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How To Style Cape Dress

Are you looking for a nice dress for your next cocktail party or even a formal event? If you are bored with all the costumes or sexy dresses that you see everywhere at cocktail parties, you will probably like what I am going to talk about today, the cloak dress, something unique and beautiful. The coolest and most obvious feature of a cape dress is the fact that the cape dress covers your arms without actually having sleeves. To show you how to style it, I have gathered some really nice cape dress outfit ideas and I am going to show you now.

Black cape shift mini dress with strappy heel


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A cape dress is something very unique and beautiful in itself. To build a great looking outfit, you don’t have to complicate things at all. Just wear a nice pair of shoes and an optional necklace. As an example, you can wear a black cape shift dress with black strappy heels for a simple yet elegant look.

Navy Cape Sheath Midi Dress

Navy Cape Sheath Midi Dress
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For a slightly more casual look, you may want to choose a pleated shoulder cape dress. For example, here is a dark blue cape midi dress that looks nice and casual. Just pair it with light pink open toe heels to complete the outfit in a feminine way.

White cape shift dress with light pink heels

white cape shift dress pale pink heels
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If you want to look beautiful and stand out at a cocktail party, you can either wear something very sexy and fanciful, or you can wear something refreshing counterintuitively. For example, you can wear a white cape shift mini dress with light pink heels for a feminine and refreshing outfit.

Blush Pink Lace Mermaid Dress

blush pink lace mermaid dress
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As you have seen from the previous outfits, it is very natural for fashion designers to turn a cape into a mini or knee length cape dress. Having a maxi cape dress isn’t that intuitive, but even so, this particular blushing pink mermaid dress is a rare and beautiful exception. Just pair it with a silver open toe ankle strap to complete the outfit.

Black semi-sheer cape mini dress with V-neck

black semi-transparent cape mini dress with V-neck
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If you are familiar with cocktail dresses, you should already know that the fabric or texture of the dress makes a huge difference. For example, if you want to look feminine and elegant, a black mini cape dress with a chiffon V-neck is a good choice. Team them with black suede strappy ballerinas for a particularly elegant touch.

Royal blue cold shoulder dress

royal blue dress with cold shoulder
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For those of you who go to cocktail parties a lot, it is much more fun to have a variety of styles rather than sticking to the same black cocktail dress every time, even if the black dress suits you well. Here is a cocktail dress that looks really bright and should create a new style for you. It’s a royal blue cape dress with a cold shoulder. You can simply pair it with white heels to complete this eye-catching outfit.

Navy Deep V Neck Wrap Cape Mini Dress

Dark blue cape mini dress with deep V-neckline
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Here’s a more mature look. At first glance, it is also like wearing a navy suit. It is actually a very classy and elegant navy cape mini dress. You can simply pair it with black open toe heels with ankle straps for a simple and elegant way to complete the outfit.

Red cape shift dress with black ballet heel

red cape shift dress black ballet shoes
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Looking minimal or simple doesn’t mean you can’t be eye catching. One way to really shine, among other things, is to wear something light, like this bright red shift dress. You can simply wear it with a pair of black ballet flats and a statement chain to complete this minimalist and attractive look.

Blue mini dress with open strappy heels

blue mini dress strappy with open toes
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Sometimes the subtle difference between a decent outfit and a good outfit is in some subtle details. One detail that you need to pay attention to is how the shoes are combined with the dress. As a good example of wearing the right shoes, a pair of blue strappy sandals is selected to go with a blue mini cape shift dress.

White chiffon pleated maxi dress with silver sequin details

white chiffon pleated maxi dress silver sequin details
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While this pleated white chiffon maxi dress is likely not formal enough to be worn as a formal wedding gown, it should be perfect for wedding photos. The dress has some silver sequin details that make it more elegant and attractive. Simply combine the dress with silver, open toe heels and you can take great photos.

Semi-Sheer Cape Dress with a brown belt

brown, semi-transparent cape dress with belt
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This is a rare two-layer cape mini dress that looks deep and mature. In detail it is a brown cape dress with a belt, the outer layer of which is a transparent mesh layer. You can simply pair it with light pink open toe heels to complete this unique and beautiful outfit.

Gray cape midi dress with mock neckline and white heels

gray mock neck cape midi dress white heels
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Although many dresses have already been mentioned that are cut very similar to this gray dress, the use of colors for this outfit really makes this outfit stand out from the rest. For this outfit, the gray cape dress is combined with white heels and a light pink leather clutch to achieve a refreshing and minimalist look.

White lace cape Boydcon midi dress

Figure-hugging midi dress made of white lace cape
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This dress is also a two-layer dress, with the inner layer being a white mini dress and the outer layer being a semi-transparent lace cape dress. You can easily combine this beautiful dress with heeled sandals to complete the outfit.

Neon pink cape dress

neon pink cape dress
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The easiest way to achieve an eye-catching look is to wear some shocking pink. For example, you can wear this shocking pink dress with light pink pointy toe heels to look feminine and pretty.

White and blue floral dress with floral pattern

white and blue floral cape dress
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To look elegant and refreshing, you can try this white and blue mini dress with floral cape. Pair them with white heels with open toe straps to keep the hue light and the refreshing feel of the outfit consistent.

Hope you find these cape dress outfit ideas I mentioned above useful. If you like these ideas, these are the best ways to mimic these outfits and then gradually tweak things here and there to make these cool ideas your own.

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