Designers Give Your Superhero Costume an Upgrade with this Season’s Cape Trend


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Designer to The Incredibles, Edna Mode despised capes for their potential danger. But designers this season have reinvented the aerodynamic statement piece for your everyday superwoman.


Model struts an Elvis-worthy cape at the Jeremy Scott Fall/Winter 17 show // Image from


Chiara Ferragni in Alberta Ferretti before the Chloe show in Paris // Image by Mary Swingle

Also known as the sleeveless jacket, a cape lets you get up and go with a little more ease than your average trenchcoat. Fly from meeting to meeting with with such stylish speed that people will begin to confuse you with a comic book character. And while you may still pull out that Wonder Woman costume this October, you don’t have to wait that long to dress like the praiseworthy superhero you are.


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