Trust Us: A Stylish Wedding Jacket is What Your Bridal Wardrobe Has Been Missing

It's the accessory you never knew you needed.
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Sofia Deeb
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  • Sofia writes and edits articles for The Knot Worldwide with a specialty in fashion and e-commerce.
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Updated Sep 22, 2023
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Choosing a wedding dress may be one of the most exciting aspects of planning your day—but picking accessories can be just as fun. When it comes to personalizing your look, few add-ons can compete with a wedding jacket. From a pearl-embellished jean jacket to an edgy leather coat, a custom cover-up is a memorable (and functional) way to enhance your attire. Perhaps one of the biggest perks of investing in a creative cover up is that it's a practical addition to your wedding capsule wardrobe. Plus, if you purchase one early enough, you can wear it to all of your pre-wedding events, from the wedding shower to the bach party.

A wedding jacket will easily transform your wedding dress from ceremony to reception. (Read: If you aren't sold on a second dress, a jacket is a great way to change up your look throughout the day.) Or, if the weather unexpectedly changes, a jean jacket or leather coat will be your saving grace. Most bridal jackets are also versatile enough to wear to any venue too, from city hall to a modern loft or even a backyard barn. Bonus: It's also celeb-approved—stars like Hailey Bieber and Kim Kardashian endorsed the wedding jacket trend at their weddings.

In this article…

16 Wedding Jacket Styles You Can Shop Now

If you're ready to capture the ultimate cool-girl vibe, you've come to the right place. Whether you're shopping for yourself or you're searching for the perfect pre-wedding gift for your best friend, we've rounded up our favorite wedding jackets for every kind of bride. Keep scrolling to shop our top picks.

Society James Fiona Long-Sleeve Collared Lace Topper

Lace wedding bolero from Society James
Photo: Anthropologie

This bridal bolero proves that a little bit of lace goes a long way. Whether you pair it with your wedding dress, or any of your pre-wedding looks, it's guaranteed to make a statement.

Size range: XXS - XXL | Materials: Lace

Danielle Frankel Mae Coat

Long wedding overcoat from Danielle Frankel
Photo: Danielle Frankel

Not a fan of tradition? You can always rock a chic bridal overcoat instead of a dress. P.S.: You can wear your reception dress underneath for a seamless transition after the ceremony.

Size range: 0 - 12 | Materials: Silk Wool, Tulle

Bridal by ELOQUII Embellished Blazer

Crystal-embellished blazer from Bridal by ELOQUII
Photo: ELOQUII

Who says you can't sparkle at your civil ceremony? This crystal-embellished blazer is the perfect way to top off your bridal pantsuit look.

Size range: 14 - 28 | Materials: Woven Crepe

Heirloom Bridal Company Classic Pearl Beaded Text Jacket

Beaded denim wedding jacket from Heirloom Bridal Company
Photo: Heirloom Bridal Company

Embrace your "wifey" status with a denim bride jacket that touts it loud and proud. Pearls and silver-tone embellishments will add the perfect pop of shine to your wedding send off look.

Size range: XS - 6XL | Materials: Denim

BHLDN Meadow Bridal Cape

Puff-sleeve wedding capelet from BHLDN
Photo: Anthropologie

A mini dress can make a maximum statement when paired with a chic bridal jacket. If you need proof, just look at this puff-sleeved capelet.

Size range: XS/S - M/L | Materials: Textured Lace

Unreal Fur Desire Cropped Half-Sleeve Faux Fur Jacket

Cropped faux fur wedding jacket from Unreal Fur
Photo: Anthropologie

This faux fur jacket may be the perfect addition to your winter wedding dress ensemble, but we have good reason to believe you'll be reaching for it even after the festivities are over.

Size range: XS - L | Materials: Faux Fur

BHLDN Gemma Pearl-Embellished Jacket

Pearl-embellished wedding jacket from BHLDN
Photo: Anthropologie

Thanks to all the pearls on this maximalist jacket, you'll certainly feel like the world is your oyster while wearing it. Plus, you'll look really good.

