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Capes and Capelets: A Modern Wedding Style Must Have

Wedding cape and capelet styles are hitting the wedding scene in a big way. But are you bold enough to pull them off?

Now we aren't talking about superwoman's red cape when it comes to caped wedding styles, but these contemporary accents are still not for the faint of heart. From bold full length caped shawls to short sheer shoulder-covering capelets - we have everything you could want to embrace this trendy, playful style. Consider adding a trending cape accent to your wedding day look, to give your style a unique modern touch.

01. Gathered Tulle

Savannah Miller
Savannah Miller

We are kicking off this list of cape and capelets in a big way - with a full length gathered tulle cape coat style. A contemporary way to add some drama to a simple wedding dress style.

02. Tulle Capelet

Savannah Miller
Savannah Miller

If you are loving the tulle cape from our first style, but are looking for a little less drama - then this is the style for you. A simple tulle capelet adds just the right contemporary touch to this stunning look.

03. Ostrich Feathers

Savannah Miller
Savannah Miller

Add some luxurious glam to a stunning silk satin style with an ostrich feather capelet. Contemporary and chic. This combination is the perfect luxe mixture of textures.

04. Starry Night

Savannah Miller
Savannah Miller

Our next style is soft and feminine, with an unexpected star design covering the dress from head to toe. To top off this look is a matching starry capelet. A simple wedding day look with a contemporary twist.

05. Blush Velvet

Savannah Miller
Savannah Miller

Blush. Velvet. Pearls. What else could you possibly want in a wedding cape accent? This gorgeous cape is the perfect accent to any wedding style. We especially love this to keep you warm, and looking chic, for a winter wedding affair. A modern Snow White wedding style.

06. Pearl Tulle

Savannah Miller
Savannah Miller

This combines two of the must have styles in wedding fashion right now - pearls and capes. A floor length pearl adorned tulle cape takes this wedding look from simple to stunning. A subtle contemporary feminine accent.

07. Beaded Capelet

Theia Couture
Theia Couture

Looking to add some flair to a classic strapless wedding gown? This beaded capelet is the perfect accent piece. A subtle, yet glamorous take on this popular cape wedding trend.

08. Dramatic Embellishment

Badgley Mischka
Badgley Mischka

Badgley Mischka brings us a caped wedding style with elegant drama. An intricately embellished and beaded cape compliments the dramatic beading on the bodice of this stunning mermaid gown.

09. Tulle Florals

Peter Langner
Peter Langner

A delicate tulle and dimensional floral cape is the perfect accent to a sleek white wedding gown. A subtle touch of texture.

10. Delicate Tulle

Divine Atelier
Divine Atelier

A soft, delicate cape is the perfect accent to this feminine bridal style. A subtle way to add a chic contemporary touch to your wedding day look.

11. Feathered Whimsy

Alexandra Grecco
Alexandra Grecco

This sheer capelet adorned with ostrich feathers along the hem is a stunningly chic accent to a simple silk wedding gown. Add a bit of whimsy to your wedding day look.

12. Faux Cape

Alexandra Grecco
Alexandra Grecco

Our next caped style is contemporary wedding fashion at it's finest. A deep v-neckline is balanced by a subtle high low hem. A faux attached cape adds a bit of dramatic movement to this gorgeous modern style.

13. Celestial Beading

Alexandra Grecco
Alexandra Grecco

A sheer cape with celestial beadwork adds a truly one of a kind accent to this sleek silk gown. A whimsical touch that will have guests a bit star struck on your big day.

14. Modern Snow White

Isabel Zapardiez
Isabel Zapardiez

Isabel Zapardiez brings us a contemporary caped Snow White inspired style that will have you ready for your winter wonderland wedding day.

15. Futuristic Cape

Isabel Zapardiez
Isabel Zapardiez

A futuristic white wedding style with a full length cape accent. A bold wedding day look for our most daring modern brides.

16. Sleek White

Isabel Zapardiez
Isabel Zapardiez

A sleek caped wedding style that is truly one of a kind. A more classic cut wedding gown is accented with a unique cape that is unexpected and show-stopping.

17. Clear Cape

Isabel Zapardiez
Isabel Zapardiez

A contemporary one-of-a-kind cape style that has us a bit speechless. This clear cape accent is a stunning feature to a sleek, modern wedding gown.

18. Feathered Contemporary

Isabel Zapardiez
Isabel Zapardiez

A chic, polished wedding gown with a contemporary feathered cape accent. This gown is truly stunning, with a modern twist.

19. Sheer Accent

Isabel Zapardiez
Isabel Zapardiez

A floral accented wedding gown that hugs your curves in all the right places. What better way to finish off this sophisticated style than with a sheer soft cape accent?

20. Plunging Jumpsuit

Ines di Santo
Ines di Santo

A plunging illusion v-neckline bridal jumpsuit with a long encrusted cape. Modern, futuristic, and luxe.

21. Embellished Beading

Ines di Santo
Ines di Santo

A sweetheart trumpet gown that features a completely sheer and embellished beaded long cape. A luxe, sophisticated accent that completely makes the style.

22. Sheer Metallics

Idan Cohen
Idan Cohen

A sheer metallic style with a matching sheer cape. A sexy and elegant caped wedding look.

23. 1920's Glam

Amanda Wakeley
Amanda Wakeley

Our next caped bridal style is inspired by the glamorous 1920's. A sleek silk wedding gown is accented with an embellished capelet to create a gorgeous, sophisticated wedding day look. A more subtle cape accents, that finishes off this 1920's style gown beautifully.

24. Floral High Low

Oscar de la Renta
Oscar de la Renta

A slim strapless gown pairs beautifully with a sheer floral embroidered high low cape. This feminine cape wedding style is secured at the neck with a delicate pearl accent.

25. Something Blue

Isabelle Armstrong
Isabelle Armstrong

A truly unique silk taffeta ball gown with a stunning ruched sweetheart neckline and in a soft blue color tone. This contemporary ball gown style is finished with a high collared, ruffled tulle cape.

26. Netted Feathers

Victoria Kyrakides
Victoria Kyrakides

A gorgeous contemporary strapless wedding gown in a unique embroidered net fabric, is complimented with a matching net and feathered cape. Luxurious, elegant and completely modern.

27. Soft Netting

Victoria Kyrakides
Victoria Kyrakides

If you love the unique netted cape style from the previous look, you are sure to love this style as well. A similar short netted cape delicately accents a gorgeous strapless gown. With this style, feathers no longer accent the bridal cape, but instead adorn the lush flared skirt.

28. Sheer Embroidery

Victoria Kyriakides
Victoria Kyriakides

Our next cape style is less of an accessory component, but rather an important piece of the overall bridal style. This sheer capelet features matching embroidery that covered the entire dress. The cape seamlessly meshes with the gown to complete this gorgeous wedding look.

29. Embellished Tulle

Caroline Hayden
Caroline Hayden

A gorgeous embellished tulle cape style that is the perfect accent to a winter wedding style. Stay warm with this stunning cape, without sacrificing your fashionable look on your big day.

30. Matching Florals

Caroline Hayden
Caroline Hayden

Our next caped wedding style is all about matching materials. A short matching cape is the perfect accent to finish off this contemporary princess wedding style. The matching dimensional floral embroidered fabric makes this cape seem like a essential, must have piece, to finish off this look - it just wouldn't be as chic without it!

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