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Trend Alert: Short Capes

Though I already told you about this Fall's hottest coat trends, there is one cute, cutting-edge style I forgot to mention: short capes. Though capes are traditionally armless and bulky, these modern variations are more like coats, with cropped waists, big buttons, and delicate sleeves. A cape is also more timeless than you might think; you can always get away with throwing on a cape for a dressy evening gathering. Here are some of my favorite capes right now.

Derek Lam Tweed Cape, $1,290, available here.

Chloe Oversized Wool Twill Jacket, $1,225, available here.

Mona & Holly Corey Caplet Jacket, $332, available here.

To see the rest,

Karen Zambos Vintage Couture Double Breasted Cape, $418, available here.

Marc by Marc Jacobs Solid Wool Twill Cape, $458, available here.

Velvet Rachel Cape in Chocolate, $155, available here.

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stone_soup stone_soup 10 years
definitely more for people with broad shoulders and longer shoulders. it will just consume short arms! ____________________________________ Don't tick me off. Or you'll get it.
ann_fancy ann_fancy 10 years
Oh I adore this, I'd wear it
fashionistanyc fashionistanyc 10 years
I love the Chloe. I look like Batgirl in capes, though. (And not in a good way.)
JK-Boogie JK-Boogie 10 years
I love this look but it would stupid on me....I have to shop in the tall section as it is because my arms don't fit into regular clothes all the time
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 10 years
I love these
eleven11 eleven11 10 years
ha! flying nun! i could not pull these off, though i'd love to. also, way to pricey for something that will be out of style next year... although it will probably be back in style in 10 or so years. still, too pricey, and i'm too chesty.
DesignRchic DesignRchic 10 years
Reminds me of the Flying Nun.
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 10 years
I don't think I could wear it either... you need to be slim, with smallish boobs to rock this look. I'd look like I was wearing a circus tent.
jennifer76 jennifer76 10 years
I am really adoring this trend, BUT, its definitely not one I think I could or would wear.
Tiinnaaaa Tiinnaaaa 10 years
i dont like any of them.. they are wierd looking.
pollypo pollypo 10 years
I love the Chloe one. I think my husband would divorce me if I paid $1225 for a CAPE (maybe if it enabled me to fly....), so this look is not happening for me.
Faye16 Faye16 10 years
Not a fan and I think they'd be very hard to pull off.
azucar_maddy azucar_maddy 10 years
I love the Chloe!
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 10 years
I love the Chloe and the Marc Jacobs.
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