Why We Adore Merino Wool Ponchos

September 26, 2023 2 min read

Why We Adore Merino Wool Ponchos

Showing Our Love For The Woollen Poncho 

Ponchos were a signature hipster look in the 2000s, often seen with a pair of low-rise jeans, and they even go way back to the ‘60s and ‘70s. Now, ponchos have shaken off their hippy history and made their way into the world of luxury fashion brands like Hermès and Dior. We love how expressive ponchos are and how they can transform an outfit from weekend casual to office showstopper.  

Designer Striped Ponchos 

One look at Hermès Voltige poncho collection shows how captivated luxury fashion brands have become with stripes. Perusing Louis Vuitton’s generous Embrace poncho and Dior’s range of classic graphic ponchos leaves no doubt that the poncho has been elevated to high fashion. Get the look with our merino wool Multi Stripe Poncho in four colourways, or for a more subtle use of pattern, choose our Classic Poncho in royal blue.

Indulge Yourself

The classic poncho is only the beginning at Smitten! While the traditional poncho cut is a classy accessory to any outfit, we went the extra mile to create a wardrobe of ponchos suitable for weekend getaways and the corporate office alike. 

Casual Ponchos 

Our one-size-fits-all Oversized Poncho is the epitome of comfort and elegance. In three natural colourways, you can throw the Oversized Poncho over our merino wool dresses, jeans and tee combo, or a maxi skirt for a super easy outfit. And of course, our Classic Poncho is a go-to favourite for all body types and comes in TWENTY FIVE different colours! (Psst . . . if you can’t decide which colour, why not treat yourself to both?)

Smart Casual Ponchos 

Never miss the mark for that tricky ‘smart casual’ brief with our boxy-style Piper Poncho Top featuring a boat neck. Alternatively, polo necks add a touch of sophistication (and warmth!) to our Chunky Cowl Poncho with Sleeves and Polo Neck Poncho - which takes a new twist on our best-selling Classic Poncho.

Formal Ponchos 

Those who believe our woollen ponchos are only for casual occasions haven’t seen our Rectangular Poncho with gorgeous contrasting trim! Some wear this beauty as a cape, while others love the way one side flows down the length of their arm. You can even turn our Rectangular Poncho into a scarf if the day warms up. Simply tuck your woollen poncho away in your handbag when you aren’t wearing it (merino wool is crease-proof!).