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Are ponchos a complete style no-no?

(15 Posts)
tulpe Sat 29-Aug-09 20:56:08

I have been sorting out my wardrobe and unearthed a beautiful wool/cashmere poncho. It is very elegant - think Donna Karan/Tod's rather than peruvian panpipe busking group.

Haven't worn it for a few years - iirc, ponchos were all over the place in 2004.

Would it be a huge sartorial mistake to layer it up over say jeans, long sleeve tee/merino jumper and boots?

dexter73 Sat 29-Aug-09 21:24:20

I saw Liz Hurley a couple of months ago and she was wearing a beautiful pale pink poncho and she looked amazing so I would give it an airing! She was wearing it with jeans and mahoosive sunglasses.

saltyseadog Sat 29-Aug-09 21:27:00

Yes - except for the under-5s wink.

cheesesarnie Sat 29-Aug-09 21:28:53

i think it sounds lovely!!but im not a fashionista!im a like it-wear it type person.

tulpe Sat 29-Aug-09 22:01:24


may well give it a try this autumn then. And if I am laughed at, I will donate it to someone's under-5 DD

cheesesarnie Sat 29-Aug-09 22:02:34

or megrin

MarshaBrady Sun 30-Aug-09 21:56:54

Tulpe, just saw this and remembered there were loads of swish ponchos in liberty. Think upper east side gywnnie look. Damn expensive (£600+!) so didn't try on. So go for it smile

tulpe Sun 30-Aug-09 22:56:14

Thanks Marsha

Was totally channelling that Gwynnie/Waspy/have a house in the Hamptons look

As weather has been totally dull here today, may even give it a go over white long sleeve tee at some NT type place tomorrow (was at one today and the abundance of fleece amongst women my age - 38 - depressed the feck out of me).....

fin42 Sun 30-Aug-09 23:40:11

I'm probably at the opposite end of the style barometer to you but I have a lovely dark green crocheted poncho that i bought in 2004 and can't bear to part with and drag out maybe 1-2 times each autumn since when I'm having that folksy feel.
If you feel good in something surely that is what style is all about.

tulpe Sun 30-Aug-09 23:43:48

absolutely, Fin42

tulpe Mon 31-Aug-09 00:41:57

oooh......just found this on net a porter. Tis exactly the same as mine except different colour (mine is lovely sage green).

If it is on net a porter, it must be stylish, non??!!

TheDMshouldbeRivened Mon 31-Aug-09 07:06:16

does seem to be a lot in the shops. I couldn't figure out how you'd get a coat on over it when its rainy or cold though.
lol at 'peruvian panpipe busking group. '

I still poncho every autumn/winter, they are just so flattering and easy to wear.

Look good with skinnies and boots imo.

steaknife Mon 31-Aug-09 07:35:01

DM - this is what you wear in the rain grin

TheDMshouldbeRivened Mon 31-Aug-09 07:43:27

Ooooooooooooooo, the lime green one for me please grin

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