October 2nd, 2006
We asked: Are Capes and Capelets In or Out?
You said:We’re completely divided on this issue. 37% vote In, 39% vote Out, and the remaining 24% voted On the Way Out. Paradoxically, capes and capelets appear to be both In and Out.
Omiru’s take: Capes and capelets add a bit of drama to evening ensembles, and they can take a daytime getup from okay to outstanding. However, we feel that the strong hesitation against wearing them stems from their presence in the shadow of their formerly popular cousin, the Poncho. While the Poncho was wildly accepted for a couple of seasons, it fell from grace, and the fashion fallout from wearing the item as the trend waned was equally large. Omiru says: forget the poncho, and for those who are so inclined, embrace the capelet, if only for its layering potential. An added bonus? If worn over a near monochromatic outfit (as pictured), capelets tend to visually shorten the torso and elongate the legs, making you look taller!
Here at Omiru, we’re all about fashion and function, which explains our love of the Dresses with Pockets trend. But what do you
think? Tell us, are Dresses with Pockets In, or are they Out? Cast your
vote on the sidebar!
Pictured: Theory Josefa W Interest Capelet | $335 at Shopbop.