In 2011, ponchos and panama hats really made an impact in the fashion world. The humble poncho was transformed into a high-end item of clothing designers such as Rag & Bone, Altuzarra, and BCBG. It even made it on the runway. Celebrities also jumped on the bandwagon.
This great fashion item has now made an unexpected comeback in the Tom Ford’s 2013 fall collection.
Celebrities Rocking The Poncho
Kate Hudson was one of the first celebrities to rock the poncho all the way back in 2010 with her trademark Louis Vuitton poncho, worn over a form fitting little black dress. This was at the Tribeca Film Festival where she chose a black and white poncho as her main fashion item.
Lily Allen has also been more recently spotted rocking the poncho, although it would seem it is for entirely different reasons. For her, the poncho was a means to an end, the end being protecting and covering up her baby bump. Still, she looked stunning in her outfit.
Another one of the notable celebrities rocking the poncho is the ever stylish Sandra Bullock with her monotone poncho. She seems to be a big fan of this particular wear, and has also been spotted in grey, tan, and printed versions.
Other celebrities in this category include the fashion icons Kim Kardashian, Claudia Schiffer and Rachel Zoe (who is often considered a walking advertisement for ponchos).
How To Wear A Poncho
We don’t all have the luxury of stylists to help piece together tricky pieces such as the poncho. There are, however, a few basics that you need to know that you can really never go wrong with.
The main thing to remember with a poncho is to balance the volume. These items of clothing are flowing and billowy, so you should try as much as possible to pair them with tight-fitting clothing for your bottoms.
A few great choices include perfect fitting pants or jeans or a short skirt paired with tights, preferably widely patterned. Clothing to completely avoid with the poncho: harem pants, baggy pants, and long flowing skirts.
You also need to think carefully about what to wear underneath your poncho. The cardinal rule is to keep the top of the poncho as simple as possible. A lightweight knitted top or plain cotton tee shirt is always a good choice.
You also want to avoid making the poncho look lumpy, which can happen if you choose to wear tops with ruching and frills in the front. If you must show off your top, choose one with detailing on the sleeves, since this is what will be visible underneath your poncho.
As long as you know how to wear them right, ponchos are a great fashion accessory especially in winter; and it seems that it will be in fashion at least for the foreseeable future.
Be Fashion Forward At Work With A Poncho
Why choose a poncho for work? It is comfortable yet stylish and will keep you warm all day. So, choose a poncho for work and stay a step ahead of the rest.
Wearing a poncho to work can look tres chic – if you wear it right, that is. The key to looking tres chic is in choosing a poncho that is appropriate for work and made from the right material. It is also important to know that not everyone can pull off a poncho, as it has to fit your body shape in order to look good and not frumpy.
Wearing a poncho can be stylish, just make sure to choose the right material, and for work purposes sweater or jacket material is recommended. To be appropriate yet stylish at work, choose a poncho that is tailored, simple, elegant and with the appropriate neckline.
To be extra chic while going to work on those cold winter days, it is recommended to choose a hooded poncho, which will keep you warm but at the same time stylish. Pair your poncho with slim fitting trousers, high-waisted trousers, dark skinny jeans, or a pencil skirt with either ankle boots, pumps, or stilettos.
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