The Perfect Poncho for Your Body Type

I probably don’t need to extol the virtues of ponchos and wraps upon you, but I will anyway.  They add lightweight warmth and major style to any outfit.  As a matter of fact, they’re a warmer and more stylish alternative to scarves (sorry scarves, you know I still love you) and in some climates, you don’t even need to wear a coat over them.

Contrary to what you might think, they work for ALL body types.  You just have to find the right style for you. Today, I’m sharing my guide to choosing the right poncho for your body type plus a foolproof outfit formula for pairing your poncho up.

Poncho Outfit Formula

Poncho/Wrap + Layering Top + Skinny Jeans + Boots

[Poncho:  c/o Cavender’s/Jeans:  Same/Layering Shirt:  Similar/Over the Knee Boots:  Same]

Ponchos for Every Body Type

Ponchos for Petites

Ponchos are probably the trickiest for the vertically challenged.  It’s hard to find one that doesn’t swallow you whole or drag the ground.  Stick with shorter lengths or more fitted sweater versions for petite frames.

Ponchos for Plus Size

Best bets for plus sizes are ponchos and wraps that are slim fitting and less voluminous.  Try belting a wrap to define your waist.

Ponchos for Tall

Tall girls can beautifully pull off longer styles but should steer clear of shorter boxier ones.

Ponchos for All

These poncho styles work for all body types.

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  1. Laura

    I am definitely getting into ponchos this season. They are so cozy and cute at the same time!

  2. Shoes to Shiraz

    I could wear a poncho everyday, which reminds me, I should probably get them down and ready for the snow.

  3. RedTagChicLA

    You’re rocking this poncho like no other!!!

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  4. Laura Boswell

    You look great! Such a pretty poncho!

  5. Shaunacey

    I need to get some ponchos, my closet is severely lacking

  6. Amy Ann Arnold

    I am loving ponchos for fall! I do need ones that are on the longer side as a tall girl. Good tips and list!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  7. ADA

    That is the perfect poncho. I love the colors too.

  8. Kishina Heaggans

    Loving your poncho! Thanks for sharing a few styling options for wearing one. I think I’ll try belting mine as I’m plus sized and do appreciate a way to define my waist when I can. Thank you for hosting the link up as well 🙂

  9. jess

    Love the styling of your poncho. The colors are very pretty on you, blues and browns and the OTK boots with skinnies is something I want to try. Great suggestions!
    jess xx

  10. JL@ A Pocketful of Polka Dots

    I really like the colors and easy drape of your poncho. I enjoyed reading your tips on how to select the right poncho, as well.

  11. mummabstylish

    That’s a super poncho, love the colours. You’ve matched the whole outfit up very nicely. Nice to link up with you. Jacqui

  12. Sarah Bell

    Great poncho! You’ve styled it so well with your outfit and boots! Thanks for hosting 🙂

    Sarah Bell
    Trendy & Tidy

  13. Nicole Mölders

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style.

  14. Kristin & Megan

    That poncho was made for you! So gorgeous!


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