Fashion Capes By InStyle Editors InStyle Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Our editors and writers comprise decades of expertise across the beauty, fashion, lifestyle and wellness spaces in print and digital. We prioritize journalistic integrity, factual accuracy, and also having fun with every story we share. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on August 15, 2013 @ 11:01AM Pin Share Tweet Email Trending Videos Photo: Brian Henn Capes 01 of 06 REASONS TO LOVE IT Imaxtree (4) Every few years, capes and cloaks swoop back into style-and this latest batch is the most versatile in a long bit. From tailored and feminine to cropped and architectural to long and medieval, there's something to suit every taste. HOW TO WORK ITCapes with skinny pants and tall boots are a no-brainer, but this fall you'll see them with skirts and dresses too. When they're all the same length, the effect is sophisticated, but keep in mind: Capes reveal your sleeves (and the cover-up is cropped, your top too), so they should complement whatever you're wearing underneath. Long leather gloves will pump up the practicality-and the drama. And as shoulder bags tend to slide off, carry a tote or an oversize clutch. Photos: (left to right) Derek Lam, Chloé, Valentino, Vera Wang 02 of 06 H&M Cape Brian Henn Polyester blend, $99; at select H&M stores. 03 of 06 Lauren Ralph Lauren Cape Brian Henn Wool tweed, $150; macys.com. 04 of 06 Basler Cape Brian Henn Wool, $495; bloomingdales.com for stores. 05 of 06 Noon by Noor Cape Brian Henn Angora wool with calfskin, $1,090; noonbynoor.com. 06 of 06 Rachel Zoe Cape Brian Henn Wool blend, $495; bloomingdales.com.