but ornate coverage.

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Tadashi Shoji Floral Lace Capelet

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Capes were all over the Spring 2020 bridal runways with styles in dramatic lengths to more cropped versions like this Tadashi Shoji capelet crafted from intricate floral lace. Unique details like a high neck, a fabric ribbon and an eyelash lace fringe, sets this capelet apart from the rest.

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Rosantica Gold-Tone Faux Pearl & Floral Cape

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Cover-ups come in all shapes and styles, including heavily beaded capes. If you're looking for something that looks more like a statement-making piece of jewelry then go for this Rosantica cape crafted from faux pearls and fabric flowers.

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alexbridal Faux Fur Wrap

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There is nothing more glamorous than a little faux fur accent to tie your winter wedding look together. Choose to wear this wrap draped over your shoulders or rest it effortlessly in the crook of your arms.

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Needle & Thread Petal Embroidered Tulle Capelet

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Courtesy of Moda Operandi 

Perfectly pastel petals flock this beautifully embroidered tulle capelet fit for a spring bride who is getting married in a garden among flowers.

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Molly Goddard Cropped Tulle Wrap

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For the fashion-forward bride with a modern and minimalist aesthetic, look no further than this cropped tulle wrap jacket that can easily be worn over your wedding dress or under a bridal blazer for a super chic city hall wedding.

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CostLlama Ivory Shawl

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Courtesy of CosyLlama/etsy

Drape this soft winter-weight shawl across your shoulders and don't even think twice. This classic and sophisticated style is timeless and will complement any style of wedding dress.

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Adrianna Papell Embellished Faux-Fur Shrug

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Courtesy of Adrianna Papell

For stylish warmth worthy of the red carpet, scoop up this Adrianna Papell faux-fur shrug complete with a crystal-embellished closure.

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MODAcrochet Woven Shawl

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Courtesy of MODAcrochet

Soft and subtle this cozy woven shawl is just what you need to keep warm without sacrificing on style.

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Needle & Thread Pastel Florals Embroidered Capelet

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Courtesy of Needle & Thread

This capelet is not for the bride who shies away from making a statement! This floral embroidered tulle number would be the perfect addition to any simple dress or if you really want a bold wedding day look, there is a matching gown to this capelet!

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mimetik Golden Polka Dot Tulle Shawl

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Courtesy of mimetik 

This gauzy, diaphanous and gold speckled shawl is just what you've been searching for to complete your summer wedding look. Sheer tulle is soft and airy and catches the light beautifully.

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Tadashi Shoji Star Motif Mesh Capelet

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Courtesy of Tadashi Shoji

Brides who love a celestial theme or anything that isn't a floral motif–we see you! This modern mesh capelet has all of the details and none of the frills and boasts a unique star embellished trim.

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Rosantica Gold-Tone Crystal Cape

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Courtesy of Net-A-Porter

While some bridal cover-ups might not have much use beyond the wedding day, this Rosantica crystal caped definitely will. Adorn your shoulders with a piece of jewelry that can be worn during your nuptials and at any future formal affair.

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Laremi Shawl with Satin Tie

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Photo by Mountain Weddings

When considering what cover-up is right for you, also take into account what size will work well with your dress and with the weather. This cozy satin tie shawl wraps you from your shoulders to your elbows keeping you warmer than a cropped jacket or sheer capelet.

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