Are capes awesome or awful? This was a question posed to me by a friend. Laura this ones for you! Capes are actually pretty awesome for two reasons… first, they have a very chic super hero quality to them and second they keep you warm. I prefer capes in solid colors only! Capes with prints and patterns tend to look a little like Grandma Moses. Stay away from cropped capes that hit right at the waist it will make you look bigger. Capes that fall past the hips are the best because, they create a more slimming look. So, the official verdict on capes is complete awesomeness! Just take care not to make any statement like "Up up and away or I'm batman" when wearing your cape.