The Turban Look - from Casual to Elegant

You’ve heard about turbans.  You’ve seen people and celebrities wearing turbans.  Admit it, you’re intrigued about them.  Are they just something that only people from middle east countries wear?  Or is it a garment that movie stars and celebrities wear for a more sophisticated look?  Not quite.  It is true that turbans have a long history that originated in several parts of Asia,, Africa, and the Middle East. Part religious and part cultural, men and women wear turbans as a sign of faith to their tradition and history.

But a turban is a very simple clothing accessory.  It consists of a long piece of fabric similar to a scarf that is wrapped around the head and worn as a hat.  Nowadays, people from all over the world and with all types of cultural backgrounds wear turbans for a variety of reasons. From fashion to the most simple way to keep your head and ears warm, a turban is one of the most versatile pieces of clothing.    

“WEARING a turban demands confidence. You have to believe, truly believe, in your look. You have to commit.

-- SIMONE S. OLIVER , The New York Times, November 10, 2010

Contrary to what most people believe, a turban is not just used in cold weather climates.  It fact, as we mentioned before, its origins are from very hot areas of the planet.  Depending on the fabric, a turban can also act as a very effective insulation and protecting garment against heat and damaging sun exposure.  More practically, some women may decide to wear a turban to cover up a bad hair day, make a fashion statement or simply, keeping their head and hair protected against damaging sun exposure. 

“WEARING a turban demands confidence. You have to believe, truly believe, in your look. You have to commit.”

-- SIMONE S. OLIVER , The New York Times, November 10, 2010

One of the reasons why the western world may associate turbans with celebrities is due to the number of female stars that have worn them in some of the most renown movies of their careers.  Among others, Gloria Swanson made a true fashion statement in her turban in Sunset Boulevard (1950). Other famous turban wearing actresses include Greta Garbo, Lana Turner (The Postman Always Rings Twice), Elizabeth Taylor, Barbara Streisand, and more recently, Kate Moss, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Salma Hayek have all worn turbans. Jennifer Lopez, not to be left behind in the sophisticated looks division, donned a glittery gray turban to the 2006 MTV Movie Awards.  Sarah Jessica Parker also wore a turban while playing socialite Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City 2. 

But perhaps one of the most attractive features of a turban is the fact that it doesn’t really require a particular way or situation to wear it. 

Our cashmire turbans are carefully selected to provide the softest touch and always feel great whether you go for a more casual look with jeans and a shirt or at more sophisticated evening event with a formal dress code.  In other words, you can’t go wrong wearing a turban!