35 Bridal Capes For The Extra Bride

If there was ever a time to go over the top, it's your wedding day

Updated 08/13/18

Photo by Tec Petaja

Certain brides want to embody a timeless look on their wedding day, choosing a classic gown that flatters their figure just so, perhaps topped with a veil, and finished with a beauty look that’s simple but elegant. Others consider their wedding day the ultimate time to shine (which it is!) veering in a dramatic direction with their wedding dress, makeup, and accessories. For this type of bride, we’re all about the cape trend.

Oscillating between whimsical and theatrical, bridal capes are a modern alternative to the veil and have been a fixture in wedding collections for the past couple of seasons with designers like Ines Di Santo, Zuhair Murad, Berta, and Naeem Khan leading the way. A statement-making trend, bridal capes range from ultra-glamorous to demure, meaning there are styles to suit myriad bridal tastes whether you’re the extra type, entirely minimal or frilly and feminine. From glistening beads to delicate lace appliqués and pearl or feather adorned, bridal capes deliver on drama for those unabashed by extravagance. If a quieter statement is more your speed, sheer silk and tulle options are on offer both in full-length silhouettes and cropped capelets.

A cape is perfect for the bride looking to enhance her wedding dress but it’s also ideal for those in need of an extra layer either for the sake of appearing modest for a church ceremony or in chillier weather. Shorter capes give certain wedding dresses a vintage feel which is great for the bride channeling a retro vibe. If your dress is on the simpler side, a cape is an enchanting touch and perfect if you want the option of a glitzier layer but don’t want to commit to it for your entire wedding. You can go full-on dramatic, however, with an intricate gown and equally ornate cape. The sky’s the limit—it’s all about what suits your bridal aesthetics best.

Think you’re into a bridal cape for your wedding day? Here, we’ve plucked 35 versions to push you toward yes from straight-off-the-runway versions to affordable finds. Cue the theatrics.

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Mori Lee 11010 Wedding Cape

Courtesy of Mori Lee

SHOP NOW: Madame Bridal, $60

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Davie and Chiyo Lyra Bridal Cape

Courtesy of Davie and Chiyo

SHOP NOW: Etsy, $74

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David's Bridal Scalloped Chiffon Capelet with Beading

Courtesy of David's Bridal

SHOP NOW: David's Bridal, was $129.95, now $99.99

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Vanilla WFG Wedding Cape

Courtesy of Vanilla WFG

SHOP NOW: Etsy, $150

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Lotus Threads Dorrit Cape

Courtesy of Lotus Threads

SHOP NOW: BHLDN, $160

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LAmei Chic Beaded Lace Neckline Floor Length Wedding Bridal Cape in Soft Satin

Courtesy of LAmei

SHOP NOW: Etsy, $174.77

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Noon On The Moon Silk Bridal Cape

Courtesy of Noon On The Moon

SHOP NOW: Etsy, $175

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Wildest Dreams Bridal Bridal Cape Beaded

Courtesy of Wildest Dreams Bridal

SHOP NOW: Etsy, $182.83

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Needle & Thread Marie Cape

Courtesy of Needle & Thread

SHOP NOW: Needle & Thread, was $460, now $184

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Terani Couture Palmer Cape

Courtesy of Terani Couture

SHOP NOW: BHLDN, $190

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Jenny Yoo Fiona Topper

Courtesy of Jenny Yoo

SHOP NOW: Jenny Yoo, $220

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Eddy K Vincent Cape

Courtesy of Eddy K

SHOP NOW: BHLDN, $450

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Namrata Joshipura Hughes Cape

Courtesy of Namrata Joshipura

SHOP NOW: BHLDN, was $450, now $300

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Watters Hilda Capelet

Courtesy of Watters

SHOP NOW: Watters, $495 - $569

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Eddy K Anastasia Cape

Courtesy of Eddy K

SHOP NOW: BHLDN, $500

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Grace Loves Lace Roberta Cape

Courtesy of Grace Loves Lace

SHOP NOW: Grace Loves Lace, $540

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Zakaa Elyria Cape

Courtesy of Zakaa

SHOP NOW: BHLDN, $650

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Tadashi Shoji Renata Cape

Courtesy of Tadashi Shoji

SHOP NOW: David's Bridal, $878

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Alexandra Grecco Wren Capelet

Courtesy of Alexandra Grecco

SHOP NOW: Alexandra Grecco, $900

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Atelier Pronovias Bridal Cape

Courtesy of Pronovias

SHOP NOW: Pronovias, Price Upon Request

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Badgley Mishka Cape

Courtesy of Badgley Mishka

SHOP NOW: Badgley Mishka, Price Upon Request

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Berta Bridal Cape

Courtesy of Berta

SHOP NOW: Berta, Price Upon Request

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Caroline Hayden Embellished Tulle Cape

Courtesy of Caroline Hayden

SHOP NOW: Caroline Hayden, Price Upon Request

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Idan Cohen Bridal Cape

Courtesy of Idan Cohen

SHOP NOW: Idan Cohen, Price Upon Request

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Divine Bridal Cape

Courtesy of Divine

SHOP NOW: Divine, Price Upon Request

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Ines Di Santo Bridal Cape

Courtesy of Ines Di Santo

SHOP NOW: Ines Di Santo, Price Upon Request

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Isabel Zapardiez Bridal Cape

Courtesy of Isabel Zapardiez

SHOP NOW: Isabel Zapardiez, Price Upon Request

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Peter Langner Bridal Cape

Courtesy of Peter Langner

SHOP NOW: Peter Langner, Price Upon Request

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Odylyne The Ceremony Morgan Cape

Courtesy of Odylyne The Ceremony

SHOP NOW: Odylyne The Ceremony, Price Upon Request

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Savannah Miller Alexandra Gathered Tulle Cape Coat with Tiered Gathered Sleeves and Customizable Train Length

Courtesy of Savannah Miller

SHOP NOW: Savannah Miller, Price Upon Request

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Zuhair Murad Bridal Cape

Courtesy of Zuhair Murad

SHOP NOW: Zuhair Murad, Price Upon Request

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Naeem Khan Chelsea Cape

Courtesy of Naeem Khan

SHOP NOW: Naeem Khan, Price Upon Request

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Victoria Kyriakides Bridal Cape

Courtesy of Victoria Kyriakides

SHOP NOW: Victoria Kyriakides, Price Upon Request

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Allure Bridals Style: CP38 Cape

Courtesy of Allure Bridals

SHOP NOW: Allure Bridals, Price Upon Request

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Allure Bridals Style: CP25 Cape

Courtesy of Allure Bridals

SHOP NOW: Allure Bridals, Price Upon Request

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