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hen the cold arrives, the only effective way to hold it at bay is to layer your clothing. The air builds up between each layer, providing warmth that keeps us contentedly snug. The major problem with layering is it may restrict your movement. Moreover, too many bulky layers make women feel fat, formless and unattractive – not the pleasantest way to spend the long winter months.

There is a way to avoid it. You need to realize that thin layers can be as effective as thick ones are. You need to play the numbers not the thickness game. While many man-made fabrics such as nylon make you sweat, thinner natural materials such as silk prove to be more effective. Silk actually retains heat while drawing away sweat. This is one explanation why, traditionally, high quality items had silk linings.

Although it is difficult to imagine fine and flimsy silk scarves can provide effective protection from winter’s bitter blast, it is true. A silk scarf or shawl is truly extremely effectual. Draped over the shoulders sandwiched between a sweater or blouse and a coat or jacket or rather an overcoat and perhaps a light jacket, a silk scarf boosts both temperature and a woman’s sense of worth. Gone is a human blimp. A further advantage is this. When you remove your outer layers, you can simply reposition your stunning hand dyed scarf. It will add its own dash to whatever you are wearing. Its inimitable pattern and strikingly exciting colors provide a boost to any outfit.

Another inimitable accessory is a hand dyed silk shawl. Like silk scarves, these add an amazing élan draped casually over coats and jackets. Suddenly that plain old outer garment looks fresh and new. Selecting a singular hand-painted design will be sure to set you apart from the crowd. As for locating a shawl right for you – that is not a problem. Talented craftspeople work with the fabric, slowly introducing the multitude of hues and patterns through traditional hand-painting techniques. The colors and patterns they create are not found in the mass-produce counterpart. Silk accessories of this high quality are unique. You can find one able to match any outfit – inner or outerwear. Not only will you feel warm and toasty wearing these 100% pure silk accessories, but you will have abandoned that bloated look for something tasteful, practical and absolutely gorgeous.

Julie-Ann.

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We’ve all done it; it’s too warm for a sweater, cardigan or jacket, so we go off out in a sleeveless top or a strappy dress, completely forgetting that by the time we have stopped chasing around to get ready, and as soon as the temperature has started to drop as day turns to evening, we are going to be shivering with cold. Grabbing a silk scarf or shawl on the way out of the door, however, can ensure that instead of worrying about having goose flesh all night, we can just get on and enjoy ourselves in perfect comfort.

Especially on those warm days in spring, summer and autumn, it can be very easy to get caught out by the weather, but the last thing that we style-conscious ladies want is to spoil our look by lugging around thick jackets and coats which we might not even need to use. While a warm sweater can, of course, be worn knotted around the shoulders until such time as it might be needed, this look will only work with certain outfits and certainly would not be an option with an elegant evening gown.

Silk scarves and shawls, on the other hand, provide the perfect solution for those occasions when it is impossible to tell what the weather might do. The fine, lightweight fabric folds up neatly, making it easy to pop your fabulous accessory into your purse. Better still, however, why not just wear it as part of your outfit to enhance your look?

The great thing about silk scarves and shawls is that they can be worn on so many different parts of the body and so, when it is still warm outside, you can wear it as pure decoration, but when it cools down you can move it to wrap around your shoulders and keep out the chill. You might, for example, wear it in your hair or to adorn a hat, or tie it around your waist or hips over the top of a skirt or pants. As the temperature drops, simply untie it and place it around your arms, neck or shoulders to keep you snugly warm.

Even if you just choose to carry your women’s scarf or shawl with you though, or drape it casually across your arms or shoulders, it will still provide that added bit of glamour and eye-catching appeal to your overall look. Unlike a bulky jacket thrown across your arm, a fabulous hand-painted silk scarf or handmade shawl will look like the stunning accessory that it is, instead of just an afterthought.

Of course, if you are going to go for maximum appeal, then the vivid colors, the sumptuous fabric and the gorgeous, unique designs on the hand-painted examples of women’s scarves and shawls make them the only ones to choose. After all, why just be warm and cozy when you can look stunning too?

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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