Scarf –A VERSATILE ACCESSORY
One of the most favored accessories today for both women and men, scarves have transitioned into more of a fashion statement lately and wearing them in different ways can easily transform the entire look! These can even be tied in many ways including the pussy-cat bow, the square knot, the cowboy bib, the ascot knot, the loop, the necktie, and the gypsy kerchief. As an example adding a silk scarf to a pair of jeans and a tee transforms the outfit instantly.
Scarves have been worn since ancient times, it’s known usage dates back to the 9th Century BC. Ever since this one garment has kept evolving depending upon the usage whether climatic, religious and most importantly fashion.
A scarf, plural scarves, is a piece of fabric worn around the neck for warmth, sun protection, cleanliness, fashion, or religious reasons. They can be made in a variety of different materials such as wool, linen, cotton, silk, etc. There are even referred by various names: muffler, bandanna, shawl, stole, ascot, boa, kerchief, neckwear, wrapping.
One of the most commonly perceived differences between muffler and scarf is that scarves are called so when used by women while when used by men are referred as mufflers. Technically they are the same, a muffler is a kind of scarf worn around the neck to keep warm in cold weather.
The most basic of scarves are the one that are super long pieces of material that wrap around neck at least once. They’re usually rectangular and can be thick, thin, lace, knit, crochet, or really any style. They can have fringe on the ends, buttons, and even pockets!
An infinity scarf connected at both ends to make a circle is worn by twisting it once to make an infinity symbol.
Cowls are perfect for people who don’t like to fuss with scarves. They are often just big enough to fit over the head, and they commonly have a lot of drape.
A snood is a scarf which has a bonus feature: a hood! Snoods are great for super cold weather and can be worn under a jacket with the hood out for extra warmth.
A shawl (or a wrap) is a large piece of material that is wrapped around the shoulders. They are a kind of mini blanket, but fashionable.
Today’s fashionable men and women are constantly looking at putting this accessory to varied uses that not only act as protection but add to color, style and more than anything else make them look dapper.
In our next segment we will discuss in detail another neck wear i.e. the Tie. So keep reading….…