Your wedding day is all about showing off your beautiful outfit, whether it’s a wedding dress, bridal suit, skirt and top, or wedding jumpsuit. And while this will be ultimately the star of the show, sometimes having a cover-up on hand is a necessity, especially given the unpredictable British weather and evening chill. Outdoor elopements and pretty much any wedding in Northern Europe also demand clever layering, just in case the mercury drops (or the heavens open).
But fear not; just because you’ll be covering up, doesn’t mean you can’t look just as chic. In fact, these days, your options are endless when it comes to bridal jackets. You could choose a stylish satin blazer, or what about a super cool leather number? Then there’s denim, or even something furry and cosy for winter weddings.
There’s also the option to have your bridal jacket personalised; many designers on sites such as Etsy now make this easier than ever. A personalised bridal jacket is the ultimate keepsake from your big day.
Whether you want to keep things to a budget and shop on the high street, or splurge on a high-end design or personalised number, we’ve selected 35 of the very best bridal jackets to invest in now.
The Best Bridal Jackets for 2022
1. Custom Denim Jacket – £119.78, Etsy
Denim jackets look amazing on top of everything from boho gowns to sleek modern dresses and this personalised piece makes a daily staple seriously special. Great for throwing on for couple photos or before your first dance.
2. Ivory Cashmere Coat – £120.71, Etsy
This neat cashmere and wool blend jacket is toasty without being bulky and would look especially elegant worn with a full skirt or wide leg trousers.
3. Cadie Jacket in Pearl – £179, Phase Eight
A sharp yet relaxed single breasted blazer with a little definition at the waist. The warm tone looks beautiful on every complexion too. Team it with matching suit trousers for a bridal look that’s pure Bianca Jagger.
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4. Bespoke Bridal Off White Oversized Leather Jacket – £450
The cropped, oversized style of this hand painted leather bridal jacket will go with every wedding outfit, and you can even sneak a jumper under there if a chilly honeymoon is on the cards. The fact that it's tailored to you makes it a particular keeper (leather jackets get better with age, after all).
5. 'Just Married' Embroidered White Denim Jacket — £99.50, Etsy
Ideal if white denim is more your vibe. These beautiful embroidered denim jacket comes in three designs: ‘Just Married’, ‘Wifey’ and ‘Bride’. There's some seriously cute lace appliques at the turned up sleeves too.
6. Button Up Denim Jacket – £85, & Other Stories
If you’re after more minimalist white denim, this organic cotton jacket is just the ticket. Team it with silk, satin or sequins for a multi-textured effect that’ll look especially cool.
7. Textured Blazer with Contrast Piping – £79.99, Zara
Speaking of texture, this monochrome cotton blazer will give you all the feels (plus, it’s undeniably Chanel inspired). You’ll look beautifully en vogue on your wedding day.
8. Oversized Sequin Blazer in Off-White – £50.99, NA-KD
All eyes will be on you, so make your bridal jacket as eye-catching as possible. This glitzy white sequined blazer will do the trick. Team it with jeans for nights out post-wedding.
9. Custom Bridal Leather Jacket Design – £125, Etsy
If you have a real or faux leather jacket already but want to give it a fresh lease of life for your wedding day, this custom bridal jacket design service allows you to incorporate meaningful words, phrases, illustrations and line drawings onto the back for a bridal jacket like no other. You’ll pre-approve the sketch before your design is hand painted onto your jacket of choice before being sealed with a sheeny satin finisher to preserve your jacket’s longevity. The rose gold gift box is a gorgeous touch.
10. Darcy Leather Jacket – £POA, Temperley London
All you need is love, but when the night gets nippy this buttery soft jacket will most definitely come in handy. Hand-stitched and embroidered with roses, camellias and cherry blossoms, with ‘Love’ as the central focus, this bridal leather jacket is tough and delicate all at once.
11. Olympia Faux Leather Blazer – £315, Frankie Shop
Loose fitting and adaptable, this simple, soft cream hued leather blazer would look very cool worn over your shoulders as you work the room. Repurpose it for everything from job interviews to brunch.
12. Regency Garden Jacket in Champagne – £250, Needle & Thread
This delicate embroidered tulle jacket is embellished with birds, hot air balloons and florals in dreamy pastel shades. It's light and airy so ideal for warm summer nights.
13. Unicorn Jacket – £495, Catherine Deane
A cropped bridal jacket with incredible movement – get that fringing on the dancefloor and shimmy the night away.
14. Sequin-Embellished Fringed Jacket – £393, Twinset
Speaking of shimmying, this golden sequined jacket has Strictly appeal. A clasp at the neck and an open front makes it easy to wear with every wedding outfit, but we can’t guarantee that it won’t steal the limelight when the lights go down.
15. Mimi Metallic Double Breasted Blazer in Gold – £250, Reiss
Another gold standard bridal jacket option, this time with a metallic finish. A satin lining, crisp lapels and oversized tailoring make this a luxe, modern classic – you’ll get a lot of mileage out of this beauty.
