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Beauty, of course, comes in many forms, but when you look at many of the women who are generally considered to be amongst the most beautiful in the world, often what they have in common is a certain exoticism. In some, this quality comes from their physical features such as their skin coloring or the shape and color of their eyes, whilst in others it is their bodily shape or height which gives this effect. For many, however, it is their style of dress which provides that unmistakable sultriness which is very much associated with exotic cultures.

While the blonde-haired, blue-eyed look will almost certainly retain its enduring appeal for years to come, it is the exotic beauty of women such as Brazilian model Adriana Lima and American actress and model Megan Fox who have become the inspiration for many ordinary women to find their own definition of exotic in recent years. Just what is it though that defines a look of exoticism?

Some would say that it is nothing more than a look which is different to one’s own native culture, but there are probably few who would describe a native Spanish woman who dyes her hair, eyelashes and eyebrows blonde and wears blue-colored contact lenses to achieve a Scandinavian look, for example, as exotic-looking. If anything, her original look with dark hair and eyes would better fit most people’s idea of exoticism.

Probably the women that we most associate with an exotic look are those from the likes of the Latin American nations, Africa and the Pacific Islands. Long, dark hair, dark skin, smoldering eyes and sensual, pouting lips are some of the first characteristics to come to mind, but in addition it is the use of color in their clothes and accessories that make the women from these places stand out. Unlike in many of the European countries, for instance, where colors tend to be far more muted, in what we think of as the more exotic nations colors are bright and vivid and bold.

While there is much that women of all nations can do to create an exotic look using make-up and hair dyes, one of the simplest and most effective methods is through accessories. You might not want to replace your entire wardrobe with brightly-colored outfits, but by introducing some stunning hand painted silk scarves and hand dyed shawls, you can give just about any outfit an exotic touch.

The reason for choosing hand painted scarves and shawls is largely to do with the intensity of the color, which is something that cannot be replicated by using mass-production printing techniques. The 100% pure silk is important too, firstly because of the way that it absorbs the color and allows it to remain so vibrant, and also because the fabric, with its sumptuous sheen and softness itself has a look of exoticism.

No matter whether we think of a Pacific Islander wrapped in a sarong-style silk scarf on the beach or a gorgeous Brazilian model strutting down the catwalk, the look of exoticism is one which equates to quality and elegance, but there are few accessories which can single-handedly incorporate all of the elements required to qualify as exotic. With their glamorous color, fabulous fabric and exquisite elegance, however, hand painted silk scarves and shawls can transform you instantly into a smoldering exotic beauty.

Julie-Ann.

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So, the time has come to treat yourself to a women’s scarf or shawl to brighten up your wardrobe and provide that added bit of pizzazz to your outfits. You might have a good idea as to the colors that best suit you and of your preferred designs, but what are you going to do about fabric?

Often, when we go shopping for clothes and accessories, fabrics come pretty low on our list of considerations, something which in many ways is a pity when you think about the properties of different kinds of materials and what these can add to or take away from the overall look of an item. Think, for instance, about the difference between a coat made from the finest velvet compared to the same item manufactured from wool or a canvass-type material. While the former would have a look of exquisite luxury and could be worn anywhere, the latter would look far more casual and would have limited wearability. It is not just the look of the item which is affected either, but of course the feel too, and this is equally the case with both clothing and accessories.

When it comes to choosing a women’s scarf or shawl, you will, of course, come across a huge variety of examples made from different fabrics. Of these, it is the ones which are produced from the finest 100% pure silk which stand out, and here are just a few good reasons why.

1. The natural properties of silk are such that it adjusts to the body’s own temperature. What this means in effect is that it feels cool against the skin in summer but exceptionally warm in winter. In terms of wearability and value for money, therefore, it is beyond comparison with other fabrics.

2. Unlike manmade fabrics such as nylon, silk does not cling, especially in the heat. The way that silk falls and drapes makes it totally unmistakable in terms of quality.

3. As a natural fabric, silk is 100% hypoallergenic, so anyone with sensitive skin will not have to deal with the embarrassment or discomfort of unsightly, itchy rashes.

4. Silk feels quite unlike any other fabric and is both exquisitely soft and sensual.

5. Silk is one of the few fabrics which is used to produce hand painted scarves and hand dyed shawls. Even designer women’s silk scarves carry printed designs which are introduced into the material as part of a mass-production technique. The difference between hand painted scarves and shawls shows immediately in the intensity of the colors, as well as in the texture of the fabric. In addition, it is only these hand painted items which incorporate totally unique designs. While cotton is another fabric which is sometimes hand painted or dyed, clearly the quality of this material in terms of look and feel is inferior.

6. Despite appearing fragile and flimsy, silk is very easy to take care of and women’s silk scarves and shawls need nothing more than a gentle hand wash to keep them in tip-top condition.

7. The combined qualities of the fabric give women’s hand painted silk scarves and shawls an overwhelming feel and appearance of class, luxury and style which simply no other material can compete with.

Julie-Ann.

Interested in Silk Scarves and Shawls, or Hand-Painted Scarves? Visit WomenClothingToday.com to browse a gorgeous collection of scarves and shawls.

Also, Visit our eBay Store for the Great DEALS and FREE WORLD WIDE SHIPPING!

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