Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Scarf Dress

Fashion Lesson:
What is a Scarf?
scarf is a piece of fabric worn around the neck, or near the head or around the waist for warmth, cleanliness, fashion or for religious reasons. They can come in a variety of different colours.
The scarf became a real fashion accessory by the early 19th Century for both men and women. By the middle of the 20th Century scarfs became one of the most essential and versatile clothing accessories for both men and women.  In recent years, scarfs have experienced a revival.
Printed scarves are additionally offered internationally through high fashion design houses such as BurberryMissoniAlexander McQueen,Cole HaanChanelEtroLanvinHermèsNicole MillerFerragamoEmilio PucciDiorFendiLouis Vuitton and Prada, for example.
There are three basic scarf shapes: square, triangular and rectangular.
The leading manufacturer of fashion scarves used today is China with India, Hong Kong and Indonesia close behind. The most common materials used to make fashion scarves are silk, fleece, pashmina and cashmere.
via the wikipedia
As I remembered that I kept an oversized square Fila scarf that I thrifted 2 or 3 years ago, I dug on closet and decided to play dress-up with it.  
Here's what I have come up.

Fashion Experiment:
How to Wear a Scarf as a Dress

My version is of the simplest styling.  I just put on some safety pins on one shoulder and at the back and instantly had turned the scarf  into a dress. 

about the outfit:
scarf - thrifted (Fila) / top - random / PVC shoes - MSE / flower ring - The Little Black Market / silver magnet bangle and studded headband - gifted by mom / sunglasses - E-bay

Here's what an actual scarf dress look like (from the worldwideweb):
A sampler of how to turn a scarf into a dress.

Fashion bloggers do have their version of the scarf dress.
Susie of Style Bubble

The Glamourai has also a DIY scarf dress

Click here for more of how-to-make-a-Scarf-dress. And more here and here.

My other online shop, here, has one SCARF Dress and it's still up for grabs.  Buy now!

Have you worn a scarf dress? Or worn your scarf as a dress?

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