(1) Paul & Joe Hooded Cape | (2) Burberry Prorsum Wool and Cashmere-Blend Reversible Cape | (3) Dynamite Clothing Two-Tone Poncho with Fringe | (4) Ellos Reversible Poncho | (5) Burberry Color-Border Cashmere-Blend Cape | (6) Wayf Collarless Woven Cape | (7) Gloverall Wool Cape (on sale) | (8) M Missoni Oversized Hooded Wool-Blend Cape | (9) Missguided Wool Button-Up Cape | (10) Rag & Bone Double Face Wool Poncho | (11) Tejido Diamond Poncho | (12) Vince Blanket Stripe Cape (on sale) | (13) Ann Taylor City Cape (on sale) | (14) Asos Cames Stripe Cape with Tassels (on sale) | (15) Yumi Cape Hood Coat (on sale) | (16) F&F Monochrome Checked Poncho | (17) Dynamite Clothing Heavy Striped Poncho | (18) Saint Laurent Trinity Knit Cape (on sale)
Inspirational images sourced from Pinterest: A. Actress and model Benedetta Barzini in Fabiani’s white tent coat, photo by Henry Clarke for Vogue, 1968 | B. Fashion icon Miroslava Duma, wearing Awake UK by Natalia Alaverdian plaid cape, photographed by Style du Monde | C. Cape from the J.Crew fall collection 2011, worn by model Jacquelyn Jablonski | D. Chloé Blanket Coat | E. Coat by Molyneux, from Vogue Patterns Counter Master Book, Summer 1965 | F. Model Margrit Ramme wearing a creation by Carven, French Vogue, August 1969 | G. Miroslava Duma, photographer unknown | H. Models wearing dresses and triangular capes by Pierre Cardin, Paris, photo by Rico Puhlmann for Stern Magazine, March 1962
I’ve always had a crush on capes. I bought my first one almost five years ago and have worn it, day in day out, until it started to pill. I love how a cape can change up any look (dress, skirt, skinny jeans …) and, as a bonus, add that subtle superhero billow that makes me feel just a little more invincible. Add to that its warmth and elegance, and it’s no surprise that the cape is a staple in so many women’s wardrobes. Wearing it somehow transports my mind back a few decades in time and makes things like chestnut picking in the woods and the obligatory hot chocolate afterwards in the nearest village, all the more special.
The past weekend I went on the hunt for a new cape to replace my old one. I scoured the entire Internet and collected my favourite, timeless capes in this edit. So anyone who’s looking for a cape to keep you warm in many cold seasons to come: don’t look any further. Here they are: the prettiest capes of fall/winter 2015-16. There’s one for every taste and every budget. I hope you’ll enjoy it! Which one is your favourite?
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