26 Bridal Cardigans You'll Want to Wear On Your Wedding Day

From lace to faux fur, these are the prettiest wedding dress cardigans.
White wedding cardigan with sparkly sequins
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Updated May 26, 2022
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Whether you're planning an outdoor engagement shoot in the winter or late-summer nuptials on the breezy coast, a bridal cover-up is a key accessory to keep you warm and comfortable throughout the event. From bridal shawls and wraps to blazers and custom jean jackets, there are many stylish options to choose from. If you're looking for something extra soft to wear at prewedding events, the marriage ceremony or the wedding reception, we suggest a wedding cardigan. A bridal sweater is a cozy yet chic option that you'll definitely want to wear again once the festivities have ended. Choose an oversized wool cardigan for a rustic fit or a cropped cashmere sweater for a trendy statement. Stay classic with crisp white lace or wow with a light blue soft knit. We've rounded up our favorite wedding cardigans to wear over a bridal dress.

1. Olivia Rubin Mika Cardigan in Ivory

Oversized wedding cardigan with silver sequins and heart-shaped buttons

There's a lot to love about this wedding dress cardigan. Fastened with heart-shaped rhinestone buttons and sprinkled with silver sequins, this oversized knit cardigan will sparkle alongside you. It's the perfect piece to throw on at your winter wedding between the ceremony, photos and reception.

2. Self-Portrait Embellished Crop Cardigan in Ivory

White cropped cardigan with crystal and pearl buttons wedding sweater

This white wedding cardigan is made from soft and breathable cotton for a cozy-chic look. Its cropped style and trumpet sleeves are shaped by compact textured knit and adorned with crystal and pearl buttons. Planning an outfit change after the ceremony or reception? Pair this luxe sweater with a matching embellished knit skirt for a sophisticated bridal look.

3. Clew Store Mohair Silk Wedding Cardigan in White

Sheer shrug white mohair wedding cardigan for bride

Show off your wedding dress with a sheer cardigan. This one is handmade from mohair and silk for extra softness and a little shine. It's perfect for a spring or fall wedding where you just need a light sweater to stay warm. Want to add a pop of color to your bridal look? Choose between dozens of shades of white, pink and even blue, as well as sizes XS to 5X.

4. LAUREN Ralph Lauren Plus Size Ruffle-Trim Tulle Cardigan in White

Ruffled plus-size wedding cardigan in white

Sheer wedding cardigans don't have to be so simple though. This white tulle cardigan is elevated by a ruffle trim along the neckline and placket. It has a slim fit, shirred sleeve caps and a sophisticated shirttail hem. Find it in plus and petite sizing.

5. SER.O.YA Amanda Sweater in White

Distressed long white knit sweater with front wrap wedding cardigan

Keep more of you shielded from the cold with this long bridal cardigan. The intentional distressing adds a rustic accent to this otherwise simple knit sweater. It has front button closures and a detachable tie wrap for a flowy or cinched look. Plus, the padded shoulders are super on trend right now.

6. LoveShackFancy Keoni Cotton-Wool Bouquet and Bow Printed Cardigan in Blue Bells Bouquet

White, blue and pink patterned wedding cardigan with ruffled sleeves

If you're following the age-old tradition of wearing something blue on your wedding day, try this bridal cardigan on for size. We love the vintage look of the white knit fabric with thematic bow and bouquet details in light pink and blue. The long sleeves with ruffle trim add a playful touch.

7. Alice + Olivia Kitty Floral-Embroidered Cardigan in Soft White

Coral and white bridal cardigan with floral embroidery and bow ribbon closure

Unique bridal accessories—like wedding cardigans—are a great way to showcase your personality on your wedding day. This knit sweater is embroidered with vibrant florals and tied with a fun coral ribbon for a cardigan as warm and inviting as you. The balloon sleeves add a trendy touch.

8. LAUREN Ralph Lauren Plus Size Pointelle Puff-Sleeve Linen Cardigan in Mascarpone Cream

Pointelle linen boho wedding cardigan in plus sizes

How about something a little more boho-chic? This lightweight open pointelle wedding cardigan is the perfect option. The puffed elbow sleeves and short buttoned closure make it perfect for warm-weather weddings.

9. DKNY Chiffon Cape-Sleeve Cardigan in Cream

Dressy chiffon sheer cape-sleeve white wedding cardigan for bride

On the hunt for a minimalist but dressy cardigan for your wedding? This lightweight chiffon cape-sleeve cardigan is the perfect formal option. It's cropped and sheer so you can wear it over your wedding dress without concealing any of the skirt or sleeve details. It also comes in black for a nontraditional bridal look.

10. Dôen Heleine Cardigan in Cream

Cottagecore cream knit wedding cardigan with scalloped trim and flared sleeves

If you're as obsessed with cottagecore as we are, you'll love this cream knit wedding cardigan. The oversized flare collar is trimmed with scalloped crochet that matches the ruffled cuffs. It's made from alpaca wool and silk for a super-soft bridal cover-up.

11. Hayley Menzies Alma Embroidered Crop Cardigan in Cream

Short-sleeve off-white wedding cardigan with colorful floral embroidery

If you're looking for a wedding dress cardigan more for the style than the practicality, consider a short-sleeve cover-up. This off-white cardigan with half puff sleeves and a scalloped trim is a unique option. It has colorful floral embroidery with a touch of sparkly thread for an on-trend whimsical look.

