"Meet by clothes, but see off by mind." This well-known phrase expresses the whole significance of what a person wears. So it was many centuries ago, so it remains today. And let many people say that it doesn’t matter at all how someone looks and what he is wearing: at the first glance at a person, on a subconscious level, he is assessed according to several criteria, including clothing.
There are well-known and understandable elements of the wardrobe: dresses, trousers, blouses, shirts, coats, fur coats and others. And there are also mysterious things, such as a mantle with a hood. What is it - a carnival costume or a fashion trend? To be in trend, you need to understand!
Who, where and when?
The hooded robe has a long history. For many centuries in a row, this element of clothing warmed in the winter cold or hid its owner from prying eyes. Often in historical films, characters hide their faces under the cover of a large hood. Who, where and when puts on the mantle today?
Students of European and American universities wear long black capes ongraduation ceremony. Sometimes they do not have hoods, but always a square-shaped headdress with a tassel is added to them. This type of clothing is called "academic". Similar things can also be found at solemn events in the scientific environment.
In many countries, it is traditional for representatives of Themis to wear a judicial robe. Such a cape, as a rule, has a trapezoidal silhouette and a stand-up collar, and its upper part is decorated with pleats.
Priests of many denominations and churches also use capes of this cut as, so to speak, overalls. In this case, there are many features, both in cut and in details.
When creating carnival or theatrical costumes for both children and adults, a mantle with sleeves and a hood will perfectly complement the image of a wizard, magician, member of a secret society or the well-known Little Red Riding Hood. The length and color in this case depend only on the imagination of the creator of the image.
Combined with a wedding or evening dress, a hooded gown made of light fabrics will turn a girl into a princess from a fairy tale and warm a little, without depriving the image of lightness and charm.
Domestic and foreign designers and manufacturers have recently also carefully looked at this unusual element of clothing and issued new stylish "bows" for fashionistas and fashionistas. This is worth talking about in more detail!
In step withtime
The hooded robe has recently appeared in street fashion collections or, as they often say, street style. This direction assumes, first of all, the comfort of clothes in the conditions of the bustle of the city. A loose, wide fit that doesn't restrict movement does the job perfectly.
The length of the mantle is usually mini or middle, but sometimes maxi is also found. There are one-piece models, as well as with hidden or explicit fasteners.
The choice of fabrics and their combinations is quite large. For winter, a dense, insulated model with fur trim on the hood would be a good solution. In spring or autumn, you can dress up in a demi-season coat of this cut with leather sleeves. In summer, a cardigan robe made of lightweight fabrics will perfectly complement the look.
Colour solutions are very diverse: white, gray, brown, black, blue and bright red. Today, the important point is uniformity. The mantle should not be flowered or striped. At least that's what the stylists think.
This cape looks best on young guys and girls, but the right thing will help older ones “throw off a couple of extra years.”
If sport and life are inseparable
A he althy lifestyle and a slender fit figure are very popular today. That is why the designers did not bypass the sporty style. Men's or women's jacket-mantle is perfect for outdoor jogging, trips to nature or evening walks in the park. In its own wayin fact, such a cape resembles a sweatshirt and, as a rule, is one-piece and does not have fasteners. Color solutions, as well as in street style, are monophonic. It will look good with sports leggings and sneakers, but in no case with a classic tracksuit.
Where can I get it?
You can't buy such a thing on every corner. Academic, carnival, wedding or evening gowns, as a rule, are rented or sewn to order. A fashionable wardrobe item can be purchased in stores and boutiques, as well as on the Internet directly from manufacturers, their representatives or intermediaries. It's not scary to make a mistake with the size, as the loose cut will hide all miscalculations.
Mantles are often presented as unisex clothing. This means that you can buy one thing for two - both the guy and the girl will look great and fashionable in the same robe. Height and size, as mentioned above, do not require an exact match. Thanks to the same qualities, such a wardrobe item can be safely purchased as a gift and not worry about “fit or not.”
If you can’t buy, then there is also a way out - a mantle with a hood with your own hands! Whether it's a costume for a New Year's party or an element of a fashionable "bow", the pattern is practically the same. Sewing is simple and even a beginner can do it. Here it is important to choose the right fabric and solve the issue with fittings.
Craftswomen and needlewomen can also crochet or knit the mantle.
What to wear? Female look
Women's mantle with a hood will look great with a skirt, especiallynarrow or pleated, leggings, as well as tight tights. Long sweatshirts, stretchy bodycon skirts, jersey dresses and skinny pants - anything street style will go with the robe.
From shoes, shoes or ankle boots with high thick heels, tractor-soled shoes, voluminous and bulky boots, as well as sneakers and sneakers are well suited. Also in the collections of some designers there are combinations with stockings and stilettos, but this goes beyond street style and brings the cape closer to the classics.
What to wear? Male look
Men's mantle with a hood looks great in combination with tight trousers, golfs and sweaters, sweatshirts and overalls adjacent to the body. Shoes, as in the women's version, are suitable for rough and voluminous, with thick soles. Dress pants, shirts and shoes will not match the robe.