While the popularity of the Snuggie does show that it is fulfilling a need, many critics point out that one can be just as comfortable and practical in a poncho, sweater or any other lounge clothes that are probably already in the wardrobe.
While you may think that buying in season is the best time to get one of these ponchos, consider this: when you buy an item like a poncho off-season, you are getting a tremendous discount off the retail price.
If you prefer a more understated and extremely inexpensive look, consider pairing a colorful poncho with a pair of faded jeans and topping off the costume with a large sombrero.
Well-known for catering to the full-figured market niche, Lane Bryant has even offered such unusual designs as a kimono-sleeved poncho with a gathered waist to bring a bit of tummy tucking style to an otherwise loosely fitted garment.
While not all of the patterns on Planet Shoup's easy and cheap page are strictly for beginners, there are a lot of patterns here to keep you interested and some things (like the poncho) that you can aspire to after a little practice.
Qui-Gon had been on Tatooine for three days, in the scorching heat, with two blazing suns, with a thick poncho over his already thick long sleeved Jedi outfit, and had quite an ordeal on the planet with the podrace and all.
Whether you plan to use your plus size poncho for extra warmth on cool days, as a wrap for an evening ensemble, or to complement your favorite jeans, you will find it to be a functional yet fashionable wardrobe piece.
Carrying a purse with a shoulder strap can be problematic, but you can overcome this by carrying a clutch or wearing a fanny pack, waist bag, or hip sack, which will generally be concealed by the poncho.
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Another over-dress of the Romans was the paenula, a cloak akin to the poncho of the modern Spaniards and Spanish Americans, i.e.