Trending Now: Extravagant Capes

It’s every bride’s struggle when picking a wedding gown - you want to look timeless and chic, but you don’t want to play it safe, either. 2018’s bridal fashion game has been out of this world so far, but our favorite trend is a simple add-on that can take your wedding day look to the next level: a cape!

And we’re not talking superhero capes, either. Beautiful beaded pieces have been trailing down runways and aisles this season and their impact is unmistakable. They’re effortless but elegant, perfect for an extra layer of coverage for a church ceremony or a little layer of warmth for an outdoor wedding on a chilly fall day. It’s a great way to add some variety to your look on your big day without ditching that expensive gown for a second reception dress! For a more casual look, a short, lace capelet adds a touch of whimsy and romance. Play with color and incorporate a gold or blush-toned piece! True, floor-length capes are also popping up all over the bridal scene in place of longer veils, and we love the dramatic statement that an intricately beaded one makes.

This high-fashion look doesn’t have to come with a couture price tag, either. Etsy offers tons of handmade capes and capelets at a fraction of the price. The one-of-a-kind beading will completely elevate your look, and you’ll be dazzling your guests without breaking the bank!

2017 Bridal Trends

The 2017 runways have spoken! We wanted to share with you our top picks for trends from the runway that you can incorporate into your wedding day style and beyond!

Depending on your style, a veil might not be for you. A great alternative to help create an ethereal look is to wear a bridal cape or capelet! The cape has been trending for a few years and we think its a trend that is not going away anytime soon. Incorporating a cape into your big day's attire is a great way to give a way to switch up your dress; where the cape for your ceremony and then take it off for the dance party reception!

Cape styles are versatile, so there is a cape for every season and every dress style. Time to glam it up!

Top Left: Photo Jose Villa  Dress Lihi Hod | Top Right: Alberta Ferreti | Bottom Left: Temperley via One Day Fab | Bottom Right: David's Bridal

Who doesn't want their wedding day to be dripping in flowers! So why not have botanical design elements incorporated into your dress. Leaves and blooms and vines, on my! We love this trend for the bride that wants her day's look to feel romantic but have a modern flare.

Top Left: Tara Lynn Lawton Photography | Top Right: BHLDN | Bottom Left: Claire Pettibone | Bottom Right: David's Bridal

The metallic trend has been one of our favorites for awhile and from the looks of the 2017 runways it continues to be everyone's favorite. Who doesn't want a little extra sparkle on their big day! From gold to silver to champagne, there is a metallic to fit every style, every bride and every wedding day's design.

Top Left: Maggie Sottero | Top Right: Erica Velasco Photographers Dress Truvelle | Bottom Left: Maggie Sottero | Bottom Right: Photo: Sophie Epton Dress: Alon Livine 

Looking for a fun style? Ruffles bring that unexpected surprise to a dress design. You can go full ruffle for dramatic effect, or have a little ruffle add flare to your style. Ruffles are a great way to add dimension to your hips (if you need it!). We love ruffles for brides who want to add a sense of whimsical and fun to their big day's style.

Top Left: Allure Bridal | Top Right: Persy | Bottom Left: David's Bridal | Bottom Right: David's Bridal