Women - New Styles to Look Sharp

New Clothing for Women

Women are wearing scarves made of a variety of fabrics suited for the seasons. There are unique ways to wear the scarves, which allow you to change the whole look of any outfit in a very simple way. There are endless prints and colors from which to choose. Using layers, including long gloves and leg warmers are also popular.

Try using a long silky scarf to make a sweater look great and all you have to do is tie it loosely in front. This is a great way to dress fashionably on a low budget.

Now that winter approaches we are seeing more knitted scarves with ruffled edges and other unique styles.

Cashmere Scarf

True Cashmere Scarf
True Cashmere Scarf

Extremely soft and luxurious cashmere in solid for a classic cold weather look. Expertly woven with only the finest Cashmere, this Feather Cashmere Scarf fits any and every occasion.

 

History of Cashmere

Cashmere has been a desirable fabric starting in Victorian England, where it was in demand by people by high society, and it is still an expensive purchase quite often. Sweaters, socks, suits, dresses, scarves and shawls are just some of the products produced by Cashmere.

Initially cashmere producing areas were in the Himalayas, then extending to China. China is still the largest producer of raw cashmere, estimated to 10,000 metric tons per year.

As Australia and the American Southwest was being settled by immigrants from Europe, they brought everything they could from their origin, which quite often included goats. They wanted to match the goats with goats already in American. They found the Spanish goat had similar fiber. They paired these goats, which often escaped and ran wild, particularly in rural Texas, however, the Spanish goats were capable of surviving the harsh climate. The initial product was called cashgora, which was a similar product but not quite as fine a quality cashmere. Ultimately, research used genetics, environment and better nutrition to produce a better quality cashmere. Commercial cashmere is now produced by goats located in Colorado, New Hampshire and Washington state. Research continues to improve the quality of cashmere in America. Spring moulting season is when the goats naturally shed their winter coat.

Cardigan Sweaters

LAmade Women's 100% Cashmere Gretchen Cowl Sweater
LAmade Women's 100% Cashmere Gretchen Cowl Sweater

Chic cowl neck sweater with bellow sleeve, 100% cashmere.

 

Sweaters for Women

There are a huge variety of new styles of sweaters this season and pampering yourself with cashmere is always a pleasure. Cashmere has become more affordable over the past few years is you watch the sales.

Many sweaters have a longer length, which makes them warm enough for cool weather. Others have frilly trim down the front and on the sleeves. Regardless of what style suits you, there is an extremely large variety from which to chose.

Summary

Whether your budget will let you buy luxurious cashmere or quality sweaters made with other fabrics, the styles this year are very unique and beautiful.

Many of the sweater are to enhance the look of an outfit, so there is no buttons or zippers to close the front. Others are designed to keep you warm with buttons and maybe a tie closure around your waste. Black Friday will soon be here and that is the perfect day to find a great bargain on the perfect sweater for you or for a Christmas gift for someone you love.

© 2011 Pamela Oglesby

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Cardisa 4 years ago from Jamaica

It seems as if Jamaica is going to have a very cool Christmas, I may need to get a sweater. I love scarves but Jamaica is too warm for them.


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States Author

Cardisa, Maybe a light silky scarf will be appropriate if you do have a cool winter. I appreciate your comments.


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kellymom1970 4 years ago

Pamela99, VOTE UP! you are such a trendy fashion bug.Why don't you have that flattop yet!


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States Author

kellymom, Thanks for your comment on the fashion hub and I'm not ready yet for the flat top yet, not before spring anyway..


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Gypsy Willow 4 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand

I love cashmere and save for these above all others. Interesting history, thank you.


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States Author

Gypsy Willow, I like it too. Thanks for your comment.


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Snurre 4 years ago

Some really nice stuff! Voted up!


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

I loved the history of cashmere, i've never owned any, but i think it's beautiful, now, a sweater i always need and want. Thank you...


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States Author

Snurre, Thank you for your comment.

always exploring, Cashmere is so soft that I would love to buy one. I appreciate your comments.


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anglnwu 4 years ago

I have to go with cashmere--so plush and warm. Thanks for keeping us up to date, so we can keep warm this winter. Rated up.


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States Author

anginwu, Cashmere is wonderful. I appreciate your comment.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

What a beautifully fashioned hub, Pamela. May your scarf sales runneth over!


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LydieRVgirl 4 years ago from Pa in summer sebring fl winter

Pamela99, I love wearing sweaters and scarves. Very good hub. Thank you. I up dated my picture what do you think, Should I keep the haircut.


