I Saw Multiple Coronation Guests Wearing the Elegant Trend That's All Over Zara

It should come as no surprise that the most regal fashion trend returned for the coronation of King Charles III: the cape. As we gazed upon the guests filing into Westminster Abbey, it was clear that a selection of the fashionable attendees took the chance to embrace the style, from cape coats to cape dresses, and all fulfilled their task as standouts.

With the pageantry of the day, capes, cloaks and robes were dotted throughout the service, making the cape looks of the guests a fitting mirror of the royal proceedings. Princess Kate took the chance to wear a floor-length blue cape, whilst daughter Charlotte wore her own white version. As Charles exited the Abbey, now crowned King, it was Penny Mordaunt dressed in a teal blue cape dress that led the procession out. As luck would have it, as soon as I began the hunt to find a cape dress of my own (they're not just for coronations you know), I found our trusty high-street store Zara had plenty on offer. Plus, many more designers have made space for the cape dress in their collections. 

Keep scrolling to see the attendees who opted for a cape moment at the coronation, and our pick of the best cape dresses from high-street to high-end. 


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Who: Prince William, Princess Catherine, Prince Louis, Princess Charlotte 


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Who: Princess Charlotte of Wales


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Who: Penny Mordaunt


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Who: Finnegan Biden, Jill Biden


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Who: Queen Mathilde of Belgium


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Who: Kosovo President Vjosa Osmani



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Florrie Alexander
Acting Affiliates Editor

Florrie embarked on her fashion journey while studying French and History at university. Whilst studying in Aix-en-Provence, she began to write her dissertation on the history of fashion and the influence of Haute Couture, and landed her first role at Harper’s Bazaar. Following this, she interned for various publications including Elle, Grazia and Marie Claire before joining the fashion team at Conde Nast Traveller. There, she contributed to international photoshoots, styled pages and covers, and produced engaging digital content.

During a freelance period, Florrie honed her skills in editorial work in various digital and print publications including Vogue Italy and Departures magazine, as well as styling e-commerce photoshoots and personal shopping. Florrie actively pursues an in-depth understanding of fashion and jewellery, and after styling a jewellery cover shoot at Conde Nast Traveller chose to complete the De Beers Diamond Foundation course. Florrie first joined Who What Wear UK as a freelancer before becoming the Commerce Writer, blending both editorial and commercial content. Now, as the Acting Affiliates Editor, she monitors current trends, new-in styles, wardrobe heroes and how best to style them. In her downtime, Florrie can be found in her hometown of London, usually with a coffee in hand.