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Scarf Tie Guide for Every Neckline

We all know that scarves can make or break outfits and are one of the most useful accessories we have in our wardrobes. The right scarf can turn a dowdy dress into a fantastic frock and a bland blouse into a show-stopping shirt. There are scarves which can flatter certain body shapes as we’ve covered in scarves to suit your figure blog before, but there are also many scarf designs which work particularly well with certain necklines and dress cuts. Have a glance below at some awesome scarf tying techniques and the necklines they are best suited for.

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Round Neck

A braided scarf adds an extra dimension of elegance which compliments this particular neckline shape very well. It can work with other necklines, but the rounded necklines allow the braided side of the scarf to cut across the open neckline for a more eye-catching effect. The braided scarf works best when you only braid one side of the scarf, which keeps it quirky and cool rather than overdoing it. Once braided, simply drape the scarf around your neck so the ends meet in front of your chest and then tie a loose knot to hold it in place. Light pastel scarf colours work best, though clashing light and dark colours can also look good when done right.

Strapless Dresses

Strapless dresses are usually worn for a reason, and that reason is often you have nice shoulders! So obviously, if you’re showing off your shoulders then you won’t want to be covering up part of them with a scarf. However, your scarves can come in handy when worn as a waist accessory. Simply fold your scarf like an accordion until it’s of the desired width and then wrap it around your waist with a simply knot at the back or side. This style of scarf accessory will help accentuate the natural cut of your shoulders, making you look slimmer and fitter. Try and clash the colours with this style, such black on white, red on blue or yellow on green.

 

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Square Neck

A lovely scarf style that works excellently with square cut necklines (and v-neck, for that matter, but we have another one especially for that cut) is the chain knot style. It wraps tight around the neck and lets the rest of the scarf flow down your back. To achieve it, drape the scarf around the back of your neck so the ends hang down your front, then wrap the ends around each other twice near your throat to form the part that gives the chain knot its name. Once you’ve formed the chain, drape the ends back over your shoulders and tie a simple over-and-under knot to hold in place. Wear with any colour you like, but ensure it’s different to your top.

Off the Shoulder

Dresses or tops that come off the shoulder and around the arms are a casually classy style which is ideal for accessorising with a scarf. It’s a dress style that can work with several different scarf tying methods, but perhaps the best is the Windsor knot style. The basic idea is to tie your scarf similarly to that of an ordinary neck tie that men usually wear with their suits, but effected with a scarf turns into a beautiful design that will particularly compliment off the shoulder tops and dresses. When tying the Windsor knot, first tie two knots in each side of the long scarf, one tight and one loose. Then as you tie the two ends together, slot the tight knot through the loose knot to create a much larger knot effect. Pastel colours and flowery designs are ideal.

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V-Neck

A slightly more complicated one now involving twists and loops. This style works best with a V-neck, but can also work well with a variety of wide or plunging necklines. First off, fold your scarf (preferably multicoloured) in half and drape around your neck so there is a loop on one side and the two scarf ends at the other side. Bring each side to the front and put one of the scarf ends through the loop, then twist the loop around once and insert the other end of the scarf. You’ll need to adjust how it hangs but keep it quite loose for a bohemian scarf style.

Bateau

The Pan Am neck knot is ideal for the bateau dress cut, made famous of course by flight attendants the world over. You’ll need a square silk scarf, preferably colourful, which you drape around the back of your neck with the ends flowing over your shoulders. Then you need only tie a simple knot at the front for a flowery and stylish scarf accessory that can make your outfit really come alive with colour. Worn with a blazer or similar such jacket, you’ll remind everyone of an air stewardess, but when worn with a bateau cut dress it is the very picture of elegance.

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Camisole

This is one of the most delicate looking necklines we can wear, most often seen during the summer months when the weather is good. An ideal scarf style to compliment the thin straps and straight cut of a camisole is one most simply described as front chain knots or knot rows. With the scarf draped around the back of your neck with the ends falling evenly over your front, tie three or four over-and-under knots in a row which will give the appearance of a chain. Chiffon Scarves also work best with camisoles as they are light and elegant. Now just let the scarf hang for a simple but stylish scarf accessory that won’t be too hot on your body but will look pretty awesome. Bright summery colours work best, though a dark red is recommended for darker tops.

One Shoulder

One shoulder dresses ooze style already but you can add even more with careful scarf selection. A good choice for this one shoulder dress style is the boa scarf technique, which involves draping the scarf around your neck to tie a knot at the front before winding one end of the scarf around the scarf loop. Keep winding it around the loop until you run out of scarf and tuck it in. The technique gets its name from having a snake-like appearance, and as such it is best suited to wearing with larger scarf designs, so maybe it is best used only for travelling to and from events rather than being worn all night long. Animal print scarves can work well with this method.

