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Black Skin – The Perfect Foil for Fabulous Silk Scarves and Shawls

Updated on August 25, 2015

If you take a global survey on who comprise a list of the globe’s most beautiful women, among them will be many proud, striking black beauties. Why? Consider the flawless complexions, generous lips and dark eyes.  The sleek skin runs the range of different hues from soft honey to deep ebony.

Besides other obvious natural endowments, the natural skin tones of black women place them at a distinct advantage when it comes to such things as color range. Their complexion permits them to sport bolder more vibrant colors than their paler counterpart. Instead of looking washed out like a stereotypical blue-eyed fair-skinned blonde, the statement made is one of strength and eye-catching beauty.

Boldly designed and strongly patterned silk scarves and hand-dyed shawls come in carefully crafted hand-painted designs. They are admirably suited to darker complexions. Avoiding the mass-produced products ensures the availability of a large gamut of colors embracing a wide range of shades and hues. This easily makes them the perfect match to the exact skin tone, hair color and particular selection from the wardrobe. The uniqueness of each gorgeous pattern also ensures any individual sporting them can and does make an individualized statement about herself, her taste and style. Furthermore, the innate quality of the 100% silk handmade shawls and scarves provides one more reason why these products display black women to their best advantage. The material adds a soft, but vibrant glow to the already radiant skin, increasing it in luminescence.

In addition to increasing the natural glow of the skin, hand-designed silk scarves make a stunning contrast to black hair. As a result, adorning the hair with these stunning accessories increases the attractiveness of dark-complexioned women. Furthermore, the often rough-texture of the hair prevents slipping, keeping the material more secure and encouraging greater creative use.

While it may be argued that bold silk scarves and shawls are best suited for black-skinned beauties, this does not decry the overall positive impact on women of all colors.  The touch, the look, the realization of the skill and talent required to craft one are all that is required to make anyone feel special when she wears one. To become the centre of attention, to look elegant, sophisticated and graceful is all possible for any woman of any body shape, weight and type. Donning a silk scarf or shawl makes a person feel pampered, special and worth any expense. The inexpensive cost, the versatility of application and their ability to make you feel elegant makes having several in your closet a must not an option.

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      PWalker281 7 years ago

      Hi Julie-Ann, well this hub certainly caught my eye. Not that often you see anyone extolling the beauty of Black women for whatever reason. Thanks for writing it. The scarves are lovely. I'll have to check out the other hubs.

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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      Gorgeous. I wish I could afford it.