Did you know that scarves were originally used in hot weather to wipe sweat from the neck and face? Neither did I! In today’s #WinterFashionWednesday post we are diving deep into the offer of scarves out there, from cashmere to wool, and we are finding out more about where this garment comes from.
One of the first people spotted in a scarf was the Egyptian queen Neferiti wearing a lightly woven one as an accessory. She was followed by the warriors during the Chinese Cheng Empire who wore scarves as part of their uniform. The Romans, were the ones that used the scarf to keep clean (from sweat).
Scarves are literally everywhere now, to keep warm, part of uniforms, to show the world which football team you support, to protect hair or used for religious purposes. But how did the scarf find its way into our wardrobes?
The first step into the world of fashion
It all dates back the 1800s, when silk scarves became a fashion statement for women of a certain background. Hermes was the first brand to design a silk scarf meant to be worn as a fashion accessory. Not much later, the scarf was made with cheaper material so they became more affordable to everyone. Men started wearing scarves for fashion purposes a century later in the 1900s.
Let’s have a look at some scarves to update your wardrobe this winter:
SILK & CASHMERE SCARVES
Lots of love,