If you’re someone who likes to be noticed, a poncho or cape is just the item of clothing to turn heads in your direction. Comfortable yet ultra stylish, ponchos and capes have a luxurious feel to them thanks to the way their effortlessly flowing fabrics drape over your shoulders. That makes them a great alternative to traditional knitwear.
Batwing sleeves and elegant waterfall hems give our collection of ponchos and capes a touch of the exotic, and you can choose from an array of sophisticated styles and colours. Cable knit ponchos will keep you warm in winter, but we also have lighter fabrics in shorter styles that can be worn all year round.
Don’t forget that oversized ponchos and capes also soften your silhouette with their gentle folds - perfect for a laid-back look that you can feel confident in.
A poncho or cape is a fantastic alternative to a coat, jacket or blazer. As well as looking fantastic and flattering your figure, wearing a poncho shows that you’re not afraid to break with tradition. But when did ponchos become popular? Originally hailing from South America, they became very popular in the 1970s, when they were a bright and colourful way to stay warm. They were often seen on the cowboy movies of the late 60s and early 70s. They’ve gone through several phases of being in vogue since then, and it’s not surprising given how comfortable and cosy they are.
We’re often asked for style tips for ponchos, and the good news is that there are loads of ways to wear your poncho or cape. Style up your poncho by adding an eye-catching belt and you’ll get the comfort and warmth of the flowing fabric at the same time as showing off your curves.
A look that works particularly well is wearing a long-sleeved jumper or top in a contrasting colour under your poncho. If you’re wearing a shirt under your poncho, make sure the collar sticks out of the top, just as it would if you were wearing a shirt and jumper together. If you’re planning to wear a luxurious poncho with oodles of extra fabric, match it with some striking high heels to balance out the look.
In the winter, pair a warm roll neck poncho with some knee-high leather boots and skinny jeans and you’ll stay wonderfully toasty on those cold frosty mornings; add a soft scarf for extra texture, colour and warmth. Add boho flair to your outfit by choosing a fringed poncho style, or create a demure, feminine look with a crocheted white cotton poncho.
Stay dry in rainy weather by matching your poncho with a pair of bright wellies. When the weather gets warmer, you can still wear lightweight ponchos or capes to keep the chill off without overheating when the sun comes out. On cool evenings, an elegant black poncho will help you create a sophisticated look when matched with black heeled ankle boots and jeans. Ponchos are so versatile that you can even wear the longer styles with leggings or skinny jeans and they’re transformed into a warm and stylish dress.