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Snow Hats That Keep You Warm & Fashionable

January and February are the frostiest months of the year and often when the cold starts to bite, many people’s fashion sense goes straight out the window and they’ll just wear anything to protect themselves against the icy winds and rain.

But while wearing the huge and thick jackets that makes you look five stone heavier than you are might be preferable to the sexier but thinner material of your favourite coat you like to wear in less freezing weather, there’s no need to abandon your sense of style completely.

With the right hat and scarf combo, you can make your winter apparel just as stylish as your summer threads. What combination is ideal for you will depend largely on your winter jacket of choice, as the different colours and shapes work better with certain styles than others do.

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Dark Coloured Winter Coats

If you’ve got a long dark coat that goes passed your knees then you need a splash of colour to avoid looking too dour. It doesn’t necessarily have to be bright and gaudy, but something lighter and in contrast to your coat. A cream or white woolly hat and scarf combo will work very well with a long black coat, whereas a long brown coat will benefit from pinks and reds. A long dark blue coat will match up well with darker red accessories.

You can rock a matching dark scarf and hat with a shorter dark coat that comes to your waist, and black on black in this case is actually recommended. Even better would be to match your shorter black coat with a dark colour like purple, such as this purple hat and scarf combo. You can also try matching your dark winter coat with a grey scarf, though you’ll want it to be a large scarf which you can wrap around your neck and shoulders at least twice..

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Grey Scarves Are The Perfect Addition To Your Look

Light Coloured Winter Coats

It’s better to avoid matching white scarves and hats with a white coat, as too much white can look like you’re trying too hard. But the great thing about a white coat is that you can look pretty stylish with any colour you choose. Blues and reds work with white, as do greens or yellows.

Avoid dark colours, apart from black which will always work well with a white jacket for a stylish but understated look. A very feminine and elegant look can be achieved by matching a short white or even light grey coat with a pink hat and scarf combo. Make sure the pink is a soft pastel, nothing too bright and certainly not luminous, and you’ll have an effortlessly cool style to go building snowmen in.

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Brightly Coloured Winter Coats

The trick to looking stylish in a brightly coloured winter jacket is to clash the colours of your accessories. For example, if your coat is red, then wear a hat and scarf combo in blue, green or yellow. Try to avoid pink though in that instance though, and any other colours that are lighter or darker shades of your coat’s colour.

If you don’t like clashing colours then you should aim to match up the shades of your coat and woolly accessories as much as possible, so a lighter pink jacket coat would look excellent with this red lurex bobble hat.

Whether to bobble or not bobble is entirely your choice and won’t really affect your style too much, but remember that the brighter the colours of your woolly hat and scarf combo are, the better a bobble looks.

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Get The Perfect Evening Look With a Bolero Scarf

The bolero scarf entwines the practicalities of a scarf with the elegance of a shawl impeccably. Void of the bulk of shawls and certain types of scarves, boleros are the perfect accessory to wear on a glamorous evening event. Coming in a myriad of styles, colours, shapes and sizes, boleros cater for an equally as diverse amount of looks and occasions. If it’s glamour, elegance and enchantment you’re after, take a look at the following ways boleros can help you create the perfect evening look.

Bohemian Glamour

Society has long adored the electric mix of boho chic and rock chick. Think Deborah Harry, Courtney Love, Kate Moss and Gwen Stafani, all of which have often sported bohemian glamour with divine results.

Accessories play an essential role in the bohemian glamour and no more so than the bolero. Take for example, a fluffy black bolero scarf. Slipping such a soft-feeling and elegant-looking bolero around your neck, shoulders and arms will craft a unique boho style and make you feel like a million dollars.

These versatile boleros are fun to wear and will make a glamorous addition to virtually any outfit. Though when worn with a pair of skinny, five-inch stilettos and a rock chick top, a bohemian-style bolero will really come into its own.

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Elegant ‘Princess-esque’ Glamour

Who could ever forget when the Princess fashionista Kate Middleton was photographed wearing a white angora bolero during her wedding reception in 2011? The bride looked utterly stunning and her look was recreated by the masses on an international scale. Kate’s white angora bolero complemented her silk white dress impeccably, injecting effortless elegance into a fundamentally traditional dress.

The exquisite look Kate seemed to effortlessly achieve can be replicated by accompanying your evening attire with a beautiful bolero scarf. Slipping your arms inside the soft, skin-hugging bolero will make you feel like royalty yourself – the perfect accessory to augment elegant, Princess-like glamour on a night out.

