On Wearing a Cape
I just posted an interview with the wonderful designer Leslie Tessler, whose signature piece, the cape, is dazzling all who see it.
I love capes. If you know my style; I love a stylish and sophisticated cape, more than a leather jacket. A surprising stat from my closet; I own more capes than leather jackets.
Many of you may be thinking, “how many ways can you actually wear a cape?” Common belief is that it’s difficult to wear due to its shape. But it was Leslie Tessler herself that is inspiring me to think of new ways I could wear a cape. Leslie’s passion is designing capes, when I interviewed her she said, “When people think of capes, I want them to think of Leslie Tessler.”
One of readers brought up an interesting point; capes may not be for everyone. She brought up that shorter woman might need to shy away from them due to the belief that they can make them look even shorter. I don’t know if you’re able to notice in my photos but I’m pretty short, 5’3″ to be exact. I don’t feel that this cape makes me look shorter than I am. When putting outfits together, I do my best to have my outfits make me look taller and leaner. Capes can be tricky but keep in mind this rule: wear tighter bottoms with capes. Examples are: tights, skinny jeans, leggings or even shorts or a dress. Capes are top-heavy therefore the bottom half of your outfit must be slimming so the overall outfit can be flattering instead of frumpy.
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Capes require a slimming silhouette underneath or you might end up looking frumpy.
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