The Edit: 8 Fabulous Capes

This winter, ditch the sleeves and opt for one of these retro looks.


There’s something undeniably glamorous about a cape. They recall Jackie O., or Ginger Rogers. Designers have been turning out modern iterations of the silhouette for several seasons, and the offerings out now are reason enough to ditch the sleeves. (Plus, as we’ve written before, you won’t have to worry about stuffing bulky winter sweaters through the slim arms of coat—bonus!) How to make the look work: Wear with a form-fitting bottom to balance out the volume, and top it off with a cute pair of gloves.

1. Thakoon Addition faux-fur collared cape, $950 at Moda Operandi2. MSGM wool cape, $710.40 at Profile Fashion3. Tweed cape, $79 at Dorothy Perkins4. Jil Sander Navy cape in sky blue, $380 at Yoox.com5. Suno plaid tweed cape, $278.25 at The Outnet. 6. Tibi patchwork cableknit cape, $346.50 at Tibi 7. Reversible wool blanket cape, $898 at Coach. 8. Victoria Beckham Denim belted wool cape, $598 at