Flattering, fashionable and the ultimate layering piece. Shop capes below.

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The unpredictable British weather means that we need to be prepared for every eventuality. Rain can give way to blue skies, and chilling winds can drop in to balmy days in a matter of hours. When the temperatures drop, there’s no better layering piece than a cape.

Our range of elegant, luxury capes are the perfect solution to your layering needs. John Smedley make their women’s capes in a variety of different natural fibres delivering year-round flexibility. Our extra-fine merino wool capes are beautifully tactile and feel wonderfully soft against the skin. Merino’s properties naturally help to regulate body temperature; keeping you warm when it’s cooler and vice versa. Our wool and cashmere blends offer the best of both style and functionality. A warm, ultra-light blend that is substantial enough to stave off the coolest of evenings whilst offering light weight coverage for warmer days.

All our women’s capes are designed with a loose fit that’s perfect for layering both over and underneath your ensemble. Our bestseller, Nelle, features a flattering boat neck, ribbed cuffs, and an open ribbed hem. Wear over one of our classic roll-neck jumpers for a cosy finish, or wear alone over skinny jeans for a low-key off-duty feel.

Each season we release a new colour palette inspired by current trends but with a John Smedley twist. Our distinctive colours and shades are hand-blended in-house by our master colour technicians. Our unique colourways are influenced by both our own heritage and contemporary trends, with the result being some of the most luxurious colours from vibrant to deep and even pastels.

Recognised as the finest knitwear in the world, John Smedley’s garments are proudly made right here in Britain. A cape is a simple way to experiment with colours, textures, and pattern to create a look unique to you. Add a John Smedley cape to your wardrobe today.