Omiru Poll Result: Capes and Capelets are In!

October 1st, 2007

Omiru Poll Result: Capes and Capelets are In


 Echo Buttoned Chunky Capelet

We asked: Is The Cape In or Out?

You said:  In, with 47% of the vote–as opposed to Out’s 40%.

Omiru’s take: Like we saw with sequins, you either love capes and capelets–or you hate them.  We see them as a nice sweater or light jacket alternative, and they’re a chic way to dress up a casual outfit.

Style tip?  Because capes and capelets tend to be voluminous, they require careful consideration for figure flattery.  If you’re petite, choose a smaller, less voluminous style.  As for texture, look for a smaller knit weave as well.  If you’re taller, on the other hand, you can afford to go larger, both in texture and in size.

Next question: Chunky knits are not only seasonally appropriate but also popular, according to the Fall 2007 runways.  But their volume, as the name implies, can make these chunky knits less than figure flattering.  But what do you think?  Tell us, are Chunky Knits In,
or are they Out? Cast your
vote on the sidebar!

Pictured: Echo Buttoned Chunky Capelet | $98 at Nordstrom.

Entry Filed under: Trend, Trend Predictives, What's In and What's Out, Women

4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. nancy  |  October 1st, 2007 at 11:28 pm

    I am petite, so I tended to stay away from capelets - but I will have to try a smaller flare to see how it looks, because I think they are so cute!

  • 2. Trisha  |  October 2nd, 2007 at 1:49 am

    They are cute–but yes, try a drapey style that’s less voluminous for best results!

  • 3. urban urchin  |  October 2nd, 2007 at 3:37 pm

    The more tailored style, with welt openings that allow a belt are pretty universally flattering.

  • 4. Trisha  |  October 2nd, 2007 at 6:11 pm

    Nice suggestion, urban urchin. Tailored capes and capelets do tend to be more flattering!

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