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Even Egyptian Queen Neferiti loved the little/big accessory thousands of years ago- and you certainly could doubt its necessity in the African climate.
Some scarves are a religious expression, for others it’s a nice addition to a seasonal outfit. In ancient Rome our much loved scarf was also called “sweat cloth” which links to the extreme heat waves at the end of the Italian foot.
Scarves as we know it have been around for about 200 years and are regarded as one of the most adaptable fashion items.
It doesn’t matter into which category you fall- leisure, work or religion- scarves shape and often complete our style.
For centuries scarves have been considered a wonderful gift- Josephine de Beauharnais, Napoleon’s first wife, received a supposedly lush(I hate that word) cashmere scarf from India, sent by his beloved husband.
We can even decorate our homes with scarves ( please, stop laughing!)- something I loved to do whilst being a poor student. Draped over a chair or even tossed on a cheap lamp –scarves create an oriental atmosphere! *Goestolampandtossesapinksilkscarfonit*
The next part is written in gloomy light- spelling mistakes can occur……….
Queen Victoria contributed to the success of scarves likewise- as a quiet fashionable lady she brought accessories such as scarves (what a surprise) to the Royal ranks- especially as, during Victorian times your precious odds and ends were a manifestation of wealth. The more glitter and glamour, the more prestige.
In the revolutionary fashion madness of the 1970s, scarves were gladly worn as headbands or belts.
The momentarily very trendy so-called casual loop (easily achieved with an Infinity scarf-what an awesome name for something so trivial)) is my personal favourite- especially in spring or summer it can be adapted to temperatures and simply always looks cool. The knot-technique is used in winter when you are worried about the well-being of your throat.
Anyways, that was our short excursion into the fashion world. Now I’m going to devote my weekend to the next article.
See you soon!