16. White Double Breasted Linen Blazer – £67.95, NA-KD
The perfect white bridal blazer for a summer or warm climate wedding, this lightweight linen double breasted blazer can be dressed up or down and will suit everything from a beach to a garden wedding.
17. ART.365 blazer – £240, Marella
If you prefer a more fitted, single breasted style, this white crepe and satin blazer is for you. Team it with slim white cigarette trousers for a contemporary bridal look.
18. Guipure Lace Jacket – £360, Self Portrait
19. Single Breasted Satin Blazer in Neutrals – £397, Equpe Studio
If you’d prefer a colourful bridal jacket to blend in with your wedding colour palette, or provide a point of contrast to a white wedding outfit, slip on this peach silk satin blazer. It’ll look particularly sleek if you’ve opted for a slip style wedding gown.
20. Benito Corduroy Weekend Blazer – £195, Ted Baker
As apt for your wedding day as for the weekend, this white cord blazer has a bohemian feel and masculine tailoring. The fabric is also warm without being bulky and won’t crease en route to the venue.
21. Long Faux Fur Cropped Coat in Ivory – £111.20, Coast
Speaking of bridal jackets that travel well, this cropped ivory faux fur coat can be rolled into a suitcase and worn with any winter wedding outfit to keep you snug.
22. Ivory Faux Fur Cape – £115, Liberty in Love
Want to keep your arms free without feeling freezing? This opulent faux fur cape is beautifully regal and moves with you while keeping out the chill.
23. Cream Faux Fur Tie-Neck Coat – £525, Kate Spade
It’s not just the guys that get to wear a bow tie. This shaggy 70s style faux-fur coat includes a kitsch but still chic black neck tie for a bridal cover-up with a high fashion spin. Wear it on your wedding day then take it out of the wardrobe every winter – this super soft coat will pay its way in no time.
24. Carl Short Trench Coat in Raw – £320, ba&sh
A short, stylish cream trench coat that’ll shield you from the elements while creating a distinguished bridal look – tie it your way, then bathe in the shower of compliments during your wedding reception. This neat trench coat is also perfect for outdoor elopements.
25. White Silk Organza Jacket – £975, Halfpenny London
Admittedly less practical, but just look.at.it. This sheer, romantic bridal jacket will transform a simple white dress or trouser suit into a unique, whimsical yet powerful bridal look. It’s perfect for spring and summer weddings, or you could team it with a long sleeved wedding dress for cooler climes.
26. Samantha Cloud Dancer Blazer – £190, Aggi
Dramatic shoulders, a deep v neckline and geometric labels makes this quite the directional bridal cover-up. If you adore 80s fashion, this was made for you.
27. Charlotte Blazer – £295, Nadine Merabi
No less subtle, the pearl border on this satin crepe bridal jacket is polished, cool and anything but ordinary. The intricate detailing would suit an otherwise low key bridal look. Who said wedding looks were all about the big skirts?
28. Annie Wedding Blazer – £299, Whistles
A back to basics blazer that can be worn as an easy bridal tuxedo – just add a pair of white trousers in a cut of your choice. The pearlescent buttons make it feel even more VIP.
29. Knit Belted Jacket in Ivory – £108, Karen Millen
There’s something very swinging 60s about this double breasted belted ivory jacket. The nipped in waist would complement a voluminous skirt or wide leg trousers. The fabric is lovely and warm too.
30. Dionne Black and Off-White Jacket – £365, Rixo
Speaking of the 60s, celebrate your summer (or winter) of love in this flower appliqué leather jacket. Black suede flowers overlaid on white leather make this a bridal jacket that Mary Quant would reach for before dashing down the Kings Road.
31. Maya Tie Back Embellished Bridal Jacket – £80, Next
Is it a top, is it a jacket? The designers say ‘jacket’, so we’re going with it. Swingy sleeves, an open back and a silk ribbon make it relaxed yet ritzy, while the chunky sequins bring the disco vibes.
32. Hitched Bridal Leather Fringe Jacket – £113.40, Nasty Gal
A bridal jacket after our own heart, this ‘Hitched’ jacket features an asymmetric zip and fringing across the shoulders and down the arms for rockstar appeal. Wear it with a bridal updo to show it off in all of its glory.
33. Double Breasted Blazer with Buttons – £69.99, Mango
If you’re wearing a short wedding dress, this longline white blazer will sync with your hemline and add modern polish. This one was made for edgy city ceremonies.
34. Suit Blazer with Golden Buttons – £185, Uterque
This crepe white blazer is all about the details – from the adjustable strap detail at the back that allows you to tailor the jacket exactly as you see fit to the statement square buttons. It’s available as part of a three-piece suit too if you’re on the hunt for bridal wedding suiting.
35. Brie Crystal-Embellished Swiss-Dot Tulle Cape – £1,925, Monique Lhuillier
Ending with a (soft) bang, this dotted Swiss tulle cape will make you look like you’re floating down the aisle on a cloud. The crystal embellished neckline stands in for jewellery too. It’s certainly spendy, but it’s undeniably special.
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