Check Out 6 Celeb-Approved Cape Jacket Styles To Wear This Season

Keep your cameras ready, it’s time to twirl around in capes.

Published On Jan 17, 2023 | Updated On Mar 05, 2024

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Thought only superheroes wear capes? Well, A-listers do too! Especially because cape jackets are all the rage now. From wearing it as a saree jacket to even adding it to a Bollywood celebrity bridal look, celebrities are wearing cape jackets no matter where they go or what they do. So, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t hop onto this trend. 

Sleek and flowy cape jackets and cape dupattas have turned out to be an elegant style that’s becoming popular. And, it’s a great look for a wedding or a big event you need to attend. Since Bollywood celebrities have been strutting around town in cape-style jackets, we thought why not take a peek into celebrity cape styles for some inspiration?

You can always count on Bollywood’s biggest fashionista, Sonam Kapoor, to reveal styles on Instagram that you can’t help but ape. Her baby pink flowy gown, complete with a cape that Kapoor wore for her baby shower, is one of the earliest cape styles to have surfaced. The design is easy to wear and perfect for a day event or an elaborate brunch. You could also choose an ethnic fabric and wear it for a mehendi event so that your hands can be free and ready for some henna. 

Wearing one of Anamika Khanna’s designs, Shibani Dhandekar is photographed wearing two trends at once. The focus is naturally the cape dupatta that simply sits on her shoulders, but Dhandekar is also wearing the dhoti skirt. The cape jacket here is less of a jacket, but the designs on the border and the elegant motif on the fabric give it a regal look. We love that the cape is sheer, allowing for more visibility of the whole outfit. You can style your cape like Dhandekar and twirl around a cocktail or sangeet this wedding season.

Raveena Tandon looks gorgeous in an all-white Anamika Khanna design. The actor wears a different cape jacket style that’s detailed with ruffles at its border and is worn as a cape jacket owing to its flowy sleeves. The design showcases that puffier fabrics can be turned into great capes too. And, this style of cape jacket is not only stylish to wear, but also comfortable as you don’t have to worry about it falling off. We love that it’s paired with a flowy dhoti skirt, complementing Tandon well. You can bookmark this for a Bollywood celebrity reception look for a wedding you have to attend.

You could seriously consider Kiara Advani’s whole outfit for a sangeet or mehendi this wedding season. Complete with sharara pants, a short choli, and an embellished cape jacket, this all-yellow outfit was made to wear for a wedding event. The gold and yellow combination with embellishments, sequences, and gold embroidery is an elaborate cape jacket style. You’ll notice a geometric pattern running through the design, but paired with a sharara, the look is more ethnic. You won’t need a dupatta with an outfit like this. It's also a great outfit idea if you're looking to ape a Bollywood celebrity bridal look for your haldi or sangeet. 

Designer Anamika Khanna seems to be loving the cape jacket style. In yet another design by Khanna, this time worn by Karisma Kapoor, you’ll spot a pastel-hued cape with intricate floral embroidery. The pastel pink gown worn by Kapoor is fashioned to look like a saree and has an embroidered belt that replicates the florals on the cape jacket. With flowing sleeves, the jacket sits almost like a dupatta and is heavily embroidered, giving Kapoor a coy look. Kapoor has styled the look with earrings and bangles that are ethnic, making the ensemble seem like something between a saree and lehenga. Kapoor’s look is easy to achieve and fit for an Indian wedding, but this cape coat is a look you should surely consider if you’re shopping or stitching outfits for the wedding season.

Whether you’re going on a beach holiday or attending a beach wedding, Sara Ali Khan presents a cape trend that is fit to wear over your swimsuit. The long flowy cape jacket style is an all-white jacket that has some detailing on the shoulder. But it’s the perfect cape coat to carry if you want to pack something to wear outside water. Khan shows that the cape jacket trend doesn’t have to be restricted only to an event or wedding, and you can style yourself using this trend even when you’re on vacation. 


Photo: Instagram/Anamika Khanna