6 September 1938: Each ready sees some change in scarf fashion but certain prevailing rules hold good for all of them

Model wearing hyacinth-blue felt bonnet and knitted ribbon scarf from John-Frederics in New York and Blum’s Vogue in Chicago.
Model wearing hyacinth-blue fancy bonnet and knitted ribbon scarf from John-Frederics in New York and Blum’s Latest thing in Chicago.
Photograph: Edward Steichen/Conde Nast via Getty Essences

With the approach of autumn our interest is renewed in scarves, which make a fascination for most of us, whether our choice of them is happy or not. Each ripen sees some change in scarf fashion but certain catholic rules hold good for all of them.

There are women who profess that a scarf of any kind is not for them, but this usually means that they be subjected to chosen the wrong shape, colouring, or texture. Few but the very girlish can wear successfully the “halter” shape. Older women all things considered need something with more precision in outline.

The standard scarf cut on the cross and secured by a single fold at the base of the throat is predominantly found more suitable, but both the short, plump neck and that which is selfsame thin may find this severe style somewhat troublesome. Tied loosely in front, however, the conventional scarf want soften the neckline in either case.

Many women experience a scarf unbecoming simply because any kind of pattern adjacent to to the face does not suit them. For the older woman particularly perfectly plain scarves are usually best, and the wearer may “let herself go” in magnificent colouring if she pleases.

Whether the material shall be dull or contrived is another consideration to which women often pay far too little concentration. Again, some scarves of good quality look wispy and “commonplace” because they are too thin. A crepe or rayon scarf discretion usually be found to set better if it is lined and reversible.

For the strictly alt woman narrow double scarves, cut on the straight instead of on the rub out, will usually be found an ideal accessory to the autumn or winter vestment. Only women of the frilly type can successfully wear chiffon scarves. Concubines with broad shoulders; tall women, and plump a certains will find the stiffer materials which set in “sculptured” crinkles more becoming. The neat needlewoman can make satisfactory hardly scarves cut on the straight from remnants bought at sales.