The history of the scarf dates back at least as far as ancient Rome, long before the infamous necktie, which itself was derived from the scarf. A linen kerchief known as a sudarium (a Latin term for “sweat cloth”) was used by the Romans to wipe their necks and faces. The ancient Romans developed the scarf in to a diverse men’s fashion accessory, whether knotted to a belt or worn around the neck. This style was quickly adopted by women and has since become synonymous with women’s fashion.
The French were so enamored with these unusual and colorful scarves that they began to wear them along with the Romans, calling them cravats. It became popular to demonstrate political inclination by the color of a man’s scarf.
Recently, the scarf has experienced a significant revival that stems from hipsters supporting peace in the Middle East by wearing the Palestinian scarf, called a shemagh. Traditionally, the shemagh is used for protection against hostile conditions. It provides protection against the sun, wind, sandstorms and cold nights in the Middle East region. Headscarves and wraps grow ever popular with society’s celebrities, and convey sophistication. In the urban society of lesbiana, scarves are seen worn around the neck. It’s a hot new look that is influenced by the tie, but makes for a more stylish appearance.
Today, scarves are worn in various styles, from the ascot wrap to bandana styling to slinky, long and slender scarves that look more like oversized necklaces. They are versatile and can add panache to most any ensemble. They can be tied, pinned or secured with specially designed accents. We’ve shown you how scarves can accentuate your look and brighten just about any outfit. So ladies, go on and sass your sash!