New Delhi, Feb. 5 -- This season, the choicest way to wear your coat is not to wear it! The trend of slinging your coat over your shoulders, just like a cape, is hot on the global fashion circuit.
Bollywood's fashion forward celebs, too, have made the coat the new cape by draping it over their shoulders and skipping the sleeves. We spotted actors Sonam Kapoor, Rani Mukerji and Malaika Arora Khan endorsing the trend on various glam outings, by teaming their hung-over jackets with dresses.
A throwback to the elegant 50s, when padded shoulders spelled sophistication, the draped jacket look is a great style to look glam when it's freezing outside, say designers. "It's a great way to guard yourself against the cold. You can be elegantly covered even as you show off that party number," says designer Nida Mahmood.
Designer Rina Dhaka feels that with trendsetters endorsing the look, it's made quite a comeback. "A draped jacket adds a dash of relaxed, easy glam to your look. An over-the-shoulder coat looks great with dresses as well as trousers. I can see more people wearing it on the streets," says Dhaka. However, this look is not for everybody, warn experts. "The draped coat shifts the focus to your shoulders, so it's not your look if you have broad shoulders, "says image consultant Yatan Ahluwalia.