There are five basic ways of wearing or tying
a pashmina scarf, shawl or stole.
One is called the belt style
or the sarong
, which is recommended for people with no hips. It's easy to do it: just wrap the shawl around your waist, drape it nicely and you are good to go.
The second is called the Hollywood style
. A unique and stylish look, this style requires two different pashminas
, usually of varying colors. As most Hollywood celebrities are wont to do, these two pashminas are intertwined and draped around the neck. Indeed, if one pashmina shawl
is already great, then two must be twice as fabulous.
Full shawl wrap
The third way to wear a pashmina is called the full shawl wrap
. It's perhaps the simplest way to war a pashmina. Just wrap around the shoulders and you're all set. This will keep you looking simple yet fashionable at the same time. It'll keep you warm, too, so this is perfect for chilly nights or walking through the morning breeze.
Another way to wear the pashmina is called the pashmina stole
, which is recommended for people out on a night out in a snazzy evening wear. Beaded pashminas usually do the trick for this particular style.
Finally there's the noose wrap
, which is really not as complicated - or grim! - as it sounds. The first thing to do is to fold your shawl in half along the length. Make sure the folded edge is facing you. Once it's folded, fold it in half yet again, but this time, fold the pashmina
along its width. By now you should have an end that's folded and an end that's still open. Place the folded shawl behind your head, tie the pashmina pull the open end through the loop of the folded end and that's it!
If you'd like to try other styles, you could experiment with tying
your pashmina like a scarf in a french twist
, or perhaps one of a variety of silk scarf
Wearing a pashmina depends on several factors, such as your height, the climate and generally how you wish to present your pashmina to the adoring public.
If you are about five feet six inches tall, 5'6" or taller, the shawl is usually recommended regardless of the climate. Shawls usually measure around 30 inches by 80, which provides enough fabric to enclose your frame. They are very versatile too, so they can be worn whether you're just lounging around in your jeans, or you are sashaying around in a formal evening gown. The shawl is truly the chill-chasing wardrobe must-have.
Those who aren't as vertically-gifted, or those who are less than 5'6", are advised to wear the shawl in cooler weather and climates. Instead of a jacket or coat, women can wear the shawl as an additional wrap over evening attire. The shawl also provides more coverage and protection from the weather than the simple stole
. In case of warm weather, the stole is usually more preferred for women under 5'6". While the shawl also gives the same fashionable, the stole is narrower, which is better suited for petite frames. Our pashminas are oversize, and large enough to try either style with.
Aside from these styles, there's one special classic method that'll never lose its glamour: the Grace Kelly. If you'd like to give it a try, take a look at our Grace Kelly Pashmina guide
The most versatile of our pashminas, when it comes to outfits, season and wrapping, is the Oyster:
Whether you are just draped around in a Pashmina, or you've decided to wear it in one of the more complicated styles, you can still be the embodiment of elegance and style with the beautiful, luxurious pashmina
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