Superhero Style: 8 Reasons To Invest In A Cape This Winter

Channel your inner super hero with this Winter’s latest must have: The Cape. Originally hailing from the early Victorian and Edwardian eras, this trend has made many a fashion comeback over the years. This time around however, it’s chicer than ever and has fashionistas looking utterly invincible!

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Street style in Paris. Image: http://glitterinc.com/

 

NB: You don’t have to be Solange to wear a cape nor a comic book geek, nor 6 foot tall – it’s a trend suited for everyone and that is why we love it!

Read on for 8 reasons why you need a cape this coming Winter…

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P.S You may be invincible, but don’t forget to wear pants. Image: Pinterest

 

Reason #1 – A cape is 3 styles in 1 (jacket, coat and poncho)

The fashionable alternative to your stock standard winter coat, jacket or poncho – is the cape. It is equal parts elegant, whimsical and effortlessly cool.

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Military-style cape left, whilst Giovanna Battaglia goes retro. Images: www.fashionoverreason.com, streetstyle.allwomenstalk.com

 

Attached to dresses, or re-imagined through blazers, fashion capes cut a striking silhouette. From feminine and tailored to cropped and architectural, there is a style to suit every taste.

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Nicole Richie styles an all-white look with sheer floor length cape and Alexa Chung wears a “flutterby” cape-dress. Images: dailymail.co.uk

 

Reason #2 – It’s a hands free device

The hands-free ability of the cape is an obvious draw card for this trend. Capes swoop in and out of fashion all the time, however this seasons latest offering is more practical than ever, allowing for more freedom and movement than styles gone before. Think Blair in Gossip Girl who was obviously opting for style rather over practicality.

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Working mum Miranda juggles toddlers and her role as a fashion icon with ease thanks to her cape! Christine Centenera has her hands free for plenty of street style shooting. Images: Pinterest, thestore.com

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And of course, you need a free hand to carry an ultra-luxe Chanel Boy. Image: http://trendsurvivor.com/

 

Next: They look good with everything and they’re great for layering…

 

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5 Comments

  • Reply Xiaxiao Saturday 25th April, 2015 at 9:05 pm

    I want one but can’t find a decent one anywhere

  • Reply Whatthe Tuesday 14th April, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    I’m not the cape type of woman.

  • Reply lovelyloves Saturday 11th April, 2015 at 9:02 pm

    These cakes are stunning!! I wish I can wear one and look so sophisticated.

  • Reply BellaB Friday 10th April, 2015 at 11:59 am

    I find big capes awkward if you’re juggling babies, but toddlers love to hide in them.

  • Reply SUPERHERO STYLE: 8 REASONS TO INVEST IN A CAPE THIS WINTER | Megan Pustetto Thursday 9th April, 2015 at 5:06 pm

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