The Power of the Cape: Part 3 of Stepping Out in Style: Five Trends You’ll Love This Season

For this particular post, I’m going to cut straight to the chase.  Every fashion-forward woman should have at least 1 cape dress in her wardrobe. By now we fashionistas have come to understand that many trends trickle down from the major design houses.  The cape dress trend is really no different.  Whether it’s from high end designers like Dior or Tom Ford, cape dresses are and have been making a serious impact in the world of fashion.  Do you guys remember Lupita Nyong’o in that drop dead gorgeous red cape dress from Ralph Lauren?  I have not been the same since!  This look was so amazing that people who didn’t even know who she was, came to know her because of that dress.  This is a prime example of how fashion can truly define who we are as individuals.

Now I think I can guess what you may be thinking right about now.  It goes something like this, I’m not a Hollywood star, so how can I still rock the cape dress trend and look fabulous while doing it?  Stay with me a bit longer, and you’ll soon get your answer.  If you ladies are like me, you appreciate practical fashion that can be worn in a variety of ways.  When I invest in something, I really strive to get my money’s worth out of it.  Therefore, the cape dress I acquired from Asos Curve, definitely checks those boxes.  First off, I really love the versatility of the dress.  As you can see from the photos, the dress can be worn in a couple of different ways.  It can be pulled up to cover the shoulders for a more conservative look as seen in photo 1.  This is the way I would wear it for church on Sunday morning.  As seen in photo 2, it can also become a sexy off the shoulder number.  This is the way I would rock it for a date night or for a night out with the girls.  For this post, I paired my dress with a pair of Jessica Simpson black suede pumps, but I can also see myself pairing the dress with a cute pair of wedges or sandals for a more dressed down option.  Depending on your choice of shoes, the dress could easily become a classy, yet casual look as well. 

Conservative cape dress look

Sexy cape dress look

It’s important to point out that there are numerous cape dress styles.  As a matter of fact, after browsing online, I plan on adding a couple of other styles to my wardrobe.  Take a look at some of the other styles I found online. I included a link to the dress I’m wearing as well.

ASOS DESIGN Curve cape midi shift prom dress
Asos Curve Dress
Funfash Plus Size Women Gothic Black Long Cape Sleeves V Neck Bodycon Mini Dress
Funfash black cape dress
TOB Women's Plus Size Causal Cape One Shoulder Long Sleeve Evening Midi Dress
Casual cape one shoulder dress
Jessica Simpson Women's Pairus
Jessica Simpson suede pumps

With so many flattering options, there’s really no excuse for not adding a cape dress to your wardrobe. I would love to know your thoughts on this post. Please leave comments, subscribe to my newsletter, follow me on Instagram, and be sure to tag me on your cape dress looks!

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