They have been everywhere this fall: runways, streets, and blogs. But do you know where I haven't seen much of them? Out in the wild, on real people. So what do I think? Everyone clearly needs more encouragement! Capes, rah rah rah!
McCall Style News October, 1940; Elsa Schiaparelli, 1933 The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Or if you are feeling a little more daring, how about red?
Feeling even more daring? How about plaid?
Burberry, 1937 The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Tuppence Ha'penny by Charlotte's
T.K. Maxx cape
Here's one of my favorites from the vintage blogs.
Charles James, 1944 The Metropolitan Museum of Art
And how can we go without . . . capes for Alexia?
1860 The McCord Museum; 1850-1869 The Metropolitan Museum of Art
You don't have to take my word for it.