Cape Outfit Ideas: 26 Ideas on How to Wear a Cape This Year

Stylish Cape Outfits: Winter and Fall season bring lots of awesome staples which can give you a dramatic yet chic look. When it comes to outerwear, nothing brings more drama than a cape, and it has many kinds, Poncho is also one of them.


Many are afraid to pull off the cape because of the Dracula look, but don’t be scared and have your style statement. One may look fashionable and chic in a perfect cape outfit. You can nail the look to inspire everyone around you at both formal and casual events. There are lots of ways to keep yourself warm, but if you want to look enthralling and enchanting, you need to have something that will turn heads and make the people have a glance, and that a perfect Cape can do for sure.

How to Wear a Cape Fashionably

Sweaters, jackets, blazers, and coats are all ordinary, and every other person is wearing them. If you are looking for something that you can top off your outfit with and stand out from the crowd a Cape is all you need. It’s unique, too, but it can be a little tricky to wear if you’re new to wearing them. Here are some tips on how to wear a cape without looking like a superhero or kid’s all-time favorite Batman.

  • Balance your natural outfit showing by keeping the bottom slim and defined, which means that your ideal picks include leggings, skinny jeans, and straight-fit cut pants.
  • A cape that hits around the thigh area helps to extend your look. Cape blazers are also a fun way to incorporate a cape look.
  • Use a light-colored or funky cape to break up an all-black outfit.
  • If you are an amateur, then start by trying the trend out the safe way, and that is to wear, it in a classic, neutral color.
  • Pair your cape with cropped leather pants and pointy-toe flats to keep it modern.
  • All other winter staples are mediocre, and every other person is wrapping it. So try to wear something distinctive.
  • The embellished cape is very stylish and novel. Try it these for a head-turner look at parties.
  • Stay cozy by draping an oversize fleece in warm neutral colors with slip-on and boyfriend jeans. Denim is a lifesaver, and you can use them by all means.
  • Cape may give you fat or bulky look, so you may add a belt on the waist for keeping the shape perfect.
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↓ 26 – Cape Outfit for Winter

You might think that cape is more of a superhero costume, but this isn’t true. Capes are in fashion for a long time.  But in 2016 this majestic outfit made it to the red carpet, and that is from where it got all the fame and name. This is something you can consider the best winter wear as it’s different and wraps you well. It will feel more like a blanket to you and an enigmatic attire to the people. Here’s our complete guide on Minimalist Outfits for Winter.

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Helene Berman Collarless Cape with Concealed Button Front £58.50

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↓ 25 – Trendy Casual Fall Outfit


You can wear capes in the fall season too if you want to avoid chilly autumn breezes and stay warm. Longer, flowy styles make the ideal counterpoint to skirts, jeans or leggings, and tall boots. Accessorize your look with a hat for drama queen effect. Also, don’t forget to keep your favorite bag if you carry a lot of makeup or other stuff all the time.


Also, have a look at these Fall Polyvore outfits.

↓ 24 – Cute College Girl Dress

Going to college every day and waking up early to get dresses is quite a job. And you might want to add something new to your everyday college wardrobe. We recommend you go casual for daily colleges. Pick a simple top and jeans, pair it up with a black and white print cape for a more chic look.



↓ 23 – Sexy Outfit for Day Activities


Ponchos are versatile as they can be worn in so many ways. Long gone is the time when capes were only for the royal people. You can wear them daily by pairing them the right way. You can wear your cape with a striped high neck shirt, jeans, and long boots. Cape can look sexy, and such a trendy wrap gives you ease and style simultaneously.


↓ 22 – With A Belt

Ladies, a cape is a flowy outfit, and you might feel jumbo in it. You may get worried about losing your waist because of the volume. But there is nothing to wear about, and that’s why you are reading this post. Just put on a belt wide enough to stand up to all the volume and look fantastic. Accessorize attire by wearing a bold color watch or a bracelet. Wear your knee-length boots, and you are all ready to shine bright.



↓ 21 – Trendy Outfit for Cocktail Parties

Cocktail parties, winter, chill breezes, music, party, and what not. Worried about how to dress up and leave everyone around you, stunned? Here is something which a very few or maybe no one will be wearing. Yes, we are talking about a blazer styled cape with a slim cut and front slit. It can be pulled off easily with skinny pants, and from an evening dress to a casual outfit. Pair your cape rightly for a bold and dramatic look. You can’t go wrong with a leather pant, black cape, high heeled booties, and a crew neck sweater. You won’t look overdressed or too dull but perfectly dressed according to the event.


↓ 20 – Plaid Cape

Plaid capes are so stylish and elegant. They are multi-purpose as they provide you warmth and class all together. If you don’t like wearing cape shawls that are woolen or warm shawls then you should definitely get yourself one like this. You can use it as formal wear by adding bell bottoms, or casual wear by adding jeans.

Moreover, you can wear them to the office as well. Wear a white, black or any neutral color tee underneath it because printed shirts might look a little extra. Wear your black shades and walk with full confidence wherever you go. If you love plaids, do check out this guide on How To Wear Plaid Coats.

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Unsung hero plaid cape blazer 27$

↓ 19 – Chic Outfit for Shopping

Wearing one color head to toe looks amazing, mainly in winter. White always looks chic, and the plus point is that it goes with everything. Oh wait, we are not asking you to wear a white cape with a white outfit and look like an angel. Noo. Throw a cute multi-colored cloak over your white inners. Ditch the black and brown boots and get a pair in a soft tone. Adding some colors in your cape will help you enhance your personality. Now when you are all dressed like this, you can go to the mall and shop some more ponchos and style them.



