By: Shveta Singh
Scarves - The Fashion Accessory
Scarves are the most versatile and eternally fashionable accessory for women. The variety of fabrics, shapes and sizes available in scarves make them an ideal accessory for all seasons, occasions and dresses. Square, Rectangular and Oblong fashion stoles / scarves in Silk, Pashmina, Wool and Rayon can add a dash of style to any outfit.
Tie it, Knot it, Swathe it or Drape it..A scarf can be tied in numerous ways to accentuate your personal style. It can be tied as a neck scarf, a headscarf, a shoulder drape, a waistband, and even a halter-top. Furthermore, each of these usages might have numerous applications For example - some people tie a headscarf to keep away winter chill, some to prevent their hair while traveling on a two-wheeler while others for religious reasons. In Islamic countries women wear scarves to cover their heads whereas in western countries to highlight their style.
How to Tie a Scarf
It is possible to wear the same scarf or stole differently for different outfits and occasions. It can be tied in multiple fashions depending on the outfit, weather and occasion. Given below are just a few ways a scarf can transform a simple look into something special. French Twist - This is a perfect style for filling in the neck of a suit, sweater or jacket. Tying instructions - Fold the scarf lengthwise, center the scarf in front of your neck. wrap around, crossing ends behind neck and pull forward.Tie a single knot centered underneath chin. Twist scarf to one side of neck so that the knot is off-center. Finish by tying a double knot and let ends hang loosely.
Slip Knot/ Men's Tie style -This style gels with almost everything, especially with a collared shirt or a crewneck. Tying instructions - Fold the scarf twice lengthwise to create an "S" fold. Drape the folded scarf around your neck with one end of the scarf slightly longer than the other. Wrap the longer end around the shorter one and tie a loose knot. Pull the unknotted end of the scarf to adjust the length.
Ascot Wrap - An ascot is ideal with formal collared shirts, blouses paired with skirt or pants Tying instructions - Pull the scarf around the back of the neck as you would a tie with left end slightly longer than the right. Flip the left end over the right and push the left end up, through the neck loop, so that it emerges over the top. Center and spread the sides the top flap. Undo the top button of your shirt and tuck the ends of the ascot into the mouth of your shirt.
Hacking Knot / Bow- A hacking bow looks wonderful on suits, jackets, sweaters and T-shirts Tying instructions - Fold a scarf in half by length. Place around the neck and pull the two ends through the center-fold. Center Knot under chin, loosely For another look tighten the scarf to the side of the neck. Form a bow
Faux Bow - A faux bow looks good with an open neckline or a collared dress shirt Tying instructions - Make a loose knot in the center of an oblong scarf. Place knot under chin and cross ends behind the neck. Bring them back to the front. Place the ends into the knot going in opposite directions and tighten slightly.
Classic Shoulder or Neck Drape - Suitable for formal eveningwear Tying instructions - Fold scarf or stole into half lengthwise. Just drape the scarf over your neck or shoulders with both ends in the front. Hold it in place gently.
The styles mentioned above are just a few of the endless possibilities that this small piece of fabric called the Scarf presents. The only thing required is a little creativity and style.
About the author:
Shveta Singh is associated with http://www.CarmaWorld.com, an exclusive online shopping site for Indian home and lifestyle products such as jewelry, handicrafts, gifts, handbags, stoles, scarves, apparels and home furnishings. Do visit http://www.CarmaWorld.com for an exquisite collection of Indian silk, rayon and woolen scarves and pashmina stoles.
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