HOW TO TIE AND WEAR OBLONG SCARVES

Not only is a gorgeous long / oblong scarf perfect to accent any outfit; it is also delightfully easy to tie. Let's first get rid of a common misconception: "only people with a long neck can wear a long scarf". Absolutely wrong! Whereas a bulky knitted scarf is certainly not flattering, a scarf made of thin lavish silk works on any body types.  

As often the simpler the better... Check out these many easy ways to wear a long scarf we have selected for you. For all the different styles below we used some ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ silk chiffon scarves: their size (67x26") and lightweight silk fabric make them both simple to wrap and pleasant to wear!                                                                                                                        

  • Neck scarf tied to the front with a simple or double knot      

oblong chiffon silk scarf by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™, polka dot, mint color

Wrap your scarf around your neck so that both ends are hanging down to the front. Then tie them together near your chest with one or two knots. This style is perfect to look slimmer!

  • Neck scarf tied on the side with a simple or double knot

oblong chiffon silk scarf by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™, polka dot, light beige color

Wrap your scarf around your neck and tie both tails on the side of your neck. Keep this romantic style in mind for Valentine's Day... your hubby will love it!

  • Scarf tied European loop

oblong chiffon silk scarf by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™, polka dot, red color

oblong chiffon silk scarf by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™, dog pattern, yellow color

oblong chiffon silk scarf by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™, polka dot, white color

This ultra simple and trendy way to wear a long scarf is very common in Europe. Hence its name.

Take your scarf and fold it in half. Then wrap it around your neck and pull the two tails through the loop you have created. Adjust to your liking (tightened or loose) et voilà!

  • Faux Infinity scarf

oblong chiffon silk scarf by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™, polka dot, blue color

Tie the two ends of your scarf together with a double tight knot to create a loop. Then wrap it around your neck like you would do with an infinity scarf. This faux infinity scarf offers many options: your can wrap it once or several times around your neck. You can also showcase the knot or hide it at the back of your neck.

  • Scarf wrapped once or twice around the neck

oblong chiffon silk scarf by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™, dog pattern, beige color

oblong chiffon silk scarf by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™, polka dot, orange color

Wrap your scarf once or - for a fluffier result and shorter tails - twice around your neck. Tie with a simple front knot.

  • Scarf wrapped once around the neck with the ends dangling in the back

oblong chiffon silk scarf by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™, cat pattern, green color

Drape you scarf around your neck starting from the back. Then bring the two ends from the front to the back and leave them dangling.

  • Scarf worn as a semi drape on one shoulder

oblong chiffon silk scarf by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™, polka dot, pink color

oblong chiffon silk scarf by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™, polka dot, black color

Place your scarf at the back of your neck making one tail longer than the other. Bring the longer tail to back. Open up the two ends so that they drape both your chest and your shoulder.

  • Scarf worn as a front drape and tucked behind a waist belt       

oblong chiffon silk scarf by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™, polka dot, blue color

Center your scarf at the back of your neck. Bring the two tails to the front and open them up to create a drape effect over your chest. Then tuck them behind a large waist belt. Enjoy this stylish and eye-catching way to wear your long scarf!

  • Scarf as a loose front neck scarf with by a scarf ring

oblong chiffon silk scarf by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™, cat pattern, green color

oblong chiffon silk scarf by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™, polka dot, pink color

Center your scarf at the back of your neck. Bring the two tails to the front. Pull them through a scarf ring and adjust to your liking.

  • Untied scarf with ends dangling loose to the front

oblong chiffon silk scarf by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™, cat pattern, fuschia pink color

oblong chiffon silk scarf by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™, polka dot, white color

Center your scarf at the back of your neck. Bring the two tails to the front. Do not tie your scarf and wear it loose.

  • Neck scarf with a fluffy bow

oblong chiffon silk scarf by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™, polka dot, pink color

oblong chiffon silk scarf by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™, cat pattern, white color

Wrap your scarf once around your neck, and tie a loose knot near your collarbone. Then tie the ends of the scarf in a big fluffy bow.

  • Headscarf tied as a long and romantic headband

oblong chiffon silk scarf by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™, polka dot, pink color

Fold your scarf into a narrow band. Then wrap it around your head to create a headband. Tie with a tight double knot at the nape of your neck. You can either play symmetry or have one tail longer than the other one (photo).

  • Headscarf pirate style

oblong chiffon silk scarf by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™, polka dot, black color

Fold your scarf into a large band. Place it low on your forehead covering your hair. Bring the two tails to the back of your head and finish with a tight double knot.

  • Scarf tied on a bag handle

oblong chiffon silk scarf by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™, polka dot, blue color

Easy and spectacular; convenient too when the weather turns too hot to wear a neck scarf: wrap your scarf around one handle of your bag and secure it with a tight double knot.

  • Scarf tied as a long belt

oblong chiffon silk scarf by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™, polka dot, red color

Routine is boring, don't you think? Forget your regular waist belts and use your long silk scarf to create a stunning and original belt. Wrap it around your waist and tie with a double knot, either centered or tilted to the side of your waist.

  • Scarf tied on a hat with the two ends hanging down

oblong chiffon silk scarf by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™, polka dot, black color

Fold your scarf into a band. Wrap it around the crown of your hat and tie with a double knot at the back of your hat. Perfect for the summer!

  • Scarf tied on a hat with a fluffy front or back bow

oblong chiffon silk scarf by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™, polka dot, beige color

oblong chiffon silk scarf by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™, polka dot, black color

Fold your scarf into a band. Wrap it around the crown of your hat starting from the front or the back of your hat. Tie with a fluffy bow... another perfect summer style - irresistible on a straw hat...

Enjoy all these styles! All you need to do now is to choose the scarf pattern and the trendy color which will put you at your best...