The bridal cape is an ideal complement for wedding dresses, giving it the subtle touch of tradition and glamour every bride dream of.

Although the cape has been around for generations, it was unusual to find it in modern designs until recent times, today, we can find gorgeous wedding gowns from new collections in the best bridal boutiques in New York with this beautiful element.

Elegance and delicacy with cape wedding dresses

One of the pioneers to impose the use of the cape on the dress, was fashion icon Jackie Kennedy, who in 1961, wore a beautiful dress created by Ethel Frankau, of the famous Bergdorf Salon, based on some sketches drawn by Mrs. Kennedy herself. It was not a wedding dress, but an off-white silk schiffon evening gown for an inaugural ball in Washington, D.C., the first lady wore a regal cape over the dress, but we all know that these are styles that can be easily translated into wedding day looks.

More recently, Gwyneth Paltrow wore a beautiful Tom Ford design which included a minimal chic cape at the Oscar Awards gala, thanks to which she was named as the “Queen of Glamour” at the event.

But the cape is not left out of dresses for wedding collections, we can admire beautiful cape designs in tulle, lace, chiffon, in white tones and even pastel tones.

Iconic cape wedding dresses

If you are looking for exciting looks, made for show-stopping moments, why don’t consider some of the stunning dresses from our bridal collections? Some of our favorites are:


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Light capes add grace and movement, and if you add lace inserts, they will look sophisticated and elegant, you can also find capes with embroidery, crystal inlays, microcrystals or stones that will add a chic touch to any bridal dress.

Wedding dresses with cape o veil?

Capes not only enhance the beauty of a dress for wedding, can also be the ideal substitute for a long veil, without losing elegance. Bridal capes are the modern alternative to the veil, so no matter if you pick an embellished style or an elegant floor-length silhouette, the bridal cape will share the same stylish and romantic qualities of the veil and will complement any wedding dress style.

If you dream of an original designer wedding dress to make a fashion statement whether in vintage or modern style, with a chic, elegant, or sophisticated touch, we, at Verdin Bridal, have rounded up the best bridal capes, ranging from the ethereal to the ultra-glamorous.