17 Chic Wedding Shawls and Wraps That'll Keep You Warm on Your Big Day

Say goodbye to cold shoulders with this trendy accessory.
sarah hanlon associate editor the knot
Sarah Hanlon
sarah hanlon associate editor the knot
Sarah Hanlon
Associate Editor
  • Sarah is an Associate Digital Editor for The Knot, with special focuses in fashion, pop culture and wedding trends.
  • Before joining The Knot Worldwide, Sarah was a contributing writer for Bravo at NBC Universal.
  • Sarah has a degree in journalism and resides in New York City.
Updated Jan 06, 2022
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While you might be saying "I do" in cold weather, you don't have to sacrifice style for comfort. In fact, unwanted cold shoulders are a thing of the past thanks to the popularity of trendy wedding shawls and wraps. From faux fur stoles to boho velvet wraps, cozy accessories like these are a simple (yet functional) way to make your wedding dress winter-appropriate. Whether your date is in early fall or after the holidays, there's a chance you might get chilly while taking photos or mingling with guests; plus, you never know when snow flurries might make an appearance. To protect against cold weather, invest in a bridal shawl or wrap to wear on your wedding day. With so many styles and colors available, it's easy to find one that complements your wedding vibe. Wedding shawls can also help winterize your look and transition your dress across seasons. If your wedding date or location unexpectedly changes, there's no need to get a whole new dress if you don't want to. Instead, all you need is a cozy coverup to make your gown work for any season.

To help you complete your bridal look, we've rounded up our favorite wedding shawls and wrap alternatives, like stoles, capelets and shrugs, that'll keep you warm on your big day. Whether you're shopping just for yourself or for your wedding party too, you'll find a collection of bridal shawls and wraps for any style or theme—and you can buy your favorites right on the spot.

Alex Bridal Faux Fur Bridal Wrap

Faux fur white wedding shawl

If you're in the market for a timeless ivory wedding shawl, your search ends here. This fuzzy faux fur wedding shawl imitates real fur and has a fleece lining on the interior, making it the perfect accessory to stay cozy and comfortable during your nuptials.

Bubish Franki Bolero

Long sleeve ivory fuzzy bridal wrap

Don't stress about posing for pictures outdoors during your winter wedding—instead, keep your arms warm in a long sleeve fuzzy wedding jacket. This textured fluffy wedding shrug is just what you need to winterize your gown.

David's Bridal Faux Fur Mock Neck Capelet

Faux fur bridal capelet with mock neck

Mock necklines are effortlessly regal, evoking a sense of royal flair. Enhance your outfit with this wedding accessory that's sure to serve its purpose: not only will it protect your neck and shoulders, it'll add a trendy finish to your look.

Lulus Faux Fur Stole

Blush pink faux fur bridal stole

It doesn't get more glamorous than this. Elevate your wedding attire with this fluffy luxe faux fur stole. It comes in two colors: white, for the ultimate bridal finish, or blush pink, for a pretty pop of color. The pink style would also be a great option for a bridesmaid, the mother of the bride, or even a guest.

Birdy Grey Shawl with Fringe

Ivory wedding shawl with fringe tassels

You might know Birdy Grey as a go-to destination for bridesmaid dresses, but the brand also has plenty of accessories too—including this affordable pashmina scarf-inspired wedding shawl. Tassels line the edges of this design for an added pop of texture. But don't worry if that's not your style, because the brand also has an option sans fringe too. And, because this design is such a budget-friendly option, you can stock up on additional colors for your bridal party. (Pro tip: If your wedding venue is in a particularly chilly locale, a shawl like this would make for a great bridesmaid gift.)

Esther Andrews Bridal Touch of Eucalyptus Sweater

White wedding sweater with eucalyptus print

For a look that'll really turn heads, consider investing in a knit bridal sweater instead of a typical shawl or wrap. (We love the idea of pairing this piece with a slinky sheath underneath, though the styling options are endless.) The brand's accessories are sustainably made by the designer, who went viral on TikTok for knitting her own wedding dress on the New York City subway. While this particular sweater features a delicate eucalyptus pattern, the brand also offers size-inclusive bridal shawls, capes, shrugs and more.

