Foulards for Women
Just in the neck of time: 3 light scarves for women that will wrap up your outfit perfectly
Around your neck isn’t the only place you can wear a scarf. They also make stylish hair accessories and belts. But if you’d prefer to wear them the old-fashioned way, around your neck or over your shoulders, then these three light scarves for women are essentials that no wardrobe should be without.
1. The black scarf…
… can be a gorgeous, slightly thicker, large pashmina number. With a glamorous evening dress, this light scarf for women can be worn over the shoulders (but remember to iron it well – creases are a total no-go) and you can wear it either with a knot or pinned with a brooch on the neckline, or even cross it over like a shawl. A fine material and flower prints or paisley motifs give it a little more depth.
2. The floral scarf…
… is made from beautiful silk, light cotton or fine linen and is beautifully patterned all over one side. Little flowers, leaves or blossoms in intensive colors provide the decoratation for the fabric. These light scarves for women go with summer dresses or festive outfits during the day, at weddings and when you’re off seeing the sights, or on more breezy days they can be quickly thrown on over jeans and a blouse.
3. The designer scarf…
… is referred to in the fashion world as a ‘carré’, and certainly lives up to its billing. True to its name, this scarf is cut in a square shape and can thus be folded up and used as a hair band, pocket scarf or belt. When worn around the neck, it is used as a neckerchief, the ends are loosely tied and it is adorned on your person at collar bone height, either to one side or straight down the middle . These ladies’ scarves come with motifs, illustrations, drawings, monograms and signature brand images. The ‘Carré Hermès’ is the most famous and popular of these designer scarves.
Caring for your Carré: Most light and silk scarves can be washed in the washing machine. To make sure that the delicate material doesn’t rip or become frayed from the sharp washing machine parts, you should always use a laundry net. By using wool or a similarly mild detergent, you can keep them nice and soft and a bio lavender fragrance will make you want to wear them every day.