The "It" Capes of the Season

We're big fans of Leslie Tessler, a Buenos Aires-based designer. We wrote about how we discovered her stunning capes in a blog post last year, and with fall officially starting tomorrow, we had to see what new creations she's been working on. We were not disappointed and these are four of our favorites from her current collection. 

Sure, purchasing a cape like this is definitely an investment with a price tag of $325 to $385, but it's one you won't regret. A cape is a classic piece for fall and winter that never goes out of style, has endless styling options, and is a cool, sleek escape from the typical jacket everyone else is wearing. Tessler's lookbooks show a stylish array of ways to wear her capes on her website here.

Seen here are four of our favorites. We can't possibly decide which one is our favorite—they're all stunning, so if we could, we'd buy them all. 

From left to right, clockwise: Titan Cape Fuchsia, $385 / Shana Trench Coat Olive, $325 / Titan Cape Camel, $385 / Georgia Cape Toasted, $370.

Cape Fear

I’ve always liked the idea of capes, but it’s the execution of them that has scared me away from actually adding one to my wardrobe. A cape has the possibility of turning even the slimmest of people into unseemly lumps, and being that I am of the distinctly pear shaped variety, I have firmly believed that to wear a cape would be to accentuate everything that I constantly try so hard to disguise—until now.

After discovering the distinctly stylish and flattering capes produced by Buenos Aires based designer Leslie Tessler, I could not wax more rhapsodically about this retro-cool item of clothing. Far from morphing your average sized person into an ogre of nightmarish proportions, her capes exude a slimming illusion, the fabric masterfully skimming over all the right places and ending mid-thigh—which everyone knows is the most flattering hem length.

Tessler’s cape expertise may be due to the attention paid to textiles—Peruvian alpaca, Italian cashmere and French silk to name a few of the fabrics that are used to create a rainbow of capes that would make little-red-riding hood green with envy. Also, I love the idea that each cape can be customized with whatever buttons I choose—vintage, traditional tortoiseshell, military style—making it a completely unique piece. Thanks Leslie Tessler for finally putting my cape fear to rest.

Find out more at leslietessler.com.