Whether you want an extra bit of whimsy or need some coverage for a winter celebration, these wedding gowns and their capes will get the job done! Some are detachable and can be used in photos, at the ceremony or just in the elements while others are apart of the actual wedding gown itself.
Long sleeves, lace, illusion and beads, it’s all here in our list of stunning, show-stopping designs. So, if you’re bridal style is a bit outside-the-box, fashion-forward and inspired by quirky couture, then you’ll need to check them out now!
What is a Bridal Cape, Anyway?
A bridal cape is exactly what is sounds like. It’s a cape for a bride, but with the ability to add ethereal vibes and a bit of magic to her overall look.
They’re practical too though, for those that want a bit more coverage in the cathedral or just don’t like the way the top of their arms look in photographs, capes or capelets can be a lifesaver!
Perfect for winter weddings or women with a style that’s much more original and unique than what we know to be bridal tradition, wedding gowns with capes are for brides with a passion for fashion.
10 Beautiful Dresses With Capes
Bramanta Wijaya Sposa | Spring/Summer 2015 Cape Dress
The lace on this cape is mesmerizing but it’s the train that truly steals the show with this beauty. And it’s not detachable so this magic is apart of the original design. But, because of where the sleeves are cut, there won’t be any problems with immobility or the fabric getting in the way of the party!
Vania Romoff | Sold Out 2014 Collection
Although this piece is from a sold out collection, it still provides incredible inspiration for bridal looks all around. Capes don’t have to cover the entire dress. Instead, you can just take it off after photos or once you hit the aisle.
Krikor Jabotian | Spring/Summer 2015
How striking is this entire ensemble? The embellished cape will make a woman not only feel like a bride but feel like a queen as she walks down the aisle. It has both contemporary and vintage touches fusing the styles seamlessly and in an elegant, artistic fashion.
Alberta Ferretti | 2015 Collection
Draped and bohemian, this lace cape is a stunner all on its own. Paired with a simple, silk gown it’s the perfect topping to a bridal look that you want to personalize. It’s quite youthful as well, with a flirtatious spirit.
Blue by Enzoani |Past Collections
This cape is a bit more traditional. And it’s one that you can keep on for the ceremony and tear off before you get on the dance floor. It’s semi-opaque and full of intricate, lace details at the hem.
Alvina Valenta | Spring 2012
A jeweled cape that can go over a variety of bridal gown styles, it’s a versatile piece that’s both functional and a bit glam too. Give yourself a bit of coverage with this stunning, formal design that adds a some more girlish charm to the overall ensemble.
David’s Bridal | Oleg Cassini Collection
This piece was exclusively at David’s Bridal. So it not only shows how you can find unique designs at a more accessible spot, but you can find them affordably as well. Don’t sacrifice your vision, there’s the perfect dress – and cape – out there for every bride.
Maggie Sottero | Fall 2016 Collection
It’s hard not to swoon for this womanly and sophisticated bridal look. The cape gives an exquisite “topping” to a look that shows off every curve and every part of a bride’s neckline that she wants to be seen.
Claire Pettibone | Spring 2017 Collection
There’s so much to be wowed about when it comes to this cape design. There’s a bit of Victorian flavor sewn right into those sparkling, lace details. With a high-neck but enough peek-a-boo appeal to get a subtle, sex appeal ignited, it’s one of our favorites.
Lusan Mandongus | 2016 Collection
With lace and romance, this gown with its cape train is quite the showstopper. The length adds extra drama, extra fairy-tale like quality as well as a surprise factor that you definitely want to have when you walk down the aisle.