Trending: Capes Like VV Brown, Lily Allen and Janelle Monae

From left: VV Brown on Oct. 16, Lily Allen on Sept. 18, and Janelle Monáe on Sept. 30.
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Capes aren’t just for Count Dracula. Some of our favorite celebrities have been spotted crusading around town in the cute coat alternative. Last week, VV Brown wore hers superhero-style at the Black Girls Rock Awards. Lily Allen’s Louise Vuitton sweater/poncho looked chic teamed with black tights and a red handbag at London Fashion Week last month. Janelle Monáe’s cape-on-stage ritual — here she is at Keep A Child Alive’s annual gala on Sept. 30 — is an ode to one of her idols, James Brown, she says. Want a cape yourself? See below for some great cape ideas.


VV Brown at the Black Girls Rock Awards and a Winter Kate cape.
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VV BROWN: Keep it long and dark like VV with this Winter Kate Cassius Reversible Cape ($495,

Lily Allen at London Fashion Week and a Dolce Vita poncho.
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LILY ALLEN: Bundle up in this Dolce Vita Ryan Poncho ($278,, a sweater cape like Lily’s.

Janelle Monáe at Keep A Child Alive’s Black Ball and an ALICE by Temperley cape.
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JANELLE MONAE: The hem details are what make Janelle’s cape standout. Slip this Alice by Temperley Charlie crepe cape ($650, on, and you’re set to go!