Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Ways To Wear A Scarf

Does anyone of you ever imagine that one item in your wardrobe is the scarf just the right print for your wardrobe and the right weight for your climate. They're inexpensive, available in a wide variety of styles and can offer endless possibilities for enhancing the look of your wardrobe. Scarves have been a part of women's fashion for millennia, with representations of fringed rectangles of fabric found in Chinese sculpture dating as far back as 1000 b. c.

In the last half-century, scarf-wear has evoked an air of Hollywood-style glamour, and sophisticated elegance. Just picture such icons as Lana Turner, Marilyn Monroe and Grace Kelly arriving for lunch at the Brown Derby, their beauty barely disguised by silk scarves and sunglasses, looking amazingly glamorous.

Traditionally a Scarf-Shawl was worn by women as a sign of modesty, and was also integrated as a dress code in some religions.

Shawls are great fashion accessory to further extend one’s personality. Shawls can be very versatile in the way you dress; it just depends on how you use them. They can be worn during casual or formal events and can be used from summer up to winter. There are different ways to tie a shawl and all of them have their own respective looks to them. Here are a few tips on how to tie a shawl to make you feel beautiful and elegant in an instant.
1. You can't get any easier than this: Just drape it around your neck, and viola! When to do it: When you're wearing a necklace, when you want to break up a mono-chromoatic outfit with a long splash of color. Untied and with loose ends hanging down on both sides of an open jacket/coat.

2.Reverse wrap-around
This is the famous, messy-chic look seen on the streets. Wrap the scarf around your neck towards your back and let the tips hang down your back. Then place each end over the opposite shoulder and make sure not to pull too tight, remember this look is not about perfection or symmetry

3. The cowboy collar
A square scarf is required. Fold the scarf diagonally and make a knot in front

4.The Belt: Add a gay flair to a ralph lauren pants. Pull a long scarf through the belt loops, and knot at casually at the side. Knot a gaily printed scarf around the waist of pants or shirt. Buckle a leather belt over the scarf.
5.Lay flat a square scarf. Bring the top and bottom ends to the middle, doing an envelope fold. Next do another tuck on both ends so it looks like a tie-sash. Next drape it over your neck and, with a scarf ring, secure into a knot three-quarters way through.

These are just some of the tips. Do not feel obliged to follow these rules after all they are just tips. Feel free to mix up styles and colors with your shawl. Fashion is all about making you feel more confident about yourself, adding a little accessory is just an addition of it.

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