My first experience with a shawl-like cape. It is a lovely weave, soft and cuddly~warm, lite in weight. It opens in front, drapes nicely or press close without a clapse, do not yet know if a pretty holder is needed, I like the length not too long so that it feels like it drags, will be perfect weight with a silk blouse, my first wear is with a lovely black alpaca long-sleeve pullover that will compliment this cape. My man of 58-years died and I got this to be my guy's Hug. Oh, the Customer Care was pure Excellence and the shipping well boxed and prompt.