12. Sleeper Knitted Cardigan With Detachable Feathers in Black

Black plus-size wedding cardigan with feather cuffs and faux-pearl buttons

If there are three things we know to be on trend right now, they're pearls, feathers and the color black for brides. This wedding cardigan has all three, combining style with comfort. It has a cropped length, faux pearl button closures and detachable feather-embellished cuffs. Not feeling the black? This sweater also comes in gray.

13. ALAIA Wool-Cashmere Peplum Cardigan in Cream

Wool and cashmere peplum cream luxury wedding cardigan

This cream wedding cardigan has a unique, structured fit. The shawl collar pairs with blouson sleeves, a slightly cinched waist and a peplum hemline. It's an elegant fit-and-flare button-up sweater that'll make a fashion statement.

14. Miss Selfridge Gem Wool Cardigan in Beige

Wool sweater with gem and pearl embellishments cream wedding cardigan

This cream wedding cardigan is dripping in diamonds and pearls. Each Aran diamond stitch on the front and sleeves has a silver rhinestone in the center to add lots of glitz to your bridal look. Even the faux pearl buttons are ringed with small crystals.

15. Bregoli Design Shop Angora Wedding Knit Cardigan in White

White cropped angora wedding cardigan

Kate Middleton wore an angora cardigan on her wedding day and so can you! This soft and fuzzy bridal cardigan will look beautiful over your wedding dress. It's handmade with 100% French angora wool and three delicate front buttons.

16. Hill House Home The House Cardigan in Pink

Pink wedding cardigan with multicolor heart buttons

There's no rule that says your wedding cover-up has to be white. If you're more of a pink girly, pick up this comfortable and trendy knit cardigan. The buttons are colorful hearts and the hemline and cuffs are trimmed with pink, purple and blue stitching.

17. Ashley Stewart Lace Bell Sleeve Cardigan in White

Plus-size long lace sheer wedding cardigan

Beach wedding? This plus-size long lace wedding cardigan would look stunning over a simple wedding dress. The lightweight floral design, open front and bell sleeves create a flowy and fashionable fit.

18. Charter Club Created for Macy's Bow Brooch Cardigan in Cloud

Cream wedding cardigan with bow brooch, pearl buttons and scalloped trim

A nice brooch makes everything look dressier. This classic white bridal cardigan is enhanced with a pearl-embellished bow brooch. The ribbed sleeves are capped with a wave hem stitch for a delicate look.

19. Stella McCartney Foil Big Stitch Cardigan Sweater in Silver

Cable-knit silver designer wedding cardigan for brides

You'll rock the dance floor in this disco-style cardigan. The soft cotton-blend fabric is finished with silver metallic foil for a truly occasion-worthy sweater. The cropped style boasts a flirty V-neck, marble stone front button closures and ribbed cuffs. Talk about a fancy designer wedding cardigan.

20. H&M Bead-Detail Knit Cardigan in Light Beige Melange

Pearl-detailed affordable cream wedding cardigan

Bridal cardigans don't need to be expensive, especially if you're buying one just in case you get cold and not as a major part of your wedding day look. This budget-friendly wool wedding cardigan is adorned with faux pearl beads on the front and sleeves. It's simple, chic and oh-so-soft.

21. Venus Plus Size Open Knit Cocoon Cardigan in White

White loose-knit plus-size crochet cardigan for wedding

There are so many different styles of knitwear you can wear on your big day—like this loose-knit crochet cardigan. The large-weave pattern and open front allow your dress to show through while still providing coverage from the cold. It's budget-friendly and comes in inclusive sizing from XS to 3X.

22. Zara Faux Fur Lapel Cardigan in Ecru

Faux fur collar wedding cardigan for brides

Looking for a wedding cardigan that'll really keep you warm? Try faux fur for a luxe winter cover-up. This long-sleeve ribbed knit cardigan with a plush lapel collar is a cozy winter sweater option.

23. Pretty Lavish Kimono Sleeve Knit Cardigan in Cream

Sleek floor-length cardigan with kimono sleeves white wedding sweater

How about a bridal cardigan that trails behind you? This long cream cardigan—made from soft acrylic fibers for incredible warmth and insulation—is the perfect wedding dress cover-up for your winter celebration. It has a relaxed fit with an open front, kimono sleeves and drop shoulders that'll add a sophisticated edge to your look. It also comes in plus sizes.

24. Quince Mongolian Cashmere Boyfriend Cardigan Sweater in Ivory

Relaxed-fit cashmere wedding cardigan in ivory

Is there anything softer than cashmere? Stay cozy on your wedding day with this relaxed-fit cashmere cardigan. The ribbed knit and large tortoise buttons would look right at home at a rustic-chic ranch wedding.

25. Vince Camuto Plus Fringe Trim Longline Cable Knit Cardigan in Antique White

Boho cable-knit cream wedding cardigan with fringe hem

You can't go wrong with a classic cable knit cardigan—especially one trimmed with fringe! The long sleeves and knee-length fit will keep you warm while the frill hemline adds a touch of fun. It's a great option for a more casual bridal look.

26. LoveShackFancy Junice Crop Cardigan in Sand

Tan macramé fabric wedding cardigan for beach brides

This beachy wedding cardigan is truly unique. The macramé fabric is dyed a sand color for a warm addition to your bridal look. The focus of the sweater is the artfully crafted ruffle-layered sleeves—you'll love the way they flounce on the dance floor!

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