10 Ways To Style a Long, Rectangular, or Classic, Scarf

10 Ways To Style a Long, Rectangular, or Classic, Scarf

About Clare Haggas: Clare is a renowned wildlife artist, based in Cheltenham England, who brings her artwork to life on British made, silk accessories. Read more here.

 

One of the most popular scarf sizes around the world: the Rectangular, or Long, Scarf!

Here at Clare Haggas, we call them our much loved 'Classic' scarves, due to their iconic status and because they're so universally loved for their versatile styling options.

Here we've got a round up of some of the most popular ways to tie and style a rectangular scarf, using the Classic 153cm long x 43cm wide classic silk scarf, as well as the luxurious 200cm long x 65cm wide classic style wool/silk wrap:

 

1. Classic Knot:

Classic Knot, Probably the most simple style, yet also versatile way to tie a rectangle or classic scarf.

Classic Knot, Drape your scarf around your neck with one end slightly longer than the other to tie a rectangle or classic scarf.

Probably the most simple style, yet also versatile:
  • Drape your scarf around your neck with one end slightly longer than the other.
  • Tie loosely at your neck.
  • Adjust for comfort and style - you can tie at different areas for a different look!

 

2. Asymmetric Drape:

Asymetric Drap, best way to tie a rectangle or classic scarf.

Asymetric Drap, best way to tie a rectangle or classic scarf.A great way to show off a scarf with a beautiful design, with one end left longer than the other:

  • Drape your scarf around each side of your neck, bringing the two ends around the front of each shoulder.
  • Leave one end longer than the other, and let your scarf do the talking!

3. The Choker Drape:

Clare Haggas how to style long rectangle classic scarf.
The Choker Drape, the best way to tie a classic or rectangular scarf.
  • Take the ends of your scarf, and throw them behind you over each shoulder.
  • Bring each end across the back of your neck and to the front of the opposite shoulder.
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    4. The Double:

    The double, best way to tie a classic or rectangluare silk scarf

    The double, best way to tie a classic or rectangluare silk scarf

    One of the most dramatic styles you can go for, as the designs will be shown off beautifully. This style works better when using silk or thin cotton scarves, and you will require two of the same design:

    • Take your two identical scarves, tie them together to create one really long scarf.
    • Place the tied knot at the back of your neck, to hide it, and drape the two long ends down over your shoulders, at the front.

      5. Belted:

      Belted, the best way to tie a classic or rectangluar silk scarf.
      Belted, the best way to tie a classic or rectangluar silk scarf.
      Image Credit: Hayley Brazil
      • Drape your scarf around each side of your neck, bringing the two ends around the front of each shoulder, falling evenly past your waist.
      • Secure a stylish belt around your waist, with the scarf tucked inside the belt!

       

      6. The Bow:

      The Bow, the best way to tie a rectangluar or classic silk scarf.

      The Bow, the best way to tie a rectangluar or classic silk scarf.

      Image credit: Jade Brook

      Another pretty style, that works best with thinner scarves:

      • Drape your scarf around your neck, bringing the ends forward over your shoulders.
      • Tie a loose bow with the two ends on one side of your neck - alternatively, thread the two ends through one of my Classic Scarf Rings, pulling the ring to around half the length of the ends in front of you. Pull fabric from each end through the sides of the scarf ring, creating an effortless bow! 
      • Adjust the bow for a charming, feminine touch.

        7. The Cowel Neck Drape:

        The Cowel Neck Drape, the best way to tie a classic or rectangluar scarf.

        • Drape your scarf around each side of your neck.
        • Throw one end of the scarf over the opposite shoulder!

          8. The Tied Choker:

          The Tied Choker, the best way to tie a classic or rectanglur silk scarf.

          The Tied Choker, the best way to tie a classic or rectangluar silk scarf.
          A beautiful way to keep your neck covered and stay warm on cooler days - with the thermal properties of silk. This style is also great for other material types, as well as thicker blanket scarves:
          • Take the ends of your scarf, and throw them behind you over each shoulder.
          • Bring each end across the back of your neck and to the front of the opposite shoulder.
          • Then you can either tie the scarf in front of you, or secure with a scarf ring.
          • Adjust the position of the knot or scarf ring at different lengths for varied looks!

           

          9. The Off-Center Shoulder Wrap:

          The Off Centre Shoulder Wrap, the best way to tie a classic or rectangluar silk scarf.

          The Off Centre Shoulder Wrap, the best way to tie a rectangluar or classic silk scarf.

          An elegant style works best with larger scarves, such as my wool silk wraps, or blanket scarves. Perfect for wrapping up on chilly summer evenings!

          • Begin with one end longer than the other.
          • Drape the scarf around your neck, with the ends falling over both shoulders.
          • Bring the longer end around to the opposite shoulder, with the width of the scarf covering your arm.

           

          10. The Tied Drape with Scarf Ring:

          The Tied Drape with Scarf Ring, the best way to tie a classic or rectangluar silk scarf.

          The Ties Drap with Scarf Ring, the best way to tie a classic or rectangluar silk scarf.

          Another simple style, using any of my scarf rings to secure, rather than tying:

          • Drape your scarf around your neck with both ends evenly placed placed in front of you.
          • Bring the two ends together, and feed them through a scarf ring.
          • Adjust the length at which the scarf ring site for a variety of different looks.

           

          These are just a few ways to style a classic, long, rectangular scarf.

          Experiment with different methods and find the ones that suit your personal style and the occasion. Don't hesitate to mix and match with various outfits to create unique looks. With your versatile scarf, you'll be ready to make a stylish statement in any season!

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