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
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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.
Picture Courtesy: Manish Malhotra ;Anushree Reddy
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!
Make sure your cape comes with a spectacular back - it really adds charm to the entire outfit.
Long Sheer Cape Over a Lehenga
Picture Courtesy:Manish Malhotra ; SVA by Sonam and Paras
A sheer long cape doesn't hide much but adds a beautiful layer to your lehenga - that's new!
Capes on Modern Silhouettes
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
Picture Courtesy:Anamika Khanna ; Gracia
Lace capes add the perfect western touch to your gentle outfit - so chic!
Over a Wedding / Cocktail dress
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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!
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
Picture Courtesy: Ritu Seksaria Bridal Wear ; Anushree Reddy
Add a slim bet layer to your blouse to add a flimsy but delicate touch to your outfit! So romantic!
Over a Blouse
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If you find your blouse a tad too simple, just add a cape and it creates a pretty addition!
The Warrior Princess Cape
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
Picture Courtesy:Ridhi Mehra
Attach a dupatta to the sleeves or attach a drape to make it look like a cape!
Turkish Bell Sleeves
SVA by Sonam and Paras
Cape tops are getting so popular - they look effortless and add a bit of fun into your look!
Cape on an Anarkali
Picture Courtesy: MonikaNidhii ; Prathyusha Garimella
Add cape sleeves to your anarkali to give it a modern touch - oodles of fabric!
Long full-sleeved Jacket Capes
Picture Courtesy: Mahima Mahajan ; Sabyasachi
A long thick jacket embroidered and embellished can really add a glam touch!
Attached To The Sleeves
Picture Courtesy:Mahek Bhatt
Attach some fabric to the sleeves to make it a longer cape - super avant garde!
Big Time Shrug Cape
Picture Courtesy:Makeovers by Triptii . Outfit by Asiana Couture - Chandni Chowk
A heavily embellished shrug parading as a cape - cute!
Picture Courtesy:Makeup by Shubhangi Trehan ; 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!
Picture Courtesy:Payal Singhal ; Manish Malhotra
If all else fails, attach your dupatta to the sleeves and act like you have a DIY cape - always works!