It’s all Ask Belle all week. 138 unanswered e-mails. Let’s knock some of these out.
I’m in the market for a cape that’s a reasonable stand-in for a coat (not just a sweater). I’d be willing to spend a couple hundred dollars on one, but only if I can find something that’s timeless and high quality enough to be worth it. My style tends towards the colorful and preppy. Any suggestions?
I know Edna Mode says, “no capes,” but I love a good cape. It brings in a little bit of chic, a little bit of drama. It really lifts a simple outfit. Here are a few in the under-$250 price range that might fit the bill.
DKNY Blythe Cape ($158, also in black)
I love this. It’s the perfect mix of casual and chic. Perfect with jeans, over a black dress, or with a pair of trousers. The color is just great.
Calvin Klein Simple Cape ($159)
Classic shape. Very feminine. Can’t go wrong here. Good evening-wear option.
ASOS Raglan Sleeve Cape ($135)
WHBM Belted Trench Cape ($199)
This is the coolest, chicest cape in the post. I can’t believes it 50%-off. I can’t believe it’s still available in most sizes. Want.
Plus-size? The only outerwear cape I could find (that wasn’t hideous) is this one from Jessica London. There were no outerwear capes for petite ladies, that I could find. If someone has a suggestion for petite, tall, or plus-size readers, leave it in the comments.
Ann Taylor just came out with this one, and I think it’s gorgeous… (and it’s 40% off today)
I don’t understand how that’s a cape (also, it seems to be see-thru).
I tried on the Jcrew one this weekend– it is a LOT of cape, even on my tall and not tiny frame. I love the idea of wearing one, but still need to figure out how to style it.
Extra Petite has some great petite-friendly cape outfits. Most of the actually items are from past seasons, but I like looking at the proportions. I will probably get a sweater-cape because if my body is cold enough for a real coat-cape, my arms won’t want to be outside of it. https://www.extrapetite.com/search?q=cape