Shopping Fix: This Season’s Seriously Covetable Capes

Coats Are Out, Capes Are In.


by Grazia |

As those crisp mornings creep in, having strong outerwear game is at the forefront of our minds (our AW15 coat trends round up has all the inspo you'll need for that). But the chicest shape this season, comes in the form of the cape. So, we’ve rounded up some of the best capes (otherwise known as blankets / throws / shawls / wraps / plankets - you name it!) around town!

Moving on from Kimono-inspired drapes of the summer months, capes are taking on more structured shapes this season, ensuring there's no resemblance to a superhero's key accessory.

Forming the perfect alternative to your winter coat, our high street picks have favoured more classic styles. Zara’s houndstooth number taps into the heritage trend, without being excessively Sherlock-esque.

The designer picks also take cues from Victorian style influences, with McQueen's romantic rose print making us think of Dickensian England. Or at the other end of the spectrum, we love the 70s inspired paisley print from Etro, offering a quick and easy way to rock that trend.

Take a look below at the most captivating capes...


Top 10 Capes

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Perfect as a cover-up on your way into work, the blazer-esque neckline of this cape would go with anything. Simple, yet chic. £89.99

Claudie Pierlot
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This camel Galaxie Coat from Claudie Pierlot provides a great minilamist shape as well as being a beautiful colour. £315

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A new way to work a biker jacket is this leather cape from Givenchy. Perfect for adding a little additude to an LBD. £3,600

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As a great way to incorporate 70s style, this Etro Cape is snuggly, but still structured. £862.13,

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This Uterque Cape is reversible, so either have the green check peeking through or as styled here all out. With a hood to complete the cocoon effect, this will keep you cosy all winter. £215,

Ted Baker
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Simple and chic this Ted Baker navy cape will smarten up your jeans, for that effortless casual Friday cool. £199,

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The colour of this cape on ASOS is great, with the double breasted detail giving it a vintage feel. £75,

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This Zara cape picks up on the heritage trend with the houndstooth print, with a removeable faux fur collar. £89.99

caterina gatta
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The print of this Caterina Gatta Cape is amazing, with little details like the faux patent collar as a finishing touch. £465

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This McQueen cape has a classic ribbon tie with the romantic rose print. £1,695

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