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Is anyone doing capes this year?

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Inneedofbrandy Thu 04-Oct-12 22:32:11

I think I want one, don't know if there to "princessy eww"....

babybarrister Fri 05-Oct-12 21:29:05 Madrid cape shopsmile

Toughasoldboots Fri 05-Oct-12 20:55:41

I wore it once when I was a very serious student nurse, then we used them for random table cloths or draught excluders. I feel a bit disrespectful now, it had the proper red crossover bands at the front and everything.
It was to keep us warm in the tunnels underneath guys at night when we were walking between wards.

lurkingaround Fri 05-Oct-12 20:52:18

Did you ever wear it?
1992!!! Who would have thunk in 1992, nurses wore capes. That was yesterday! (for some of us ahem mature-ish folk)

Toughasoldboots Fri 05-Oct-12 20:41:54

For night duty, bless Guys hospital, still giving out capes in 1992.

lurkingaround Fri 05-Oct-12 20:30:26

Were not we're. Stupid autocorrect. Leave me alone will you.

lurkingaround Fri 05-Oct-12 20:29:37

We're they an official part of the uniform Toughas? They look a bit impractical, all the fabric flapping about.

TooMuchRain Fri 05-Oct-12 20:26:03

I quite like the casual DP ones, bit tempted...

Toughasoldboots Fri 05-Oct-12 20:24:28

Actually, I have my old nursing one in the loft if anyone wants it. Tis fetching .

lurkingaround Fri 05-Oct-12 20:08:10

There can be a bit of a "District Nurse" look to them. Didn't the district nurse in Open All Hours (Ronnie Barker, David Jason, Lynda Baron) wear one?

steben Fri 05-Oct-12 19:06:09

I love them but can buxom (ahem slightly porky) ladies wear them???

DontmindifIdo Fri 05-Oct-12 18:21:46

I quite like this one and it's in the sale, but I'm very short and I think it's too long to look good on me.

lurkingaround Fri 05-Oct-12 18:21:29

grin Elsie!!
I always think they look glamourous. But the what bag issue coupled with the feeling ridiculous in them, and now the fat cowgirl look.
That's a 'no' then!!grin

ElsieMc Fri 05-Oct-12 18:09:45

I had a cape/poncho type thing last year. I loved it and t was much admired on the school run. It was from River Island.

Then I wore it to visit my mum in her nursing home on the dementia unit. Despite having no memory of anything said five minutes ago, my mum and assorted residents managed to mercilessly mock me for dressing like Clint Eastwood in an old western whilst asking what I was doing with "that fat man" (DH). A true leveller.

minipie Fri 05-Oct-12 17:26:37

grin Pinot

Pinot Fri 05-Oct-12 17:25:19

Tad chilly, this one

minipie Fri 05-Oct-12 16:33:22

Dotty P has some cheap ones, I like the belted style as you can choose whether to havea fitted look or not.

MrsSnow Fri 05-Oct-12 15:43:15

I have a camel chunky wool cape from Phase Eight bought in the January sales and have to say I love it. I was even wearing it earlier.

Bag wise I find an over the body bag is easier to handle. I also make sure to wear long sleeves tops on underneath.

Legs wise, I either wear skinnies and boots or straight legged. Any thing wider than straight legged makes me look too wide with the cape.

eagerbeagle Fri 05-Oct-12 15:37:10

Sorry first link was duff here - Tara Starlet Cropped Cape

eagerbeagle Fri 05-Oct-12 15:35:19

I have been lusting after this outfit Tara Starlet Cropped Cape for ages but havent been able to justify it.

They also have this one Vamp Cape and this one Cosy Cape but I'm not brave enough to work them.

Tuttutitlookslikerain Fri 05-Oct-12 15:28:04

I know Brandy, but I really fancy a navy one!

Inneedofbrandy Fri 05-Oct-12 15:03:34

Tutt I just looked online and the newlook tweed one also comes in grey!

Tuttutitlookslikerain Fri 05-Oct-12 14:59:03

I really need one. I use crutches, so I think I would be better off with a cape than a coat.

DH thinks I am mad though and sniggers every time I mention it. New look has a tweed one, but I think I could end up looking like Sherlock Holmes!

gypsyfloss Fri 05-Oct-12 14:55:19

My local TK Maxx had some yesterday. Might be worth checking them out online?

tethersend Fri 05-Oct-12 13:20:42

I have a 1970s welsh wool one. I love it like my own children.

Inneedofbrandy Fri 05-Oct-12 13:07:32

Oh I like this one. See if link works...

But my budget is not £300

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