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Using Silk Scarves and Shawls to Disguise Your Weight

Updated on August 24, 2015

It is safe to say women of all ages, sizes and shapes are rarely satisfied with their bodies. There is always some imperfection they feel stands out. This could be a few extra pounds on the hips or belly, or that extra piece of skin that flaps beneath the upper arms. For those women whose weight fluctuates on a seemingly daily basis, it is impossible and very expensive to buy a new wardrobe to conceal those extra bulges.

The media stressing certain body types adds to the pressure. Is it any wonder we want to conceal any signs of a less than perfect body? Yet, to go to the extreme and wear a tent is not the solution. It certainly will not address any issues of self-esteem. Putting on a few pounds is not the end of the world, personally or in terms of fashion. If we want to retain an air of elegance and grace, while remaining firmly on budget, turn to a practical, yet beautiful solution to veil those little blemishes - silk scarves and shawls.

When you select a hand-painted silk scarf or hand-dyed shawl, you are able to address the problem area in 2 different ways. Silk fabrics are adaptable to concealment. You can tie them in so many ways over so many sections. The result is you deceive the naked eye into thinking the body form is different in a flattering way. Moreover, the sheer beauty of the fabric and designs detract. The viewer focuses on the scarf or shawl and not the body beneath.

Some of the easiest body parts to disguise are sagging upper arms, upper back and underarm regions. This requires little creativity to hide. Take a favorite scarf or colorful shawl and carefully or even carelessly, drape it over the shoulders and across the arms. Alternatively, you can take one corner or section and toss it over a shoulder. If you wish to hide a thicker waist or large hips, use a long shawl. It must cover the area or it will merely emphasize the problem. Follow these directions and no one will be the wiser about your concerns.

There is an added bonus to wearing scarves or silk shawls. This is an accessory that will continually attract attention. The availability of the fine fabrics in a multitude of patterns and a riot of brilliant hues from soft, pastels to bold shades allows you to remain comfortable within your skin while the accessory holds the attention. The flowing fabric never clings, keeping all your imperfections under wraps (Pun intended.)

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    • Hello, hello, profile image

      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      That is very good idea and the scarves are so beautiful that it would make you so elegant.