↓ 18 – Long Cape Gowns

When we think of capes, only short capes or mostly cape coats pops up in our mind. But no, they are also in the form of long gowns. It can either be in the form a cape over a well-fitted dress or only cape sleeves. Don’t give an ear to people who say that cape can’t be worn on the red carpet. It made its debut from the red carpet. Indeed, it can be pulled off, and from the net to chiffon, a floor-length cape can give a whole new look to your cocktail dress.


↓ 17 – Cape Outfit For Plus Size Girls

Everyone can wear cape fashionable and plus size women are no exception to this fact. Curvy girls should flaunt some of their skin and go for such trendy cape rather than choosing the traditional ones. It’s better not to wrap yourself completely but give your hands some space to move quickly.


Pro tip:

 Wear your cape over a short cute dress and show off your flawless skin.


Wear your cape with skinny jeans or tights for a slimming effect. Add in a belt if you think you look fat or your attire is way too flowy and voluminous.

Do have a look at 20 Pink outfit ideas for plus size women for a chic look.

↓ 16 – With Denim


 Have you ever thought of how to put together two different individually great attires together? We have, and now we are sharing it with you as well. Get your inner wear all in denim and throw a blanket styled cape with fur over it. Tie your hair in a bun and wear nude color heels. Go monochrome with denim along with a cape for a relaxed yet pulled-together look.

↓ 15 – Midi Cape Dress

An outfit like this is simply genius. A cape suit looks very chic yet comfortable for working women. Try to carry a handbag or clutch as shoulder bags keep slipping. Clothing like this will add the utmost class to your personality that you always desired.


↓ 14 – For Attending Weddings And Birthdays

Attending weddings and birthdays is a headache for many people as you have to dress well and look all presentable. Here we have an outfit that will help you. Get yourself a lovely cape coat with some style like a bow, tie, or even slit. Pairing it with skinny black jeans and stylish boots will make people give you all five stars.

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↓ 13 – Style Statement Outfit with a Cape

Instead of going for tiny capes, make your own style statement. And choose a longer and bigger wrap. Don’t worry about how insanely big your cape is, that’s exactly how it should be. Put on a cute hat and black heels to add a more enchanting touch.


Here is another idea for you all it girls. How about an embellished cape coat with a straight cut? Let your hands out and accessorize them with some bracelets and a watch.

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↓ 12 – Stylish Date Outfit

Never forget that accessories add style and enhance your look. Choose the right accessories while wearing a cape. Wear bold jewelry and go for a bigger hat or purse. Dress well, with confidence and dignity. Hey you beauty, have a quality time with the love of your life.


↓ 11 – Chic Outfit for Office

As we said above bigger is better, a mid-length dress with a longer and louder popular cape is a must-have for official meetings this fall.


↓ 10 – Simple Look

Just go smooth with your cape if you are not sure how to handle it. A simple outfit is easy to carry. Go for a suitable hairdo and hat for a chic look.



↓ 9 – Decent Outfit for Women 40 Plus

Capes are for people of all body shapes and all ages! Don’t think much and put it on.



↓ 8 – Formal Cape Outfit for Women

Capes can be used as formal wear as well. Wear it smartly!


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Shirt Collar Batwing Casual Symmetric cape

↓ 7 – Tartan Cape

Donning in fall won’t be a trouble for you at all in fall if you choose wisely! Have a look at this amazing OOTD.

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Women’s Faux-Leather Tummy Control Leggings 98$

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Style & Co Hayley Over-The-Knee Zip Boots, Created for Macy’s 16,000 PKR

↓ 6 –  Leather for Dramatic Look

Buy and style leather cape and make your style statement. Hurry up because it’s not going to take long when everyone will be wearing them. If you like leather, do check out these Leather Jacket Outfits.


↓ 5 – Celebrity Style

Let the celebrities be your style inspiration for wearing a cape.


↓ 4 – Fringe Cape Dress

Fringe cape dress will drive you crazy. Have a look at it for yourself. Perfect for challenging the wild west theme. This dress is a little heavy but not something that you cannot carry. After all, you are a fashionista, right? The suede fabric blends well with fringes. For bottom wear,  try wearing flare pants or bell bottoms for a revolution. Flip your hair and let the world see how classy you are. Sweethearts, don’t forget to put on your sunglasses and the latest pair of heels that you got for yourself. It’s a wondrous street style.

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↓ 3 – Silhouette Formal Dress Idea

For those looking for something more traditional, reach for a style with more tailored sleeves. A leather cape suit looks ethereal and stunning.


↓ 2 – Cape shawl

Cape shawls or ponchos look magnificent. You just have to wear them the right way.

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↓ 1 – Your Questions

Q. How to wear cape shawl?

A. Wearing a cape shawl/poncho can be tricky at times. The soundest way is to wear it over a plain shirt and denim pants.

Q. How to wear summer cape?

A. You can wear capes in summer over your short dresses like skirts. Net and chiffon fabric is preferred for the summer season.

Q. How to look smart in a cape outfit?

A. To look smart in cape outfit, you must keep the inner and bottoms well fitted. You can also add a belt to it.

Q. Where to shop for capes?

A. Check out the following brands for great cape outfits at reasonable prices.


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