Cape crusader

Pregnant Kate Middleton has been spotted wearing a grey tartan cape with a tiny bump just visible beneath the pleats. That can only mean one thing – shops selling capes must gird their loins, as we predict a maternity cape riot.


With Kate’s engagement dress now available in maternity sizes at Issa, and GAP jeggings getting the nod of approval from the Princess (not that she could find her size, darn it!), the royal buzz is bound to hit the cape market, as the expectant royal need just look at a piece of clothing and it usually sells out. So, we’ve hunted out the best capes on the high-street so you can spend your pregnancy feeling every inch the royal.



Go for grey tartan to emulate Kate's regal look. This B + AB Check Cape with Shearling Trim is almost identical. Follow Kate's lead and team with a black scarf and long sleeved black top.

Available from for £56



Keep extra snug throughout February with this knitted black cape - complete with snuggly roll neck.

Available from Mango for £19.99


La Redoute

Go for sultry cape glamour with this faux leather trim green cape from La Redoute. Instant style with one simple piece.

Available from La Redoute online for £45


Make a statement with your cover up with this super soft toggle front cape from Boohoo. The perfect way to give your winter wardrobe a lift.

Available from now £15



Coleen Rooney sports this Kate-esque cape for Very. Both expectant mums prove this shape is perfect for flattering your bump and this tweed and faux leather will keep you warm and stylish throughout the winter months.

Available from for £55


For more maternity coats check out our fashion expert's pick of the best