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.
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.
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.
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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