The Elizabetta collection of shawls and evening wraps from Lake Como, Italy
Beautiful evening wraps and shawls for every occasion from dressy to casual.
What is a shawl?
A shawl is simply a rectangular, triangular or square piece of fabric that is designed and sized large enough to be draped over your shoulders. They can be made from a variety of fabrics and can be plain or patterned, and the hems can be finished in a variety of ways. At Elizabetta we make ours only from natural fabrics such as silk, wool, cashmere and modal.
Shawls have been fashionable and worn in every corner of the world for thousands of years and, in our opinion, for good reason. Shawls and evening wraps can be purely decorative, adding elegance and interest to an outfit, from casual to dressy as in wedding attire. One can be worn for warmth and also for modesty as in covering bare shoulders, and of course here at Elizabetta, we are very fond of wearing shawls and every season offer new designs as well as our classics.
If you're curious about the different terms shawls, wraps, scarves and stoles, see our explanation in this blog post.
"I received the shawl in a couple of days. I love it. I wore it to a wedding and got more compliments on the shawl than my dress !! Very high quality."
Luxury silk choices for different occasions:
Pure silk is one of the most versatile choices for a shawl as it can be both elegant and practical.
A sheer silk shawl can be with a printed design or solid colored and can be worn as a beautiful enhancement to a formal dress or as a long scarf, tied in a myriad of ways to add interest and color to every outfit in your wardrobe, from business to daywear to evening.
Every season we offer new patterns on sheer silk chiffon and sheer silk Georgette as we feel they are a must in every well-dressed woman's wardrobe.
We design shawls and wraps in silk twill, silk shantung, silk satin, silk charmeuse and luxurious silk organzino. All of these fabrics result in a beautiful wrap that is sure to garner compliments when you wear it.
If you are attending a formal event, a ceremony, a wedding or a special evening out, a silk shawl will make your outfit stand out and add a layer of luxury and refined elegance to your look.
See our guide on how to choose an evening shawl
"I ordered this silk wrap because of the bright colors, floral design and the promise of a soft silky feel. It did not disappoint! I live in New England with plenty of gray days and cool temperatures and this scarf lifts my mood just by looking at it! I love it gently wrapped around my neck to provide warmth on our cold days and it gives a wonderful splash of color with my black winter coat! It is silky soft and finished very nicely!"
Soft, Lightweight Wool Shawls:
It goes without saying that a wool wrap is primarily designed to add warmth to your outfit. At Elizabetta we also want to wear something that is beautiful as well as being warm. Most of our wool shawls are made from either a super soft wool challis or gauze. We choose these fabrics because they can be printed with intricate designs in both rich and soft colors, plus making them even more wonderful, and they are lightweight, so they can be draped and worn without adding bulk to your look.
Luxury Cashmere Wraps:
Luxurious cashmere makes a perfect winter shawl as it is remarkably warm and soft. We choose to have our cashmere shawls and scarves made from lightweight pure cashmere yarn, as the result is an elegant stole that drapes so beautifully and does not add bulk to your look.
Our cashmere shawls are made from long fibers for extra softness and are made in Biella, in the north of Italy, a place renowned for making wool and cashmere fabrics.
"Luxurious! My new scarf arrived within two days of ordering and it is perfection! Luxurious silk, beautiful print and it drapes nicely around my arms and shoulders. Thank you, Elizabetta!"
Buy online one of our elegant silk shawls and wraps that go from day to evening, or shop for an Elizabetta Italian wool shawl or cashmere wrap for a stylish way to stay warm this winter. Looking for the perfect finishing touch for a dressy outfit? Drape yourself in refined elegance with one of our more formal evening wraps. Beautiful and unique styles only available at Elizabetta Boutique, bringing you quality shawls and evening scarves direct from Italy.