and not look like an 80’s White Witch.
Wearing jackets can be very dated, but not if you do it with a little spunk. And who doesn’t love a little spunky jacket. Being cold is not cool, haha, I just made a joke, but seriously, your wedding day is not the time to be covered in goosebumps. Wedding day cover-ups have become very fashion forward and just as much a part of the complete wedding day look as the gown itself. I love winter fur jackets, calm down…faux fur jackets work too, both are so luxurious and fancy. Plus, they generally work well with most gowns.
You don’t need a winter wedding to wear a cute cover-up, little lace and sheer boleros are popping up all over the place. Designers like Monique Lhuillier and Oscar de la Renta are hopping on the bandwagon. And of course there is always Etsy.com, the greatest thing since the stiletto where I found a whole host of stunning handmade options. The fabric choices are endless: dupioni, taffeta, feathers, lace, and tons more. Just makes sure that the fabric of your jacket and the fabric of your dress are compatible. Chiffon and fur…not a great combo. You need to match fabric weights, so think satin and fur, lace and taffeta, chiffon and feathers, and so on and so forth.
The choices I picked are a bit on the funky side, but they are so interesting. I would rather someone make a quirky choice, than an awful one, but on your wedding day I would also prefer someone make a boring choice instead of a regrettable one. When shopping for a wedding day jacket beware long sleeved sheer lace numbers…unless you are having a hair band themed wedding. Also, unless you are really a super fan of Jane Austen, please stay away from the high collared bolero jackets that button up…far too Ms. Dashwood for 2009.
Until we meet again, stay bridal and please don’t throw red paint on fur coats, it’s a disgrace to the animal’s legacy…seriously.