One of the biggest trends on the runway for 2012 brides are wedding jackets for women over the gowns. Shrugs are in style, as are jackets and boleros. An elegant little cover up can be the perfect piece to transition your wedding gown from ceremony to reception.
There are a variety of cover up styles that are in vogue right now.
They range from tiny sheer shrugs to full long sleeve jackets to
everything in between. Sheer lace wedding jackets
are the prettiest options for a cover up. It can be used to create a
lovely feminine shrug, with either short or long sleeves. This is a
beautiful way to complement a bridal gown without hiding too much of it.
Lace shrugs can be worn equally well with lace gowns or those created
from a plain fabric.
Another very popular fabric for wedding cover ups is sheer silk
organza. This crisp fabric layers beautifully over a gown and will not
obscure the details of the wedding dress. Different designers created
organza jackets in a wide variety of styles. There are tiny puff sleeve
shrugs that almost look like a part of the gown; there are waist length
swingy jackets; there are even dramatic long organza coats with
outstanding details such as ruffled trim or interesting necklines.
Not all of the current wedding jackets for bride
are sheer. Another trend seen on the runway was long sleeve fitted
jackets with peplum waists in solid silk. This style of jacket was
layered over gowns with fitted bodices and full skirts. As long as the
jacket is fitted through the waist, it can be a very flattering style
with an updated vintage flair to it. Textured fabrics were also a
popular trend for bridal jackets, ranging from brocade to embroidered
silk to pieces with feathers.