15 Chic Wedding Shawls to Keep You Cozy on Your Big Day

You won't be giving the cold shoulder with these stylish accessories.
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Sofia Deeb
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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.
  • Prior to The Knot Worldwide, Sofia was a writer for Santa Barbara Life and Style Magazine.
  • Sofia studied cultural anthropology and journalism at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Updated Nov 28, 2023
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Brides, let's face it: Even if you're not planning an outdoor wedding, you'll likely spend a good amount of time outside (photo ops anyone?). The good news, however, is that with a stylish wedding shawl or wrap, you won't have to sacrifice style for comfort. Seriously, unwanted cold shoulders are a thing of the past thanks to these trendy bridal accessories. From faux fur stoles to beaded tulle wraps, there are plenty of simple (yet functional) ways to make your winter wedding dress more weather-appropriate. Not to mention, they'll also look really good.

To help you complete your bridal look, we've rounded up our favorite wedding shawls, wraps, and pashminas that'll keep you warm on your big day. We've also tapped industry experts to break down what a wedding shawl is and how to best style one for your wedding. Keep scrolling to get all *wrapped up* in this bridal trend (pun intended).

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What Is a Wedding Shawl?

A bridal shawl or wedding wrap is a cold-weather accessory that you can layer on top of your gown. Just like a wedding jacket, they not only provide shoulder coverage and warmth for cold-weather functions, but they also make for a chic accessory that you can easily take on and off throughout the day (hello versatility). Plus, wedding shawls can also help 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. And, with so many styles and colors available, it's easy to find one that complements your wedding vibe.

"The word itself may sound a bit old-fashioned but a shawl is still a perfect way to elevate a look," says The Knot's senior fashion and beauty editor, Naomi Rougeau. There are plenty of fresh and modern ways to style them for a 2024 or 2025 wedding. "A fringed embroidered number could lend a classic LBD dramatic flamenco vibes while a faux fur stole can bring old Hollywood glamour to a slinky bias-cut silk evening dress," she says. The best part is that you can embrace the bridal shawl trend long after your wedding day. According to Naomi, "if you're convinced you've nothing to wear, a shawl, stole, or even a capelet may be just the thing to update your wardrobe."

Our Favorite Wedding Shawls to Shop Now

Seriously, nothing ruins the vibe quite like bad weather. Avoid a fashion faux pas on your big day and come prepared with a stylish wedding wrap. Whether you're planning an outdoor event, or simply love to accessorize, there are plenty of cozy options to complement your bridal fit. Lucky for you, we've rounded up 15 of the top picks for 2024 below.

BHLDN Rue Semi-Sheer Raw-Edge Pashmina Wrap

Pashmina wrap for your winter wedding
Photo: Anthropologie

Here's a look you'll love long after you say 'I do'. This simple sheer pashmina is a classic way to top off any wedding day or date night look.

Cocomelody Elastic Cloth Wedding Wrap

Winter wedding shawl from Cocomelody
Photo: Cocomelody

Planning a church ceremony? This structured bridal wrap is the perfect way to add a touch of modesty to your look. Not to mention it's oh-so cute.

Bubish Rome Faux Fur Wrap

Cozy faux fur wrap for your winter wedding
Photo: Anthropologie

Trust us: You won't mind posing for outdoor pictures when you've got this cozy faux fur wrap. Winter brides, you can thank us later.

Wtoo Lady Shawl Beaded

White beaded wedding shawl
Photo: Watters Designs

Sometimes, a subtle touch of glam is all you need to make a statement. We think this sheer beaded shawl is sure to do just the trick.

Jenny by Jenny Yoo Odessa Sheer Embroidered Tulle Capelet

White lace shawl for your wedding day
Photo: Anthropologie

If you're looking to balance out your simple wedding dress with some not-so-simple accessories, this floral embroidered shawl is calling your name.

Karen Willis Holmes Jaimee Wrap

Elegant white wedding shawl for your winter celebration
Photo: Karen Willis Holmes

Here's a convertible bridal wrap that will seamlessly take you down the aisle and onto the dance floor. Wear it draped across one shoulder, or both, or even switch it up throughout the night.

Hushed Commotion Giulia Silk Tulle Scarf

White wedding scarf for your big day
Photo: Hushed Commotion

This whimsical silk tulle accessory can be worn as a scarf during the ceremony, and then as a wrap during the reception. Because really, who doesn't love options?

Cocomelody Sequined Lace Wedding Wrap

Sequined Lace Wedding Wrap from Cocomelody
Photo: Cocomelody

So, you're a bride looking to stand out. We think you'll love this eye-catching accessory made from delicate lace and adorned in sequined fringe.

Unreal Fur Pluma Cape

Faux fur Pluma cape from Anthropologie
Photo: Anthropologie

Here's a look that's guaranteed to get the party started. This fringey shawl is an ultra-festive option for your winter wedding.

Unreal Fur Champagne Wrap in Ivory

Champagne faux fur wrap for your wedding day
Photo: Karen Willis Holmes

Old Hollywood glamour meets modern-day minimalism. This faux fur wrap will make walking down the aisle feel like strutting across the red carpet.

Wtoo Lady Shawl

Sheer white shawl for your wedding day
Photo: Watters Designs

Sometimes simple makes a statement. This sheer bridal shawl with puff sleeves is certainly a testament to that.

Untamed Petals Sally Cape

Beaded sheer white wedding cape
Photo: Untamed Petals

How about a look that will take you back in time? The Art Deco-inspired beading on this bridal shawl is sure to add the perfect vintage touch to your bridal ensemble.

Bridalspain Luxury Double Layered Large Organza Wrap

White wedding shawl from Bridalspain on Etsy
Photo: Bridalspain

This wedding dress shawl has a distinct bridal look, thanks to its iridescent organza fabric. Plus, it's ultra-versatile so you can even re-wear it for other cold-weather occasions.

Unreal Fur Cape Verde

Faux fur cape for your wedding day
Photo: Anthropologie

Keep cozy in this stylish mock neck accessory. Buttons on the back make it easy to remove to switch up your look throughout the night.

Lulus Demure and Dreamy Ivory Faux Fur Stole

Faux fur wedding shawl from Lulus
Photo: Lulus

Calling all budget brides. At under $60, this faux fur shawl brings maximum bridal glam at a minimum cost.

How to Wear a Shawl for a Wedding

If you're wondering how to wear a wedding shawl or bridal wrap, we've got you covered (literally). To wear a shawl, drape it over your shoulders and the back of your neck, then pull the ends together in the front to keep it from moving. Worried about it falling off? Secure the shawl with safety pins or let it drape over your outfit if you're planning to remove it throughout the evening. Meanwhile, a bridal wrap, shrug, and capelet usually sit on the shoulders, but it typically depends on the style and design of the accessory. When in doubt, read the product description and use the model photo for guidance on how to wear it.

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