Why the alpaca poncho? It's not a sweater, it's not a coat. You can't climb Everest in it and it won't keep you dry in a hurricane . All it does is look absolutely smashing as it flows around your body in a gorgeous swirl of color and pattern. Wear it your way: open, wrapped or thrown over your shoulder. Romantic and distinctive-- if you've never worn a knitted poncho or ruana, try one out and see why women have been adorning themselves in swaths of beautiful cloth for the last several millennia.