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Ponchos for women: best picks

Ponchos are oh-so-trendy right now, and with the weather getting colder and wetter there's a huge variety of lovely warm cosy ponchos for women to choose from. Funky and waterproof, or elegant and sophisticated, take a look at our short guide on ponchos for women and get some inspiration for your best option out there.

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The very exclusive Alice by Temperley Ardienne poncho is a contemporary remake of the traditional knitted dress, detailed with ripped collar and cuffs for maximum comfort and practicality. Made of a composite fabric with synthetic fibres as well as angora, cashmere and cotton, this easy to slip on poncho dress has a graphic cable-knit pattern in bold red, black and white that add a modern, edgy feel. Perfect for luxury lounging and laid back days. £395 at Temperley London.

Talking about luxury, a special mention goes to theRalph Lauren modern classic Dalphine Cape. Rigorously Made in Italy, the Black Label luxe Dalphine cape is crafted from lightweight camel hair and features sumptuous leather-trimmed rounded neckline, open fronts and armholes. The open front, featuring a polished lobster-clasp closure at the centre, is sleek and absolutely ultramodern in cut, while the precious materials employed definitely place this luxury poncho in the Italian high fashion tradition. £1,895.00 at Ralph Lauren.

The House of Fraser online exclusive Joules Topaz floral showerproof poncho stand at the opposite end of the fashion spectrum: this is a beautiful and charming waterproof poncho perfect to light up any dull, cloudy winter afternoon, or the set you off at the start of a rainy day with a smile on your face and tons of prettiness on your shoulders. You will love slipping in this festival favourite or pop it in your bag, easily folded into its own front pocket! Only £25.00 at House of Fraser until stock lasts .

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