Capes The Hive

 

There is no debating that the cape is the season’s most statement making piece of outerwear. Seen on the runways at Burberry, Valentino, Etro and Roberto Cavalli, the fur-trimmed and cashmere versions make for an especially luxe coat.

But what we’re clearly sensing is how amazingly perfect the piece is for an expectant mother or new mom who either wants to swaddle herself and the bump for extra warmth or perhaps hide a few post-baby pounds while still looking incredibly chic, streamlined and far from frumpy.

Let’s be real, you could wear a great cape over your favorite house dress, throw on some ankle booties and no one would be the wiser. We especially love how supermodel and mother of 3, Claudia Schiffer, has always rocked a cape so well, pairing it with a turtleneck sweater that peeks out from a cape’s crew neck for a very fall-appropriate finish. Herewith are our best cape picks for the season. Go on, get your swaddle on.

 

L'agence pull over capeL’Agence Pullover Cape, $550

Massimo Dutti Camel CapeMassimo Dutti Cape with Leather Piping. $380

DKNY Color Blocked capeDKNY Color-Blocked Crew Neck Cape, $295

 

Tibi CapeTibi Felted Wool Cape Coat, $595

 

Haute Hippie CapeHaute Hippie The Coven Trench Cape, $895

 

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ChicNova Wool Cape Coat, $103

 

Joie Jalea CapeJoie Jalea B Cape, $348

 

 

 

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Just in time for holiday season, Rebecca Minkoff has teamed up with maternity favorite, A Pea in the Pod, on a twelve piece capsule collection, launching Wednesday, October 15th in stores and online.  Designed during Rebecca’s second pregnancy, the limited-edition collection offers her beloved prints and designs in styles tailored for expecting mothers. Comprised of both everyday casual staples like the Leopard Sweatshirt, as well as classic flowy silk dresses like the velvet-paneled Maya Dress, the Rebecca Minkoff for A Pea in the Pod collection is full of wardrobe essentials to enjoy both during and beyond pregnancy.

Above: Rebecca wears the Multi-Print long sleeve maternity blouse, $228

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Leopard Sweatshirt, $98.00

“Collaborating with A Pea in the Pod was really special for me because I chose the pieces and tweaked the designs while I was pregnant with my baby girl,” said Rebecca. “I felt inspired being in that moment and to deliver a collection for other expecting moms who would feel comfortable, stylish and just like themselves when wearing it.”

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Frankie Shirt Dress, $248.00

The ready to wear collection is offered in a chic palette of black and white with pops of berry and cobalt.

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Jenny Top, $228.00

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Zee Pant, $248.00

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Maya Dress, $328.00

The collection will be available in A Pea in the Pod and Destination Maternity stores beginning October 15th 2014, with prices ranging from $98.00 – $398.00.