Elegant Outerwear| The Pashmina

how to wear a pashmina wrap

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Over the last couple of years, the pashmina has become very popular in the fashion world. There is not always a pea coat or tea length coat that perfectly matches your party dress. There are also times where you need a dressier and classier look in a cooler atmosphere. There are the times that we most commonly see the pashmina.

What is a pashmina?

Pashmina is a Persian word that described the outer coat of a goat. Glamorous right? Pashmina shawls date back to the early days. Initially these shawls were worn only by royalty because they were very expensive. In the beginning, pashmina’s were made of wool. To be more specific, the wool was taken from the belly of a goat.

Over time, pashmina wrap has become most recognized for its style, warmth and softness. As it is very affordable, women of many social classes and ages look to pashmina’s to add warmth and flair to their look daily.

How is it different from a scarf?

Pashmina shawls are often confused with an everyday scarf. This is understandable as they are both pretty much used in the same manner. The difference is the type of materials used in creating each. If I were to be “politically correct” a pashmina is actually material. The actual article that is worn is either a pashmina scarf or a pashmina wrap. However, as with most other things, the name has been shortened to pashmina. The difference in a pashmina scarf and regular fashion scarf is the material used. Pashmina shawls and wraps are made from only special cashmere wools. Scarves, as you know can be made from a variety of materials.

Overall a pashmina is a very elegant and stylish fashion accessory. Upgrade your personal outwear wardrobe with a pashmina shawl or wrap today!

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