Pamela Lutrell in winter white poncho

I am feeling pretty fierce in this look, and want to share how I wear a winter white poncho without looking larger than I am. 

Things that usually don’t go together are poncho, white, and flattering.  But, I submit to you that they can be friends.

Leonisa Leggings and a poncho on over 50 feeling 40


  1. I have started sizing down on ponchos and ruanas.  This means that I am avoiding ONE SIZE FITS ALL, for those garments are the least flattering on a larger figure. I look better in a S/M than a L/XL.
  2. Whenever possible, purchase a poncho with sleeves you can scrunch up to the elbow…this will always help to decrease volume and slim down your style.  
  3. Most of you know if you wear volume on the top, then go skinny on the bottom. To go out, I do have a longer black tee underneath, but I love this with my LEONISA leggings and short boots. I like to ACCENTUATE THE POSITIVE, and my legs are a positive.
  4. For a white poncho, I like a classic Black and White look with the black on the bottom which is also slimming.  I also popped a little color with a red plaid bracelet from a Goodwill San Antonio treasure hunt. 



Pamela Lutrell in 2011 on Over 50 Feeling 40

This is me at age 58 in 2011, feeling sassy in my boots and about to head to my high school teaching job.  But (I say this with humility), ten years later, I like how I am aging and staying youthful and confident. 

It has been a combination of healthy eating, exercise, learning how to dress, skincare, hairstyle,  and joy… which keeps me feeling younger than I am. 

I will write again soon about accentuating the positive…many of you know my negatives…but I try my best not to dwell on them.

I am a large woman who battles up and down weight issues, but following simple guidelines helps me to dress in such a way that I can look slimmer than I am.  

Sadly, this is a past Stein Mart purchase, so I cannot link to it, because they have closed everything down.  However, there are many great options out there right now (all price levels) and here is a slideshow for your consideration.


A reminder, the leggings are Leonisa.  Booties are Rockport.

Anyone else, have tips to share for slim looks in a poncho?  Please share…remember the shopping links in the tab at the top of the page…and as always…..


By Pamela Lutrell

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