A Poncho Or Cape To Keep Warm This Winter

Ponchos and capes were around last winter but this winter it looks like they will be even more on trend. A poncho or cape is the perfect cover up for a cold day. It keeps you really snug and warm and fits over the chunkiest of jumpers for a fashionable take on a classic look. Capes and ponchos have come in and out of fashion over the decades with the sixties and seventies have their own versions. It is perhaps because of this retro revival that we are seeing so many capes on the catwalk for winter 2010 but it also fits in well with the whole winter sport or artic trend.

One of the most sought after looks of the season will be the camel coloured cape but you can be a little different and individual with patterned or black capes or ponchos.

How to wear your poncho or cape

There are plenty of different styles of ponchos’ and capes around this winter  ranging from cape style outdoor coats to knitted versions which can be worn indoors or outdoors and evening styles for travelling to and from an evening event. Generally speaking the longer and more voluminous the poncho or cape, the more you will need to balance the look by wearing slim fitting clothes on your bottom half. A cape style coat or poncho works really well over a suit to travel to and from work and will comfortably fit over a tailored jacket.

Knitted ponchos tend to look better with casual outfits and work especially well with a pair of leggings and a tunic top as the close fit of the leggings give a balanced look. For the evening a cape or poncho will usually look best with a long column style of evening dress or evening trousers although a short style of poncho an cape may also work with a fuller skirt.

knitted poncho

This Black knit panels fringe hem detail poncho is the perfect finishing touch to many evening outfits. It adds warmth but does not detract from the beautiful evening wear worn underneath. Black is the perfect versatile colour and this dress will work for so many occasions including with daytime outfits. It has a delicate fringe and is finished with pom poms. It also has cuffs to keep the ponch in place.

knitted cape

This stunning Black knit panels fringe hem detail poncho not only acts as a great cover up to travel to and from parties this winter but also is a fashion statement in its own right. The white icicle and snow like design gives it a really wintery feel and fits in well with the ski wear trend seen on many of the catwalks.

This beautiful Longline black and brown poncho with buttons is perfect for daytime wear in the winter. It has a chunky knit with brown panels and a very attractive and warm faux fur collar. It would look great with black leggings and boots. If you are short, add a wedge heel to keep the look balanced.

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