In April, I suggested a lightweight pashmina-style shawl to keep off the Spring and Summer chill, from Fraas, a company that excells in creating different types of scarves. For more than 130 they’re been creating mufflers and shawls, and their tag line, fittingly, is: “Scarves are our world.” The company has certainly been part of the real world, for quite some time — 130 years to be exact. For summer, the lightweight Fraas pashmina wrap of 100% viscose was perfect. But now, it’s getting chilly and you’ll need something more substantial to ward off the cold. A Fraas design that I really like, and that morphs from a scarf to a drapey shawl, is the brand new, Fraas’ 20×80 inch solid ruffle style, 060247 ($66.00). This elegant wrap is soft 100% acrylic, and it’s stretchy, ribbed, and scalloped on one edge. If you wear it as a shawl, that edge looks fluted and feminine. If you srunch it up and wear it around your neck, it’s like a ruffled scarf. Either way, it’s gorgeous.
The core style is available in: black, dark red, peacock (teal), magenta and blue grape. It’ll add the pop! of color to any outfit, from jeans to that little black dress, or an evening gown. This is an easy (and comforting) way to update your Winter wardrobe. Tie it, drap it, pin it, and make a fashion statement! There’s nothing better than something chic and warm, and this Fraas wrap does it up, beautifully. You can get this Fraas wrap and plenty of others, including the lightweight Pashmina wrap I suggested for Spring, in specialty stores, amazon.com, by telephone (212-575-0191) or on-line (fraas.com). A lovely Fraas shawl or scarf would make a fantastic holiday gift that never goes out of style and fits all shapes, ages and sizes. The holidays are almost here!