Post # 1
I am wondering what options there are for brides to wear over their dress if they get cold/chilly? I guess a cardigan would look pretty silly….
I get cold easily, so I am hoping there are more elegant options? 🙂
Post # 3
@karenlee07: your groom’s suit jacket! Or maybe a lace bolero?
Post # 4
@sheeply: LOL, that is very true! I could wear his jacket temporarily. 🙂
I will look up bolero? Never heard of that before!
Post # 5
I’m planning to wear a blazer or tuxedo jacket over mine, but my bridal “look” is a little less traditional.
I’ve seen girls do cardigans & it looked really cute. Or ditto on a bolero/shrug.
Post # 6
@karenlee07: a cardigan wouldn’t look silly necessarily, it really depends on the cardigan and style of your dress. I purchased a dark purple plain cardigan to wear over my dress but ended up not using it… You can find nicely embellished cardigans or even but a plain cardigan & see if your seamstress can jazz it up with some appliques/lace/beadwork/etc… Other than a cardigan I’d suggest a bolero or a pahsmina/wrap or maybe a fur stole or scarf if it’s in the winter…
Post # 7
@karenlee07: I’m just using a pashmina.
Post # 8
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
@karenlee07: A coat like every other time you’re outdoors and cold!
Post # 9
I have a white faux fur bolero for my nov wedding. Might have a large scarf I can wrap around myself inside as well
Post # 10
@BeckyS0: +1! I plan on getting cardigans for myself and my bridesmaids if it gets chilly out. I think it adds a nice “fun” touch!
Post # 11
I was only cold when we wen outside (winter). Otherwise I was quite comfortable with the huge dress I was wearing. But then I was hot during dancing. Anyway, I thought about if I might be cold during dinner but I was not at all. I ha a faux fur wrap for outdoor pictures that I could have used I guess, but I didn’t need to.
Post # 12
Thanks guys! I guess I had never seen a pic of a wedding dress with a cardigan, but it does look like it adds a touch of fun, especially if it has color! Will consider that or the bolero. Thanks again everyone – this website has been so helpful!
Post # 13
@karenlee07: handknit shawl
Also, I’d totally rock a cardigan over my wedding dress if I thought Houston in May would be cold. I love the look, and it’s very me.
(google image search of cardigan and wedding dress link)
Post # 14
@karenlee07: if you are wearing a full dress, the only part that may get cold is your shoulders and arms. i got married the same weekend you are getting married so i know that weather at that time of year can be hit or miss in ontario.
i am always cold and spend most of my time in a warm climate. my mother was an absolute sweetheart. she was so worried that i would get cold and made me a lightweight furry wrap just days before the wedding. she even embroidered my initials into it. i did wear it for some outside pics but didn’t need it at all most of the time. my dress kept me warm.