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IT'S HIP TO BE SQUARE (OR OBLONG, OR TRIANGULAR, OR ...).

Before you tie a scarf on, cruise through our glossary so you'll know one scarf trick from another.

Apache: Named for the American Indian tribe, this small triangular scarf was worn around the necks of French nightclub entertainers in the '50s, and by wise guys and wanna-bes in the '60s who often pulled the ends through a metal slide instead knotting it. It was a guy-thing, considered a very hip alternative to traditional ties and worn with an unbuttoned polyester shirt.

Ascot: An oblong scarf wrapped around the neck and tucked inside a shirt or jacket. It's a classy look that got its start at England's Ascot racetrack.

Babushka: The ultimate peasant look, still seen in far-off places like Prague, this is the large rectangular scarf folded into a triangle and tied under the chin. It's usually floppy, floral and associated with grandmotherly types, but if you use a very small square it looks oh-so '60s.

Bandanna: The square cotton kerchief worn by cowboy types and workmen to keep the sweat off their brow or neck. It features a distinctive black design and is usually sold in western-wear stores.

Boa: It's a long tubular scarf, but we usually think of it made of feathers or fur. A fave in the '20s and '70s, it's stylin' again.

Designer: A large square scarf with the designer name as part of the print, worn draped over a shoulder, tied loosely over a suit or tied around a kell bag handle, with the name showing.

Hacking: A 72-inch scarf worn by English coach drivers and later by college students in the '30s. It's making a comeback for fall with the preppy peacoat crowd.

Muffler: Usually we think of this scarf in knitted wool or cotton to keep you warm in winter, but it's making a major comeback in floaty chiffon for fall. Look for this long, foot-wide scarf to trail behind you or tie it up in a kitty bow with a suit.

Neckerchief: A little square scarf folded over and knotted at the side of the neck for a jaunty look with other '60s fashions. Very saucy in chiffon, especially when worn with something sleeveless.

Oblong: A long narrow scarf, typically 12 inches wide and 3 to 6 feet long.

Square: The most common scarf shape, usually made in 12-inch or 36-inch sizes.

Stole: Like the boa, this 6-foot or longer oblong scarf is looking cool again. You'll want to use it with a bare cocktail dress or gown, worn like a shawl or draped across the front of your neck with the ends fluttering behind you for a dramatic entrance ... or exit.
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Title Annotation:L.A. LIFE
Publication:Daily News (Los Angeles, CA)
Date:Jun 27, 1996
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