‘When I wear a silk scarf I never feel so definitely like a woman, a beautiful woman.’ Audrey Hepburn
Which fashion accessory wins the people’s choice award for the most popular Mother’s Day gift? No prizes for guessing – it is all about scarves.
Mother’s Day Gift – It is all about scarves – history
Scarves or wraps have been in use since time immemorial. Egyptian queen Nefertiti wore a scarf. Romans used scarves to wipe off sweat. In China, soldiers wore scarves to denote rank. Scarves with different designs and worn in many ways are seen on the terracotta warriors. Cashmere scarves from Kashmir were popular in the royal courts of Europe. Emperor Napoleon’s wife Josephine owned over 400 Cashmere scarves.
Scarves acquired celebrity status in the 1960s when actresses like Audrey Hepburn wore headscarves.
Mother’s Day Gift – It is all about scarves – use
Almost all fabrics can be made into scarves. Wool scarves offer warmth and comfort in winter. Silk scarves spell class and good taste. They are ideal as corporate wear or as glamorous accents for formal evenings. Linen or tussar scarves appeal to vegans and eco-warriors. A cotton scarf works as a summer travel scarf or a beach wrap.
Scarves are great travel companions. They protect against winter chill or the scorching sun. A headscarf can be a condition of entry at religious places. A scarf wards off icy blasts, if you happen to be in a temperature controlled environment.
Scarves make excellent Mother’s Day gifts. One size fits all. One can never have too many scarves. You can take your pick from a variety of prints, weaves, colours, and fabrics.
Designer silk scarves online in Australia come in prints, plain or jacquard weaves. Deidaa sells women’s silk scarves in floral, geometric or paisley prints or weaves. Reversible wool scarves and cotton boho scarves complete the collection. Not a fan of prints ? You can opt for solid coloured pashminas. Pashminas are classics and seldom go out of fashion. They are very popular as momgifts or nangifts.
Mother’s Day Gift – It is all about scarves – style
How do you wear your scarves? A scarf tied in a dead man’s knot keeps your neck warm. A scarf can cover your head. Draped over the shoulders it completes the formal look. A scarf can lift up a bland outfit. A scarf is indispensable for the powder room transformation from day to evening wear. Slung across the hip, a scarf can double up as a sarong. Pompom or fringe scarves tied to your beach bag add to the boho look.
Many of my clients use scarves as throws to add a splash of colour or a bohemian accent to their decor.
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