We’re on a caped crusade

Haven't you heard? Capes are no longer just for superheroes, and we've trawled the high street to find the best winged wonders on offer. Open our gallery and get ready to update your shopping list

  • Zara

    The brown leather buckle adds a vintage feel to this cape, while the plaid makes it on-trend for autumn.

    Zara, £79.99

  • Stella McCartney

    Batwing sleeves and a self-tie belt make this charcoal cape one of the smarter coverups around.

    Stella McCartney, £665, Net-a-Porter

  • COS

    Camel is the colour of the season making this cape doubly on trend.

    COS, £150, 020-7478 0400

  • French Connection

    Pom poms and a hood give this navy cape a playful feel. Balance the oversized shape with skinny jeans.

    French Connection, £160

  • See by Chloé

    This reindeer knit was made for cold weather thanks to its super warm angora and cashmere knit.

    See by Chloé, £475,

  • Paul & Joe

    Emulate Little Red Riding Hood in this crimson cape – the oversized pockets add shape to this boxy style.

    Paul & Joe, £415,

  • 3.1 Phillip Lim

    Look for capes with leather trims and padding for a nod to autumn’s military trend.

    3.1 Phillip Lim, £690,

  • Reiss

    Also available in navy and black, the sand shade is a softer way to wear a cape for day.

    Reiss, £195

  • Topshop

    A shearling cape is a subtler way to wear autumn’s hottest fabric. The mushroom shade is flattering to all skin tones too.

    Topshop, £350

  • Whistles

    Alter the shape by fastening the tabs depending on the occasion – by wearing it open, it lends itself for evenings.

    Whistles, £225