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Capes For Winter – Not Just For Superheroes

Capes are usually for superheroes, right?  Wrong!  Capes are showing up everywhere from the Duchess of Sussex to Alessandra Ambrosio, to Queen Mathilde, so why not on us?  It’s no surprise that royalty and celebs are wearing capes because they give off a vibe of gravitas.  As a short gal, a cape also works because it shows off a good amount of leg making us appear taller.  Sometimes a regular 3/4 length coat can cut us off and make us look shorter.  I haven’t gotten a cape coat yet, but here are the ones I’ve been thinking about…
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Capes-Choices

1. Zara – Textured Cape Coat | 2. Mark and Graham – Stella Cape | 3. Etsy – xiaolizi – Cape Coat |
4. Kimi and Kai – ‘Robin‘ Wool Blend Maternity Cape | 5. Macy’s – Lauren Ralph Lauren – Tartan Plaid Cape | 6. Nordstrom – 1901 – Solid Cape | 7. Neiman Marcus – Faux-Fur Trimmed Knit Cape |
8. Etsy – YL1dress – Black Wool Cape | 9. Mark and Graham – Charlotte Wool Cape|
10. Amazon – Clothink – Women Solid Wool Hooded Split Front Poncho Cape |

As you can see from above, the overall shape of the capes are the same, the colors, the length, and the ways to keep them closed are different.  Normally, I’ve thought a cape of a shapeless cover-up, but on seeing the celebs in them I’ve changed my mind.

Numbers 2 and 5 are similar in their tartan pattern.  The tartan always reminds me of winter and more specifically, the holidays.  These two capes would be very cool to wear with holiday dresses, tights, and knee-high boots.

Number 1 could be a great dupe for the splurge cape in number 7.  I like the faux fur in both coats along with the white color.  Yes, we’ve all heard the old adage that you shouldn’t wear white after Labor Day, but rules are meant to be broken… and what about winter white?  That’s what these capes fall under – the winter whites category, especially with the fur detailing.

Etsy has some interesting clothes, if you decide to peruse the site.  That’s where I found numbers 3 and 8.  The only caveat I have with these is to read the return policy carefully.  Number 3 is coming from China, and it might not be exactly what you’re looking for – but hopefully it is.  This picture definitely makes me want to give ordering a whirl.  I like that both of these choices have a military feel to them with the buttons up the front.  I’d even add a pair of long gloves, like in the picture for a feminine take on the military trend.

The camel color of number 9 is what I’ve always imagined a cape coat to look like.  I like how this is a shorter cape that would look great with jeans and even a midi skirt, or dress.  I also think the tie waist is another selling point for this one.

Numbers 4 and 10 are the ones that make me think of what storybook characters might wear.  I love the red color of number 4, and that it’s a maternity cape.  I’d guess it would be nice to not worry about a coat fitting over your baby bump.  This one is a great fashionable choice for that.

Number 10’s grey color is also something that reminds me of what a classy little red riding hood would wear now-a-days.  I can just imagine her with a picnic basket in this cape, with the hood up, and it pinned around her neck.  This would also be good for people who tend to get warm in the subways.  (Raising my hand here!)

Hopefully there’s no big, bad wolf lurking around when we wear these cape coats, because they’re just too fun and cute not to wear!  Let me know what your favorite one is in the comments!  Or what you think of capes in general.

 

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