The bridal bolero, wedding cape / capelet, and wedding shrug are all the biggest trends for fall and winter weddings. Wondering why? That’s easy: a bolero makes it easy to add an additional layer of warmth. Plus, lace, tulle, sequins, or embroidery can really make your wedding dress stand out on your big day. For some, a bridal bolero is a must-have for a traditional ceremony, if you need to cover your shoulders (or simply prefer the look).
Today we’re sharing nine hand-picked (handmade!) wedding bolero styles we know you’ll adore as much as we do, including picks specifically for winter (hello, cozy shrugs!) along with a cape and capelet to show you the difference in styles. We want to know — which bridal bolero is your favorite? Are you wearing one? Tell us in the comment box below!
Bridal Bolero / Wedding Cape Trend
1. Embroidered flower bolero
Such an elegant way to tie embroidery — one of the season’s hottest trends — into your wedding style. By VICTORIASPIRINA.
2. Crochet wedding bolero
This bolero is a fantastic style for late fall or winter weddings. It will keep you and your bridesmaids cozy! By MODA Crochet.
3. Long sleeve bridal bolero with dots
Love these pretty gold polka dots on this tulle bridal bolero. By Mimetik.
4. Faux fur cape
This is a cozy and warm faux fur cape. By BHLDN.
5. Sequin bridal bolero
6. Ostrich feather bolero
This is such unique accessory piece! By BHLDN. And of course, it is ethically sourced, based on their website.
7. Beaded capelet
8. Long sleeve lace wedding bolero
Want to add a layer to your strapless gown? Add this lace and tulle bolero! By Cest Toi Bridal Atelier.
9. Bridal lace cape
This is more of a cape, but we had to include it! So pretty! By PTBridalHandMade.
10. Soft cozy wrap
I really love the tie on this and the cozy almost-like-a-cardigan feel with this; could it be the coziest sweater ever? I think so! By Ivy & Aster.
Where to Buy a Bridal Bolero or Wedding Cape
Want to buy a bolero shown here? Click on the photo of the one you like (or the link directly beneath it) to find out pricing and to buy now. You’ll also find shrugs, wraps, and more in The Marketplace, exclusively at Emmaline Bride.