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Why Every Woman Should own A Poncho


By Marie Kelly
21st Sep 2016
Why Every Woman Should own A Poncho

If the idea of a poncho instinctively makes you think hippy dippy, Charlie’s Angels throwback, it’s time you took another look at this reimagined retro classic. For me, it’s a wear-with-anything, sartorial saviour when a coat just feels a little too formal and a jacket too fitted. There are days’days when I just want to be’swaddled in tactile fabrics, but without looking like a bag lady, and the fluid drape of a poncho has just enough theatre to elevate my?outfit?without making a shouty statement.?From an entirely practical point of view, ponchos are terrific at protecting easily creased fabrics, which belted coats in particular can crush. Here are four?of my favourites.

I think all clothes’should have pockets. I love them … in skirts, trousers, dresses …?The oversized pockets in this camel poncho are a lovely design detail, and the slanted positioning means they don’t disturb the drape of the fabric.

Double faced felt poncho, Michael Michael Kors, €350 at net-a-porter.com

There’s something very luxurious about winter white. I love the addition of studded detailing to this Maje piece, as it adds a bit of an edge to the refined neutral colour. Buy this a couple of sizes bigger than usual if you want to wear it as outerwear.

round-neck knit with press studs, €295 at Maje

I adore the exaggerated asymmetric cut of this piece. It looks so chic?but?effortless.

Striped throw-over, Erika Cavallini, €590.87 at farfetched.com

Any type of utilitarian detailing (such as the zips on this Asos knit) dilute down and hippy dippy associations a poncho might evoke. I like the textured weave of this knit too.

Knit poncho, €48 at Asos