How to Wear a Shawl? Show Your Beauty

Shawls are one of the most timeless and versatile pieces for your wardrobe. But how to wear a shawl is a difficult thing. Fortunately, this post will tell you several ways to wear a shawl, and how to match other accessories.

What Are Shawls?

A shawl is a flat, loose garment that wearers wrap or drape around their bodies, similar to a large scarf. Shawls come in various shapes, such as rectangular, square, and triangular. With a wide range of materials, including wool, cashmere, silk, cotton, or synthetic blends, and features different designs, patterns, and colors.

Shawls are not just for warmth, they can also serve as a fashion accessory. Sometimes they are also used in religious contexts.

Choosing the Right Shawl with 3 Ways

If you want to wear a shawl to decorate yourself, it is important to choose a suitable shawl for you. Now, we will introduce the 3 right ways to choose a shawl with material, colcor and size.

Right Material

One of the most important aspects of picking your shawl is working with the right materials. Formal-suited shawls, swish silk shawls, quality pashmina wool shawls, velvet shawls, chiffon poncho shawls, and lace shawls.

cotton Shawls
cotton Shawls

Which material you choose will depend on the event and the season. Colder nights may need a fur shawl or thicker wool shawl, in summer, you can go for a lighter layer with silk shawls.

Color Coordination

From bright patterned bohemian shawls to plain solid color shawls. You can seek to complement your outfit color or bring a contrast.

For example, a simple black dress can work well with a brighter shawl as a statement piece, or if you are wearing a cream dress, a cream shawl outfit will pull the whole look together with you.

Size and Shape

Shawls also come in different sizes and shapes, and if you want to streamline your look, you need to choose the appropriate kind.

For example, a frothy dress is suit with a rectangular shawl. Square shawls can be styled with the Parisian knot adding elegance. Even you can tie it.

How to Wear a Shawl?

Wrap Around Shoulders

Shawl - Wrap Around Shoulders
Shawl – Wrap Around Shoulders

Drape the shawl over your shoulders and arms like a garland. Take both the hanging ends of the shawl and tie them behind your back.

Wrap Around Neck

shawl - Wrap Around Neck
shawl – Wrap Around Neck

Wrap the muffler around your neck once and then tie both the hanging ends in a knot.

Classic Shawl

Classic Shawl
Classic Shawl

Wrap the shawl in a way that it completely envelopes your back and arms. Bring the midsection of the shawl’s both ends to give a coat like appearance.

Link Around Neck

 Cross one side of the shawl over the other while the shawl sits on the front of your body to form a loop. Then, pull the ends up through the loop. Doing this a few times will give the shawl links that cascade down the body.

Cross-body Look

shawl - Cross-body Look
shawl – Cross-body Look

 Wrap the shawl around the front of your shoulders and pull one side down to form a 45 degree angle across your body. The two ends of your shawl will align at your shoulder blade, where you can tie the wrap

Belt It Up

shawl - Belt It Up
shawl – Belt It Up

Cinch the shawl to your waist for extra coverage and security. Drape the shawl over your shoulders, and lay both sides of the fabric on top of one another, over your chest. Wrap a belt around your waist to secure the fabric of your shawl.

Criss-cross into a top

shawl - Criss-cross into a top
shawl – Criss-cross into a top

Make a top out of your shawl or blanket scarf by crossing it and tying it right along the neck.

Accessorizing with a Shawl

A shawl is beautiful, but if you want to increase your taste, you can wear accessories, such as brooch, jewelry and bags.

Choosing Brooch

When accessorizing, you can choose matching brooches of the same color, for example, if you are wearing a flowy dress with a floral motif, you can choose a brooch that also has delicate floral motifs. Or brooches of complementary colors, are a finishing touch.

Jewelry Pairing

Jewelry can balance shawls with a stylish accessory. For example, a simple or neutral dress shawl can afford a focus point piece of jewelry. Also, consider the neckline of your shawl, if your shawl has a highly busy neckline, you may want to opt for bracelets and rings instead of necklaces.

Bag and shoe Pairing

The ensemble depends on the season and personal style.

Summer events can call for a light chiffon or silk wrap shawl and heels. Winter may require elegant cashmere blanket scarves and butter-soft leather boots.

How Do You Wear A Shawl With A Dress?

Different dress suit with different shawl, there are some recommendations, you should choose shawl according to your styel, occassion and season.

  • Formal Evening Gown: Luxurious silk or satin shawl in a complementary color.
  • Cocktail Dress: Lightweight chiffon or organza shawl in a coordinating color. Sequined or metallic shawl, Lace or crochet shawl.
  • Casual Sundress: Fringed or tasseled shawl for a bohemian flair.
  • Wrap Dress: Knit wrap or cardigan, Belted shawl or scarf.


How to Wear A Pashmina Shawl?

How do you wear a shawl over your shoulders?

To wear a shawl over your shoulders, drape it evenly over your shoulders with both ends hanging down the front. Adjust the length and position for comfort and style. You can leave it loose for a relaxed look or secure it with a brooch or pin for added elegance.

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