How To Tie a Scarf Around the Neck

Scarves have been used as staple accessories in anyone’s wardrobe. Scarves may change in size, color and patterns but it never go out of style. A scarf can be worn around the neck, over the head as a headband, as an accessory to a bag or as a soft belt. A large scarf can double up as a shawl or as a swimwear cover when out of the water. As neckwear, a scarf can be tied up in many different ways to give different results and below are some of them.

  • Tie the scarf into an ascot wrap by folding a medium-sized square scarf into a triangle. Wrap the scarf in front of your neck and cross the ends on your nape and bring the ends forward. Make a half knot on the center of your neck and tie the ends into a neat little bow for a classic and elegant look.
  • Fold a large square scarf into a triangle and roll the long side about halfway. Drape the scarf over your shoulder and bring the sides to the front. Use a square knot to tie the scarf in a bandana style.
  • Fold a soft, large and rectangular scarf several times so that you will have a thin strip about three inches wide. Fold the scarf in half and place it around your neck with the ends in front with one end longer than the other and open the loop. Take the longer end and run it under the top part of the loop and over the bottom part of the loop. This should be positioned close to the bend of the scarf. Take the shorter end and run it over the upper part of the loop and under the lower part. This is a casual way to tie the scarf that still manages to look interestingly elegant.
  • Lay a large square scarf on the table. Fold one corner over until the tip reaches the center of the scarf. Follow the same folding style on the opposite corner. Now start folding each side about two to two and a half inches wide folds until the two sides meet in the center before folding the top over one last time to get a bias type fold. Wrap the middle of the scarf around your throat loosely and cross the ends at the back. Bring the ends out in front and twist the scarf so that you can tie a knot over one shoulder. You can also bring the ends together in front and tie a half knot beneath your chin. This is a good one to try when you are wearing a coat, a jacket or a suit. This type of tying is called the French Twist.
  • Fold a rectangular or a square scarf into a bias fold. Wrap the folded scarf around your neck with the ends dangling unevenly in front. Cross the long end over the short end and wrap it around the short end and over in front. Push the long end through the loop that has been formed, from the back and out front. Pull down the long end so that it will be even with the length of the short end and adjust the knot loosely or tightly depending on your choice. It is like tying a man’s necktie but this is looser. This looks good when you are wearing a collared shirt but will also look chic when worn with a crewneck shirt.

There are many other variations in tying a scarf around your neck. Slip knots are very simple to do and will allow the ends to fall conveniently close together once you have folded the scarf to make it thinner.


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