Accessories can add another dimension and really change the look of any outfit. While traditional wedding dresses might be quite classic, there’s nothing stopping you from personalising them to add your own sense of self with a modern twist. A cute jacket can be the perfect way to do just that. Here are some ideas that can best make use of this growing modern trend…

When to Add

One of the best things about finding the right jacket for your wedding dress is that it allows you to switch up the look, shape, and feel of your dress as the day progresses. You may feel more comfortable sticking to a traditional conservative look during the ceremony itself, but an embellished or embroidered jacket can help be the perfect addition during the evening reception. As well as a practical choice, it helps maintain the extra detail in your outfit after you have long put aside most of the accessories.

A Fit for You

Much like dresses, different jacket styles tend to fit different body types better. For instance, if you have a larger bust, our cape designs will simply drape over your neckline to waist to avoid drawing too much attention away from the curves you want to accentuate. If you have a more feminine curve to your hips, however, then our more eye-catching jackets can help give the dress even more impact.


Style 69266 our lace high-neck jacket, available in white or ivory, sizes 6 – 30.

Try Both on Together

This is essential. Whether the jacket will feature as part of the outfit throughout the whole day or just as an addition for the ceremony or evening wear, make sure you have an idea of how the pieces work together. For instance, another of our lace jackets style 18173 works much better with similar lace designs as well as satin or crepe dresses. You can find the right jacket or cape for any dress, but it’s worth getting a clear idea of how they work together before you try and pair them on the big day. Our authorized stockists will be happy to help and advise you.


Style 18173 our back-fastening lace jacket, available in white or ivory, sizes 6-30.

Cape vs Jacket

You are likely going to be dancing a lot, so you may want to wear the jacket for the ceremony and take it off for the reception. Or perhaps you will want to switch out a jacket for a cape that can drape nicely over your shoulders still enabling you to dance the night away. Our beautiful capes come in variety of styles and lengths to suit whatever your needs and trend.


Style 69282 our short lace cape, available in white/silver or ivory/silver, sizes 6-30.

Jackets and capes are coming into fashion with modern wedding trends, with more brides opting to add a little extra flair, a more flattering figure, and a sense of practicality to their dress. This is only one example of how a specific accessory can be used to enhance your wedding dress without detracting from the aesthetic of the day.

Visit our accessories section where you can find our other accessories to make your dress even more beautiful.