Cape Escape

Make a stylish, sophisticated, and swishy entrance this winter with the breakaway trend of the season: the cape. Having replaced the perennial long coats as our go-to outerwear, the no-sleeves style is no longer restricted to tops and blazers. Elegant structure, sleek silhouette, and brighter colours – the polished trend is getting so much more play lately. In every fashion capital, superhero capes prevailed. Some great examples include Erdem’s opera-ready jacquard, Alberta Ferretti’s leather number, a floor-length cape made from rainbow fur and check motif at Burberry, and Simon Porte Jacquemus’ trench-cape hybrid.

How to wear:

  • If you’re a little wary of rocking a cape coat, the best thing to do is to keep your ensemble fuss-free. You can begin by wearing just one colour. Whether it’s a bright fuchsia, chic black, or tan, a consistent colour will help keep the caped crusader look streamlined.
  • tThe sweeping and dramatic number can be worn in a variety of ways. If you opt for a cropped cape – or capelet as it’s known – then team it up with a short skirt. If your cape coat has plenty of fabric and folds, then balance the volume with a pair of leather pants or a pencil skirt. For narrow and tailored capes, wide-leg trousers or a knee-length skirt make a perfect partner. The longer the cape, the better it looks with jeans and tights. For evening events, you can tie the look together with cosy tights and a pair of heels, or go for a caped dress.