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

Definition of capelet

: a small cape usually covering the shoulders

Examples of capelet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Getty Images Lopez went for a retro look in a dramatic Giambattista Valli gown and matching capelet the color of sunshine. Cady Lang, Time, "Jennifer Lopez's Best and Most Outrageous Red Carpet Looks," 4 Jan. 2020 Featuring a sculptural bodice with a capelet neckline and a perfect midriff slit above the skirt, the dress gives the illusion of a crop top. Meagan Fredette, Teen Vogue, "Naomi Scott Won the Red Carpet in a Bubblegum Pink Brandon Maxwell Gown," 22 May 2019 Several dresses were finished with matching veils, a head-to-toe look Chapman particularly loves, while others were styled with clever tulle robes or capelets to give a bride some styling options. Emily Farra, Vogue, "Marchesa’s Georgina Chapman Shares Photos From the Label’s Spring 2020 Bridal Show in Barcelona," 30 Apr. 2019 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

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First Known Use of capelet

1912, in the meaning defined above

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“Capelet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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