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Fashion-speak is a living language,

ever evolving to better describe

dress images presented

And the word is:


plan’ket  (n.)

1.   outerwear hybrid of a poncho and a blanket

2.   an autumn / winter 2014  must have cover

(image from handicraft-bolivia.com):

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poncho:  an woven outer garment,  usually made from wool of a single large cut of fabric, a middle opening for the head,

warm/waterproof, considered a garment of traditional  wear by peoples of South America

(image from navajorug.com):

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blanket:  type of bedding, made from wool or cotton, large cut of fabric, used to keep user warm

The stylish combining of the poncho design features

with the functionality of the blanket has resulted in a

comfy and insulating cover-all for a / w 2014.

The planket

On the runway,  a/w  2014

Burberry Prorsum


(images from style.com):


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worn casually draped over one shoulder, or both



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hand-held in place

(photo by Tommy Ton):

Out and about


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the planket:  smack in the middle of things

The planket can be worn belted, loosely draped, as added layering …

There are many styling options, especially for a fashion risk-taker!