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Trendy Thursday: Capes for Fall

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Capes were all over the fashion spreads in Vogue. For moms we simply cannot endorse this trend--all that extra fabric spells doom--we foresee spills, stains and mayhem. But for you child-free types, anyone expecting and for all the little girls out there, we say capes are a fashion DO! Our first pick is from Petit Bateau ($115). This perfect wool and cotton knit cape has loads of style plus nifty arm holes. Here are more of our picks...

This sweater from Tea Collection falls in between a cape and a cardigan. We like the cropped style and the embroidery. Bohemia Cardigan ($59). Sizes toddler through tween.

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If you've got a bump, or are game to chase this trend as a grown up, we've got some picks. We love the pattern on this swingy version from Autumn Cashmere.

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If you don't have children (or you have very well trained nannies) you'll be the height of fashion in the Dunlap Shearling Cape from Ralph Lauren ($1498). The shearling collar on stretch wool plaid make use think of Kate Hepburn--never a bad thing.

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And the budget-play was found on bluefly--it looks just like the cape from Petit Bateau--Chaiken Cape now $98--but this one is sized just for mom.

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