As we saw on Solange Knowles, a cape can be the “IT” thing. How would could a bride wear a cape with her wedding dress? Most brides will see a cape as an ultra-modern, contemporary accessory that is difficult to integrate with her dress, but it is possible and can add the perfect regal touch.
A cape does not need to be long! A short cape over the shoulders is just as beautiful, beaded and scalloped or with metallic lace, as we saw on the Paris catwalks this season. It can also an accessory that can add length to the dress’ train, or be a replacement for a veil if the bride isn’t fond of the idea of wearing one. A sheer, iridescent cape with shimmering lace on a simple silk dress will work wonders, or a tulle cape with a beaded edge over a lace dress will be stunning.
Capes are removable and can be worn for the ceremony, the opening dance and throughout the reception. For spring and summer weddings, shorter capes with light fabrics, such as organza or soft tulle, would be perfect, whereas a crepe or satin cape will work wonders for Fall and Winter weddings.