15 Best Women’s Cape Coats You’ll LOVE

Trendy yet classic. Stylish yet comfortable. Fun yet refined. A cape coat is a lot of things, but most of all, it’s another great top layer for fall and winter.

Our list of the best women’s cape coats features a variety of styles and trends. Fashionable and of-the-moment, these are not only must-have looks but they’re serious wardrobe-essentials. We looked through hundreds of styles to narrow our list down to the best fifteen, and we found it all: classic cuts, gorgeous patterns, plus-size options, and cozy favorites – there’s something on here for everyone!

For the latest cape coat designs giving us major inspiration this season, take a look at our picks below.

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Sorry, Miss Mode: Capes Are Totally In

No offense to Edna Mode, but capes are back and better than ever! One of the big looks trending this season, cape coats are stylish, chic, and offer fashionistas a comfortable and cozy cute top layer.

Perfect for fall and winter, cape coats are as timeless as trenchcoats, making them a must-have addition to every gal's wardrobe. 

From classic cape styles to super trendy jackets to tops that blend capes with sweaters, coats, wraps, and ponchos, there's a style out there for everyone. And, that's what we love most about this perfect for fall trend: variety and versatility. 

How To Wear A Cape Coat

Here's the thing with a cape coat: as popular and versatile as the look is, the style doesn't do much in the way of defining your curves and natural silhouette. In fact, if you're not careful, you run the risk of adding bulk to your frame - which no one likes.

So, styling this look needs to be more intentional and thought-out. Here are some thoughts:

Cape Jacket - this cape coat style is the most refined and structured, making it the most figure-flattering of the bunch and easiest to wear. The perfect look for the office, for parties, happy hours, and nights out, this style pairs well with simple shirts or sweaters underneath, and looks great with dresses, trousers, jeans, and even as part of a mismatched suit ensemble. Definitely a piece that works in a variety of outfits and settings.

Cape Wrap - we featured a few of these on our list because while not exactly a coat, they act as the perfect top layer for fall and winter. Warm, cozy, and completely versatile, this style is normally available in fun colors and patterns. This look is best styled with sweaters, jeans, and block heel booties. If worn as an open front cape, try styling with an oversized belt for a waist-defining look. This is definitely a pumpkin patch worthy topper.

Cape Poncho Coat - there's a couple of these on our list, and while cute, they definitely hide your figure more than the others. Depending on how loud the pattern is, think about keeping your outfit simple with this style. Darker clothes have a way of slimming your figure, and heels have a way of elongating your legs. So, if the coat doesn't help your silhouette, think about pairing with clothes and accessories that do. If the material is lightweight and flexible enough, we'd also recommend a belt to help define your best assets.

Confidence - regardless of cape coat style, make sure you feel good in what you're wearing. After all, it's true what they say: if you feel good, you look good. Your confidence will shine through the most and accentuate any of these looks in the best possible way.

Trends To Know And Wear This Fall

Women's cape coats aren't the only looks to rock this season. Between the biggest trends from the 90s making a comeback, "grandma fashion" statements, classic patterns, and perennial favorites, there are a lot of styles worth wearing in the coming months.

For some major fall feels and seasonal inspiration, check out our links below.

See also:

Best Patchwork Dresses for Fall

Best Plaid Shirts For Women

Best Plus Size Sweaters

Best Plus Size Denim Jackets

Best Plus Size Trenchcoats


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