Whenever I do a trunk show, or help people in my shop, Studio Colfax, I get the question of how to wear a cape, so I decided to do a little post on the subject.
I started making capes upon discovering my mother’s purple wool cape from Scotland. It was the perfect weight, shape, and color. I decided I wanted to make a piece of clothing that was both versatile and sophisticated. After having made a lot of different ones, I started playing around with different ways to wear them. The great thing about my capes is that they’re the perfect travel companion. Going on a long trip, why wouldn’t you take something that could be both cozy and fashionable?
So here it goes. For the shorter capes a simple drape is perfect, and even the longer ones can be worn open or with a cool brooch in the middle.
Over the shoulder is the most popular option, it’s an easy throw over the left or right shoulder. A great brooch can also be worn here.
The third option is one that I’m quite fond of, belted. To belt the cape without it looking too bulky, I belt at the waist UNDER the back of the cape, leaving the back to hang free. Then I cross the cape on itself in front and belt over the cross.
How do you wear your cape?