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States Author

drbj, I appreciate your comments.

LydiaRVgirl, It is a great picture and even better than the last one. I need to update mine also. Thanks for your comments.


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

Great information about cashmere and where the majority of the goats are located in the U.S. for the commercial production of this product as well as the other countries who produce it on a large scale. Wish I could wear it...it makes me itch. I love the feel of it! My husband has some great cashmere sweaters. Up and interesting votes.


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States Author

Peggy, It is a shame you can't wear cashmere but allergies do rule some things in life. I appreciate your comments.


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akirchner 4 years ago from Central Oregon

Pamela - I love scarves - not simply for the look and the protection from the bitter cold here at times, but I also use mine in times of feeling that old thing come upon me....open mouth, insert foot. I routinely use my scarf to stuff it in my mouth to keep from saying something idiotic...and if I forget, I always have Bob who will suggest it at the snap of 2 fingers~~

Seriously - very informative and interesting. Love the different options!


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States Author

Audry, I love your comment and appreciate your humor.


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Truckstop Sally 4 years ago

Thanks for the info. So many wonderful scarves on the market these days . . . and so many cute ways to wear them. Bring on Jack Frost!


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States Author

Sally, I love scarves also. Thanks for your comments.


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Hello, hello, 4 years ago from London, UK

You certainly chosen some beautiful style. I wish Obama and Cameron would loosen the stings so we can breath again.


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States Author

Hello, I agree. I appreciate your comments.


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susan54 4 years ago

Pamela,Vote Up! I just love your Hubs!! You are a fashion diva!!! I love you style hubs, you are trendy I will tell you that. Thanks


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susan54 4 years ago

Where is that new Picture of yourself!


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States Author

Susan, I haven't taken a new picture yet but I need to as that one is about 3 years old. I got a haircut today but not a flattop. I know you are waiting but I'm just not ready yet I'm glad you liked the hub and I appreciate your comments.


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susan54 4 years ago

Pamela That is very cool, I love getting my haircut also. Have you ask you stylest any questions about getting a flattop. I hope to see the new picture soon, I love all of the flattops on kellymoms Hub didn't you. Thanks


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States Author

susan, I did mention it to her and she said she hadn't had any requests for a flattop but I've been told I should go to a barber to get a good cut. I think Kellymoms cut is cute.


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LydieRVgirl 4 years ago from Pa in summer sebring fl winter

Pamela, Hi it's Lydie Did, she tell you to try a flattop.

That is true, I go to a barbershop for my flattop.I called a few before I found one. You may want to call a few first if you decide to get a flattop, some don't like to cut womens hair, If they say come on in, then go and have fun with it. I just got mine trimmed today while I was out shopping for gifts for the grandkids. Thanks my friend


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States Author

LydieRVgirl, I appreciate the advice I really do think you look terrific with a flattop.


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LydieRVgirl 4 years ago from Pa in summer sebring fl winter

Pamela99, I saw one other flattop in our RV park, in Sebring FL, this past week the lady is from Canada, she said. Thank you for the compliment. You are one Beautiful women! Your going to look so amazing with your flattop haircut. Your Friends and family are going to be envious of you my friend. Thanks my friend


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States Author

LydiaRVgirl, Meeting someone from Canada with a flat top is really neat. I think you are really beautiful and look very good in the flat top style. I'm definitely not ready yet.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Hi Pamela, I love cashmere, my husband just asked me what I wanted for Christmas, I think a cashmere sweater will do me nicely!

Lovely hub thank you and voting up


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States Author

Movie Master, It is the perfect gift for many women. I know it would be for me. Thanks for your comments.


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Amber Allen 4 years ago

Hi Pamela

I love silk scarves and regularly wear them to work. They have the ability to lift an outfit and by just changing your scarf and accessories the whole thing looks totally different.

Amber:)


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States Author

Amber, I like to do that also. Thank you for your comment.


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RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

Thanks for a nice overview of sweaters, Pamela. I love the look, but can't seem to be comfortable wearing them. Maybe I need a cashmere one...under the tree! :)

akirchner has some very good ideas on why to wear them... :)


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States Author

RTalloni, I think you would enjoy the soft feel of a cashmere sweater from under the tree. Thanks for your comments. Happy Thanksgiving.


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oceansnsunsets 4 years ago from The Midwest, USA

I have been looking at red scarves in particular, since I lost mine last year. Thanks for sharing this information Pamela. I think these things make such wonderful gifts also.


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States Author

oceansunsets, I think they are great gifts also and I would love to receive one! Thanks for your comments.

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