Ever wondered what’s common between Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly, Lindsay Lohan, Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, and Jennifer Lopez? They were all headscarf regulars. Wearing the headscarf is a style statement immortalized by Audrey Hepburn. This colored piece of cloth is one of the most elegant and versatile additions to your wardrobe. Now, you too can recreate the same mesmerizing magic of the stars. Created primordially for undercover soldiers to serve the purpose of camouflaged maps, under the seemingly elaborate intricate and innocent designs, this elegant piece of fabric is the quintessential fashionable disguise to hide a bad hair day, or tame the unruly locks. The possibilities of tying a headscarf are so immense that it may in fact take your whole life-time just to explore the numerous ways of tying them. So, if you want to add pizzazz to the way you look and make a style statement
then read on to learn more on the easy ways to tie a headscarf.
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Tying A Headscarf
- For the glamorous look, begin by folding a square scarf in half, diagonally, to form a triangle. Drape it just above your hairline, allowing the triangle's point to fall on the back of your head. Cross the two dangling ends around your neck and, if desired, tie them in a knot. If you tie the knot at your side you are wearing the French look. It will also make you look more sensual. Now, just put on a little elegant dress, gloss your lips, and don a pair of shades. There you are, the perfect picture of a model taking a stroll down to the neighborhood mall.
- To create the effect of the mystical and wild gypsy look, fold the square headscarf diagonally in half to form a triangle, and then refold again to form a smaller triangle. Place the extended portion across the forehead just below the hairline and tie the loose ends in a knot behind your head. Let the apex of the triangle hang loose. And you are good to go. However, if you want a softer and a mellow look then you can tie the scarf a bit more loosely allowing some of your hairline to show.
- Jeans is the order of the Day. Rugged, torn, shaded, glittering, acid washed, embroidered, they come about in countless designs and are rising up the favorite wear style chart faster than factories can churn them out. You can add a zing to your favorite wear by just weaving a trendy scarf through your belt loops or just by twisting around the belt. You can either tie the loose ends in a knot or fashion a butterfly bow to add spice. This is a good way to attract attention to your waist.
- You can also make your bag look very chic by accessorizing it with a cool headscarf. If you have a big bag then loop the scarf through the loops of the bag so that it forms an enveloping band all around. Tie the free ends in a knot and let them hang loose. And, if you have a small bag, then just tie the scarf at one end of the bag handle with a tiny knot.
- If you want the elegance and glamour of the Grace Kelly style, start by folding the scarf diagonally in half to make a triangle, and place the long side above or at your hairline, whichever way you like it. Cross the corners at your chin, and tie them in a knot at the back of your neck. You can either tuck the loose ends of the scarf under the knot or leave them free. This style is used to protect the hair-style, while still looking regal and glamorous, while travelling. This style is also very popular among cancer patients who have undergone chemotherapy and want to disguise their hair-loss. It’s the perfect concealer as it covers the head and neck completely. So, as you can see, it doesn’t take much trouble to resemble a princess, of the likes of Grace Kelly. All you need is a scarf, a perfect pout and a classic convertible to step into.
- If you want to sport the rock star or the biker style, just fold the scarf lengthwise to form a head band, and keep on folding until you have achieved the desired thickness. Place the centre of the scarf across your hairline and tie the ends at the back. Ensure that before tying you let your beautiful strands flip forward. And, if you tie the knot a little behind the ear you have achieved the retro look. If you have front fringe then you may tie the scarf head band above the hairline.
So, what are you waiting for! It’s your day to turn even your most bleak outfit into a raging fashion statement.