Hello Style Bunnies,
What you think about CAPE? It’s time to revamp your Indian outfits with one of these exciting options.Indian designers have incorporated it in everything from saris and gowns to skirts and pants. Yo must be seeing it on the trendy aunty at a family get-together, or on a chic office-going girl who wore a cape-cut blouse with formal trousers.
Wearing dupattas is so passe! More and more people are switching over to capes instead of the dupatta – and why shouldn’t they? It’s almost like a dupatta but stitched at the shoulder, so once it’s put on, you can walk around carefree. You can team this up with your anarkalis, lehengas or even shararas. Go for a sheer one if you want to show off the bodice a bit more! Capes are more trendy and more comfortable and it gives you a Diva look.
CAPE AS A ACCESSORY
Capes are perfect for layering and if you opt for an embellished, embroidered capes then they act as a perfect substitute for accessories or heavy duty jewels with your outfit. Just wear a cape on your anarkali dress or a western wear and you are ready to flaunt your look.
CAPE AS A DUPATTA
Gone are the days of balancing a heavy dupatta in a wedding function. Designers like Tarun Tahiliani, Neeta Lulla and Ridhi Mehra have made it all very easy with their cape interpretation of the dupatta. It can be worn over a sharara, lehenga or gown and leaves you free from the hassle of having to pin up or hold up your dupatta all through the night. Now you also enjoy your best friend wedding without thinking about how to handle your heavy dupatta or to look for somebody who can set you dupatta.
We all have so many heavy dupattas, especially the one from our wedding functions which are only taking an extra space in our wardrobes. So this is the time ladies to take them out and flaunt them as a cape. You can transform your old wedding lehanga dupatta or any heavy dupatta which you no longer use it and wear it as a cape. You just need to visit your tailor with your dupatta and ask him to convert it as a cape. If you know stitching you can do it on your own as the one shown in the pic below.
THE SAREE CAPE
As Indian women, we have always loved our sarees and the chances when we get to wear these beautiful pieces of tradition and culture.We should be thankful to this fashion trend for giving us a twist to the usual saree styling is, the CAPE! Yes, capes have become a personal favorite of many fashionistas when it comes to draping the saree. Whether you wear a long, floor length cape or a short embellished crape over your saree, it is bound to make you feel like royalty!
Go sheer on your cape to make them look all the more stunning.
THE CAPE GOWN
A simple cape attached to the regular gown can add to so much.The gown cape is my personal favorite, a beautiful jumble of the regal era and the current trends. Cape gown looks very elegant and royal, different from the veil trend, which is quite obsolete now. One should have the cape in the same color and not in contrast, as it could look gaudy. Avoid loud colors in capes; it doesn’t go very well with too much bling either.
You can team a short cape or a long cape whatever you like. You will really stand out in an evening party
It’s now time to dig into your closet to find your shrugs, capes, cardigans and what not, to style up with your saree. Fashion is what you are comfortable in. So don’t look after any fashion stereotypes, just wear what you love because you never know what you wear might become a trend setter too.