Invitations to very special events like weddings, christenings, and even events like corporate parties can end up costing you a lot of money. No woman wants to wear the same outfit twice, but sometimes she just doesn't have enough money to go without something new.
A great solution to a special occasion dilemma is to wear something you've worn before but also "cover it up", and a great way to do this is to use a silk scarf or scarf. Of course, the little square silk scarves that women usually wear tied around their necks don't change the look of the outfit much, but longer ones can do the job well. Depending on the length of the hem of the dress, it is quite possible that the scarves or shawls covers everything except the hem itself.
Since most people tend to remember the details or shape of the top of a dress, an inch or two from the hem is almost unrecognizable. Changing an elegant skirt or trousers couldn't be easier. Another blouse and a long scarf or scarf over it and no one will notice that it has been worn before.
If your special occasion is one where only one or two people see you wearing the same dress, you may be willing to risk a second dress without completely hiding. In this case, you can use a long scarf as a belt or tie it under the chest in an imperial line. The color of the scarf alone is enough to fool most people.
While some of the silk scarves and shawls sold in department stores may be large enough to withstand this little deception, they are often of such high quality that they are not perfect for events fit for something truly beautiful. However, this is where hand-painted and hand-painted scarves come into play, especially for long periods of time.