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Bringing Back Elegance With Silk Scarves and Shawls

Updated on August 24, 2015

Sophia Loren

It is hard to define something that is as elusive as elegance. Some women seem to possess it naturally, while others try hard to achieve it. It is easy to recognize an elegant woman. She exudes it in her stance, her sense of style and her coiffeur. An elegant woman appears so no matter what her environment. Whether she is strolling around the mall or taking in an opera, her appearance is flawless. She is an immaculate example of perfection.

The grace and style she embodies is reflective of Hollywood stars past and present. Catherine Deneuve, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly and Sophia Loren exemplify this characteristic. In fact, Grace Kelly has been described as the most elegant woman of all time. Modern actresses that clearly epitomize this model include Angelina Jolie.

Recovering Elegance

It is an art to look elegant. In today’s world, where sneakers and sweats rule, it seems to be lost. Women have turned away from it worldwide in favor of comfort. This is unnecessary. The 2 can co-exist. They can do so without you being a famous celebrity or possessing deep pockets. All it takes is a little interest in detail. Armed with this approach and with surprisingly little money, any woman can become the embodiment of pure elegance.  

The average woman’s closet is a hodge-podge of items. There is clothing for business and eveningwear. There are casual outfits for any conceivable purpose. Any of these outfits can make you look and feel elegant. All it takes is the right type of accessories. While there are several candidates for this task, the most probable available to everyone are handmade scarves and shawls. Made from sheer silk, these items provide that added touch of luxurious elegance you need.

The Elegance of Silk Scarves and Shawls

It is never hard to obtain items of pure silk. Department stores carry common brands and designer “knock-offs,” while designers such as Hermes or Chanel offer their own brand to the public. These designer scarves and shawls may be readily available and popular but they are almost as ordinary as the department store brands. Although designer-fashioned, they roll off the assembly line as common as any other item of ready-wear. They are not unique. They are not conspicuous in either their class or style. Those who sport them are just another person garbed in designer and pseudo-designer scarves.

If you truly wish to be unique, do not purchase a designer scarf or its department store counterpart. Like the elegant women of the past and present, opt for quality and style. Consider the rarity and élan of handmade items such as hand-painted and dyed silk scarves and shawls. These are products that clearly and succinctly shout out their quality.

Hand-painted scarves and shawls have long been the provenance of elegant women around the globe. They are an effective and inexpensive way to stand out in a crowd. They help any woman to alter her “ordinary” look. A well-positioned piece of silk can turn her into a woman envied by all who cross her path.

Look in your closet. Check yourself out in the mirror. Realize that this elusive but admirable quality – elegance, is at your fingertips through a slim silk smooth piece of hand-woven fabric. Would not that make you feel as good as any woman who has appeared on the silver screen?

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    • Hello, hello, profile image

      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      Silk scarves make you really look a million dollars worth. They make you look so lady like and elegant. Thank you for shairng.

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