Somedays Lovin Giver Jacket

Light pink fuzzy bridal coat

Wedding dresses can be expensive, and if you don't want to purchase an additional accessory we recommend renting one instead. This blush pink cover-up is a great option to add a hint of color to your ensemble. And if coats are more your vibe instead of wedding shawls and wraps, check out our roundup of bridal jackets for even more inspiration.

BHLDN Kelby Topper

Ivory wedding wrap with pearl lattice beading and ruffled neckline

When it comes to cold weather accessories, you aren't limited to faux fur shawls for your wedding. For something out of the ordinary, consider something like this, which features a unique latticework of pearlescent beading. We particularly love the statement sleeves and delicately ruffled trim, which will pop beautifully on camera and in real life.

LoveShackFancy Emilie Cardigan

Neutral wedding cardigan with feminine floral print

There's no rule that says your wedding wrap has to be a traditional material like chiffon, faux fur or mohair. If you're looking for a cover-up that can be repurposed in your closet, why not opt for a wintry cardigan? This LoveShackFancy design is pulled from the brand's Aspen edit, and it boasts a cottagecore vibe thanks to its feminine floral print. Throw it over your wedding dress to stay warm during the party, then pack it in your suitcase for your honeymoon—especially if you're headed somewhere snowy, like Vail or Vermont.

Fabulous Furs Shawl Collar Coat

White faux fur collar shawl coat for wedding

If you know your wedding day will be chilly, go all out with a shawl-inspired coat rather than a simple shrug or wrap. This statement piece will serve its purpose through low temperatures, wind, or even a snowstorm while making you look like an ethereal wintry queen.

David's Bridal Velvet Off-the-Shoulder Wrap

Black velvet bridal wrap with bow front

Bridal shrugs don't have to be white or ivory. This velvet selection has an off-the-shoulder neckline and a bow detail in the front, and it comes in rich hues of black, pink and maroon.

MODA Crochet Wedding Wrap

Cable-knit ivory wedding wrap with ribbon tie

Opting for this cozy bridal bolero is basically the same as wearing your favorite cable-knit sweater. Thanks to the soft acrylic yarn and double-sided satin ribbon, it'll feel like your winter wedding shawl is barely there, perfect for wearers who don't want a fussy accessory.

David's Bridal Long Sleeve Tulle Shrug

White tulle wedding shrug

For those who need something to cover up but don't want to get too warm, we suggest a wedding shawl in a thin material like tulle. This piece from David's Bridal certainly fits the bill as it'll add a simple layer to your look without making you overheat.

J.Crew Oversized Cashmere Wrap

Oversized ivory cashmere wrap for wedding

Wrap yourself in luxury with this ivory shawl from J.Crew. While it's not explicitly bridal, the off-white hue is simply perfect for a winter wedding. We have a feeling you won't want to take this cozy bridal shawl off, even once the party heats up.

Adrianna Papell Faux Fur Cape

Black fuzzy wedding cape shawl

Looking for a faux fur wrap that'll offer a stark contrast to your white wedding dress? Consider this black winter wedding shawl, which has a timeless bateau neckline.

DB Studio Long Sleeve Tulle Topper with Pearls

Sheer tulle wedding dress topper cover-up with pearls

Pearls are having a serious moment right now—and while this bridal cape isn't exactly the most functional choice for staying warm, it'll certainly give your look an on-trend finish.

Bubish Berlin Wedding Bolero

White feathered wedding bolero

If your fashion aesthetic skews maximal, this feathered wedding cover-up is for you. Statement plumes explode off this bolero, ensuring your wedding day ensemble is one that won't soon be forgotten.

Azazie Sincerity Faux Fur Wrap

Neutral faux fur wedding stole wrap

Perfect for you and your bridesmaids, this warm, neutral-toned faux fur wedding wrap would pop beautifully against a white gown or an emerald-colored evening dress.

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