Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Caped Crusader

Actress Freida Pinto in Cape inspired top.

With Batman hitting it big in theatres this year it's only natural that fashion has embraced the signature look of the caped crusader in various shapes sizes and colors.  This isn't the first time this look has been adopted into our wardrobes.  But it seems like now more than ever it's a big hit.

The trend was featured in many designer collections for the fall season and you're sure to find them in stores at all different price points to suit your budget.

The cape can be sleek, elegant and even have a little edge depending on the shape, length and silhouette.
For a more professional look tweed, wool and cashmere capes will be the best way to carry the look in a corporate environment.

For the edgy personality, wearing a leather cape gives that Gothic feel reminiscent of Batman.

Delicate styled versions like the one worn by Freida Pinto at a recent event looks feminine and classy.  Smaller capes are known as capelets and are a nice touch to an evening look or just to add a little retro feel.

Overall, the cape is an easy piece to slip on over your outfit on those cool fall days.  Instead of a heavy jacket it's the best alternative to keep cozy without covering up your entire look.
David Peck, Fall 2012.
Vintage Capelet

Ready-to-Wear Paris Trend Cape or no cape... by afp-fashion

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