Neckwear refers to any article of clothing or jewelry designed to be worn at or around the neck. Neckwear articles are generally used to protect the neck area from cold weather, in which case are made of warm materials, and/or as a fashion accessory for personal adornment. Common articles of neckwear include, but are not limited to; neckties, scarves, neck warm-ups and necklaces.
A shawl is an article of women's clothing that resembles a wide scarf with fringes and is used to keep the upper body warm. Shawls are generally worn over the shoulders but can be used also to cover the arms, the upper body or over the head.