You don’t need super powers to don a cape these days. The trend of cape dresses is spreading like wildfire on and off the runway. Slim-fitted dresses and gowns are paired with fluttering cape sleeves to create dramatic silhouettes. Whether you’re reserved or bold with your style, this look can be tailored to match your unique flair. Be one step ahead of your fashion-minded friends and put a cape around that dress!
This Holy Tee Gotham Dress is perfect for a night out on the town. The sleeveless minidress features a long, draped cape at the back with an asymmetrical hem. Pair it with military booties for an edgy look.
Channel fashion icon Jackie O. in this classic Ada Cape-Effect Dress by Roland Mouret. The knee-length, form-fitting sheath features a piercing emerald hue with wrap-like panel sleeves that ruffle down the back. Pair it with nude pumps and red lipstick.
Take your party ensemble to the next level with this silk Cape Back Dress by Alexander McQueen. Featuring a unique feather print with a banded waist and ruching at the cape overlay.
Go for high drama in this spectacular Halston Heritage Cape Dress, which showcases a rhinestone-embellished trim and an extravagant cape overlay. Complete the look with strappy sandaled heels.
Stun all your fellow partygoers when you show up in this beautiful Cape-Sleeve Dress by Lanvin. Featuring a brilliant reddish-orange silk crepe, a dramatic right cape sleeve and high round neckline, this dress is perfect for a holiday party.
Look simply irresistible in this Batwing Sleeved Dress by John Galliano. Made of luxurious, light-gold silk-satin, this show-stopping gown features winged sleeves and a sexy, low-cut back.
Step out of your comfort zone and into this bold Cape-Overlay Crepe Dress by Maje. Pair this sleek getup with thigh-high boots and a couple of statement jewels. Be that fashion-forward gal that is the envy of all.
Look as sweet as can be in this whimsical River Island Print Cape Dress. A graphic floral print, caped sleeves and keyhole detailing make this minidress the perfect daytime party outfit.
Look like pure royalty in this uber-chic Cape-Back Belted Dress by Alexander McQueen. Inspired by Sarah Burton’s Alexander McQueen Pre-Fall 2011 collection, the vivid orange dress is feminine and sophisticated with a high, round neckline; belted waist; and side pockets. Split cape panels offer a sweet surprise in the back.
Don this Cape Sleeve Velvet Dress by Gorgio Armani at your next formal event. The single cape sleeve cascading down gives this side is reminiscent of Roaring 20s flair. Add a pair of simple black pumps and you're ready for a glamourous evening.