What makes the silk scarf a viable option when compared to scarves composed of cheaper, bulkier materials, such as cotton or wool? Isn’t wool warmer? And isn’t cotton much cheaper? The answers are yes and yes, but silk is still a superior fabric for scarves for several reasons.
The first reason is that silk is more comfortable than either cotton or wool. If you’ve ever worn a woolen jacket, you can imagine how a wool scarf would feel around your neck. They can get so irritating that you develop a rash. Silk is so smooth that you can barely feel the fabric around your neck; if anything, you neck feels better with it than without.
Another reason why the silk scarf is a superior item is that it traps heat better than even wool. Silk is so finely woven together that it prevents a larger amount of body heat from exiting than even wool; and a far greater percentage than cotton, which heat can move through relatively easily. The heat transference resistance of a silk scarf is on par with man-made fibers, such as polyester, nylon, and acrylic, which are used in the “shell” of certain jackets.
So who produces a good silk scarf? If you’re looking for an expensive, designer scarf, you can always purchase one from Burberry. They generally use expensive silks – and put clean-cut borders around relatively unimposing scarf colors. A Burberry silk scarf will cost you around $100 in most places. If you want to go one step down from Burberry, you could purchase a Chiffon scarf, which is still a high-end brand, but sells for less than $50 in many cases. If you’re looking to save even more, you could purchase something from Oscar De La Renta for around $20
Most of us work pretty hard to make ends meet. At the end of yet another day of making sure the bills are paid, the car has gas, and the dog has been fed, it is nice to pamper oneself just a little. One way to do that is give yourself a good night’s sleep on silk sheets.
Silk sheets have a way of caressing your skin, helping to drain the tension of the day out of your system. Their cool, smooth texture allows you to silently sink down into the bedding, ultimately finding your way to that perfect place that brings sweet dreams all night long.
Since silk sheets are available in a variety of colors, you can enter the world of sleep and then return to the morning light while draped in a hue that brings a measure of peace to your harried existence. By waking up to see your favorite color, the day starts on a high note, even if the remainder of the day brings events that make your blood pressure rise.
For those that must find a practical side to even a little luxury, take heart in the fact that these sheets have a high thread count when compared to other types of sheeting. This high thread count translates into being very durable as well as keeping their appearance much longer. A good quality set of these sheets can last one for a number of years.
In case anyone still required one more inducement to see the value of these sheets, let’s consider this fact: silk sheets can lend themselves to a romantic setting. Pair up a sensuous set of black sheets with a few strategically placed candles, a bottle of champagne, some soft music, and a few rose petals and you have the perfect setting to appreciate the charms of that special someone.
So don’t let your practical side talk you out of indulging in a set of silk sheets. They will be worth every penny. And what is more practical than that?