A poncho is a single piece of cloth, which has an opening in the middle for the head, and is a very fashionable and useful item in women s clothing for a very long time. In history, it was used as a garment to protect oneself from cold weather, winds and rains. It used to be made generally of wool, which helps in protection from cold in winters. For the rains, poncho was made of rain-defying fabrics, with holes for the head and arms, and mostly with a hood to protect you from rain. It was popular in many countries as traditional garments for winters and even in military for protection and covering the body by the soldiers.
Ponchos then became more of a fashion trend in the later years, as they were launched by fashion brands in different fabrics, colours and designs. Although generally made of wool and meant for winters, the latest designs were made in summer fabrics like net. It now comes in a variety of colours and patterns to make it look more vibrant and interesting. It is in vogue among the young and the old ladies, who not only want to protect themselves, but also make a fashion statement at the same time!