The cape is gaining more and more recognition as a garment though it has, for the longest time, being considered as a casual and outdated fashion attire. The cape faded away to the back section of closets but it never really went away; it still is seen in modern fashion though done in different styles. Nevertheless, capes are still not a big trend in the fashion seen; hopefully, all that can be changes and have the cape gain the style recognition it deserves.
Capes Through History
Throughout history, capes have been a significant part of costumes with many historical figures during the Renaissance era all through to the Victorian clad capes to complete their attire. Little Red Riding Hood, Sherlock Holmes, and Count Dracula are just some of the famous characters who use capes to portray the fashion trends of their era. Nearly all characters, even those from a cosplay sense would wear a cape instead of a button-up, sleeved coat.
The cover offered by a cape can provide different functions. Warmth and protection for chilly weather conditions are the most obvious, but that is often associated with a thick cape. A light cape can also shield against the sun and also shield the body from rain without getting the body too hot. Very Heavy capes can offer protection against strong winds and cold weather. Such functionality is helpful is it is an inclusive feature in garments designed to shield from the sun, rain, and chilly winds but the design renders the attire an impractical wear.
In the modern fashion, a cape may not be man’s thing, but there are instances that it is workable. Wearing a cape can cook up some drama with a hint of mystery when added to an outfit; exuding a simple elegance to the wearer based on different situations. Capes can be used to conceal a package or weapon that making it a feature that enhances personal security. Also, it is easy and fast to unleash a concealed weapon when such a need arises.
Capes can be an elegant addition to outfits for people of different age and gender irrespective of the need. So, if you are looking for a dramatic addition to your wardrobe, a garment that will offer protection and give you warmth while providing endless possibilities in regards to function, then get a cape.