Stylish winter bridal cover-ups

The Bride

Bridal fashion: Chic cover-ups to keep you warm on your wedding day

Looking for the perfect way to keep warm on your big day? Stylist Corina Gaffey has you covered. Literally.

It's the most wonderful time of the year…

Although summer might the most coveted time of year to get married, a cool-wedding winter can just be as magical as a summer soiree. From sumptuous velvet to hints of sparkle, winter weddings can look chic and unexpected. 

And that counts for your dress too; just because you are tying the knot in the winter months, it doesn't mean you have to go with the obvious high-neck, long-sleeve wintery wedding gown. Your options are limitless - you can go sophisticated or subtly festive or both. Plus, you don't have to sacrifice style just because of chilly temperatures - that's what faux fur stoles and wraps are for. So, choose that off-the-shoulder dress of your dreams and add shopping for a chic-but-cosy topper to your pre-wedding to-do list.


A beautiful bridal bolero or faux fur coat, can make your wedding day look a lot more versatile and stylish while making you forget about any brisk air or blustering breeze while you pose for your photographs.

Do remember to choose a cover-up that complements, not overwhelms, your gown.

If you're dress is of more pared back, simple style, opt for a beaded caplet, feather bolero or embellished cover-up. For more ornate and decorative gowns, try a more minimal accent to avoid looking too OTT.

Think outside the bridal box

But don't just default to the trusty pashmina or restrictive yourself to sold called bridal cover-ups, and think outside the bridal box.

From biker jackets, to billowing blazers, to kimono styles, anything can constitute bridal once it accentuates your wedding look. Although you'll probably never get wear out of your wedding dress again, your cover-up you totally can, so pick one you love and you'll be able to style it up long after the big-day is over.

Check out these chic and cosy cover-ups that are perfect for a stylish bride to keep warm on her big day.

1. Feather bolero, €1194, Temperley London, Netaporter | 2. Faux fur coat, €275, Ted Baker | 3. Gold cape, €175, Caroline Kilkenny | 4. Sequin cropped jacket, €254, BHLDN | 5. Faux fur scarf, €65, Helen Moore, Arnotts | 6. Cropped lace jacket, €188, Sachin & Babi, The Outnet | 7. Feather bolero, €80, Jenny Packham, Debenhams | 8. Faux fur coat, €365, Ted Baker | 9. Lace biker jacket, €1190, Rime Arodaky, Netaporter | 10. Faux fur coat, €98, Oasis | 11. Sequin cape, €217, Needle & Thread | 12. Feather bolero, €170, Monsoon | 13. Cashmere wrap, €169.75, BHLDN | 14. Faux fur cape, €71, David's Bridal | 15. Lace capelet, €127, BHLDN