Shawls, Wraps, Coverups Oh My!


A shawl is a super versatile garment, commonly worn over the shoulders and draped around the body.  It can be made from a variety of materials, such as wool, silk, cotton and synthetic fibers.   Shawls come in endless forms and designs and are often decorated with embroidery, beadwork or other embellishments. They can be worn as a fashion accessory, for warmth, as part of traditional outfits, or as  religious garment in certain cultures.


Shawls were originally created as informal wear in the 1760s.  They were adopted in Britain in the 1760s and by the 1790s were also fashionable in France.  Originally, Indian shawls were only worn by the upper classes, as they were very expensive, so much so that they were treated as family heirlooms.  By the 1820s cheaper copies were made widely available middle class consumers.  As the 19th century progressed, increases in the rate of designs and prices available meant that the associations of wealth, class and respectability linked to a particular shawl and how it was worn became more complex.  Efforts by manufacturers to create still cheaper shawls meant that they could be worn by working class women.


CMT Jewelry is the perfect place to find a coverup for a special occasion or to add something fun and funky to a casual outfit. Wear it with a pair of jeans to really stand out in  crowd!   Whether you’re looking for something fun and flirty or a classic and timeless piece, you’ll find it right here.  Our shrugs are made with the highest quality materials and craftsmanship, so you can be assured they will be in style for years to come.  Don’t forget to complete your look with one of our headbands or veils.  No matter what your style, the perfect shawl awaits you at CMT Jewelry.  Shop now and start planning your special event today!

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