Wendy from Tampa, FLA: Wendy, you are so on trend! Capes are sweeping the runways and red carpet and already showing up in stores everywhere. Did you see how glam Gwyneth Paltrow looked at the Oscars in a white evening gown with detachable floor-length cape by designer Tom Ford? As kids - and even adults - who isn't captivated by the flamboyant and almost magical capes of Superman, Batman and Little Red Riding Hood. Historically, capes serves a more practical purpose protecting women day and night from wind, rain and snow.
Models, Hollywood celebrities and super heros have the height and perfectly portioned body types to pull off capes that hit the knee or floor. But for real women like you - and me - it's best to keep capes worn as outwear no longer than the hip.
At Sydney's Closet, designer Phyllis Brasch Librach solves that fashion challenge. For the Fall 2012 Collection she brings the cape trend inside with a very on-trend chiffon cocktail dress featuring a sheer capelet attached to the bodice. It's a perfect way for you to pull off the must-have cape trend with ease and comfort. Plus, it will flatter your pear-shaped body type by balancing your lower body. Short sleeves camouflage upper arms. Sydney's Closet Style SC3039, appropriate named "Belle Caper", comes in an exquisite jade chiffon for plus sizes 14 to 32. The flowing A-line tea-length takes you to any after five event from a wedding to a cocktail party. It's also perfect if you want to light and merry at holiday and New Year's parties.