|Question: Do you think a neck scarf is only meant for covering your neck during winter?
Think again. This delicate and elegant piece of item has become a fashion statement, which has been made popular by celebrities like Lindsay Lohan, Kate Moss and Nicole Ritchie among others. In fact, a these “fashion symbols” have become an important part of any ensemble due its versatility. You can tie it around your neck or just let it hang loose for a laidback “movie star” look.
What many women, and men do not know is that the history of these date back to ancient Rome when Roman men used to wear a linen cloth either on a belt or round the neck. This cloth, known as Sudarium, was used to wipe the neck and face. Soon, Roman women also using it, and soon became synonymous with women’s fashion.
However, it was the French who brought them to the forefront of fashion after they became enamored by the colors worn by Croatian mercenaries. The French started calling the neck scarves as Cravats after the Croatian word Kravata. In the 19th century, a cravat was part of every Frenchman’s wardrobe, and one could figure out another man’s political allegiance just by looking at the color of the neck scarf.
In modern days, they have graduated to an important accessory after celebrities around the world made it popular to wear one. Scarves convey a message of sophistication and elegance, and the flexibility in how it is tied around the neck just keeps making this essential fashion item more popular.
Neck scarves are made from wool, chiffon, silk, and natural fibers. You can pick up scarves in exciting colors and patterns so that they go with any outfit in your wardrobe here at Fashion Scarves and Shawls. Just wearing one makes you stand out in crowd and among friends and coworkers. Constantly fabric manufactures are developing new weaving and knitting techniques to keep up with the demands of clothing designers from all corners of the globe.
The good thing is that the future of the neck scarf now looks secure and given its popularity and versatility, it is here to stay for a long, long time to come.