It's getting chilly out there with the weather about to turn. Yet there seems to be no shortage of weddings. So what's a girl to do if she longs to be an autumn or winter bride yet keen to avoid the cold turning her skin to the appearance of a plucked chook! Not a look anyone is keen to go for, we are sure.
There are of course many dresses out there with sleeves but if the dress of your dreams is strapless or fairly bare on the top half, which most wedding dresses are, fear not as there is no need to compromise your style! Look to the high street for a truly fabulous selection of cover-ups. Monsoon wins the prize hands down as far as we're concerned with a huge array of shrugs, boleoros, capes, jackets you name it in faux fur, feathers, heavy lace, tulle, chiffon, fine lace, beading... all with very affordable prices starting from £35. Debenhams also offer a good selection from £35 with their Designer at Debenhams range. J by Jasper Conran in particular offers great faux fur and feathery numbers for winter. If you are looking to spend a little more try Sasso ( who also have a great selection in slightly finer fabrics from £80. I love the huge marabou feather capes and jackets! Equally Luella's Boudoir ( has a very pretty range of special designers such as Sophie Benoit from £180. So go on, wrap up and stay warm!