Cultures around the world have a long tradition of wearing shawls, ranging from the serape of Latin America to the pashimas of Kashmir. The fashion for shawls waxes and wanes, but they are always available at boutiques and your favorite clothing shops littered all over the metropolis.
The modern English word shawl comes from a Persian word shal. Experts say that the term is must be coined by the Persians from Sanskrit sati, which means cloth. There are a wide variety of shapes and sizes that buyers can actually choose from.
It is also possible to find triangular and oblong ones, or those that come in more unusual shapes. They may be fringed, trimmed, or left plain, and they come in a rainbow of bright colors and with an assortment of ornately designed patterns.
A shawl provides excellent warmth and insulation, and it can also accentuate any kind of dress to highlight the contours of the body. Women and young ladies prefer to wear a shawl over evening gowns on their way to a ball, the shawl keeps them warm along the way and then they will eventually discard it when at the ball. Because it is stylish and elegant it is also a favorite fashion accessory in outdoor promenades and dances.
Many shops found in the Internet today sell shawls, including the ones from Asia which boasts of high quality products for many centuries now. There are also the ones that are made in Europe, the wool and the silk types that are perfect for evening parties in the hot summer nights.
It would surely add a touch of style to anyone who has a shawl that perfectly goes with her outfit. As fashion gurus say, You are always in style”.