Elegant Evening Cover Ups

You’ve got the perfect dress for the big holiday party, but you need a little something extra to layer on top?

So what to choose?  A cropped jacket or a shawl?  A capelet or a cape?

If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed with all the elegant options out there, don’t worry!  Take a deep breath and let’s start with the warmest option.

If you’re going to be going anywhere in cool weather, capes or a wrap made of warm materials will keep you toasty warm, without your outfit losing any impact.

image: Bergdorf Goodman

image: Bergdorf Goodman

The “Regina Joy” embroidered cashmere wrap was made in Italy by Loro Piana.   It’s also available in warm taupe as well as black.

Shawls and wraps are available in every size, color and material available possible.  If you want a little more coverage, I’d recommend choosing an opaque shawl:

image: Neiman Marcus

image: Neiman Marcus

Metallic lace shawl from Valentino – made of a silk/cashmere/viscose blend with silver floral lace edges.

If you don’t need an extra layer for warmth, sheer wraps can add an extra element of style without completely covering your outfit:

images: Saks 5th Avenue

images: Saks 5th Avenue

This sheer silk shawl from Giorgio Armani is actually “U” shaped, to make wearing it as easy as possible.

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