Beat the chill at your next wedding with our edit of the best wedding outfit cover-ups
If you're lucky enough to have been invited to a wedding this spring or summer, no doubt you'll have already started browsing for your outfit, you've probably already bought it. But with the unpredictability of the great British weather, have you ticked that box of a stylish wedding cover-up?
Luckily, the high street is filled with a range of glamorous wedding cover-up options and investing in one will see you through the special occasion season looking positively fabulous, warm and protected from the sun (please let it be sunny!).
If you're smart this will be an investment piece you wear again and again. So the key to fashion longevity when it comes to cover-ups? Buying items that can be mixed and matched with loads of different pieces in your wardrobe. Stick to colours that you know suit you, that won't date quickly and always look appropriate at a special occasion, like this statement cream and jewelled jacket from By Malene Birger.
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Conceal your arms in the most dramatic fashion that you can, with this navy statement jacket from Zara. Buy now for £29.99 at Zara
£55, River Island
Keep your look on the summery side with this yellow jacket from River Island. The ruffles keep the jacket completely on-trend, while the cropped style won't over-power your shape. Wear with an in-and-out style fitted dress to flatter an hour-glass silhouette. Buy now for £55 at River Island
£165, Bimba Y Lola
Breton stripes will never date, so investing in a good quality jacket in this print is wise. Wear this piece over a cream dress for a pop of print.
Buy now for £165 at Bimba Y Lola
It's your classic pale pink blazer but with a very stylish twist. Thanks to Uterque, the peplum frill on the bottom of this jacket adds that extra point of interest. Team with some statement trousers to pull the entire look together. Buy now for £175 at Uterque
This season is all about sleeves (YEY), so make a statement with this ruffled jacket from Zara. Ideal for arm coverage, but the vibrant red hue will add that much needed dash of colour. Buy now for £29.99 at Zara
Sequins in summer? Most certainly. Hit the dance floor in this disco inspired jacket. Wear over a anything for a seriously stylish (and shiny) look. Buy now for £129 at Topshop
£199, Karen Millen at John Lewis
The white piping on this blazer gives that extra luxe detail to your classic black blazer. Cinch in that waist with the belt to create a defined waist. Buy now for £199 at Karen Millen for John Lewis
£70, Laura Ashley
Reveal and conceal all at the same time with this crochet jacket from Laure Ashley. Style with over a metallic dress to keep the look in the now.
Buy now for £70 at Laura Ashley
£185, Ted Baker
Give your outfit that feminine touch with this scalloped edge jacket from Ted Baker. Wear over a floral pleated skirt. Buy now for £185 at Ted Baker
Jazz up a simple dress with this peplum jacket from Topshop. Buy now for £45 at Topshop
£39, Miss Selfridge
This lace cover up from Miss Selfridge manages to be demure yet cool all at once. Buy now for £39 at Miss Selfridge
£295, LK Bennett
This LK Bennett jacket is THE cover up that you can rewear for years to come. With a Chanel inspired feel to it, pop it over a gold or yellow dress to pick out the colour of the buttons. Buy now for £295 at LK Bennett
£50, Adrianna Papell at House of Fraser
Add that touch of old school glamour instantly with this cover up from Adrianna Papell. Buy now for £50 at Adrianna Papell at House of Fraser
Add a pop of colour to any outfit with this cover-up from Whistles. Buy now for £145 at Whistles
Floral is a fabulous print for a summer wedding. Style this over a light pink silky blouse and cream culottes Buy now for £149 at Hobbs
A sleek, tailored white blazer is a great wardrobe staple that you can always rely on. Use it to play down a printed dress or top. Buy now for £65 at Oasis
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Samantha Rnic is a fashion stylist and writer from Colchester. She has worked for titles such as Grazia, The Sun and Look magazine. She is currently studio bookings manager at Matches Fashion.
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