For all you gothic cape-wearing girls who grew up, capes are back in big friggin’ way. We’ve seen capes rocked on Game of Thrones, and by Kim Kardashian, and now we all want in on the cape trend.
There is just
something about a cape that creates a commanding, if not royal look. From evil queens to super heroes, the cape is synonymous with leadership and magnanimity. For homecoming queens, brides, Oscar winners, and anyone who wants to get noticed, this timeless accessory will guarantee that all eyes are on you.
A cape is a stunning addition to an outdoor ceremony or on your walk out to the transportation that will whisk you away to your honeymoon. As functional as they are beautiful, capes also serve you by giving you a little extra coverage, and warmth, covering the back of the arm. Such a precarious problem spot, perhaps the cape was invented for this purpose, who knows, either way, we’re totally enchanted and in love with the fairy tale feel a cape brings.
To Grandmother’s House We Go!
There are lots of different ways to rock a cape, from short capes, to majestic capes that sweep the floor with a generous train. Caplets, capes with armholes, off-the-shoulder, midi capes, full length, bridal capes, and sheer capes are all glamorous options.
A sheer cape creates an ethereal air, giving a bride a luminous glow, while a cute little caplet incorporates a bit of vintage inspired charm. Detachable capes are versatile and give you two looks in one, making them beautiful reception dress choices.
And now to quote Kimmy Schmidt, since we’ve been binging on Netflix:
“Now, imagine that exit with a cape!” And don’t forget to give your cape a good flouncy flick of the wrist on your way out, to shake off the dust of this abysmal evening.
Here are some of our favorite caped gowns, capelets, and sheer bridal capes of the season. Click on the pictures for more info. All gowns and capes available at www.madamebridal.com