Different Ways to Wear a Scarf: How to Wrap, Knot, and Drape a Scarf

February 15, 2013 by realityspeaks  
Published in Beauty

Over the years the humble scarf has gone onto become the most popular fashion accessory. There are a number of ways to wear a scarf, however if a scarf is not draped properly it can be ghastly sight. This article showcases different ways to wear a scarf and offers a detailed perspective on how to wrap, knot and drape a scarf.

A scarf makes you look chic if worn in accordance with your personal style. Different types of knots and drape styles can be used to when you wear a scarf. A little bit of creativity makes a huge difference in visual aesthetics. Silk scarves, cotton scarves, woolen scarves, pashmina scarves, chiffon scarves, and linen scarves are exceedingly popular with women.  Although a scarf is simple to tie or wrap around the neck, it’s the knot patterns that make a style statement. The type of scarf wrap or scarf knot you wear is decisive in bringing out that oomph factor. Novel ideas can be implemented when you wear a scarf. Though the scarf is used traditionally in semi-formal or casual dressing, over the years it has become a popular fashion accessory in formal attire.

Different ways to wear a scarf

Men and women can wear scarves in different ways on outfits of their choice. It is a known fact that tying a scarf is not rocket science. However, if you do not get the wrap around, knot, or drape right it’s a waste. Remember, fashion sense differs. A scarf drape or scarf knot may look shabby on some while the same may look stunning on many others. You have to find ways to wear scarves that complement your style and suit your personality.

Below is a list of different scarf styles- Knots, Wraps, Twists, Loops and Drape

Square Scarves

  • French Knot
  • Cape Wrap
  • Ponytail Wrap
  • Square Knot
  • Bandana Wrap
  • Ascot Wrap

Winter Scarves

  • Head Wrap
  • Crossed Shawl
  • Chain Knot Wrap
  • Muffler
  • Fake Knot
  • Shrug
  • Loose Wrap
  • Layered Knot

Skinny Scarves

  • Rosette Neck Wrap
  • Knot Row
  • Four In Hand
  • Slip Knot
  • Half Bow

Circle Scarves

  • Double Loop
  • Head Loop
  • Triple Loop
  • Bolero

If you have been having trouble with wearing a scarf in regard with wrap styles, drape styles, or knot styles, the videos below will be of help.

How to select the right scarf

Most women that love scarves use the conventional method by putting it around their neck and distributing equal length on the left or right side for drape. By altering the length of the scarf on either side, you can get mesmerizing knot patterns and wrap patterns for a drape. Select a scarf that complements your skin tone, eyes and hair. The scale of the scarf should be selected in accordance with the nape of the neck. Loud colors tend to highlight dark circles; hence it is safe to wear a monotone if you have dark circles or puffy eyes. A scarf should ideally complement your body frame. Versatile colors for scarves are black, purple, brown and cream/off white. Colors popular with teens and young women are mustard yellow, lime green, blue, pink, olive green, lemon yellow, turquoise, white, silver and gold. Textures, patterns and prints such as batik, lace, plaid, ruffle, stripes, polka dots, crochet, and ethnic ikat are a rage with young women and old women.

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9 Responses to “Different Ways to Wear a Scarf: How to Wrap, Knot, and Drape a Scarf”
  1. RBB1010 Says:

    Very good article and informative, I have learned a lot as I didn’t know there was so many ways to wear and tie a scarf. Thanks for a good share.

  2. Jswana Says:

    Hey, this is great! Thanks for sharing…some I did know, most I will have to try out because I always end up with scarves! :)

  3. gaby7 Says:

    Nice post!

  4. vickylass Says:

    Brilliant one! I love scarves and I can’t never have enough of them. As on second photograph, it should be the way I wear most days. Good share!

  5. vickylass Says:

    Brilliant one! I love scarves and I can’t never have enough of them. As on second photograph, it should be the way I wear on most days. Good share!

  6. smokychristine Says:

    Scarves are a delightful way to dress up an outfit.

  7. SexyLibraAuthor Says:

    Love this!

  8. fifileigh Says:

    interesting videos. i have some scarves as gifts, but i always end up doing the same two or three styles because most are confusing as well as look similar. but it is fun to play with those wrap skirts, wrap dresses, scarves, and sari-like dresses, and try different styles to create new looks.

  9. LCM Linda Says:

    It’s amazing that we can wear a scarf in so many different ways.


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