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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Fashion Dictionary - Bandana - A Highly Useful Fashion Accessory!


With the Spring starting and Summer right around the corner, we start getting in the mood to buy some new summer clothes and accessories.

Have you seen snapshots from Milan S/S 2011 Fashion Week ? Oh! I love all those roses and mimosa, worn with matching floral-print, platform sandals, and bandanas. If you think that bandana is a piece of cloth tied around the head, neck or over the mouth, please think again!



A little bit of history. Bandana has been adopted into the English language, via Portuguese, from the Hindi word meaning to tie, and the often brightly - colored garments are used for protection against sun and dust, in addition to being useful for wiping sweat away from the face. Bandanas have formed part of the ensemble worn by cowboys, pirates,farmers and more recently.....hm, gang members.



But as fashion dictates a bandana is a simple accessory that you can wear in several stylish, playful and fun ways creating glamorous or casual look.

Headbands made of various fabrics and techniques proved to be a good alternative to the hair clips or loop a bandana through a few of your belt loops on your pants to add an extra element to your outfit.

Knoting the headband in different places will yield different looks to the same hairstyle. You could tie the headband on top of the head, or on the side or finish it off at the nape. If you are unsure about whether this look will suit you, try having a not so wide fabric headband in colors of your outfit and tie it at the back. You could leave some hair showing from beneath the headband to feel a bit more confident. Once you have tried the look, throw caution to the winds and try out newer methods of tying and use contrast colored hair bands too.


The look is casual, so wear it to after office activities like a movie, an evening out, shopping etc. You could even give the conservative version of this look a try on casual Fridays – just ensure you do not have serious business meetings planned for that day!


Story by Lyudmila (Woolsolution)

15 comments:

SocksAndMittens said...

Great post, so much info!

Albina M said...

Very interesting article!

Fine said...

Beautiful article!

Bonbonland said...

Great post!

Natalka said...

interesting article!

parshava said...

Very interesting!!!

Lanadearg said...

Very interesting. Thank you, Lyudmila!

Vikulya said...

Thank you so much for your great post!All the items are so amazing!

YanArt said...

Very interesting, Lyudmila! Thank you!

Nadia said...

Thank you for great info, always appreciate the effort, good read!

IrinaN said...

Great story :) Thank you!

Irina said...

Great post!

TonyaUtkina said...

So many great hand made items! I wish I could buy all of them!

Yana said...

Such a great article! Thank you!

Niftic Vintage said...

Fabulous stuff! That butterfly scarf rocks!

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