I know, this would not be the first post in the history of wedding blogs on winter wedding cover-ups…And it certainly is not the first post on our blog about cover-ups either. BUT, it is the first post I have done on the subject and I have a bit of a different perspective on the matter.We have all see those lovely ostrich feather boleros, or the white faux (or real fur) shoulder wraps. They are lovely, do not get me wrong, but I prefer something a bit more unique and personal. I prefer cover-ups that SCREAM, you.So I wanted to take a moment to show you some perfectly amazing, if not slightly unexpected, options. Hopefully one of them will spark an idea in you as you prepare for your upcoming winter extravaganza.We are starting off slow here, so as not to scare you off. The Classic, and a favorite, Mink or Fox Fur…as non-pc as this is to say, I prefer the real thing. Having said that, faux fur these days has come incredible distances, so most people can hardly tell the difference between the real thing and faux. You choose what feels right for you.
I consider this a break from the norm because of the color, and while I prefer to have my gloves tight enough to cut off circulation in my fingertips so they are really flattering, camel colored fur, paired with gloves as in the picture on the below left, is so incredibly classic and lovely!
Next up, cozy cardigans, these can come in many shapes and sizes, clearly. I chose the flattering wrap type or crop type for this post, because, after all, we dieted for a year trying to get the perfect wedding day physic so we don’t want a frumpy old sweater covering it up!Love the wrap on the left side, it is so elegant and sweet.For the sparkly girl in you that loves glitter and sequence, this blush pink crop jacket is fantastic. Again, I can see this with a larger ballgown skirt, but do not discount the A-Line or the sheath dress for this look either.OK, for you do- it- yourselfers out there, here is a great homemade cover-up idea that I think is so personal and unique. Crochet is a passion for many. But I am not talking about your Grandma’s crochet, no way, today’s crochet has been elevated to an art form. So if you have fallen in love with this age old art, what better place to show your style and skills then at your wedding. Don’t know how to crochet but love the look? Etsy has taken the work out of it for you, with hundreds of vendors offering you their wares, you can find your perfect piece.Lastly, I say throw tradition out the window and just be you, be adorable, be unique. Wear whatever makes you feel like yourself (only a better more fun and dressed-up version of yourself)! Have fun with it, there are no rules that say you have to wear that bolero in white…so don’t!