Caped crusaders: How to wear a cape without looking like Wonder Woman (unless you want to)
Drama, darlings, drama!
Year after year, season after season, capes sweep off the catwalk and into the wardrobes of the world’s best-dressed women. Gwyneth Paltrow, who memorably dropped jaws in a Tom Ford caped gown at the 2012 Oscars, reaffirmed her love of a good one last weekend; attending the Guggenheim International Gala, she wore a Dior ombré version over a blush, sunray-pleated satin gown. But take it from us: you don’t have to be a movie star to carry off a cape, with some inspired suggestions from the fall 2018 runways. There are as many ways to style them as there are designers making them: Jacquemus’ blazer-cape love child is ideal for those unsure of committing to the full look, Gucci’s cosy, blanket-esque style looks practically made to live in, and Moschino and Erdem’s shimmery brocade numbers would enliven even the most minimal of evening dresses.