Are you a winter bride looking for the perfect cover-up for your big day? You're in luck!

The cold weather is coming (or if you're in London, it's well and truly here). And while that means warm cocktails, evergreen decor, an abundance of candlelight, and all the romance of a winter wedding, it also means brides in light dresses turning blue while they get their pictures taken.

Not a good look!

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Bouquet by Gail Vander Laan, Photo by The Jon Hartman Photography Co via Bridal Musings

So today, we're bringing you a round up of our favourite coats and cover-ups to leave you feeling toasty, or at least a little less exposed to the elements, on your big day.

If you're opting for a wedding day cover-up, there are so many ways to go depending on your style.

You can keep it classic with a faux fur coat or wool wrap. Light cardis and sweaters make preppy cover-ups while still keeping things pretty and feminine. Vintage shawls, capes and hoods add a touch of glamour, or something sheer and sparkly is a light accessory that won't change up your bridal look too much.

If you opt for a coat, channel the likes of Kate Middleton, Michelle Obama or Jackie O for chic and formal outerwear.


Photo by Frances Tulk-Hart, Dress by Savannah Miller via Bridal Musings

Then of course, you can go a little alternative instead. Lots of wedding dress designers (Ivy & Aster, Houghton NYC, Otaduy and Savannah Miller to name just a few) have been creating coats and jackets to match their aesthetics.

Likewise, you can ditch the bride tag altogether and look to your favourite stores and designers for kimonos, leather or denim jackets, sequin or silk bombers or cool tuxedo blazers and cropped coats.

Long gowns look awesome contrasted with short casual jackets, so don't be afraid to mix up your look.


‘I Do' jacket by Otaduy via Bridal Musings

Still stuck? Scroll down to check out our round-up of 10 gorgeous bridal cover-ups, and shop more of our favourites at the end of the page.

1. Go For Faux


Faux Fur Jacket by Helen Moore for BHLDN

2. Brides of a Feather


Feather Cover-up by Serenity Kate Couture on Etsy

3. The First Lady


White Wool & Cashmere Coat by Reiss

4. Caped Crusader


Chiffon Cape Train by Gibson Bespoke on Etsy

5. Blushing Bomber


Embroidered Bomber Jacket by Stella McCartney

6. Prima Ballerina


Wrap Cardigan by Ivy & Aster for BHLDN

7. Little White Riding Hood


White Faux Fur Hood  by Pits by Triin Isak on Etsy

8. Cute Cardi


Knitted Cover-up by ASOS

9. Biker Bride


Limited Edition Leather Jacket by Houghton NYC

10. All That Glitters


Beaded Wrap by Carol Hannah for BHLDN

Some really chic options, right? I love the look of a leather jacket with a formal gown, but the faux fur coats are hard to resist for a glamorous winter wedding look, don't you think?

Get more ideas for bridal coats and cover-ups below, and don't forget to check out more of our shoppable posts (they make shopping for your wedding so much smoother!).

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