For a cold weather winter wedding, brides need cover ups. Let’s be honest, a bride who’s slowly turning blue around the edges is never going to look good. And, with the cool cover ups that are out there now, you can be snug AND stylish on your big day. We’re sharing our pick of the best bridal accessories around so that you can totally work your winter wedding look.


So yes, everyone’s in love with gowns with sleeves right now. Spot on perfect for winter weddings and utterly on trend, a fabulous dress with sleeves is pretty much all you need. We’re totally crushing on light lace sleeves because, you know, lace is everything. A lace sleeve gives your dress a really well finished look and you really see the pattern of the fabric when it sits right against your skin.

Two of our favourite designers, Halfpenny London and Naomi Neoh, have got this just right. Take a look at the heavenly lace on those sleeves and then tell us you’d prefer a sleeveless gown…


As much as we adore sleeved wedding dresses, we get that they might not be your choice. It’s easy to fall for a gown without sleeves and we don’t blame you one bit. Whatever your style, as the big day approaches and you’re checking the weather forecast, it’s time to be practical.

But, sound the fashion klaxon! Practicality doesn’t mean dull or boring so trust us when you tell you, your practical cover up can be all kinds of stylish. Just take a look at these hot little numbers…

Our first pick is this Asos Fur Bolero. We can totally imagine this with a cool, classic gown or even a something that’s more fashion forward. Tell yourself it’s also a great investment because you just KNOW you’ll wear it post-wedding.

Asos Fur Bolero cover ups

As for this little number, well, it’s got us purring with happiness. Another Asos Fur Jacket that would work so well with a vintage or boho style wedding dress. We love the choppy, boxy lines and those three-quarter length sleeves. It’s a great design that’s delicate and somehow heavyweight too. Well played Asos.

Asos Fur Jacket cover ups

If anyone’s going to rock the world of cover ups, it’s sure to be Kate Halfpenny. This goat fur cape via Net A Porter makes us want to plan a winter wedding right NOW. This is definitely the right choice for lovers of luxe and modern designs. Can you just imagine wearing this? We swoon…

Kate Halfpenny Cape cover ups

Another of our absolute faves is Charlie Brear and this tux jacket makes us love her even more. It’s achingly cool and is just about the best twist ever on the traditional bridal look. Strong, unexpected and yet oh-so feminine, we’re totally taken by the tux.

Charlie Brear Tux Jacket cover ups

Lastly, the leather jacket. Pure bridal brilliance here from Otaduy. You definitely have to work the combo of tough leather and bare skin and your jacket needs hardware. Studs, zips, buttons and more all bring just the right amount of grrrr to your wedding day look.

Otaduy Leather Jacket cover ups