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