Style File on Capes

In the transitional months, when it’s not quite cold enough to wear a coat, but you need another layer, choose the Cape. We believe it is the perfect wardrobe essential.

Loved by celebs such as Taylor Swift, who favours a tartan/plaid pattern cape matched with skinny jeans and ankle boots.

Taylor Swift Wearing Tartan Cape

Actress Rachel Weisz is also a fan of capes as shown here wearing a luxe camel cape draped over one shoulder, trimmed in black, and matched with knee-high black boots.

Rachel Weisz Wearing A Cape

Or supermodel Karlie Kloss who wears a striped cape in block colours with matching accessories and indigo jeans.

Karlie Kloss wearing a cape

So now that we have established the need for a cape - how do you wear it?

There are three main options on how to wear a cape.

1. Place the curve of the cape around your neck and let it naturally drape either side.

Naturally Draped Cape

2. Place the curve of the cape around your neck, then take the right-hand corner of the cape and drape it across the left shoulder - accessorise with a brooch (optional).

Cape Draped across the right corner

3. Place the curve around your neck as before and then cinch in with your favourite belt to accentuate your waist.

Cape with the belt

A tip for cape wearers
Capes come in two lengths: mini - regular or classic - long. Your height should determine which cape will look best on you.


  • Edinburgh Cashmere

    Our model Romy is wearing Light Blue Check tartan cape.

  • Carole Donachie

    I like the idea with the belt

  • John Smith

    What tartan is the model wearing?

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