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Women’s Silk Scarves – If They’re Good Enough for Royalty, They’re Good Enough for You!

Updated on August 24, 2015

Silk scarves. For years, women have loved to wear them. Greta Garbo, Audrey Hepburn and Sophia Loren have been but a few of the famous and wealthy women who have increased this yearning by the public to possess and wear a silk scarf. Royalty, too, have done their part in making this fashion statement desirable and popular.

Consider the late, iconic actress, Grace Kelly, Princess of Monaco. Described as one of the most stunning women to ever appear in a film, Princess Grace rarely appear in public without her trademark silk scarf. Images aboard a yacht, riding in a car or strolling along a street reveal her head and shoulders elegantly draped with a silk scarf. It was a look women around the world strove to capture and make their own.

Princess Grace was not the only royal fan of the silk scarf. The Queen Mother, Elizabeth, the consort of King George VI enjoyed wearing silk scarves. The cameras captured her as she sported them. They became an integral part of her at home image. She was often seen wearing them on long country strolls. They also graced her head at various sporting events.

Another Elizabeth, her daughter Queen Elizabeth I, has continued with this tradition. Photographs reveal her different uses of the versatile accessories. Like her mother before her, she found scarves to be a practical headdress when walking her dogs at Balmoral. While consistently wearing the short, square scarf tied securely under her chin, the Queen has also not been averse to adorning hers person with the longer, flowing varieties. On a visit to a mosque in Turkey, she wore a fine flowing length of silk indicating her respect. This earned her the nickname “the Queen of Scarves” from a British newspaper.

The same has held true for other members of the Queen’s family. Her only daughter, Princess Anne, has become famous for this practice. Her fashion sense owes much to her mother and grandmother. Yet, it is perhaps from the Queen’s late daughter-in-law, Princess Diana, that the silk scarf gained greater recognition.

Princess Diana, viewed as a gentle and fragile beauty, had a fondness for using scarves for the right occasion. Photographs capture her employing the different varieties, colors, patterns and lengths to advantage. Sometimes she sported them squarely on her head, tied firmly under her chin. At other times, the scarves graced her head and shoulders before trailing down her back.

Other in-laws of the Royals have continued the tradition. The former Camilla Parker Bowles, now Duchess of Cornwall and wife to Prince Charles, has become a wearer of silk scarves. The image of her on a visit to Kuwait in 2007 reveals her hair covered in a scarf. The photograph caused some remarks. One writer stated this pose was “eerily reminiscent of Princess Diana.” She had made a tour of the city 18 years ago.

The scarf is tied to the lives and times of some very elegant, wealthy and even royal women. Yet, this does not preclude the ability of less renowned females employing the power of a hand-painted silk scarf to bedazzle and glamorize. You, too, can join this celebrated group. It will cost you far less than expected and the results will be simply and royally stunning.

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      Susan Hazelton 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Silk scarves are so beautiful and if used properly are unbeatable as a fashion accessories. Well written hub.

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      Hello, hello, 

      8 years ago from London, UK

      Thank you for showing and sharing these wonderful Silk Scarves with us.

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