Trend How-To: The Cape

We all have, at one point or another, wished that we were Wonder Woman. Oh if only we had her powers – we could balance our careers, our relationships, and our finances seamlessly, all the while looking impossibly polished! While the former may be near impossibly, the later isn’t. Take a leaf out of Wonder Woman’s book. Throw on a cape and you will wield the ability to look sophisticated and faultlessly on-trend.

Don’t believe us?  This bell shaped outerwear has been revamped and featured in the A/W ’10 collections from some of our favourite fashion houses. We are particularly coveting the cloaks we saw on the Alexander Wang, Yves Saint Laurent, Celine and Rag and Bone runways.

Before you leap into this trend, there is one rule: keep it slim fitting on the bottom or else the top heavy silhouette can become extremely unflattering. Make the most of this powerful and sexy look by adding a thigh high boot which will create maximum impact.

So join the league of caped crusaders like Leighton Meester, Natalie Portman, Sienna Miller and Kate Hudson and invest in what is set to be one of this autumn/winter’s most attention grabbing garments.

1. Stone Trench Cape £50 2. Shearling Cape £150 3. Leopard Print Faux Fur Cape £50 4. Rebecca Taylor Belted Cape $625 5. Karl Donoghue Suede and Shearling Cape $1,790 6. See By Chloe Hooded Cotton-Pique Cape US$630 7. Juicy Couture Military-Style Cape US$380 8. Clemens en August Checked Cape £163.40



  • Fashionista8P
    Reply Fashionista8P Tuesday 19th May, 2015 at 10:57 am

    Not really a fan because I think it might be impractical as if it were really that cold your arms would freeze

  • Reply dj23249 Wednesday 12th February, 2014 at 5:20 am

    The first photo, blue one looks great but would never waer one myself

  • sommy7
    Reply sommy7 Monday 18th March, 2013 at 2:57 am

    Not a fan of the “Cape”look

  • Reply stels Sunday 23rd December, 2012 at 11:07 am

    love the leather one!

  • aimzybabe
    Reply aimzybabe Monday 12th September, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    mm, I’m really into capes!

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