If you haven’t heard of a topper before you soon will as this bridal cover-up is the hottest fashion accessory for brides-to-be.
Every season the international bridal catwalk shows inspire a whole range of new wedding dress trends but none has been quite so dominant as the bridal topper. A topper is basically another term for a bridal cover-up and comes in whole range of shapes and forms.
From long flowing capes, to cosy knits and quirky ponchos, this look is all about layering.
Toppers are especially good for Irish brides as the weather here is so unpredictable. Even in summer is can blow a freezing gale so it’s always a good idea to have a snug layer than you can wear over your wedding dress.
Rather than ruin the elegant look of your wedding dress with a clumpy coat, toppers provide a stylish alternative and can be as dramatic or subtle as you like.
Adding a topper to your dress also allows you to create two entirely different looks for your wedding day. Wear your cover -up in the church for a demure look, and strip it off in the evening for a more revealing look.
Here are some of our favourite toppers from the 2017 bridal runways