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How do you wear a scarf stylishly?

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shandyleer Sun 21-Nov-10 18:22:43

Not a woolly type scarf, but a thin chiffony type thing. I seem to be building up a large collection of them cos I can't resist buying them, then I spend ages arranging them - then I take them off again cos they look naff. Any tips, oh wise ones?

oliviafrombolivia Sun 21-Nov-10 18:29:09

I think you are either the type of person that can throw on a scarf and look fabulous, or you can't. I fall into the latter category sadly. My theory is it is down to neck length with a large dose of innate style thrown in. I look longingly at women with scarves (either full on Dr Who, or chiffony), I can never ever replicate the way they just artlessly fall..

shandyleer Sun 21-Nov-10 18:40:02

Sadly, I think you're right olivia (are you really from Bolivia?) - you've either got the knack or you haven't. You have to wear them with a certain insouciance and I never can - always too worried that I haven't got it on properly. I always thought it would be one of those things that came with being "grown up" - am still waiting smile

vinvinoveritas Sun 21-Nov-10 18:54:28

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PrematureEjoculation Sun 21-Nov-10 19:00:09

you have to be French.

whoneedssleepanyway Sun 21-Nov-10 19:28:57

I love scarves and wear one most days.

I either fold them in half (so it becomes half the length) and then put the two ends through the looped other end (does that make any sense)

or I loop round my neck once and then just to ends in a single knot (again does this make any sense...)

shandyleer Sun 21-Nov-10 19:30:42

Yes, I mean long chiffony type things vinvino - just long thin ones generally. But I'm thinking that olivia and Prem are both right, its a lost cause methinks.

TheProfiteroleThief Sun 21-Nov-10 19:33:27

I love them, all casual like at weekends. Not allowed on weekdays in case a client tries to strangle me.

So worry not and buy a nice bag.

trianera Sun 21-Nov-10 19:56:20

If you go onto Liberty's website they have videos showing you how to tie scarves.

shandyleer Sun 21-Nov-10 19:56:53

Hadn't thought about strangling issue but now you come to mention it ...perhaps there's a reason I've never got the knack of them.

vintage4 Sun 21-Nov-10 20:02:42

i have a Green silk one from Lk Bennett with roses on i wear a lot i either wear it pussy bow style or more frequently like a vicars dogcollar with ends hanging down and sometimes tied

senua Sun 21-Nov-10 20:26:11

trianera Thanks for the Liberty link. Am off to practise ... grin

DramaInPyjamas Sun 21-Nov-10 20:40:51


Makes sense to me. That's exactly how I wear mine.

CardiCorgi Sun 21-Nov-10 20:46:55

Hermes give instructions on knotting their scarves, mainly the big 90x90cm ones. I think here might have links to them, look at the "Knotting cards" links.

shandyleer Sun 21-Nov-10 21:18:07

Ooh, thanks for the youtube links - yet more ways to usefully avoid the housework smile

woopsidaisy Mon 22-Nov-10 07:40:05

trianera,Lauranne is the most stylish woman I have ever seen! That is a great link,thank you! Now I am off to sob into my silk voila!

Meggles76 Mon 22-Nov-10 08:35:05

I wear square ones - folded diagnally in to a triangle - and tie the ends at the back. For some reason this works well on me hmm

I wear rectangle ones - folded in half - to make a loop and then put the ends through - rather like you might wear a wool scarf and this looks nice too.

thereistheball Mon 22-Nov-10 13:34:52

Oooh I want some scarves now. Always thought I couldn't wear them because of boobs. But those links have inspired me.

BadPoet Mon 22-Nov-10 15:33:22

Long thin ones - I wear looped round once and the ends hanging down.Or I do as whoneedssleep does but just put one end through - then twist the loop and put the other end through. it makes it sit nicely, that's probably impossible to understand but I'll try and find a link.

I find square ones harder, but have looked at Hermes links before - if you master the Hermes fold then it's easier. I love scarves and I think I suit them, but I made a point of learning how to wear them and then actually doing it so I don't agree it's a lost cause grin Also am not French.

BadPoet Mon 22-Nov-10 15:39:35

OK, this variation on the European loop is what I do, except I twist the loop and put the other end through rather than bringing it round, but the end result is the same. It's the 2nd one, Tying Scarves with a Simple Knot.

Aha! Thank you for asking this - I've got a box of beautiful scarves in my cupboard that people give giving me as gifts (I either look like someone who wears scarves....or I have a really horrible neck and should wear scarves) and I've never known what to do about them!

TheNextMrsDepp Mon 22-Nov-10 20:15:18

Ooh, loving the "variation" on the European loop - must try that!

I'm scarf-mad, have a vast cupboard of woolly/warm ones and wear quite a few of the wide cottony ones in the summer. All sorts of knots are possible depending on the size of scarf and whether you actually want to keep your neck snug or are just going for "style".

I've never been a fan of squares, though - I always think of the Queen and her headscarves for some reason.

AliciaMt Sat 10-Sep-11 17:51:05

somebody just provided a link (from you youtube), 25 ways to wear a scarf...

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