How not to #fail with a cape…

Poor old Madonna at the BRITs, eh? But capes can be troublesome garments, even for the most (ahem) capable of us…

Invented in the Medieval times and the mainstay of the Roman Catholic clergy, capes became popular as female attire as they provided warmth without crushing one’s dress…

From the fairytale to the burlesque, from McQueen to Pucci, the cape has snuck in and out of fashion moments – and here’s our ’round up of SM friendly ones!

The Reverse Los Ojos Trench Cloak from Preserve.us: Blake Lively’s shopping site boasts this oversized, Spanish influenced, reversible number. Our tip: this would look beautiful over a simple LBD, we love Baukjen’s Jessica dress

The Seraphine Maternity Cape: for a maternity cover up that is super wearable afterwards, this one is tops. Not too bulky and the sleeve details is mega flattering; it is lovely and cosy too. Our tip: get some statement boots, we love Zara’s burgundy lace up ankle boots…

The Fleece Ruana scarf from House of Bath: for an outdoorsy wrap-cape, this one is great. Snuggly soft but can double up as a hardwearing, washable car blankie or picnic rug if need be! Our tip: build up some layers, wrap it over a waterfall cardy or accessorise with a snood.

Mint Green Smart Cape from Reiss: channel a little bit of Frozen-fantasy with some Parisian chic with this gorgeous pastel cape – out tip; invest in a pair of ladylike long gloves – like their Zinnia ones