When you start to notice seasonal changes in the weather (no matter where you live), you can usually count on two things. Fashion boutiques will be start receiving great outerwear options, and another Hollywood blockbuster about a superhero is being released - or in the works. Let's talk blockbuster. One of the most iconic men in tights the world has ever known - Batman will be back on the big screen in 2016, in yet another reboot of the cash cow series based on the Character created in 1939 by Bill Finger and Bob Cane. Owned by DC Comics, Batman - originally known as the Bat-Man will nex be brought to life by Oscar winning actor Ben Affleck in "Batman Vs. Superman : Dawn of Justice". Evidently the movie will star not one, but TWO larger than life superheros that wear capes when they want to be taken seriously. Did somebody say capes?
The Fall fashion collections from Paris and Florence were flipping and flying with capes, wraps, and kimono like ponchos more than any season in recent memory. While capes for women have been associated in the past with images more like Little Red Riding Hood or Girl Scouts - the offerings for the Winter of 2014/15 are not your little sisters, or your grand-mothers capes. As outerwear options become major parts of a woman's ensemble - a sophisticated cape is a wise investment. Ferragamo, Burberry, Valentino, Bally, and many more runway collections were right on the trend for Fall 2014.
Three reasons you need a cape in your closet. 1 - Cape Coats are a great option for transitional seasons from Fall to Winter and from Winter to Spring - which can be months at a time. 2 - these cape / ponchos travel really well, making them easy to layer up or down when unexpected weather arrives when you are away. 3 - possibly the most relevant reason - Capes and Ponchos FLATTER almost any figure. In fact, they are a great friend to women who are larger than a 10 or 12. For decades larger women have been all but shut out of designer fashion due to limited sizing offered to ladies with curves. These Ponchos and Capes - even when labelled a true size - can be worn by women several sizes larger - depending on the style / color / cut.
Take a look at these options that jumped off the runways at me. They can all be staples in your wardrobe for years to come.
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