For those brides getting married in the winter months, ensuring that you don’t catch a cold before you even walk down the aisle is a must.  But what goes with a wedding dress?

Below we have five winter cover-ups that might sound like a recipe for disaster but in reality are the perfect cover-ups to keep the exposed parts of your upper body warm.  We’re guessing the lower parts of your body will be just fine with all those layers of lovely material.  Just remember it is only going to be a couple of short bursts of winter weather that you will step in and out of and for the journeys by car there are some lovely wedding throws available.

Cropped Jacket

There is no reason why a bride cannot add a jacket to her wedding outfit.  In fact some dresses will come with the option of a winter jacket that matches perfectly.  Cropped jackets do not have to match, they can be in whatever colour or style that you like.  Great options include faux fur, lace, satin and silk cropped jackets in creams, whites, pastel pinks and blues and even black and grey.

Cropped Cardigans

If you think wearing a jacket is too much hassle why not opt for a petite cropped cardigan instead.  There are so many available that even the fussiest of brides will be inundated by choices.  Why not try and match the colour of your cardigan with your flowers, shoes or wedding theme.

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Image Credited to Silverland Jewelry

Denim Jacket

The denim jacket might seem like an odd choice but have you ever seen a woman wearing a beautiful dress teamed with a bit of denim?  How does it look?  Most would say a great combination so why not on your winter wedding day.  This cover-up is the perfect option for the not so traditional brides that want to look beautiful but still keep part of their personality on show.


Shawls are no longer seen as an accessory for the older woman and when the right colour and fabric is chosen they can add the finishing touches to any bride’s outfit.  For brides planning a vintage themed wedding how about wearing a shawl that belongs to your own grandmother which is perfect for your ‘something borrowed’ too.

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Image Credited to Ciara Richardson

Flannel Shirt

This option is probably the one that you’re shaking your head to but thing rustic, outdoorsy, winter themed weddings and it doesn’t sound so strange after all.  Brides can even raid their future husband’s wardrobe and grab one of his shirts to keep her warm.  Now that would raise glasses and not eyebrows from your guests.

For examples of the five options above and a whole host of other winter cover-ups head over to our dedicated pinterest board Winter Cover-Ups.

(Featured image credited to Rustic Wedding Chic)