Wedding dress fashion changes all the time. A decade ago, tiaras adorned most brides on their Big Day; lace was a huge trend after Kate Middleton’s beautiful Alexander McQueen gown when she married Prince William; and now, the style that will be seen at weddings up and down the country this year is… capes.
Fashion enthusiasts might not be entirely surprised by this trend, as designers have been using capes as part of their collections on the catwalk for a while. However, brides are starting to take note, and more and more are opting for this look over traditional gowns on their wedding day.
According to Etsy, searches for wedding capes rose by 44 per cent in the last 12 months. What’s more, Pinterest’s recent wedding report showed that 88 per cent more searches have shown up for capes this year.
Perhaps this new look has been inspired by the release of Wonder Woman at the cinemas last year, or maybe brides are viewing caped wedding dresses as an alternative to veils if they are less keen on having something in their hair all day long.
The beauty about caped dresses is they can be used as a cover-up for sleeveless or strapless dresses, so brides who don’t want to flash too much flesh during a church service can have a bit more modesty when saying their vows.
They are also great for winter weddings, acting as an extra layer, which will be much-appreciated when posing for photos outside in the cold!
Many brides also love these gowns as you can remove the cape should you wish, so you can an entirely different look for the evening reception.
Caped dresses aren’t the only trend that you’ll see during the wedding season, as high necklines have increased in popularity by 351 per cent and champagne dresses by 358 per cent, according to the picture-sharing site.
While you might get carried away thinking about your dress, do not forget to pay attention to venue styling too. Take a look at the services we offer – from wedding chair covers to flower arrangements – on our website.