Cape, in the most layman terms would be what we have seen superman and Spiderman wear. But, the style evolution has regenerated the cape style into something, which has been super trendy this season. The Cape is everywhere from winter jackets to Indian suits to even gowns. It’s the season of the Cape, and if you are not aware of this trend, then let me update you with some versatile and elegant cape trends.
Seasons don’t matter when you are a fashion lover, it can only turn up the heat.
Cape jackets have been quite a hit this winter season as some international designers have been showcasing this trend vigorously in their season’s latest collection. One of them being Saint Laurent. H and M, also has a good collection of the cape jackets. From Hollywood to Bollywood, the cape jacket has become quite a sensation. They can be teamed up with long leather boots and fitted pants, this cover up keeps you warmer than you think. It looks comfortable yet stylish, making it a must have this season.
As it’s a cover up, the cape effect will also look chic on western formals with some embroidered work, making it a good fusion. Not limiting it to any certain outfit, the cape can be worn on almost anything you want to add a tint of sophistication to.
A simple cape attached to the regular gown can add to so much. Cape gown looks very elegant and royal, different from the veil trend, which is quite obsolete now. Pernia Qureshi, the fashionista and stylist herself was seen at the Bvlgari launch sporting a stunning pastel cape outfit. One should have the cape in the same color and not in contrast, as it could look gaudy. Avoid loud colors in capes; it doesn’t go very well with too much bling either.
The gown cape is my personal favorite, a beautiful jumble of the regal era and the current trends. Shraddha kapoor looks mesmerizing in this Gaurav Gupta’s golden fitted gown with a beautiful cape with a corsage.
Drape The Cape
Indian designers, not being far behind, have created beautiful ensembles of the cape with suits and saris. The cape suit and sari is not quite common yet, but will be the “it” style soon as more and more Bollywood stars sport this style. Rohit Bal has beautifully used a colorful cape on top of a sari in one of his recent shows.
Even, Anamika khanna has used the cape effect on lehengas. These capes are detachable, so that if trends come and go, the outfit can still maintain its originality. Again, you will see a pastel shade in the cape lehenga, which Sonam Kapoor wore for Big B’s Diwali bash this year. Need not be a floor touching cape, a short cape also looks as classy.
Pernia Qureshi, on the cover of Hello Magazine, September issue is seen wearing a 3D cape with some black leatherwork, looks splendid.
By: Vidhi Sagar