Head scarves. One particular accessory that is making a comeback and has made the fashion world excited since the start of the year is the wonderful head scarf. On a prominent fashion week, the use of a head scarf completed the designs of many fashion designers. Although styles differed from simple to grandiose, the versatility of the scarf was displayed as models marched down the runway with heads covered in scarves.
So while it’s true that head scarves have not really been outdated, they are definitely a bigger trend this year. They can add drama to any outfit, smarten up your look, give off an air of nostalgia, or just add a whimsical touch to your getup. The reputation of this accessory as truly versatile and useful cannot be denied with its long history of usage going back to the fourteenth century.
Since that period, many extraordinary and beautiful women throughout history like Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy Onassis have worn scarves over their heads to symbolize their grace and celebrate their femininity. Their head scarves not only enhanced their physical beauty but also helped them express an image of an elegant woman.
Well, times today have certainly changed from the 1950s. Today, we are used to such a fast pace of living and women just do not have the luxury of time to dress up as much as they want to and look elegant as women did back then. Something as uncomplicated as wearing a head scarf can add a touch of sophistication that can be difficult to achieve today.
Some of the widely used fabrics to make scarves are silk, chiffon, satin, wool, cotton, rayon, and polyester. The most luxurious fabrics are cashmere and pashmina, which are the finest types of wool. A very popular type of head scarf is the pashmina-silk blend because of its superior softness and rich appearance. Scarves also come in a wide range of designs so there is surely one to match your style.
Another thing that’s great about scarves is the fact that it can be worn by women and men alike, whether young or old. You’ve probably already noticed several young celebrities wearing head scarves as either thick hair bands to keep their hair pulled neatly back or as fashionable turbans by wrapping the scarves around the head and tying the ends of the scarf in a tidy knot at the back.
An alternative to the style above is tying the ends into a knot behind the ear and letting the ends fall freely on the shoulders. While some use scarves for aesthetic purposes to highlight their face or hairstyle, for instance, others choose to use scarves for protection from wind, rain and other natural elements.
One of the practical uses of head scarves is to cover the heads of people who are losing their hair such as cancer patients. Now, a scarf worn as a head piece is no longer limited to those dealing with hair loss as more and more women embrace this trend and make the scarf their number one must-have accessory for the year.
Although many young women initially thought head scarves are unfashionable, it’s not difficult to see how these accessories have won the hearts of fashionistas worldwide. Scarves are diverse, easy to bring, and can be worn in many ways and paired with practically any wardrobe.
As fashion experts predicted at the end of 2008, the scarf is indeed one of the hottest fashion items this year. For some time, scarves were ignored as just another accessory but the versatility of this garment has been re-discovered and now, depending on the type of head scarf used and how it was worn, it continues to add an interesting, glamorous or elegant flair to a getup.