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Trend Alert: Capes for Every Woman

Capes have been seen of late all over the runways, street style blogs — and celebs. Winners fashion expert Sarah Smithers shares some of her favourite capes of the season.

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Ladies First

To rock a cape but keep your feminine curves, belt it to define your waist and show off your silhouette. To add a little extra sass to a covered-up cape and knit dress, pair them with heeled booties and a statement satchel.

Tip: Opt for a handheld bag so that you won't have straps getting in your way.

Where to find it: Winners

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Lux Boho

The cape is a classic bohemian layering piece, but here's how to wear it in a modern way: pick up a cape in a bright pattern with a bit of a metallic weave for some sparkle.  Pair it with dark rinse flares without any distressed details to keep the look really polished.  

Where to find it: Winners

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Tailor Made

Shake up your look for the office and switch out that go-to black blazer for a cape! Pair the cape with an on-trend turtleneck and trouser for an office-appropriate, but still fashionable ensemble.  Black and white is always a solid choice — up the edge with accessories like leather mules, oversized sunglasses and a fabulous grommeted clutch.

Tip: Throw this clutch in your tote bag for day and then pull it out to wear this look from your desk to a dinner.

Where to find it: Winners

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Urban Warrior

It’s all about the layers here, by draping this printed blanket cape over the shoulder.  Tribal prints are still important in fashion, but push the envelope by mixing prints with a striped top — the uniform colour palette keeps the look cohesive. 

Where to find it: Winners

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Evening

Holiday party season is just around the corner! Take your cape right into the holidays as an alternative to a faux fur or evening jacket. Add a statement clutch and sexy heels with a metallic finish and you're party ready! 

Where to find it: Winners

Tip: Make sure your dress fits close to your curves to balance the volume of the cape.  

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Basic Instincts

Capes are a great throw-on-and-go layering piece that take even a basic bootcut jean and turtleneck to the next level.

Where to find it: Winners

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