If It’s Good Enough For Victoria Beckham…

With her skin-tight leather trousers, huge designer handbag and even bigger designer sunglasses, if there is one celebrity in knows how to get the paparazzi in a flurry of excitement through her choice of fashion, it’s Victoria Beckham.

The fashion designer really pulled out all the stops when she stepped out in a stunning brown bolerao accompanying her skin-tight leather trousers. You too could replicate this ultra-glam yet elegant look by wearing a glamorous fluffy brown bolero on your night on the town. Not only will you enjoy the warmth these versatile accessories provide, but you’ll reach glamour heights that are normally confined to the likes of Ms Middleton and Ms Moss!

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Perfect Party Scarf Knots

Scarves are an absolute fashion accessory must. Not only do they come in almost endless designs, patterns, colours, shapes and sizes but they can also be worn in a number of different ways. In fact how you wear your scarf can be almost important as the style of the scarf itself. If you’re going to a party, scarves can be the perfect way to enhance a party outfit, particularly if you tie it in an appropriate manner. To ensure your scarf is knotted befittingly for a party take a look at the following different knots that can be used for parties.

The Bandana-Style Party Scarf

The summer is here and there couldn’t be a cooler way to show up to a party than with your scarf tied in a bandanna-like way. Simply fold your scarf in half (a scarf that’s on the slimmer side works better in a bandana-style knot), centre the scarf around the nape of your neck, collect each side above one ear, tie a double knot and either let the ends hang loosely down one side or twist the sides and tuck them in. Either way, a funky summertime look is achieved through your scarf that is perfect for a party.

Wearing A Hijab Scarf To A Party

If you’re looking for a tasteful, classy and ultra-glamorous accessory to wear to a forthcoming party then look no further than an eveningwear hijab. These elegant headscarves will bring a new dimension to a classy evening gown of glitzy party dress. But how do you tie a beautiful eveningwear hijab?

This easy-to-follow hijab tutorial provides you with a step by step guide on how to tie a hijab whilst retaining a gorgeous, stunning look. What’s particularly great about this tutorial is that it teaches you how to fasten a beautiful silk hijab with a pair of ultra-glam, dangly earrings – Could there be a more appropriate way to tie a knot in a hijab for a party?

The Celebrity Style

Turning up at a party dressed like a celebrity is always going to be well-received so it makes sense to tie your scarf using the celebrity style. For this knotting technique to be most effective you’ll need an eye-catching and striking scarf, the kind the likes of Angelina Jolie or Kate Moss could easily be photographed in. Simply wrap the scarf around your neck twice and then tuck one end around the knot, like the technique used on the tutorial above. And there you have it, a scarf look for for not just a party but the celebrity circuit too!

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Scarves for Every Body Shape

We’ve all heard of jeans to suit a pear-shaped figure, dresses to complement ladies with large breasts and tops to make sporty-figured women look a little more ‘feminine’. Scarves to flatter certain body shapes are a little less well known. Nonetheless they do exist and, might we add, create some pretty impressive results. Take a look at the ways in which scarves can be potent ammunition is either concealing or enhancing the best and worse of our bodies.

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Top Heavy

Top heavy ladies might have a couple of desirable assets up front but if you’re not inclined to put your bosoms on display you may want to subtly hide them by wearing a scarf. Being light, long and generous with material, pashminas are the perfect scarf to help make women with top heavy figures look a little more in balance. Summer pashminas are perfect for the warmer weather of spring and summer and are light enough to wear in the day as well as the evening. Opt for pashminas and scarves that are one colour or have a smaller pattern printed on them larger patterns can tend to accentuate larger features.

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The Hourglass Figure

With busts and hips that are in proportion the hourglass figure might sound ideal. However this type of body shape is defined by the waist, which is typically much smaller than the busts and hips. If this sounds like you and your curvy hips and breasts seem to dominate your shape, opt for looser clothing that doesn’t cling to the waist. Scarves can also play a pivotal role in helping women with an hourglass figure achieve a sexy, well-proportioned look, as placing a loosely fitted scarf around your neck that hangs seductively past your waist will draw attention from your noticeably defined midriff. Opt for a brightly-coloured scarf, the more eye-catching the better.

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Apple-Shaped Ladies

Apple-shaped ladies are significantly larger on top than on the bottom. Those with an apple-shaped figure tend to have a short neck This apple-shaped bodily trait can be overcome by wearing V-shaped tops and jumpers. Alternatively you can conceal a shorter neck by wearing a scarf. From chunky knit scarves in the winter to a beautiful silk floral scarf in the winter, ladies who consider their necks to be shorter than they’d like can cunningly conceal it with a longer scarf of their choice and double wrap them around their necks.

