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The modern bride enjoys practicality, and let’s face it: a sweeping dress train isn’t practical. While they’re beautiful, trains often tend to get stepped on or tripped over and become dirt collectors by the end of the evening. However, they do leave a lasting impact on wedding attendees. If you want a practical dress that can be worn to both the wedding ceremony and reception, chances are it’s not a dress with a train — but might we suggest a bridal cape?
Capes, similar to cloaks, attach to the bride to mimic the awe-stopping look of a train and can detach when the bride’s ready to celebrate. It’s perfect for those who don’t want to buy a separate dress for their reception and comes in so many elegant styles to match their wedding look, it will appear seamless once it’s on.
Whether you’re on the hunt for a lace bridal cape, tulle bridal cape, a bridal cape with sleeves for winter, or a cape that’s beaded for a Gatsby look, we’ve got you covered. We gathered the best capes on the internet for all price ranges that have the same effect as a train (but save you money from buying a separate dress for your reception). Ahead, shop our top cape picks from retailers like Anthropologie, ASOS, Revolve, and more.