Celeb-Inspired Cape Styles To Steal Now (and More Stars Trying Out the Trend)

We promise you'll want to try them, too!

Warning: You might rethink putting on your puffer coat after reading this post. Lately, stars have been all about layering up with a more stylish coverall: the cape. Here, we’ve picked out three of the most wearable cape moments that you, too, can copy to amp up your coat game. Check them out, below.

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Getty(2); FameFlynet

Taylor Swift‘s style is impossible to ignore, because usually we want to recreate exactly what the singer is wearing. She makes the cape trend look effortless pairing a plaid, autumnal Topshop coverup with skinny jeans (hers are Hudson), a chunky knit scarf and brown booties. And if you want the complete Swift’s look, don’t forget a swipe of a red-hued lipstick, the star’s signature accessory.

Next up, Elizabeth Banks’s dressier take on the coat/coverup hybrid. This black version by BB Dakota (which is under $100!) is a sleek way to amp up any holiday party dress, like her festive red form-fitting Mugler midi number. But our favorite part of the look are those multi-colored Roger Vivier pumps.

Maria Menounos let her Kate Spade New York coverup make a real statement, by keeping the rest of her look neutral, with black jeans and accessories. She even opted for understated makeup (like that nude lip!) to keep the cape the focus of the look.

Stars in Cape Dresses


Ready to take your cape look to the next level? Try a dress version, similar to those seen on Dakota Fanning, Alessandra Ambrósio and Peyton List. Fanning’s all-black ensemble is perfect for this season’s weather, especially with her suede knee-high boots and a clutch (which gives the look a bold pop of color).

While Fanning covered up, Ambrósio embraced the heat (and shed some layers) in a black-and-white checkered mini Balmain (Kim Kardashian and Joan Smalls have both worn similar ones!), showing a whole lot of skin, in a pair of patent Christian Louboutin pumps.

And in a much more affordable (and easier-to-wear) NastyGal dress, Peyton List made her caped number seem like any other LBD in your closet — then topped it off with red pumps for the perfect pop of color.

What do you think of the cape trend? Is there a particular look you’d love to copy? Tell us in the comment section below!

–Sarah Kinonen


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