How to Wear a Large Scarf - Neck Wear

by Mary DeArment April 14, 2016

Oversized square chiffon scarves are the most versatile accessories for your wardrobe. The light silk compresses easily so looks voluminous but not bulky. The square shape allows for many more ties than an oblong scarf.

The following directions are based on 54" silk chiffon squares with hand rolled hems. The hand rolled hem is key to drape and body as it keeps the edges of the scarf perky and three dimensional.

Here are a few ideas about ways to wear your oversized silk chiffon scarf, but there are many other options. If you know how to wear an oblong scarf, remember that simply folding your square twice creates an oblong--so try your favorite oblong style with a folded square scarf!

Simple Drapes

Simple Drape 1 with variation

Step 1: Fold your scarf into a rectangle. Fold again to make a skinnier rectangle. Repeated folds create a narrower rectangle with a more tailored look.

Step 2: Loosely drape around your neck.

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Step 3: (optional) Tie in a single loose knot.

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Cool Ties

Trim Knot

Step 1: Fold your scarf into a rectangle. Fold three more times making progressively skinnier rectangles. If you want to showcase the border color, fold to keep the border visible. If you prefer the border to be an accent, fold the border into the folds.

Step 2: Loosely drape around your neck so about a third is hanging on your left and two thirds hang on the right.

Step 3: Tie a single loose knot in the portion that hangs to the right, about even with the end of the left tail or a little higher.

Step 4: Thread the left scarf ends through the knot. Adjust location and tightness of knot to suit your outfit.

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European Knot

Step 1: Fold your scarf into a rectangle. Fold three more times making progressively skinnier rectangles. If you want to showcase the border color, fold to keep the border visible. If you prefer the border to be an accent, fold the border into the folds.

Step 2: Fold this rope in half so you have the loop in your right hand and the two loose ends in your left.

Step 3: Keeping ahold in this way, put the scarf around your neck, then open the loop on the right and thread both of the loose ends though it. Cinch comfortably and fashionably.

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Drama Knot - This is similar to the Trim Knot except you start with a triangle instead of a rectangle so the look is long, lean and dramatic.

Step 1: Fold your scarf into a large triangle by bringing together opposite corners; you have now created a right triangle. (If your care tag is still on your scarf, make sure it is one of the corners brought together.) Starting where you brought together two corners (the 90 degree corner of your right triangle), roll the scarf towards the fold to form a long rope. The tighter you roll, the narrower your rope. Both loose and tight rolls make attractive and quite different ties.

Step 2: Loosely drape around your neck so about a third is hanging on your left and two thirds hands on the right.

Step 3: With the right tail, tie a single loose knot about even with thinned of the left or a little higher. 

Step 4: Thread the left tail through the knot. Adjust location of tightness of knot to suit your outfit.

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These are just a few of the many ways an oversized scarf can be worn around the neck. Headwear and scarf as garment also provide countless ways to accent your wardrobe. Stay posted for more!




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