The difference between a shawl, stole, wrap and a scarf


Stole and Shawl is one of the most popular clothing styles among different clothing styles. Many women use these styles with great enthusiasm to show their importance, seriousness, and pride. But because some people do not know how to match these styles correctly, they lose the seriousness, dignity, importance that tried to show. So they are among women who know exactly about those styles often. Therefore it is very important to know exactly about stole and shawl to avoid such inconsistencies. So I think this article will be very important for women who love fashion. First, let’s look at the difference between stole and shawl.

Different between SHAWL and STOLE.

  • Shawl

The shawl is a very popular simple garment among women in countries where Tamil and Muslim women are the majority. It is worn loosely over the shoulders, upper body, arms, and sometimes above the head. It is usually triangular in shape and sometimes a rectangular piece of fabric capable of forming a triangle. Other shapes include oblong shawls. This is a clothing style worn for a variety of purposes. Accordingly, it is worn for decorative purposes or to keep the body warm. In the past, this was only used to keep the body warm in the winter season. At that time they were made only of cotton.

Shawls mostly come 80-110 cm wide to 180 cm – 210 cm long.

  • Stole

The stole is a liturgical vestment of various Christian denominations. It consists of a band of colored cloth, formerly usually of silk, about seven and a half to nine feet long and three to four inches wide, whose ends may be straight or may broaden out. In other words, a stole is a formal shawl made of expensive fabric worn over the shoulders over a party dress or ball gown. Usually, a stole is a larger piece of fabric than a shawl. Some women even carry this stole around their shoulders or arms. Lighter materials such as silk and chiffon and are simply finished. It has been said that the term ‘stole’ probably is related to the ancient Roman stola (the woman’s version of the toga).

A stole is usually 50-75 cm wide and 175-195 cm long.

Other types of clothing used instead of shawl or stole.

Instead of shawl or stole, different types of clothing are used as a substitute for high, important women and women who want to look attractive in pursuit of fashion. They are made of expensive and colorful fabrics. Also, the value of these varies depending on the type of fabric used and the decoration used. Accordingly. Scarf, wrap, serape, sashes is a garment used instead of a shawl or stole. So now the difference between these must be identified separately.

  • Serape

A Serape is a long blanket, worn as a cloak. The serape is almost square in shape, but much larger than the shawl. Wear it by draping it over the shoulders and wrapping it around, like a scarf. Choose between pure new wool or cashmere and show off your heritage in style. This is also known as jorongo. This dress is most commonly used by Mexican men.

  • sashes

The sashes are worn from the shoulder of one hand so that you feel more comfortable and the hand is free. This is pulled over the shoulder and secured with a hip pin or brooch. This style is very popular in the highland dance world these days and is a very popular simple dress. They come in a variety of sizes and designs to suit your needs. To add luxury to this, silk fabric is used instead of pure new wool.

  • Wrap

In the context of clothing, a wrap can refer to a shawl or stole or other fabric wrapped about the upper body, or a simple skirt-type garment made by wrapping a piece of material around the lower body. Many people of both genders throughout the world wear wraps in everyday life, although in the West they are largely worn by women. They are sometimes sewn at the edges to form a tube which keeps the required size. A wrap may be secured by a corner being tucked beneath the wrapped material, by making a knot, or using ties, buttons, or velcro.

  • Scarf

A scarf is something that is worn around the neck, shoulders, or head as protection from the cold and as an attractive piece of jewelry. Along, a wide strip made of wool, silk, lace, or other lightweight material is called a scarf. In other words, a scarf is, a long or a square of fabric worn around the neck or head. maybe this is a cover or a piece of fancy cloth for a function, table, etc…

There are different types of scarves in different ways
  • Types of scarves based on material

  1. Cotton scarves
  2. Chiffon scarves
  3. Acrylic scarves
  4. Linen scarves
  5. Silk scarves
  6. Velvet scarves
  7. Viscose scarves
  8. Net scarves
  9. Cashmere scarves
  10. Pashmina scarves
  11. Wool scarves
  12. Alpaca scarves
  13. Satin scarves
  • Types of scarves based on function

Most people think that scarves are either meant to be worn during the winters or are used in many cultures as headcovers. However, the scope of the use of scarves is not so limited. Scarves can be divided into four types based on the function that they are meant to be used for. The types of scarves on this basis are,

  1. Head scarves
  2. Neck scarves
  3. Beach scarves
  4. Winter scarves
  • Types of scarves based on design

Scarves can be divided on the basis of their designs as well. Scarves can be hand-painted, block-printed, dyed, embellished, embroidered, beaded, or lacy.  Dyed scarves are the most common types of scarves when we talk about types of scarves on the basis of design. However, embellished and embroidered scarves are popular scarves for formal functions.

Women, as well as men, prefer to wear scarves. The reason is that wearing a scarf highlights their pride. Neckerchiefs and neckties are essential accessories for formal men’s wear. They not only serve the purpose of keeping you warm in cold weather but scarves are a great accessory to pair any outfit with. Wearing a scarf or stole will increase your attractiveness. So don’t forget to add a scarf or to your outfit.


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