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We Know Capes Are In, But What Kinds Are There? #TheStruggleIsReal

BY Latha Sunadh | 15 Sep, 2016 | 1578 views | 4 min read

Capes are the new Dhoti pants guys. Wherever you see - from the runways to the malls, they're everywhere and rocking it. But really, there are so many varieties, kinds and fabrics - which one should you pick? We decoded a few for you - plus, we made sure you can also DIY a few!!! Capes on Dhoti Pants 1472475669_Payal_Singhal_Winter_Festive_Pakizah___7_ 1444153018_JAYANTI_REDDY__60_

Picture Courtesy:Payal Singhal★ 4.9 ; Jayanti Reddy★ 4.9

It's a combination that's as old as time. Pair a cape with dhoti pants to showcase your style in a unique way. Choose either a short cape like a blouse or a long flowy one that could pass off as a long kurti. Assymetrical Capes 1459406581_Model_in_Manish_Malhotras_ELEMENTS_Collection_LFW7_345x517 1472537933_Model_in_Anushree_Reddy_at_LFW_WF_16__The_Wedding_Chronicle__5_

Picture Courtesy: Manish Malhotra★ 5 ;Anushree Reddy★ 4.8

Show off your toned shoulders with a one-sided cape that totally makes the rest of the outfit shine! Here too, you could add more frills to it or make it short, tight and sweet! Back Baby meena 1454939601_FJAB88_2

Meena Bazaar★ 4.5

Make sure your cape comes with a spectacular back - it really adds charm to the entire outfit. Long Sheer Cape Over a Lehenga  1438580968_manishmalhotra_aicw_2175 sva1

Picture Courtesy:Manish Malhotra★ 5 ; SVA by Sonam and Paras★ 4.8

A sheer long cape doesn't hide much but adds a beautiful layer to your lehenga - that's new! Capes on Modern Silhouettes shantanu nikhil limerick1

Picture Courtesy:Shantanu & Nikhil;Limerick by Abirr n' Nanki  

Add a cape to your modern drape dress or palazzos and you're set! Capes With a Lace Overlay  1425542916_1424257853_1-anamika-khanna-trousseau-outfits gracia lace overlay

Picture Courtesy:Anamika Khanna★ 5 ; Gracia★ 5

Lace capes add the perfect western touch to your gentle outfit - so chic! Over a Wedding / Cocktail dress angie harkiran basra

Picture Courtesy:Angie; Harkiran Basra★ 4.9

Find your wedding or cocktail dress a tad too revealing, no need to go for a modest one, just add a shrug to create a layer! Kaftan Capes garimella pratyusha garimella1

Prathyusha Garimella★ 5

Capes that give your look a kaftan-ish feel are perfect for brides who are looking to create a neat silhouette by hiding all the flab! Sheet Net Capes ritu sek 1427546321_anushreeredy-001.bmp

Picture Courtesy: Ritu Seksaria Bridal Wear★ 4.5 ; Anushree Reddy★ 4.8

Add a slim bet layer to your blouse to add a flimsy but delicate touch to your outfit! So romantic! Over a Blouse 1459406580_Model_in_Manish_Malhotras_ELEMENTS_Collection_LFW3_345x517 salt and spring

Picture Courtesy: Manish Malhotra★ 5 ; Salt & Spring

If you find your blouse a tad too simple, just add a cape and it creates a pretty addition! The Warrior Princess Cape mahima mahajan

Mahima Mahajan★ 3.2

This one's a bold look - a sort of bold cape with a lot of embellishment on a pant suit or a bikini, not for the faint-hearted! Dupatta Attached To Sleeves Cape 1463032678_Ridhi_Mehra_at_LFW_WF_2015__12_ makeovers by sukanya

Picture Courtesy:Ridhi Mehra★ 4.6

Attach a dupatta to the sleeves or attach a drape to make it look like a cape! Turkish Bell Sleeves  sva turkish cape sva cape top

SVA by Sonam and Paras★ 4.8

Cape tops are getting so popular - they look effortless and add a bit of fun into your look! Cape on an Anarkali monikanidhii1 pratyusha garimella anarkali cape

Picture Courtesy: MonikaNidhii★ 4.7Prathyusha Garimella★ 5

Add cape sleeves to your anarkali to give it a modern touch - oodles of fabric! Long full-sleeved Jacket Capes mahimamahajan1 sabya shimmer cape

Picture Courtesy: Mahima Mahajan★ 3.2 ; Sabyasachi

A long thick jacket embroidered and embellished can really add a glam touch! Attached To The Sleeves mahek bhatt

Picture Courtesy:Mahek Bhatt

Attach some fabric to the sleeves to make it a longer cape - super avant garde! Big Time Shrug Cape makeovers by triptii

Picture Courtesy:Makeovers by Triptii . Outfit by Asiana Couture - Chandni Chowk★ 4.1

A heavily embellished shrug parading as a cape - cute! New-age Designs 1470765482_image5144 limerick

Picture Courtesy:Makeup by Shubhangi Trehan★ 5 ; Limerick by Abirr n' Nanki

Try new shapes and ideas with the dupatta fabric of your lehenga - make an assymetric cape or one that's high-low! DIY: Dupatta worn as a cape!  1472475681_Payal_Singhal_Winter_Festive_Pakizah___8_ 1438580947_manishmalhotra_aicw_2084

Picture Courtesy:Payal Singhal★ 4.9 ; Manish Malhotra★ 5

If all else fails, attach your dupatta to the sleeves and act like you have a DIY cape - always works!
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