" Absolutely beautiful, high quality and unique scarf to add to my growing collection of Elizabetta silk scarves! The colours of this one are gorgeous and work with so many items in my wardrobe." - Catherine J.
Large silk square scarves and silk foulards are a classic and timeless addition to your wardrobe. Square scarves come in endless sizes. Large square scarves are usually considered any scarf that is at least 90 x 90 cm square, and oversized scarves or extra large silk scarves are usually 140 x 140 cm.
Made famous in the 1960s by glamorous women such as Sophia Loren, Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly, the silk foulard became a must-have in many women's wardrobes, wearing them around their necks and around their hair as a beautiful way to protect their hairstyle.
Grace Kelly loved hers so much that she used one as a sling when she broke her arm and Audrey Hepburn once said: "When I wear a silk scarf I never feel so definitely like a woman, a beautiful woman.”
The silk square scarf is now very much back in vogue, with women styling them in creative and chic ways. Every season we add new patterns to our collection, both classic and modern, keeping up with recent color trends.
How to style style a classic 90 x 90 silk foulard:
You can wear your silk foulard diva style around your head either tied loosely below your chin, or Grace Kelly style: with the ends loosely brought to the back of your neck and tied.
Try one tucked into a button-down shirt or braided in your hairstyle for an instant pop of color.
Fold your foulard in a tube shape, drape it around your neck and let it hang untied in front, peeking out of the front of your blazer or jacket, giving your power suit a refined look, or your jean jacket a touch of stylish chic.
The styling choices are endless. Gather a square silk scarf accordion style and tie it around your neck as a long choker for a feminine flowing look. Tie one around your hair as a turban or headscarf, or wear one cowboy style. Try one tied around a purse handle, or as a belt or sash.
We've put together a guide on 7 chic ways to tie a silk square scarf.
How to style an oversized square scarf:
As a scarf, around your neck in a variety of folds and ties, draped over your shoulders and worn as an elegant shawl, folded in a triangle to wear as a hip scarf or a belt. You can wear one as a blouse, and its large size allows you to style it around your head as a headscarf or turban. Try one as a pareo or as a cover-up in the summer.
Accessorizing your favorite outfits has never been easier as these extra large square scarves can be folded and twisted in so many ways, giving you endless options for styling, adding interest and new life to your wardrobe.
How we make our large silk scarves:
We make many of our oversized square scarves in silk. Whether silk chiffon, silk satin, habotai silk or silk twill, silk can be worn year-round, to cover your shoulders on a summer evening and also to make a fashion statement any time of the year.
For the cooler months, we make these large square scarves in wool, wool and silk blends or modal and cashmere. The large size makes them perfect to wear over your blouse or your overcoat - they are a fantastic addition to your wardrobe, giving your outfit color and interest.
Elizabetta square silk scarves are all made along the shores of Lake Como, Italy in family-run workshops that use non-toxic dyes to make beautiful prints. The fabric is woven, dyed and sewn all in Como, famous for silk production not only in Italy, but throughout the world. Buy our silk square scarves online, directly on our website, to help support artisan craftsmen and true made in Italy fashion.
These same workshops make square silk scarves for the luxury brands, but we sell them at a fraction of the price as we sell directly to you, without any middlemen. This way you can own a luxury piece without the cost.
Classic, chic and refined, an Elizabetta silk square scarf will add the perfect finishing touch to your outfit.
"Greetings! I ordered 2 scarves last week and I just ordered 2 more this morning. I want you to know I absolutely LOVE them! I am so glad I found your website. I visited Italy in April and regretted not buying enough scarves...thank you for your quality products!!!"
Square silk scarves in fresh colors and Italian styling:
At Elizabetta we offer large square scarves in a variety of patterns and colors, from classic to modern and from formal to informal.
Because of the versatility in styling that an oversized square scarf offers, quite a few patterns can transition from casual daywear to office attire and even evening wear.
That is a lot to ask from one fashion accessory, yet the large square scarf can do it all!
"Your large square scarves are beautiful. I've been buying from your site for years and always come back!!"