Size range: 0 - 14 | Materials: Pearl Beads

Lovers and Friends Bride Moto Jacket

Leather moto jacket from REVOLVE
Photo: REVOLVE

From the bach party to the reception, you'll love rocking this leather moto jacket. Because it's embroidered with the word 'bride', it makes for an ideal wedding keepsake.

Size range: XXS - XL | Materials: Faux Leather

BHLDN Floral Bomber Jacket

Floral wedding bomber jacket from BHLDN
Photo: Anthropologie

No bouquet? No problem. This floral bomber jacket is an elegant and eye-catching accessory to take with you down the aisle.

Size range: XS - XL

Heirloom Bridal Company Rhinestone Fringe Jacket

Denim fringe wedding jacket from Heirloom Bridal Company
Photo: Heirloom Bridal Company

There's no such thing as too much sparkle, especially on your wedding day. This customizable denim jacket, with shimmery patches and fringe, is the ultimate Instagram-worthy accessory.

Size range: XS - 6XL | Materials: Denim

Society James Constance Puff-Sleeve Jacquard Bridal Cape

Jacquard puff sleeve wedding cape from Society James
Photo: Anthropologie

Calling all brides who love making a grand entrance. This puff-sleeved floral cape brings all the drama and then some.

Size range: S/M - L/XL | Materials: Organza

Bridal by ELOQUII Faux Fur Jacket

Faux fur wedding jacket from ELOQUII
Photo: ELOQUII

Equal parts cozy and cute; You're going to want to get your hands on this stylish jacket, fur-real.

Size range: 14/16 - 26/28 | Materials: Faux Fur

Show Me Your Mumu Dover Denim Jacket Love Embellished White Wash

White "crazy in love" denim wedding jacket from Show Me Your Mumu
Photo: Show Me Your Mumu

We're 'crazy in love' with this embellished denim jacket and we think you will be too. Available in five festive styles, it's the perfect addition to your bachelorette party wardrobe.

Size range: XS - XXL | Materials: Denim

Untamed Petals Josie Jacket

Feather-trimmed wedding blazer from Untamed Petals
Photo: Untamed Petals

Who says your second look can't wow as much as the first? This fashion forward feather-trimmed blazer begs to differ.

Size range: 00 - 24 | Materials: Crepe, Feathers

Society James Florence Off-The-Shoulder Lace-Sleeve Cape

Floral off-shoulder lace sleeve cape from Society James
Photo: Anthropologie

Simple wedding dresses were practically made to be accessorized, and this floral off-the-shoulder cape is sure to elevate your look.

Size range: XS - XL | Materials: Embroidered Lace

A.L.C. Andy Cropped Linen Jacket

Cropped linen wedding jacket from A.L.C.
Photo: A.L.C.

What this blazer lacks in length, it makes up for in style. Its timeless design will have you reaching for it on your wedding day, and long afterward.

Size range: 00 - 14 | Materials: Linen

Tips for Choosing a Wedding Dress Jacket

Can we give you some more unsolicited advice (I'm sure you've already had your fair share while planning)? Here are three things to keep in mind when shopping for a bridal jacket:

Material

Chances are, you'll want your jacket to complement or juxtapose your wedding dress in a way that is aesthetically pleasing. To ensure this, we recommend paying close attention to the material of your jacket. If you have a swatch of your wedding dress fabric, bring it along with you as you shop for accessories, to be sure you like the way the colors and styles of fabrics look next to one another.

Length

Wedding jackets come in all different varieties, from mini boleros, to long coats. While the length you choose obviously comes down to personal preference, we do have a few tips to help you decide. If you're wearing a full-length gown on your wedding day, adding a long coat on top might make you feel overwhelmed with fabric. In this instance, a bolero, shawl or wrap might be the better choice. Alternatively, if you are wearing a short wedding dress, you might appreciate the drama of a longer coat.

Function

Be sure to think about the purpose you want your wedding jacket to serve. Are you planning an outdoor wedding and need a jacket to keep you warm, or are you looking for one that can be a cute add-on during photo-ops? The answer to this question should determine the type of jacket you choose. A faux fur coat, for instance, is a great option for keeping cozy during a winter ceremony. On the other hand, a light denim jacket might do the trick if you're planning to be indoors most of the time.

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