Fouganza 500 Women’s Short Sleeved Polo Shirt: first look

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  • Fouganza 500 Women’s Polo Shirt


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    • Lightweight
    • Breathable fabric
    • Flattering long back shape
    • Nice contrasting colourways
    • 80% cotton


    • Only available in two colours


    Decathlon, Fouganza

    Price as reviewed:


    Fouganza 500 Women’s Polo Shirt

    The tailored, curved back is flattering

    This Fouganza 500 polo shirt from Decathlon is a good summer top, made from an 80% cotton, lightweight breathable fabric. It is available in asphalt blue and green (pictured, and I would say it is more of a turquoise colour). It has a lovely mandarin style collar with a contrasting panel and buttons – it is flattering on the neck and not bulky under a jumper. The sleeves have a contrasting colour binding and feature a small ‘Fouganza’ logo on the left arm. The shirt has small splits on either side to enable the longer, curved back to sit nicely. This longer back is really flattering, ensures you’re cover and is a lovely feature to the overall shape of the top.

    Contrasting button panel and mandarin collar

    I wore a medium and it fitted perfectly. The shirt washed well at 40°C and retained its shape well. The fabric feels a bit cheap after a few wears, and isn’t as breathable as I expected. But it is priced at £14.99, which I feel is very reasonable for the product.


    Initial thoughts – This product is a great, low budget everyday top which looks smart when riding or around the yard.

    View now at decathlon.co.uk

    Who tested this polo shirt?

    Sophie Cheeseman is Horse & Hound’s deputy art editor. She has a four-year-old Connemara mare with Glencarrig and Coosheen lines, imported from Ireland, who she bought to produce for dressage. Together they also hunt regularly with The South Downs Bloodhounds alongside doing low level dressage. Sophie also rides for other people, producing young horses and gaining further experience on a variety of rides.

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