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Tall & Slim

Yes they do exists and not just in the fashion magazines and on the catwalk either. If you are fortunate to be blessed with a figure that is not only tall but is slim as well, you can pretty much wear anything you want. Though there are some exceptions. Tall and slim women often have smaller breasts than they might have liked. Avoid wearing low cut tops which would accentuate the flat chest. Alternatively conceal your smaller-than-average breasts by draping a bright and beautiful scarf across your chest.

How to Make Your DIY Scarf Handbag

At Scarf World, we have made a really simple DIY handbag guide for you to try at home. This six steps are incredibly easy to follow and will make life a lot easier. So grab your favourite scarf and enjoy wearing it on holiday or out with your friends, the possibilities are endless! Take a look below at the steps to create your home made bag.

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1. Fold It – Lay your fashion scarf out flat and then fold it in half to make a square shape.

2. Tie It – Tie a knot (approximately a hands length) on the two opposite corners of the square

3. Knot It – Take one of the remaining corners and knot it under of of the existing knots. Repeat the same with the other corner.

4. Untie It – Untie the first two knots which you have made in step 2 and adjust the length of the handles to your preference.

5. Join It – Join the two ends together to create the handbag’s handles.

6. Wear it & Enjoy It!

This DIY handbag guide is part of a series of how to guides from Scarfworld.com. Look out for more useful scarf hacks from us in the future, you won’t want to miss them!

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10 Scarves Every Woman Should Have

Scarves are an essential item and should play a big part when planning your seasonal outfits. Their multitude of shapes, sizes, colours, patterns and materials add a splash of colour and eye-catching design to causal clothes and glamorous frocks. Scarves are worn by fashion icons and stylish divas all year round and are an all year fashion essential. If you’re thinking of adding another scarf to your collection, take a look at our top 10 essential scarves for women.

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1- Pashmina Scarves

There is something about an elegant and sophisticated pashmina scarf that exudes a radiant and compelling style. One of the best components of pashminas is that they can be worn in many different ways and make a stylish addition to every woman’s wardrobe. Being chic and warm these versatile scarves are particularly valuable in the winter.

2- Faux Fur Scarves

OK so the nights might be getting slightly lighter but the warmer weather of spring is still a long way off. Faux fur is a fantastic material for the winter and one that never ceases to go out of fashion. With this lovely soft fabric lay against your skin and the luxury look this type of scarf denotes, you’ll feel a million dollars wearing something like our Grey Rose Faux Fur Scarf.

3- Colourful Silk Scarves

It’s never too long before a celebrity gets ‘papped’ wearing a stunningly colourful silk scarf. From Sharon Stone and Kylie Minogue to Sienna Miller and Vanessa Hudgens, colourful women’s silk scarves augment a woman’s beauty and fashion know-how. The modern trend is to wear this ‘must have’ fashion accessory tied in a simple knot around the neck.

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4- Animal Print Scarves

Once synonymous with Bet Lynch in Coronation Street, animal print is now regarded an eye-catching fashion statement. A lady’s wardrobe should be all about turning heads and nothing is quite as striking as an animal print scarf. Being typically made out of polyester or cotton, these animal print scarves can be worn all year round, helping keep the chill out in the winter and weaving style into a summer outfit.

5- Hijab Scarves

For a special occasion in which only classic elegance will suffice, wearing a women’s hijab will intensify the glamour of the occasion. Worn around the head, a stylish hijab will frame the face, defining the eyes and drawing out key features – It’s no wonder hijabs are becoming a more mainstream fashion staple.

6- Paisley Scarves

With spring approaching – albeit slowly – it’s time to start thinking about our springtime wardrobes. Being pretty, delicate and feminine, a beautiful paisley scarf made out of cotton, viscose or another lightweight material, is an essential item for stylish spring attire.
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7- Striped Scarves

Whether you want to add some colour and life to a dark suit or bring a creative touch to a plain maxi dress, a striped scarf will speak volumes. The greatest part about stripes is that they go with a myriad of outfits and will knit life and vitality into the plainest the clothing.

8- Luxury Velvet Scarves

As mentioned earlier we are still very much in the thick of winter and if there’s one type of scarf you can rely on keeping you warm whilst maintaining style, it’s the velvet ruffle scarf. Fitting snugly into your neck this luxurious material will make you feel like royalty and its smart and graceful exterior will ensure you look as grand and stately as you feel.

