How to Take care of Wool Shawls at Home?

When you have plans to go strapless or backless in your prom dress or evening gown, then you might not think of the weather conditions. But, if you are thinking of going to an outdoor party that too on a cold or chilly weather, a warm shawl or a jacket would be suitable to cover you up and keep you safe from the freezing cold. This said, you might invest in the fancy but warm, wool shawls that are not bulky and yet very fashionable too.

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These days, you have plenty of stores and even brands selling these shawls online and you can pick your choice from there. These are also available online and so you may make your choice from these online stores only. You might even go for getting them from specific stores that specialize in fine woolen shawls too. You might get wool shawls with shiny silk filaments or you might even get solid colored shawls for yourself. Whatever you buy, remember to get them only from reputed or branded stores.

How to take care of the shawls?


The fine and smooth Pashmina woolen shawls are slightly expensive; but if you just want to get your hands on something fashionable, irrespective of the price, then this is just suitable for your finer tastes in life. Talking about having fashionable shawls, you would have to keep in mind the fact that woolen shawls are made of fine wool and then colored with vegetable dyes. To wash these shawls, do not use hard detergents or even drop it in the washing machines. Just drop in a few drops of mild shampoo, soak it for a few minutes, and rinse them. Drying these shawls could be done by laying them on flat surface and patting them dry with tissue or even newspapers. Though it is time consuming, but this is a guaranteed way to give a long life for your wool shawls.

If you are not getting sunlight enough to dry it up faster, try using a cotton sheet or towel between the shawl and iron box and just press it in mild temperature. The shawl would get dried fast and even remain wrinkle-free for you!

Author bio: The author has been using wool shawls and even loves to style up in them during winter. Her way of taking care of the shawl has helped the shawls to stay in good shape for many years too.


Styles To Wear A Ruana Wrap

One of the most stylish and comfortable of all women’s accessories are Ruana wraps. They are like large wraps that are long in the front, back and have good side coverage too. They fall loosely over the shoulders with a mock V at the neckline so they stay in place which is one feature women especially love about this wrap. Some of them are fringed other are not it is all a matter of preference though both types look amazing for casual wear and evening wear.

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These stylish long cape wraps ensure women a sleeker taller look which women love. They have universal appeal with the petite, tall and curvy women who all seem to agree on what a stylish statement this type of wrap makes. In addition to style women love comfort and this ensures both the benefits.

Classic Style:  This style of wearing a Ruana Wrap is super easy and it involves draping it over the shoulders and the V of the neckline holds it in place so it does not slide off like a shawl. The front 2 ends hang long and loose as do the back and sides. This way you get the most coverage. This style is perfect for spring and fall so the split in the middle allows a little of the outfit underneath to be seen. This way you are protected but for nice cool weather. If you wish you can put middle split together with a broach for a dressier evening look.

Added  Warmth Style: In this style you wear the Ruana just as mentioned above then take the right side and drape it over the left shoulder. Adjust it as close to neck as you want as this style ensures added cozy warmth.  Another advantage of this style is that the ruana acts like a wide long wrap and has the added benefit of a scarf look too. Great for colder weather this is a great style for late evening, nights and cold winter weather depending on where you are.

They are great for year round wear so buy a yarn that suits the season. Wool Ruana are by far the most popular with women for fall, winter and spring time. Great for travel, during a flight this wide wrap acts as the perfect travel blanket. Lounge in it on a cold winter day at home, wear it to a casual gathering with jeans or over an evening dress and look elegant and beautiful.  In summer wear a chiffon Ruana over a sleevesless or strappy dress and look amazing.

Popular colors for this long wrap are black, beige, purple, navy, ivory, red, mustard navy and grey. These colors seem to complete your wardrobe for all seasons. The summer Ruanas in chiffon sheer elegance in pastel prints with their flowing beauty are very stylish and attractive. The woven warm ones have a soft warm feel, an attractive weave, some are plain others are striped and still others have paisley borders for designer beauty. Most are reversible so enjoy a warm spring wool Ruana wrap today. Shopping online will ensure you a good deal and most sites deliver fast and give great service to have long term customers. It is true that once you try it nothing else will do!

Tips to Take Care of Cashmere Shawls

Cashmere Shawls are made of soft cashmere woolen materials. These shawls are available in different shades and colors blended with different other materials. Undoubtedly, buying cashmere scarves is the most essential thing for a woman as she can wear it in different ways. Comes in one size fits all, these shawls are the perfect accessory that you should have in your wardrobe. However, if you think that you are done after buying the cashmere shawls, then you are wrong because the real responsibility comes after buying these shawls.

Do you know how to keep your cashmere shawls clean and long-lasting? Bear in mind that these embroidered and classic shawls are not cleaned following the generic cleaning process. Rather you need to understand some basic points to take care of your shawls and wraps made of cashmere.

  • Whenever you wash them, try to hand wash with cold water with soapflake or mild detergent.

  • You should avoid using softener, bleach or any detergent that contain bleach material. Soak the shawls in lukewarm water for a few minutes.

  • Then you need to rinse the scarf in lukewarm water.

  • Thereafter, you need to use a towel to roll the shawls up to soak excess water.

  • One of the biggest mistakes that people make is they hang the scarf to dry. Do not ever hang the scarves or shawl to dry rather lay the cashmere shawls on the towel to dry. Moreover, keep the shawls away from direct sunlight or heat.


  • You should always make sure that you clean the shawls and scarves thoroughly before storing them.

  • Do not ever wash the shawls in washing machine.

  • Avoid to wring, rub or twist the shawls to remove the excess water.

Following these points will help you to ensure the longevity of the premium cashmere shawls. Be the trendsetter by wearing these shawls in a manner you feel comfortable with it. There are different ways of wearing these shawls whether you add it as a decorative accessory with your attire or simply cover your shoulder. Regardless of any season, you can wear these scarves and shawls.

Silk Evening Shawls Chiffon Silk Wraps Fashion

Silk Evening shawls are much preferred by women for year round wear as they look the best with their evening dresses. Chiffon silk shawls look beautiful over the flowing beauty of chiffon dresses and gowns. A classic fashion statement from years that is here to stay!  They add elegance and dressy beauty to the evening outfit so women love them! The sheer chiffon shawls and wraps have that definite appeal for evening wear and is a shawl of choice by women of all age groups.

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Silk shawls Chiffon shawls and wraps come with fringe or without fringe. The sizes vary from small scarf size to an extra large wrap size for full coverage:

  • They come in a scarf wrap size of 18” x 60” and many petite women love   this look to just cover a part of their shoulders and arms.
  • The next size is a 21” x 60” which is slightly wider for those looking to       have more arm coverage. Yes for some women the extra 3” at width is       necessary and appealing.
  • Finally the larger chiffon wraps are 28” x 72” and the extra large are 30” x 80” and can be used as a ruana cape wrap for all around coverage.                                                                                                                                                                            Chiffon shawls are beautiful in many colors for spring summer wear especially. The classic white chiffon wedding shawl makes a beautiful wedding shawl so the bride can look radiant and gorgeous. They can have silvery sparkles and add elegance to the bridal gown. Pastel chiffon colors look beautiful for bridesmaids shawls to match the wedding colors and theme. They are great for beach weddings with their sheer airy style.

Handcrafted shawls for spring summer weddings and chiffon evening shawls with vines and motifs with seasonal styling are so attractive and unique. Gift one today to that beautiful woman in your life to make her feel special.