Italian Designer Scarves Explained

Italian brand name women scarves come in different sizes, fabrics and designs. Many brands use however similar sizing for their shawls, scarves and wraps. Note: many scarves designs are produced in as shawl and square scarf. 

Made In Italy vs ?

Italy has been the main producer of high end designer scarves for decades. Generalized: Italian made scarves are printed in Italy processed and finished (square foulards) by hand with a signature (Italian) hand rolled/ stitched border. The quality of the print and the silk makes the "made In Italy" scarf stand out from often cheaper options.


Women Italian scarves sizing:

Square Scarves Sizing

The 90cm x 90cm square silk scarf is also referred to as the head scarf. Note slimmer head scarves are referred to as bandana.

  • Small Square: 50 x 50 cm / 20 x 20"
    Largehandkerchief size, great for accessorizing your purse or handbag
  • Medium Square: 70 x 70cm
  • Large Square: 90 x 90cm - Most popular for a head scarf
  • Extra Large: 140 x140cm

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Oblong Scarves/ Shawls Sizing

  • Slim: 25 x 180cm
  • Regular: 45 x 180cm
  • Large Wrap Size: 70 x 200cm
    Often used for lightweight chiffon silk shawls.
  • Extra Large: Any other size above 70 x 200cm

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Women Scarf Fabrics

Fabrics translation:

WS = Cashmere

WV = Wool

CO = Cotton

SE = Silk

MO = Modal 


Sciarpa = Scarf

Foulard = Headscarf (Square Silk Scarf)

Stole = Stola


View all silk scarves, wool/ cashmere scarves.