Cape Veil

We are carrying on our wedding cape guide. In this blog, we are going to cover cape veils.

Wedding capes are growing in trend and we totally obsessed! So we have been researching, speaking to the experts and putting together all these blogs so you know all you need to know about wedding capes, capelets and cape veils.


What is a cape veil?

A cape veil is as it says in the name. It is made from tulle or other veil material but instead of being placed on the head, it flows from your shoulder.

“Cape veils give the illusion of a veil with more drama. Plus, it will not mess up your hair when you take it off!” – Words from Urban Supplier Rock the Frock Cheshire

They are a softer, romantic option than a standard bridal cape.

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What cape veils are available?

With cape veils attaching to your shoulders you have more options when it comes to adding attachments and embellishments as they can take more weight.

“Cape veils are also available in different colours, dip dye and with the option to have crystal or pearl embellishment, different shoulder attachments and personalised embroidery!” – Words from Urban Supplier Rock the Frock Cheshire

A standard cape covers the front chest area and flows down the back but with cape veils, you have the option to only attach from the back giving more of the veil feel.

You can get short cape veils, bridal capelets, or longer floor lengths like a cathedral veil.


Where can I buy cape veils?

Capes and cape veils are becoming a standard bridal accessory so they can be easily found online or in your local bridal store.

For a unique handmade cape veil, we recommend Etsy. We have done the hard work for you though and gathered all of our favourite cape veils.


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Our favourite Cape veils

1. Urban Editor favourite

Tania Maras – Floral wedding cape

A floral-adorned wedding cape that both symbolizes tradition and makes a statement. 

The stunning Floral Wedding Cape is the perfect complement to any gown, making your walk down the aisle uniquely you!

2. Most Cape like

Wildest Dreams Bridal – Bridal Cape Sheer

The cape is made from gorgeous chiffon and can be custom-ordered in a variety of lengths. It attaches at the neck with either a hidden hook fastening or a button so you can choose which look suits you best. 

The slits for your arms on each side give it an extra flair as well! 

3. Best wing bridal cape

Sash and Veil – Wing bridal cape

The tulle wings attach to the top of your dress with small discreet pins, flowing down into that train adding something ethereal and romantic to an otherwise traditional gown.

This cape veil is the perfect add drama to any dress.

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4. Best cape veil with a bow

Floral Jewellery – Bow Detail Veil

You’ll love this light and airy bridal cape with trailing tulle bow ties.

Not bulky, it drapes so elegantly on your shoulders, creating softness and femininity perfect for the most important day of your life.

And everyone loves a bow, right?

5. For the minimalist bride

Noon On The Moon – Silk Bridal Cape Veil

This silk cape veil is simple and elegant while still adding the wow factor to your bridal look.

Perfect for any style wedding dress.

6. Luxury Cape veil

Gibson Bespoke – Luxury pearl & silk wedding cape veil

We just love the detail on this luxury cape veil.

This will take any simple wedding dress to the next level and really add that extra luxury feel. 

7. Best Floral Cape Veil

Amber Spice Bridal – Floral Veil Cape

A single layer of tulle with a drape adorned with delicate embroidery and flowers.

This creates a beautiful alternative to the traditional veil that’s perfect for those who want something just as dreamy yet just as timeless.

We are loving the secret garden vibes.

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