Scarves have always been an important piece of clothing. A scarf can be used for the practical as well as for personal adornment. In the practical sense scarves have been worn for protection, protection from both heat and cold. Scarves are worn as a sign of commitment to faith, worship, or modesty. In the world of clothing and fashion, scarves and shawls have been used for the purpose of adornment. The beauty of a woman’s appearance or social status has always been enhanced by the quality of cloth she wraps herself with. Fine silks, exquisite wools such as cashmere, alpaca, merino, or pure linens have always graced the beauty of women.
On the practical side a scarf is worn for protection. A thick woolen scarf wrapped about the wearer’s neck is a great protector from the chills of a northern clime. Double wrapping your neck with a scarf stays off a draft, keeping you comfortable and warm. While in the lower latitudes a scarf is worn for protection from the sun. Wrapping your head or shoulders keeps the affects of the suns burning rays at bay.
While protection is still the sensible use of a scarf in many applications, scarves have become a fashionable decoration that can not be ignored. Take a walk in a crowded location and see the number of women who are enjoying the affects of an adorning scarf. The sophistication of a scarf or a shawl is a necessary part of many women’s wardrobes.
Color, beauty, elegance, style, cover-up, combining; these are all great uses for a scarf. A scarf is, simply put, a piece of tailored cloth, worn for fashion, a simple description for an often over looked addition to a woman’s wardrobe. A simple piece of cloth that can be as complex as the wearer wishes it to be. On the other hand a scarf can be as simple and plain as the wardrobe choice needs. Color, beauty, elegance, style, and combining give a scarf the opportunity to work to your advantage.