We’re obsessed with the trend for bridal capes (thanks Solange!) and we’re so excited that the look has made it off the catwalks and onto the stylish shoulders of real brides in the form of gorgeous, wearable cover-ups.

Super chic, and oh-so-practical too, check out our pick of beautiful bridal capelets with our resident wedding attire aficionado, Bené Eaton.

The 20 Most Stunning Bridal Capelets | Bridal Musings Wedding Blog

After swooning over the gorgeous dresses at this spring’s New York Bridal Market and following Elizabeth’s front row musings during this year’s Barcelona Bridal Week, it became clear that a few fashion trends definitely reined supreme.

My favorite trend from this year’s catwalks? Two words—bridal cape. The dramatic cape-like gowns displayed in the Jenny Packham and Pronovias 2016 collections won me over and convinced me that the bridal cape is here to stay.

If you love the look of a cape but aren’t quite sure about donning one on your big day, a bridal capelet is a fabulous alternative. A capelet can polish off any dress (as seen in the Ivy & Aster 2016 collection), and it’s also the perfect cover-up for a more traditional wedding or for an evening affair.

The 20 Most Stunning Bridal Capelets

I’ve put together a list of the 20 most stunning bridal capelets. If you’re looking to add the final touch to your wedding dress, you must take a peek below.

1. Sheer Beauty

The 20 Most Stunning Bridal Capelets | Bridal Musings Wedding BlogCapelet by BrideLaBoheme via Etsy | Photo by Lana Ivanova

2. Shoulder Chic

The 20 Most Stunning Bridal Capelets | Bridal Musings Wedding BlogCapelet by Carol Hannah (Also available at BHLDN) | Photo by Matthew Ree

3. Boho Bride

The 20 Most Stunning Bridal Capelets | Bridal Musings Wedding BlogCapelet by MarisolAparicio via Etsy | Photo by Lara Lam Photography

 4. Encrusted Elegance

The 20 Most Stunning Bridal Capelets | Bridal Musings Wedding BlogCapelet by Badgley Mischka | Photo by Jose Villa via The Knot

5. Ballerina Blush

The 20 Most Stunning Bridal Capelets | Bridal Musings Wedding BlogCapelet by sibodesigns via Etsy | Photo by Brumley & Wells

6. All Tied Up

The 20 Most Stunning Bridal Capelets | Bridal Musings Wedding BlogCapelet by Twigs & Honey | Photo by Elizabeth Messina

7. In The Detail

The 20 Most Stunning Bridal Capelets | Bridal Musings Wedding BlogCapelet by GibsonBespoke via Etsy | Photo by Kurt Boomer

8. Lovely Lace

The 20 Most Stunning Bridal Capelets | Bridal Musings Wedding BlogCapelet by Chaviano Couture | Photo by Lauren Kinsey via Ruffled

9. Pearly White

The 20 Most Stunning Bridal Capelets | Bridal Musings Wedding BlogCapelet by KristiBonnici via Etsy | Photo via KristiBonnici

10. Flapper Girl

The 20 Most Stunning Bridal Capelets | Bridal Musings Wedding BlogCapelet by Moyna via BHLDN | Photo via BHLDN

11. The New Necklace

The 20 Most Stunning Bridal Capelets | Bridal Musings Wedding BlogCapelet by GibsonBespoke via Etsy | Photo via GibsonBespoke

12. Keep It Retro

The 20 Most Stunning Bridal Capelets | Bridal Musings Wedding BlogCapelet by Moyna | Photo by IYQ Photography via Elizabeth Anne Designs

13. Extreme Lengths

The 20 Most Stunning Bridal Capelets | Bridal Musings Wedding BlogCapelet by MarisolAparicio via Etsy | Photo by Yuna Leonard

14. Sweet & Chic

The 20 Most Stunning Bridal Capelets | Bridal Musings Wedding BlogCapelet by Moyna via BHLDN | Photo by Gracie Blue via Southern Weddings

15. Pretty Appliqué

Capelet_15Capelet by KristiBonnici via Etsy | Photo via KristiBonnici

16. Stylish Spiderweb

The 20 Most Stunning Bridal Capelets | Bridal Musings Wedding BlogCapelet by Jenny Packham | Photo by KT Merry via Style Me Pretty

17. Bridal Beading

The 20 Most Stunning Bridal Capelets | Bridal Musings Wedding BlogCapelet by BrideLaBoheme via Etsy | Photo by Lana Ivanova

18. Ever So Simple

The 20 Most Stunning Bridal Capelets | Bridal Musings Wedding BlogCapelet by Untamed Petals by Amanda Judge via BHLDN | Photo via BHLDN

19. Sheer Tiers

The 20 Most Stunning Bridal Capelets | Bridal Musings Wedding BlogCapelet by bustle via Etsy | Photo by Grimshaw Photo Effects

20. Beautiful Embroidery

The 20 Most Stunning Bridal Capelets | Bridal Musings Wedding BlogCapelet by Ivy & Aster | Photo by Michelle March via Style Me Pretty

There you have it, the most stunning capelets I’ve ever laid eyes on!

Would you wear one of these beauties on your big day? We’d love to hear from you. Is the cape/capelet trend/cover-up a hit or miss? Let us know what you think in the comments below. 

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