How to Wear a Scarf and Strapless Dress Together

Jessica Shaw
by Jessica Shaw
2 Materials
5 Minutes

Do you have a simple sleeveless dress that you’d like to take up a notch?

Then, here’s a tutorial to show you a cool way to wear a scarf and a sleeveless dress together for maximum effect.

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Feeling inspired? We love this scarf

Tools and materials:

  • Simple sleeveless dress
  • Large fashion scarf

1. Choose your scarf

Pick a scarf that compliments your sleeveless dress. I've got a plain black dress, so I’m using a colorful scarf to add some pop to this outfit.

Weaving scarf

2. Weave in your scarf

Pull one end of your scarf under one strap of your dress, from the bottom to the top, and the front to the back.

Weaving scarf

Pull that end of your scarf around the back of your neck, and through the second strap of your dress from back to front.

Creating sleeves

3. Create sleeves

Find the two bottom corners of your scarf, on one side.

Creating sleeves

Now, tie those corners together.

Creating sleeves

Repeat on the other side.

DIY scarf dress

And now, your simple sleeveless dress has cute, billowy, colorful sleeves!

DIY scarf dress

DIY scarf dress

What a great way to accent your plain sleeveless dress using just a scarf! 

Think about how many different styles you can achieve using different colored and patterned scarves. 

Give this a try and leave a comment to let me know how you like this scarf and sleeveless dress fashion hack.

Next, check out my Brilliant Sweater Folding Hack.

Suggested materials:
  • Simple sleeveless dress
  • Large fashion scarf

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  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Jan 28, 2024

    Does the scarf bunch up on the back, between the arms?

  • Bet ! Bet ! on Feb 28, 2024

    ;What a great idea ! Thanks for sharing ! I have lots of scarfs so could make lots of different looks !🧡