cape·​let | \ ˈkā-plət How to pronounce capelet (audio) \

Definition of capelet

: a small cape usually covering the shoulders

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The actress donned an angelic, white high-low ballgown flecked in gold, and accessorized with a mantilla veil-meets-capelet trimmed in a luxe row of beading. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Bosworth Recreated Her Bridal Look for the Met Gala Red Carpet," 7 May 2018 Davy showed up to the wedding in a beautiful deep blue knee-length dress with a capelet, topped with a matching fascinator. Temi Adebowale, Harper's BAZAAR, "Prince Harry's Exes Just Arrived at the Royal Wedding But There's No Drama Here," 19 May 2018 Davy arrived to celebrate the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in a navy dress, matching ruffled capelet and a navy and black feathered fascinator. Cady Lang, Time, "Two of Prince Harry's Ex-Girlfriends Are at the Royal Wedding," 19 May 2018 Her rounded shoulder capelet and wide headband gave off strong Jackie O vibes and her elbow-length gloves were an elegant nod to the days when ladies donned their Sunday best for services., "The Met Gala's Best Dressed Stars, According to Our Editors," 8 May 2018 The metallic built-in capelet was a futuristic foil to the simple white finish of her look, and paired nicely with mirror-toe stilettos. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Brigitte Macron Chooses Custom Louis Vuitton for the Luxembourg State Dinner," 20 Mar. 2018 On the simple side: Laura Dern’s sheath with a capelet sleeve by Calvin Klein by Appointment and Mary J. Blige’s white Atelier Versace gown with an asymmetric sleeve detail. Valli Herman,, "Something up their sleeve? More standout looks from the Oscars," 5 Mar. 2018 Little white-collared capelets embroidered like antique handkerchiefs — genteel versions of the superhero standard that also appeared, longer and with a beaded Art Deco argyle for evening — were the focus of swirling mid-calf dresses and coats. Vanessa Friedman, New York Times, "At Fendi and Prada, Moving Beyond the Shoulder Pad," 23 Feb. 2018 One of the more showstopping pieces is a magenta mermaid dress paired with a strapless capelet — a look that will make anyone who still loves fashion’s ongoing ’80s revival proud. Sarah Spellings, The Cut, "Katie Holmes Stars in the New Zac Posen Look Book," 9 Feb. 2018

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1912, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of capelet was in 1912

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