Caping It Right!

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it Superman!? No, it’s a new flying fashion statement!

Just like the cape on Red Riding Hood, Sonam Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra & many international divas are adding capes to their wardrobes in style. From Hollywood to Bollywood, cape magic has taken over the fashion world by storm! Move over Superman or Batman or all those comic superheroes, for capes have become the style domain of the top most fashion divas around the world.

Cape Dresses As Seen On The Indian Fashion Runways (L- Naeem Khan, R- Rohit Bal)
Cape Dresses As Seen On The Indian Fashion Runways (L- Naeem Khan, R- Rohit Bal)

The dictionary meaning of the word cape is: “A sleeveless garment of various lengths, fastened around the neck and falling loosely from the shoulders, worn separately or attached to a coat or other outer garment.” In terms of fashion however, there are a zillion ways to define and style a cape. Capes are perhaps gaining popularity owing to the fact that in any length or style, a cape always flatters and adds instant glam even to a plain outfit.

Fall 2015 has seen a resurgence in this trend with winter coats, trenches, jackets and soft shrugs taking a cape turn, literally!

cape fashionIn fact more and more Indian designers are freely using this trend to add an element of class and quirk with long flowing capes or short ones as a stylish add on to lehengas, suits and sarees.

cape fashion

Sonam Kapoor, our desi style icon, is literally soaking up in cape fashion as demonstrated in her public appearances, wearing capes in all styles and lengths.

cape fashionTeam it up over your crop top and denims. Add it over a blouse and a long skirt. Wear it in some woolen avatar to stay warm this winter. Just grab a cape and you are ready to soar high in the fashion sky!

Pick a cape that will go with more than one outfit. The trend is here to stay, might as well make the most of it!


About the Writer:

Mansi is a fashion and style blogger by profession, and a freelance writer by choice. Expression is her mother tongue and fashion her lifeline. She hates stereotypes and is a big fan of individuality. An aspiring design maker, she wants to carve a niche for herself in the field of fashion and lifestyle.

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