Dressing For a Winter Wonderland

If you’re getting married during a cold month, chances are you’re cursing the current trend of strapless and sleeveless gowns about now. Whatever you may think of how they look or how you feel when wearing one, the fact of the matter is that they don’t offer much protection from the cold.

And chances are you don’t really want to wear an ordinary raincoat or parka to your wedding venue! That wouldn’t add much to a grand entrance, would it?

So what’s a bride to do in these circumstances? She might want to get herself a pretty cloak.

Princess Bride Tiaras Cloak This handsome cloak from Princess Bride Tiaras is one lovely option. It’s made of gown-weight satin trimmed in faux fur. And look! There’s even a matching muff!

Or how about this luscious off white silk velvet cloak lined in matching satin by Carpatina Renaissance?
White_cloak_full.JPG Simple yet elegant and classic.

Of course, there’s nothing that says you can’t add a touch of color with your cloak. If you’re all about the color, you could do worse than choose this fabulous purple and red reversible velvet cloak from The Pyramid Collection.
Pyramid Collection Purple Cape

4 Responses to “Dressing For a Winter Wonderland”

  1. I’m not a huge fan of the cloaks, but mostly because I end up looking silly in them. I have a lovely red wool cloak from some supposedly famous Irish cloakmaker and it makes me look totally ridiculous. Now I’m wishing I had saved the link to the long bridal coat I came across the other day. Let’s see if I can find it… it was awesome.

  2. Twistie says:

    I’m wishing you’d saved that link, too. Find it!

    Me? I love cloaks. I look great in them. The biggest problem I have is finding them short enough not to trip on without going for something that comes nowhere near my feet.

    Then again, I rock a neck ruff, too. It’s not for everyone, but we who can wear them well are very, very special, I think.

  3. La BellaDonna says:

    Heh. Hola to the Twistie! Yes, you’re not the only one here who rocks the neck ruff. 😉 OMG. I still have the wired lace collar I made for my wedding dress. Took me EIGHTEEN HOURS to make the collar. The COLLAR. And it still looks great, so I guess it was worth it. The problem with cloaks is that ankle-length ones look great – and get mired in everything if you try to move too quickly, or if you try to carry stuff the servants (in their mid-calf-length cloaks) should be carrying. I have a floor-length hooded wool cloak lined with fake fur, which is impervious to blizzards.

    Secret wish: I would love to have a nice little business dedicated to bridal cover-ups. There are a number of different shapes which would be useful – so much better than one December bride I knew, who wound up with a Hefty draped over her wedding dress because of the weather. There need to be better options.

  4. Meghan says:

    I wore a cloak at my December wedding. We live in Vermont so it was a must. Of course my poor husband in his kilt must’ve been freezing! My cloak was red satin on the outside and ivory fleece inside with fur trim. My bridesmaids wore shorter versions of the same as did our flower girl. I don’t know if this link will work, probably not. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=35112266&id=6901855