Scarves---help please.

Started 4 years ago. There are 9 replies by 4 different members. The latest reply was from sandyduggan.
  1. Hi there, I would like to wear scarves, and I don't really know how. I am a type C (although I have broader shoulders than most C's). I am tall (5'11"), weight more than I want to, but I am not obese, and I have a round face. Whenever I try to wear a scarf, I feel like it makes me look fat, so I give up. Is there a "slender" way to wear a scarf that could accent my height instead of my not-so-great chin? Thanks!

  1. Hmmm. How are you tying them? As a fellow round-faced C, I think that scarves are more slimming if you drape them around your neck and let both ends hang (i.e., no tying). Or, wrap them around your neck ONCE but make the loop loose, not snug, so it sits on your decolletage (where a necklace would be) rather than right up under your chin. That way they have strong vertical lines (like MSP is always talking about) and don't visually shorten your neck. Or, look up various ways to tie a scarf, and try them in front of the mirror so you can see which ways look better. If you do that, report back -- I'd love to know!

  2. Thanks! I like the drape once and let the ends hang loose idea. I may also look up ways to tie a scarf on the internet and keep the vertical lines in mind. I haven't worn scarves in years. My teenage daughter looks great wearing infinity scarves, but she has a much better chin and different body type than my own. Seeing her look cute in scarves has inspired me to try to find a way to wear them that is both flattering and age appropriate for me.

  3. That's great that you're being inspired by your daughter. YouTube has videos on scarf-tying...good luck!

  4. Also probably best if the scarf is soft jersey, rather than too bulky.

  5. Natasha, I like your suggestion of soft jersey scarves since many scarves are often so bulky. Where have you found scarves made out of this material?

  6. I saw them on a british site www.kettlewellcolours.co.uk in the accessories section. But I have just now found some on americanapparel.net (unisex sheer jersey scarf). I hope this helps.

  7. That was helpful Natasha, thank you!

  8. Also you could try having a strip of jersey cut at a fabric shop,as the jersey scarves may not have the edges finished,according to the reviews. Just a thought.

  9. Hi Natasha, I haven't been to a fabric store in SO long because I don't sew well and would end up with something I didn't wear, and it certainly wasn't inexpensive considering my time and the cost of fabric and patterns. But you are right, having some jersey fabric cut at a fabric store and making one seam for an infinity scarf can't be difficult. Another good suggestion, thank you!

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