31 Bridal Capes to Complement Any Wedding Dress

From the fashion-forward to the traditional bride.

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Whether you're looking to inject some serious drama into your wedding day look or if you're just in need of some added coverage, a cape is perfect for the bride looking to enhance her wedding dress and fend off chillier weather. Capes have become the modern alternative to the veil and a statement-making trend with bridal capes ranging from the ultra-glamorous to the demure.

For those unabashed by extravagance and drama, you'll love details like allover embellishments, bold color, and exaggerated lengths. If a minimalist vibe is more your speed, sheer silk, and tulle options are on offer both in full-length silhouettes and cropped capelets.

Thinking of wearing a cape on your wedding day? Here we've rounded up the best bridal capes to suit any bridal style.

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Inmaculada García Lace-Trim Tulle Cape

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If you're choosing to wear a cape, you're probably looking to add a little drama to your wedding day look. Make an entrance in this long and diaphanous lace-trim cape.

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Noon On The Moon Silk Cape

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This stunning raw-edge tulle veil is simplicity at it's finest. Soft and gauzy, it's the perfect touch for brides wanting an alternative to a floor-length veil.

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Tadashi Shoji Floral Lace Capelet

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If you're going for a vintage-y vibe on your big day, consider this pretty lace capelet complete with a high-neck and soft ribbon tie. It's just the little hint of lace you've been searching for.

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Davie and Chiyo Modern Bridal Cape

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Minimalist brides who want to keep it modern and unfussy will love the clean silhouette of this effortless cape. A simple style also ensures that the cape won't compete with your dress.

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Terani Couture Embellished Cape

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If you're rocking a simple dress like a clean strapless number or a satin slip, take the look to the next level with an embellished cape. This beaded cape boasts a cascade of tiny pearl and sequin flowers.

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Jenny Packham Semi-Sheer Sequin Cape

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 Courtesy of Selfridges

Typically an embellished cape will have a little more weight to it, meaning it will stay in place for photos if there is a light breeze. But, what to do if you're not into loud embellishments? Opt for a cape with subtle details like this cape adorned with sheer sequins.

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Wildest Dreams Bridal Stars Cape

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Brides throwing a celestial-themed wedding, we know you're out there! And this star-adorned cape is for you! Each star is of varying sizes and is embellished with translucent sequins for a subtle shine.

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Miguelina Sheer Lace Cape

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Summer or destination wedding bound brides can wear capes too! Especially if they're made from easy, breezy sheer lace like this gorgeous style from Miguelina.

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All About Romance Draped Tulle Cape

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For brides who don't want their shoulders or their dress to be covered, consider this cape that fastens at the shoulders. It acts more like a train than a cape and the best part is that it's detachable–perfect for hitting that dancefloor!

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Monique Lhuillier Tulle Cape

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If you want to add just a hint of color to your bridal look, a soft blush is the way to go as it won't overpower or takeaway from your dress.

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BHLDN Floor-Skimming Cape

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We love how unique this cape is, from how it is knotted at the shoulders to the subtle V-back, to the lace leaf hemline. Sweep your hair back to fully showcase this gorgeous style.

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David's Bridal Beaded Lace Appliqué Trim Cape

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 Courtesy of David's Bridal

For brides who love a traditional look, opt for a lace-trimmed capelet. It's just the right amount of detail to add to your dress, not detract from it. Keep accessories simple and classic.

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Needle & Thread Wildflower Sequin Cape

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 Courtesy of Moda Operandi

If you're not one to shy away from a major statement-making moment, then this is absolutely the cape for you. With allover floral embellishments of beads and sequins in blues, pinks and greens–this is as wow factor as it comes.

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Alexis Jacquard Cape

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Bridal capes aren't all sheer and diaphanous, some are architectural and structured like this Alexis jacquard capelet. The beauty of a structured cape is that it can be paired with an equally as structured gown or it can be paired with a soft sheath dress.

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Daughter's of Simone Pearl Embellished Cape

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Courtesy of BHLDN

We love all of the sweet details on this floor-length cape from the scattered pearls to the tassel ties. This style is for the bride who is truly a romantic at heart.

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Seni Dey Tulle Cape

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If this cape makes you want to run along the beach–tulle floating in the wind, then you've found your perfect match. Little details like a keyhole back that ties at the neck, make this style all the more sweeter.

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BHLDN Embroidered Blooms Cape

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Delicately embroidered blush blooms flock this beaded trim cape. A high-low silhouette allows for the back of the cape to peek through so that the details can be fully appreciated.

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Monique Lhuillier Brie Crystal-Embellished Swiss-Dot Cape

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If you're worried about any added bulk when it comes to a bridal cape, fear not! This swiss-dot tulle cape boasts a slim fit across the shoulders and gathered pleating to keep it in place. We are also loving how the crystal-embellished neckline looks like a piece of sparkling jewelry.

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TS Long Embroidered Cape

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 Courtesy of Nordstrom

If you're having a black-tie wedding, this long and regal cape is a no-brainer. Since the embroidery is so unique, opt for simple accessories to keep the look from being too busy.

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Adam Lippes Pink Dobby-Dot Tulle Cape

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Ladies looking for a high impact cape need not look any further than this pastel pink dream. A crepe ribbon ties at the neck for a supremely feminine vibe.

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David's Bridal Long Tulle Cape with 3D Flowers

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 Courtesy of David's Bridal

This cape is fit for royalty and the perfect complement to a princess ballgown. Glide down the aisle in tulle embellished with the prettiest 3D flowers.

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Jenny Packham Lilac Sequined Tulle Cape

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Not for the faint of heart or for the wallflower bride, this bold lilac cape is here to turn heads. We are already dreaming up events to wear this to!

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David's Bridal Lace_Trimmed High-Low Cape

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 Courtesy of David's Bridal

Never underestimate the power of a gorgeous lace trim! This scalloped lace is a simple detail but it is one that makes a big impact. This style is also available in plus size.

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Marchesa Floral Appliqué Capelet

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This capelet has appliqués for days! With all these beautiful floral details- you'd be mad not to wear this to your garden wedding–or any wedding really!

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Alexandra Grecco Feather Cape

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If you're coveting that old Hollywood glitz and glam look, then you need to get yourself a beaded feather cape. The movement of the feathers and the sparkle of the beads will make your aisle feel just like the red carpet.

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Davie and Chiyo Lace Cape

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There is something to be said about just really beautiful lace and with this style cape, you have the option to choose from four very different but equally as gorgeous laces.

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Bridal Separates Lace and Pearl Cape

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 Courtesy of Bridal Separates

The perfect combination of pearls and lace dot and line this flirty capelet making it the perfect addition to a simple wedding dress.

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Sachin & Babi Blush Asymmetrical Cape

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Courtesy of Orchard Mile

This blush cape is full of fun details from the asymmetrical hem to a feminine ruffle to a keyhole back. This style fastens at the back to create a more seamless look at the front.

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La Voile Rose Floral Embroidered Cape

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We love how this colorful cape looks as if the flowers are actually growing on the tulle. Floral details are kept lighter at the top to allow for the back of the dress to be seen.

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Faux Fur Capelet

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 Courtesy of Anthropologie

Winter brides, a faux fur cape is just what you need to fend off the cold and look chic. We'd also agree that this cape can be worn beyond your wedding over a formal dress or even with a pair of jeans.

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Noon On The Moon Crystal Embellished Veil

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 Courtesy of Noon On The Moon

These strategically placed crystals are sure to catch the light at just the right moment to make for the most stunning wedding photos.

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