You Said: No to Capes

October 4th, 2010

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ultimate-military-cape_100410We asked: Would you wear Capes?

You said:  No to Capes, with a 56-44 split in votes.

Style tip? Capes (and their cousin, the capelet) are fantastically dramatic fashion perfect for keeping warm during fall and winter.  They can be an acquired taste, but it’s never been easier to look cozy and chic during the winter - all you have to do is throw on a cape.  For maximum figure flattery, we recommend pairing your cape with a skinny bottom - a pair of straight leg or skinny jeans or leggings - for a dramatic big-over-small look.  We’re loving capes with special detailing to break up the monotony of the fabric - particularly on trend is this military cape from Topshop that has been flying off the shelves.

Next question: Vests are key layering pieces for Fall, and this season, they’re appearing in all shapes and sizes - from the tailored vest to the dramatic faux fur variety. But what do you think?  Tell us, would you wear a vest?  Cast your vote on the sidebar!

Pictured: Ultimate Military Cape | $190 at Topshop

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

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. MB  |  October 4th, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    yes to a vest and no way to the cape, too much fabric for driving

  • 2. Katie  |  October 5th, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    I’ve actually been thinking about getting a cape for aesthetic and utilitarian purposes. Part of my daily “uniform” is chunky or flowy knits or blazers paired with skinny pants/jeans/mini with tights. Sometimes this gets too tight underneath my fall/winter coats that it gets uncomfortable - not so great for my morning commute through public transportation or walking. I like feeling free and comfortable, so having a cape seems like a sensible choice. I just really hope this isn’t too much of a “trend” item as I would love to wear one every fall/winter!

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