A Multitude of Ways to Wear the Ultra-Versatile Pashmina
If you’re choosing which Pashmina shawl to wear, would you go for a 36" x 80" light blue and black gradient shawl or a red embroidered Pashmina shawl? Over the years, this Nepal-born product has emerged as a favorite accessory among women from all parts of the world. But what exactly is it about Pashmina which makes it a standout among all the other materials used in making shawls? Pashmina is the name of a breed of goat that grows in the Himalayan mountains. Being at such a high altitude, they need to have that natural protection against warmth, and that is exactly what their inner coat does. The goat’s inner coat is gathered as wool, and the fibers are hand-woven into intricately-designed, beautiful, luxurious Pashmina shawls.
Aside from the different colors and patterns of Pashmina shawls that you can choose from, there is also a variety of materials available. If you want the full-fledged experience of wearing a Pashmina shawl, you can choose a 100% Pashmina shawl. If it indicates in the label that the shawl is 70% Pashmina, it means that the rest of the material is made from silk fiber. It also pays to choose a Pashmina shawl that is hand-woven so that you will get that luxurious feel that this accessory is known for.
Different Ways to Wear a Pashmina
Yet another reason why a lot of women consider a Pashmina shawl as a must-have is the fact that there are dozens of ways that it can be worn. Take a look at the different ways that you can wear beautiful Pashmina shawls:
• In a casual knot around your neck.
Be it a warm or cold month, you can wear a Pashmina shawl in a careless knot around your neck. A Pashmina shawl in a gorgeous color adds a touch of sophistication to an otherwise dreary outfit.
• In a classic knot.
For this, all you need to do is tie the Pashmina shawl around your neck. Make sure that the two ends of the shawl are aligned in the front part of your body, then tie them as you would your shoelaces. It’s entirely up to you to decide how tight or loose the knot should be.
• In a series of knots that resemble a chain.
For a more unique look, tie the Pashmina shawl in a series of knots around your neck that resemble a chain. You can either leave the knots hanging in front of you, on your side or turn the shawl around and leave the knots at the back.
• In a twisted knot.
You can turn your Pashmina shawl into a seemingly huge cloth neckline around your neck by tying it using a twisted knot.
• Other ways to tie a Pashmina shawl around your neck.
You can also wear your Pashmina shawl in a hacking knot, a double hacking knot, a knotted loop, a bow or wear it similar to a men’s necktie.
• Other ways to wear a Pashmina shawl.
A Pashmina shawl is so versatile, that you can wear it as a dress, top or skirt. During the summer time, use it as a cover up for your swimsuit. If you’re feeling conscious about your arms while wearing a tank top, use the shawl and wear it like a Bolero jacket around your arms. You can also tie it around your waist as a fashionable belt. Finally, you can wear the Pashmina shawl as a tight head scarf or headband.
These are just a few suggestions on how you can wear a Pashmina shawl. Use your imagination and you can surely come up with many different ways to wear these gorgeous shawls.