This Autumn Winter the cape is making a come back. Capes, ponchos and yes even cape dresses. But this style isn’t only for the adventurous fashionistas out there! Nope, there is something for everyone!
Famous Faces Wearing Cape Dresses
We have seen the likes of J-Lo, Kim Kardashian and Cameron Diaz amongst many other famous faces sporting the cape dress. When done right it can be elegant, sophisticated and look darn right powerful. But we would like to stress…WHEN done right.
Ladies there are 3 ways to wear this style in…style.
Wear it: Long
Cameron Diaz does this look in an elegant floor-sweeping gown. This style of dress might well be the polar opposite of the LBD but still sexy.
The fitted silhouette is suggestive yet flattering to her curves and the stunning cobalt blue goes hand in hand with a women’s best accessory…her eyes!
Elise Ryan Maxi £ 68.00 Fame and Partners Cape Dress £ 160.00 Halloween Cape Dress from Plus brands at ASOS £ 49.99
Wear it: Mini
Keep it cute like Alexa in a mini dress, but this time with a twist. We think the cape style transforms the classic mini dress into something a little Alice and Wonderland. Making this dress a winner in our eyes.
True Decadence Tall Embellished Neck Cape Dress £45.00 Warehouse Premium Embellished Cape Sleeve Dress £80.00 Missguided Plus Cape Dress £35.00
Wear it: Hollywood
Angelina Jolie does Hollywood glam like no other. This style resembles true Hollywood style from years gone by. The short cape is classic, classy and therefore timeless, so it’s the perfect choice for a “Black tie do” or the office Christmas party.
ASOS Extreme Cape Maxi Dress £50.00 Frock And Frill Allover Embellished Maxi Dress With Cape Detail £165.00 Coast Va Va Voom Dress With Pleated Cape £139.00
Embrace the 70s vibe and fringe up. We have seen it before, but now the fashion world has truly embraced the fringe trend. What we love about this trend is there is something for everyone, it’s up to you how far you take the fringe. But don’t fret if your playing with the idea, but are not sure you want to totally “fringe yourself”, that’s ok too!
In the winter we saw more and more designers test the waters with subtle fringe detailing on jumpers and skirts but now more than ever the 70s vibe is here! This spring summer we are spoilt for choice with top high-street brands channeling the hippie trend, the 20s flapper girl style with gorgeous evening and party dresses and of course stunning bohemian summer dresses, perfect for festivals.
Fancy the trend but not too sure if you’re ready for the full-fringe?
Then accessories are the answer. Choose a flowing maxi dress that you can add a fringe waistcoat or a cute tassel bag for that hippie chic laid-back look. Think suede, tassels and feathers and customise your look. But remember there is such a variety of styles out there, so it is possible to find a simple fringe dress.
Boohoo £8 Native Rose £70
Kaftans & Kaftan dresses
This is great option for everyone! A kaftan goes with everything and creates a flowing silhouette that will flatter most body types. It can be easily layered over your outfit to create a different look, cover your arms on those slightly chilly summer evenings. A kaftan is great option to take on holiday as well as you can layer it over simple summer dresses to give it a different feel and totally transform your outfit.
Check out a great choice of dresses and discover the 70s trend at Asos, Boohoo and Missguided.
Full on fringe
This does not mean you need to look like you stepped out of a Cowboy & Western film nor look like a 20s flapper girl, as fun as that could be as well…well why not?! Designer and high-street brands alike have drawn inspiration from the best of both worlds and given us quite the choice ladies, lucky us!