9- Rock Chic Scarves

The great thing about the rock chic look is that you don’t have to be in your 20s to ‘get away with it’. Think Debbie Harry, Courtney Love and Madonna, they all look great in their daringly different rock chic outfits. Wearing a rock chic scarf will augment your alternative look, no matter how old – or young – you are.

10- Floral Scarves

From dainty daisies in the summer to darker floral in the winter, floral scarves come in many different materials, colours and patterns. One component of floral scarves does however remain consistent – they make an eye-catching fashion statement and are a type of scarf every woman should own.

Skull Print Scarves Add Attitude To An Outfit

Skulls have been part of the fashion World for many years, skull print scarves shout out a bold fashion statement and fit in well at music festivals, parties and when socialising with friends and family. There are various designs of skull print scarves available with the option of square, bandana, head scarves and neck scarves. Some of the radical colours of skull print scarves to choose from include black, white, purple, green, blue, red, pink and yellow.

Red & Black Cotton Skull Print Scarves

Red and Black Cotton Skull Print Scarves
Red and Black Cotton Skull Print Scarves

Wearing this funky Red & Black Cotton Skull Print Scarf you can enjoy an instant hint of rock chic style. Red & Black are very striking together and work very well with this skull print scarf, as the material is light, breathable cotton you can wear it throughout summer with ease. The flexibility you get with these Red & Black Cotton Skull Print Scarves is superb as you can wear it as a neckerchief, headscarf or loosely around your hair style.

Green Skull Print Scarves

Green Skull Print Scarves
Green Skull Print Scarves

Lighten up your look with a wicked twist wearing this stylish Green Skull Print Scarf, with tasselled ends to add fluidity to your look. The Green Skull Print Scarf is lightweight and very comfortable to wear indeed, ideal for festivals, parties and changeable weather in general.

Wear A Flag Cotton Bandana This World Cup

Wearing a flag cotton bandana is a subtle yet stylish way to support your country, whilst also keeping the sun off your head, adding warmth or simply enjoying the laid back style that bandanas give. Ideal events to wear a flag cotton bandana are sports, festivals, parties, socialising and general outings to the local shops. The Flag Cotton Bandana is a very comfortable accessory to wear, in fact you will soon forget that it’s even there and it’s a great way of keeping your hair out of your eyes.

Scottish Flag Cotton Bandana

Scottish Flag Cotton Bandana
Scottish Flag Cotton Bandana

Celebrate being Scottish with this breezy Scottish Flag Cotton Bandana, getting back to classic Scottish roots. Wearing this Scottish Flag Cotton Bandana is fun during sporting events, other types of competitions and for general wear as events such as festivals. There is great flexibility with the Scottish Flag Cotton Bandana, you can wear it tied around your neck, head or over your hair like a pirate. The Scottish Flag Cotton Bandana has been made from 100% cotton, so is light and breathable, keeping you cool in the heat and warm in the cold.

St. George Flag Cotton Bandana

St George Flag Cotton Bandana
St George Flag Cotton Bandana

Support England in style with this fetching St. George Flag Cotton Bandana, this age-old flag looks great however you choose to wear it. Made from 100% cotton, the St. George Flag Cotton Bandana is light and machine washable. You can wear the St. George Flag Cotton Bandana all year round, or just get it for the World Cup or other large event.

A Satin Stripe Scarf Will Make You Feel Like A Queen

An easy way to add style to your look is by wearing a satin stripe scarf with your outfit and matching the colour of your scarf with other accessories is a great way to colour coordinate. The luxurious feel of each satin stripe scarf is absolutely amazing and you won’t want to take it off once you have it on. Colour wise there are plenty of options to choose from, with everything from sweet fresh summer colours to dark, winter and evening shades of satin stripe scarf.

Plain Fuchsia Satin Stripe Scarf

Plain Fuchsia Satin Stripe Scarf
Plain Fuchsia Satin Stripe Scarf

This vibrant Plain Fuchsia Satin Stripe Scarf will look snazzy with any outfit you wear it with, particularly successful with plain colours such as black, white, blue and green. The bright friendly colour of the plain fuchsia satin stripe scarf gives any skin tone an instant lift, with woven satin stripes and wonderfully smooth texture. You can wear the plain fuchsia satin stripe scarf in a variety of ways such as casually looped around the neck or draped over the shoulders.

Orange Squares Satin Stripe Scarf

Orange Squares Satin Stripe Scarf
Orange Squares Satin Stripe Scarf

Another great satin stripe scarf, ideal for all weathers is this jolly Orange Squares Satin Stripe Scarf. The 60′s inspired design of this orange squares satin stripe scarf will quickly brighten up any outfit you wear it with. A soft sheen on the orange squares satin stripe scarf will uplift your whole outfit effortlessly.