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Poncho - Yes or No ?

(19 Posts)
Whizzz Mon 28-Mar-05 13:20:26

Am I too late to buy a poncho thing or will I just look like a sad has been ?
Are they still OK ??
Whats the verdict ??

Heres the one I've seen

Rowlers Mon 28-Mar-05 13:24:33

Looks nice - my 63 year old mum has one and has received no end of compliments from complete strangers about how nice it is.
It is quite a long one though. Personally not keen on the short ones but that one looks a decent length and anyway that is probably just me.
Can't get my head round mix of linen, rayon and nylon though. I presume it will be quite "floppy" and not stiff.

MunchedTooManyMarsLady Mon 28-Mar-05 13:26:39

It looks rather nice. Do you want it? Then buy it! It's all about your own style honey.

Whizzz Mon 28-Mar-05 13:27:56

Hmmm, do you thing that a long floppy one is better than a short stiff one then ?????

< sorry couldn't resist ! >

Yes I couldn't picture what the material would be like either
PS: I'm not 63 though !

Cod Mon 28-Mar-05 13:28:41

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Caligula Mon 28-Mar-05 13:28:54

I bought one at M&S in the sale and was told by a friend of mine that I wasn't allowed to wear it as it is a Chav garment.

I don't care, I'm still wearing it!

Rowlers Mon 28-Mar-05 13:34:08

hee hee. Didn't think of it like that - must be because I'm so pure and innocent ....
Didn't think you were 63 btw - what I meant was EVEN my 63 year old mum looks good in one.
Have you got £15? It's only money - if it's horrid, send it back!

Whizzz Mon 28-Mar-05 13:35:42

Yes I love a bargain !!!
Hope it doesn't look like a crumpled old rag though

kama Mon 28-Mar-05 13:50:18

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charleypops Mon 28-Mar-05 13:57:33

Yes, nice swishy floppy one will look nice, but I'd avoid the short (stiff lol) ones that make you look like a shuttlecock. the one you linked looks cool

Pinotmum Mon 28-Mar-05 14:03:31

If it's Fat Face then it's cool alright I love their stuff but have to be careful I don't end up looking like an aging hippy instead of a cool surf chick.

TinyGang Mon 28-Mar-05 15:19:20

Hey that looks like a bargain! Personally ponchos and me parted company when I was a kid, but if I thought it looked nice on me and I wanted one, I'd get one in a flash! I think Marslady is so right - about it being all about your own style.

I love the turns of phrase some of you mn's have. Charleypops' 'shuttlecock' observation was fab

joash Mon 28-Mar-05 23:54:43


Bloody horrible things

sahara Tue 29-Mar-05 00:07:04

Do you really think their that bad?
I've got one, I bought it and I hate it. I feel like a teenager when I wear it, in fact have been mistaken for one too often in it.
Yep your right, horrible things I'll throw my out tomorrow

sahara Tue 29-Mar-05 00:09:54

But if you want one then go for it. Mine was tacky and from the market so that pretty much says it all. I like the more expensive ones they look more mature.

joash Tue 29-Mar-05 00:10:46

Used to have to wear 'em when I was a chabby - hated them then and hate them now. They don't even look good on little kiddies - please don't do it!!!!!!!!!!!

Whizzz Tue 29-Mar-05 19:43:46

Any more opinions ?????
(no point in asking DH !)

marthamoo Tue 29-Mar-05 19:46:05

I like that one, actually, but on the whole I think ponchos are rather last season

I bought a Pruna one (that's Per Una) and just kept it in my wardrobe for a year (kept trying it on, thinking nah, it's not really me, and putting it back in). Sold it on ebay in the end for £12 more than I paid for it.

marthamoo Tue 29-Mar-05 19:46:41

LOL @ charleypops shuttlecock!

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