cape·​let ˈkā-plət How to pronounce capelet (audio)
: a small cape usually covering the shoulders

Examples of capelet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Michelle Yeoh’s blush pink Dior two-piece came complete with a capelet at the back, an unexpected detail that paid off. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 19 Feb. 2023 Zoë Saldana Zoë Saldana wears a black Michael Kors Collection skirt with a chainmail capelet created by Cartier and Tyler Ellis clutch. Alex Apatoff, Peoplemag, 13 Mar. 2023 Rita Wilson stepped out for the Oscar Nominees Luncheon wearing an elegant Prada gown featuring capelet-like sleeves and paisley floral motifs. Zizi Strater, Peoplemag, 14 Feb. 2023 For the presentation, held at Gotham Hall, the Falling for Christmas star dolled up in a metallic copper jumpsuit — that matched her rich hair hue — with a flare-leg silhouette and capelet. Hedy Phillips, Peoplemag, 13 Feb. 2023 Kate wore a Jenny Packham capelet gown covered in gold sequins. Aimée Lutkin, ELLE, 30 Jan. 2023 Kate wore a stunning gold sequin Jenny Packham capelet gown for the affair, while William looked dapper in a velvet tux jacket and Arthur Sleep black cashmere slippers. Nicole Briese, Peoplemag, 26 Jan. 2023 Pugh also attended Valentino's spring/summer 2023 show in Paris this week, wearing a white capelet with a pink mini dress from the fashion house. Alyssa Bailey, ELLE, 6 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1912, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of capelet was in 1912

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“Capelet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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