While wearing a veil on your wedding day will continue to be a timeless look for decades to come, the bridal cape can be the majestic statement piece that adds something striking to your look, whether it be for the aisle or the after-party.
Your wedding day is your time to shine – so consider embodying a glamorous look on your special day with something that’s a bit different. Although wedding capes aren’t groundbreaking in the realm of matrimony, they’re definitely making a huge splash in 2019 wedding trends as brides search for a fitting alternative to the traditional veil.
Whether you’re looking to cover up or show off, capes present the opportunity to let your imagination run wild – they’re ultimately a blank canvas that can be tailored to suit your gown. Opt for a sheer, delicate shawl embellished with elegant embroidery, or go all out and complement your classic gown with a full-length cape. Whatever you choose, you’ll definitely catch every eye when you’re twirling on the dancefloor.
With royal nuptials and celebrities knot-tying galore, some glorious, theatrical and fanciful trends are set to woo. We check out the latest and greatest in bridal couture as the wedding scene romances its way through 2019.
The scenes from the bridal couture leaders are bringing us the sleekest of silhouettes. Fairy nymph styles to sultry beach-wedding dresses, there is something for everyone making their way down the aisle.
Pick your favourite romantic fantasy and deliver the memories in statement detailing and colour. The only word to remember is glamourous.
Feathers and flounces
Period-style ruffling to multi layered skirts – it’s the dresses that make a grander than grand entrance. Outfits of plush plumage, with an overall covering of soft, angel-like feathering is very current. Edgy or minimalist accessories and hair will keep this look contemporary.
Sheer, gossamer tulles, satins and chiffons are all paired with mirrored embroideries in reflective designs, reminiscent of disco days. These pops of silvery embellishments are a bit more of a elegant, edgy statement than the usual sequins and crystal beading.
Sheer or ruffled capes are draped from shoulders in the wedding world. Full length capes to replace a veil, or the cute coverlet for the after-dark party festivities. Sheer and embellished with enchanting embroidery slink over the silhouette.
Veils to be seen
The veil has had a resurgence and become the crowning glory of the bridal attire. Full and flowing, it enhances the dress and makes a statement unique to each bride. The Duchess of Sussex’s veil was embroidered to symbolise the flowers of the British Commonwealth. This time round, veils can trail forever, or be embellished with personality.
Princess Eugenie and the Duchess of Sussex showed us that glamourous style can be simple and embellishment unnecessary – and a rise in bridal minimalism soon followed, with designers creating simplicity at its finest.
The 70s disco merging into 80s edgy; plunging necklines, sequined glitz and look-at-me accessories will ensure the wedding dance will be all about the bride, who is also sure to shimmy and shine down the aisle.
Designers like Vera Wang are embracing soft sultry blue. Cool, flattering and serene, use blue in flowing sheer fabric to emulate water and sky. Opt for just a touch in this tone, or dare to beguile in head to toe, or with just in a wisp of tulle or lace.
Bows are back and are getting big. The 50s-originating fashion feature has been immortalised by Oscar de la Renta through to Givenchy Haute Couture. These big accessories are theatrical and structured; on the shoulder like large butterflies, in the middle of the back, or in veils and embroideries. Small and quaint gives way to big and edgy.