The Cape Trend | Winter Wear


“I like your…what exactly is that? A cloak?” “Hey Sherlock Holmes!” These are some of the comments I’ve received while out and about in my favorite (reemerging) fall/winter trend — the cape.

Capes aren’t for superheroes alone. This retro-chic coat is for the lady who wants to put a touch of elegance in her wardrobe or just enjoys the whimsical look & feel of the cape.

A cape made from lightweight fabrics can function as a casual jacket, while heavy wool & fleece capes are alternatives to standard winter coats. No worries…I know that it’s cold, so I definitely don’t really leave my arms bare under the cape.

While driving in a bulky coat is generally uncomfortable, it can be even more awkward with some capes. I suggest that you take off your cape while driving or push the “sleeves” up to allow for more mobility. Besides that, you’re good to go.

So, is the cape trend chic or not?

top row: Ultimate Military Camel Wool Cape, $190 (Topshop); The Wool Cape, $155 (American Apparel); Wool Mix Check Borg Lined Cape, $170 (Topshop)

bottom row: Brandy & Melville Cape Jacket, $132 (Revolve Clothing); Military Hooded Cape, $77.58 – $129.30 (ASOS); Green With Envy Plaid Cape, $99 (Macys); Tory Burch “Vienna” Double Face Wool Blend Poncho, $375 (Nordstrom); Isle of Skye Cape, $99.95 (Free People)

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  1. Ashley Craft says:

    I think this trend is adorable! :)

  2. O So Chic says:

    Isn't it? I love it.

    – Melanie

  3. I want one!

  4. Oh, I love it. Finding a cape is on my thrift store wish list!

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