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Are pashminas completely dead? what else to wear?

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potap123 Sat 21-Nov-15 22:09:37

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potap123 Sun 22-Nov-15 09:45:01

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Eastpoint Sun 22-Nov-15 09:50:46

I have a navy cashmere poncho with cream stitching (outs self) which is really cosy. I can wear it over a fitted jacket or a dress... I think White Company might have them, or Pure. Mine was from a sample sale for Featherstone.

burnishedsilver Sun 22-Nov-15 09:54:59

I wear my old pashmina as really big scarves. Worn as pashmina they are very dated looking.

Try a cardigan.

potap123 Sun 22-Nov-15 10:05:08

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potap123 Sun 22-Nov-15 10:06:48

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potap123 Sun 22-Nov-15 10:09:39

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Only1scoop Sun 22-Nov-15 10:13:18

Poncho for every occasion here.

burnishedsilver Sun 22-Nov-15 10:23:30


Have you tried a cropped cardigan to show off you waist?

Eastpoint Sun 22-Nov-15 15:27:25

Worn with jeans & jacket. Not many pictures in a dress as more likely to be inside (not standing outside a place a US friend recommended). Sorry about all the clutter.

amarmai Sun 22-Nov-15 16:54:16

i think you are on the right track with the light weight longish ponchos. YY to using pashminas as big scarves.

HopefulAnxiety Sun 22-Nov-15 17:06:02

Cropped cardigans are great on busty figures, look up Bernadette from Big Bang Theory for an example.

potap123 Sun 22-Nov-15 17:21:30

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potap123 Sun 22-Nov-15 17:31:35

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Twinklestein Sun 22-Nov-15 17:39:52

They were once a fashion item now they're not but they remain a classic. I use them for travel and weddings - for warmth and softness they're difficult to beat.

I loathe ponchos and capes I think they look ridiculous.

HopefulAnxiety Sun 22-Nov-15 19:29:58

I also am large of nork and find that a v-neck cropped cardigan (or a crew neck one with only the bottom buttons done up, but v-neck is way better) is so good for avoiding the monoboob look! And no they'd not be too racey as long as your top half underneath doesn't have too low a neck.

HopefulAnxiety Sun 22-Nov-15 19:31:31

Also agree that ponchos and capes look ridiculous for daywear, sorry. I can get behind cosy ponchos as a dressing gown/bedjacket alternative, but that's it.

Oly5 Sun 22-Nov-15 20:00:09

I also think ponchos look hilarious. A cashmere pashmina will always look timeless in my opinion. Pure Collection and John Lewis do lovely ones

RoganJosh Sun 22-Nov-15 20:05:01

I think the wrap things around could work - like this. Sort of open ponchos.
This one isn't particularly nice but gives you an idea of shape.

LiberalPedant Sun 22-Nov-15 20:05:03

Pashminas are classic. Women have been wearing this type of cover up for hundreds of years. I still wear mine. Ponchos look really silly with most office clothes, in my opinion.

MisForMumNotMaid Sun 22-Nov-15 21:45:24

In Italy earlier in the year i observed a few stunning women with pashmina type scarves paired with a very thin belt. Looked good to my eye - but I've always gone for what I feel looks good rather than been strongly aware of whats in/ out.

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