Despite what many may believe, autumn and winter fashion is quite exciting and versatile. From gorgeous outerwear, to cosy sweaters and even stunning dresses, autumn and winter do not fall short in the fashion world. This autumn and winter, cape fashion will take its place as one of the outerwear stapes.
One can even say that ‘tis the season for capes!
Women’s capes and ponchos are the ultimate versatile, stylish, comfortable, and transitional fashion wear. For layering lovers, capes and ponchos are a dream come true. Capes are wonderful substitutes for coats. You can keep your look simple: with a cape and jeans, or show your chic side with a monotone black cape fashion outfit. For a transitional wear, you can keep warm with a cape while wearing your favourite skirt or spice up your look by pairing a cape with over-the-knee boots.
In this piece, we will discuss
- Cape Coats from heavier, thicker materials;
- Poncho Capes for every body shape;
- Cardigan Capes for the casual to professional look;
- Tailored Capes that scream sophistication;
- Knit Capes for that cosy yet extra polished look.
The world of women’s capes and ponchos is diverse; let’s take a look at your choices of capes this season.
A cape coat – as the name implies – is a cape made from heavier and thicker materials, and has rectangular silhouette. A few of the more common cape coats host raised collars, closed necklines and open armholes. This means that cape coats will define your shape, accent your curves, including your bust, and will leave you looking smart and sophisticated.
In my opinion capes have a tendency to add sophistication to any look, nevertheless, if you are looking for an item to complete your winter formal look, a cape coat is an excellent choice, particularly when in black or camel.
This doesn’t mean that coat capes are not suitable for brighter occasions. Looking to be the fashion icon at a party? Just throw on your cape coat of a bright colour that flatters your fashion outfit and enjoy the endless compliments. This autumn and winter you cannot go wrong with olive, mustard or even aurora red.
I love finding fashion items that work on all body types, and in cape fashion, the poncho cape is for everyone. Regardless of your body insecurities, the poncho cape will conceal them all, including those extra pieces you may not be too excited to reveal. Its style allows for movement and careless comfort. Ponchos look particularly stunning in brighter shades and prints. With ponchos you are free to have fun and express your vibrant personality.
These stylish capes for women will spruce up any fashion outfit this autumn. The cardigan capes look wonderful on petite women and women who desire to add some height. The cape’s elongated ends that fall just above your knees create the illusion of a slimmer and more elongated figure. Cardigan capes are fantastic for a more casual look and can be enjoyed in neutral tones or seasonal colours.
In cape fashion this cape screams sophistication. It is also a cape that can transition from day to night, from hard work to evening fun. You can wear it with your work attire or with over-the-knee boots or leather pants for an edgier look.
The ultimate comfort and warmth comes with a blanket cape. The cape that is meant for weekends and for any casual feel good occasions. It’s fashionable yet very cosy, and as you already have guessed, can be wrapped around you like a blanket. Enjoy it with some skinnies, jeans or your favourite comfy pair of slim-cut trousers.
Knit capes are also quite cosy with a pinch of extra polished look. They are perfect for casual wear and work wear. Bold knits capes are more sophisticated and stylish, while smaller knit capes are ideal for the countryside and cooler, more casual evening walks.
Your next outerwear staple for autumn is in fashion, in cape fashion that is! Don’t be afraid to enter the world of capes and experiment with its diversity of styles.