Silk scarves...sometimes the difference between and average looking and a great looking fashion item can be something as simple, easy and convenient as a shawl or a scarf belt in your pocket. Yes, you heard me right...your pocket!

One of the easiest ways for ladies to compliment their stylish blazers or a smart looking pant suits are with silk scarves....compact, portable and gorgeous.

Elegant enough to wear to an expensive get together and yet casual enough to wear around the board room, this fashion accessories add versatility and style to any wardrobe. So, how do you use them?

Although they could be thrown over the shoulder or tied loosely around the neck, generally a very excepted way is to wear them is double-knotted and slightly off center (with the knot to either side). The great thing is that they can easily be removed and folded into a totebag or even a pocket in case circumstances call for slight changes to the ensemble during the day.

Womens silk scarves are particularly attractive for the shimmering look. That's the look they have due to the nature of the fibers used to make them. These mostly natural fibers are triangularly shaped and therefore appear to reflect light differently as a person moves. The angles at which light bounces off them cause an effect which is not seen among more common threads and not as smooth materials. Although there are many imitations, the most famous types come from silkworm larvae cocoons and are in designer name brands. But, be sitting down when you see the price! They are very expensive. But, that aside, it's quite interesting that something which sounds so earthy and slimy can be so gorgeous to wear.

The fabric made from such fibers is also surprisingly adaptable. They are often worn in places where dust and contaminants may be whirled up from time to time and need to be kept out of the mouth and hair. One of the more intriguing uses for these came in the early years of flying when pilots were constantly being exposed to harmful exhaust and smoke from the airplanes. Pure ones were worn over the face to filter out some of the pollutants. Even more amazing is the fact that this fabric from a worm was used in some of the first bulletproof vests and as under armor in ancient times. Although it doesn't have enough strength to stop a weapon on its own, this fabric could have made the difference between life and death by keeping an arrow or a long range shot from penetrating the skin too deeply. Not a bad return for such a thin fabric!

By and large most people today will not be needing protection from flying arrows. But, the classy sense of elegance gained by such apparel are the main reason they continue to be popular in all sorts of wardrobes. Because they add such a great touch to business wear or dinner wear, they can make all the difference between an average first impression and a double take. Throw in the convenience and portability and you'll see why silk scarves are here to stay in fashion popularity.

About the author:

Meryl Rougeaux knows what looks good and is in style. She sells quality shawls, scarves in silk, and many other fashion accessories at very reasonable prices with customer service second to none.

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