Ponchos & Ruanas FAQs
What is the difference between a poncho & a ruana?
There are slight differences to note between these two layering pieces. You will usually see a slit down the middle of a ruana versus no opening on the front of a poncho. The poncho typically works like a pullover sweater, but a ruana functions more closely to a wrap.
What styles of women's ponchos can I buy?
Ponchos, ruanas, and shawls are an elegant touch to any ensemble, while also keeping you comfortable when temperatures drop. They add uniqueness to an ordinary outfit since they lend themselves to easy layering over tees and blouses.
Our selection of women's ponchos and ruana is diverse. Whether you prefer a monochromatic color palette or like to play with colors and prints, you can find a style that suits you. Add excitement to your outfit with bold animal and geometric prints or air on the feminine side with paisley and watercolor abstracts. Many of our ruanas and ponchos are even reversible, giving you two looks in one. Beautiful embellishments make our ponchos and shawls stand out. Find styles with intricate embroidery, functional yet stylish snaps, and even playful flourishes.
As such, styling ponchos for every taste and occasion is easy. Pair with knit poncho with cropped faux leather pants and booties for an everyday fall outfit or an abstract print with dress pants and heels for the office. Add accessories like one of our wide-brim women's hats and jewelry to refine your look.
What materials of ponchos & ruanas do Chico's sell?
Our ponchos and ruanas are made from luxurious, lightweight fabrics such as nylon and rayon. We also have select styles in slightly thicker fabrics such as knit and wool that can keep you warm when needed. Throughout the year, you may also find sheer shawls that offer just enough coverage to keep the sun off your arms.
What sizes do Chico's ponchos & ruanas come in?
Our poncho sizes range from XS to XL. To determine what size pocho you need for the best fit, we recommend using our size chart where you can check your exact measurements. When deciding on a size for your poncho, ruana, or shawl, keep in mind that they are typically designed to have a more relaxed fit.
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