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From Khaite To Giambattista Valli, All The Cape Dresses You Need Now

These superhero-esque cape dresses are anything but basic

With a flowy train at the back, the cape dress exudes not only an ethereal vibe, but also an air of authority and sophistication. We love this dress. It’s unique, sassy and elegant. From cocktail receptions to black-tie events, this versatile piece will set you apart from the crowds. Here’s our pick of cape dresses to don for your next event.

Marchesa Notte crepe gown, US$1,180 (S$1,600),
Take a look at any Hollywood red carpet event and chances are, you’ll find a celeb wearing a green gown like this one from Marchesa Notte. Why? Not only is the colour flattering to most skin tones, it’s also graceful as heck. Bonus: The loose, slinky material that will make you look like you’re walking on water. This design is exclusive to Net-a-Porter and also available in bright red. Richard Quinn satin dress, US$794 (US$1,077),
You see jarring contrast, we see unconventional babe. If you’ve attended a wedding or black-tie event in Singapore, you’ll know that fellow guests tend to stick with safer (read: boring) options. So why not standout from the crowd and go with this eclectic mixed print design from Richard Quinn instead? Keep the jewellery to a minimum and pair this dress with an envelope clutch and pointed heels, because really, you don’t need anything else. Giambattista Valli silk dress, US$3,334 (S$4,522),
With its in-your-face feminine ruffles and vibrant red shade, you’re sure to turn heads at any social event for all the right reasons when you wear this piece. To prevent your look from heading into the direction of Little Red Riding Hood, click on a pair of black patent pumps and flaunt a gold minaudière to add a touch of graceful glam to the stunning ensemble.   Chloe denim dress, US$1,043 (S$1,415),
Denim is usually associated with casual weekend wear, but Chloe has elevated our favourite fabric with this sculptural design that features strong, raised shoulders and pointed sleeve details. Not only is the design fierce AF, it’s also really fashion-forward. Cotton cape dress, S$220, Sabrina Goh
Local designer Sabrina Goh has a way of incorporating unique elements to her pieces while keeping it timeless and wearable. We’re especially loving the sporty vibes from this boxy-cut cape dress. Play up the androgynous factor with a pair of chunky sneakers.   Cotton dress, US$1,820 (S$2,468), Khaite
This Khaite maxi comes with magnificently dramatic puffed sleeves that gives off serious Maleficent vibes. In a party that’s bound to be filled with girls wearing LBDs, be that babe with a jaw-dropping dress. Cotton dress, S$99.90, Zara
Gowns and maxi dresses are not exactly that suitable for a garden or outdoor wedding, unless of course, you’re willing to sit through the ceremony with its train gathering leaves and sweat dripping down your back. We say channel a carefree boho vibe by opting for this Zara mini dress. With its yellow floral accents, relaxed material and light cape sleeves, it’s super comfortable and yet not lacking in the style department. Cotton dress, S$171,
Are you expecting to bump into your ex at an event? Show them what they’re missing with this so-hot-it-hurts Lavish Alice number that’s equal parts power woman and equal parts feminine, thanks to its blush pink shade. Slip into some killer strappy heels and don’t forget to accent your decolletage and shoulders with highlighter to channel VS model vibes.