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Scarves are amazingly inexpensive ways to add a dollop of lux to your style factor and keep pace with trending fashion styles throughout the year.

With a myriad of options to choose from, there are several key factors to keep in mind while buying a scarf. Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind the next time you are looking to buy scarves.

Choose with care

The rule of thumb when buying a scarf is to check on quality and softness of the material. Pamper your senses with a luxuriant scarf; when shopping look for pieces that feel soft to the touch, ones that can be easily draped and have a flow or ample fall to the fabric. Fabrics like silk, chiffon, cashmere, soft knit, and charmeuse are wonderful options certain to be pleasing to touch and the eye, of course. Since chunky and thick knits are all the rage this winter, pick soft and cozy scarves to drape around your neck.

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Inspect both sides

Before buying a scarf, remember to check both sides. Although the print on the front might be exciting and pleasing to the eye, the other side might not be as appealing. Remember that both sides of the scarf will show when worn, so always check what’s on the flip side. Less expensive scarves also tend to bleed after a wash, staining the side on the bottom, so be careful to check the print and especially dye used to avoid blotchy color runs that shave off overall charm when worn. It’s best when both sides are beautiful and equally attractive. Scarves.net shows scarves as they would be worn, showing both sides and any contrasting colors or patterns. View all the images carefully to get a good look before you buy. We also have care instructions for the scarves so that you can keep them looking beautiful for years.

The longer the better

Embrace length this season with long and sleek scarves that make brilliant figure cover ups. Work long scarves to your advantage and disguise short waists and necks while more buxom women can use long scarves to give their figure a more elongated and balanced look. Wrapped around the neck or worn in a loose loop with the ends dangling on either side, long scarves make wonderful and chic impressions in flattering statement style additions to everyday silhouettes.

Search our other resources on how to tie a scarf and how to store scarves. We have the information you need to make a good choice and make your money go far!

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