How to Wear a Shawl: Things You Probably Haven't Thought Of

How to wear a shawl is a fascinating fashion question.

Let's face it: shawls and scarves move around. The first rule for wearing your shawl is to lighten up. Assume slippage and develop your insouciance.

With so many beautiful shawls on the market, you can update wardrobe items that, truth to tell, may soon be out of style anyway.

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For a fraction of the price of buying a new suit or dress, you can create a glamorous effect by draping, tying, or knotting your shawl in ways that make you an expert on how to wear a shawl.

Novica is a place where you can find unique shawls in wool, silk, cotton, and other natural fabrics from artisans around the world. This business partners with National Geographic to bring the world to your doorstep. It is a green business that maximizes the money earned by artists and artisans from around the world.

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Simple works.

To achieve this look, drape one end of the shawl down your front. Then stretch the other tail up the front and over your shoulder. Take time to arrange the fabric artfully.

Be sure to raise your arm as you do this, so that you can move through your day with ease.

It helps to have a rougher fabric, so that the has a bit of natural grip like Velcro.

red shawl with slacks

Glamour Belt Is Key to Chic Look

I love the way this ensemble in anchored by a big belt buckle.

This sophisticated yet casual look captializes on today's love for all things faux fur.

You may have to spend a bit of time coordinating the shawl, belt, and hat if you use this as fashion inspiration. It can be done with any color of your choice.

faux leopard shawl anchored with belt

Rustic Pin Perfectly Complements Hand Made Look

This handknit shawl is anchored with a giant-size rustic pin. A rolled collar is created by shaping the garment around the neck.

If you cannot find a big pin to complete the look, try a kebob-skewer. Decorate the end by wrapping the end with hot-glued twine for a crafty look or some other eye-catching detail.

Details matter. Be sure the pin you choose is right for the texture, colors, and overall design of the shawl or scarf.

handknit shawl with wooden stick pin

Easy Does It: How to Make Neutrals Work

A crisp white muffler-type shawl beautifully accents the neutral colors of this ensemble, as well as the model's more autumn-like skin tone and hair.

The video below teaches you how to achieve this simple look with knots as well as some ideas I am sure you have not thought of.

If a shawl is just not you, learn what cardigan sweater styles will flatter your figure, such as the open-front cutaway, or investigate the season-spanning potential of the long sweater coat.

knotted shawl is casual look
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Novica is a place where you can find unique shawls in wool, silk, cotton, and other natural fabrics from artisans around the world. This business partners with National Geographic to bring the world to your doorstep. It is a green business that maximizes the money earned by artists and artisans from around the world.

Exotic Glamour Achieved by Border Print Shawl

This image illustrates how to wear your shawl to show off its prettiest feature -- in this case, a border print.

Set low on the bosom, anchor this glamorous and sexy look in place by anchoring with a large brooch. Find vintage pieces at yard sales or ebay.

shawl draped to show off border print

Frenchwomen are famous for tossing a scarf around the neck to add a special chic to almost any outfit. Learn more here about how women of a certain are using subtle touches of neon color.

A red beret is the focal point while a muffler shawl adds interest to the front of the camel coat by hanging loosely.

Of course, it can be wrapped inside the coat for warmth.

If you are a fabric maniac, you may enjoy reading about the history of wool, which is practically the history of civilization!

Muffler shawl adds interest to coat

IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTE: Never wear a scarf or shawl so that the tails hang down your back. This makes it too easy for a mugger or worse to GRAB those tails and use them to get a stanglehold on you. Keep the scarf ends in front!

If that's not enough tips for you, this video share 10 more tips for how to wear a shawl. Pashima wool shawls have been popular for several years. New fabric blends may add a touch of silk to enrich the already luxurious feel of the fabric.



A shawl or scarf can turn a day ensemble into garb for evening out, so mastering a few basic styles can be a step in creating a flexible wardrobe on a budget.



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