LMFF: So you want to wear a cape to work?

BusiChic loves a cape so we were excited to see a bevvy of styles provided by fresh-faced Australian designers throughout LMFF. Scroll down for the BusiChic guide to work-cape inspiration!

The capelet

You want just a little cape to pop over your basic knit or add interest to a work shirt. We like these options by Limedrop.


Polished caper

Seeking chic outerwear, you know this is a timeless trend and you want in! Look no further than these capes in rich berry hues byExtinct and Kuwaii .



Noir caper

Timeless options in shades of noir by Leonard Street and Thurley.

Leonard Street


Layered caper

The cape you can wear in the workplace to keep you cosy, all day and out into the night – from One Fell Swoop

One Fell Swoop

Hidden caper

Like the style but don’t want to raise questions about “the caped crusader”? A greater outerwear option for all dresscodes byExtinct.


Smart Casual

Downplaying the caped look further, try this preppy anorak from Melias. Pair with tailored cropped trousers or neat jeans for workplace-appropriate caped chic.


After dark luxe caper

You have a work gala event to attend and need a special something to throw over your chic but simple ensemble of black knit + pants or pencil skirt and polished pumps?. Try this number by Thurley; it is the ultimate in cape bedazzle.

Bejewelled luxe cape by Thurley


Links to the featured purveyors of caped chic:

capelet | Limedrop |

polished caper | Extinct | Kuwaii |

noir caper | Leonard StreetThurley |

layered caper | One Fell Swoop |

hidden caper | Extinct |

smart casual | Melias |

after dark luxe caper Thurley |

PS: We’d thought that we’d seen some caped options for men on the runway. We’ll be sure to update this page if indeed we find such images to inspire the caped-gent-wannabe.


  1. I wear a cape to work on the train every day it rains. Capes are fashionable for both men and women. I get plenty of complimentary comments from both men and women. Let’s promote cape wearing and get a little zip in our booring fashion with raincoats.

  2. Love Limedrop’s capelet look. I would definitely give that a whirl for work and play.

    • @Cecylia – oooh you are indeed a stylish vet!

      @Phoebe – we do too – would love to see them as a backdrop to your accessories too. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. ah I ‘d totally wear a cape to work! 🙂

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