Get the look and get it right; Night of the long scarves

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Classy evening scarves are a breed apart from their woolly cousins. They feel sumptuous next to the skin, make you look glamorous and do a fair job of keeping the chill off your neck of an evening. The Fiona Pitkin one costs a bit, but it has an antique feel to it - the sort of scarf you'd keep for ages and lovingly fold away when you weren't wearing it. Spend about pounds 20 for a good high-street version - department stores or Accessorize have a good selection. If your outfit isn't fussy, some of these velvet or devore scarves can be worn during the day as well as the evening.

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Burgundy velvet and beige silk scarf, pounds 180, Fiona Pitkin, from Whistles, 12-14 St Christophers Place, London W1. Enquiries: 0171 221 8641

Plum devore/silk scarf with trim, pounds 125, Anne Toomey, from Fenwick, 63 New Bond Street, London W1. Mail Order/Enquiries: 0171 629 9161. Beige, gold, velvet/silk scarf, pounds 35, Timothy Fowler exclusively for Debenhams, selected stores. Enquiries: 0171 408 4444. Black patterned scarf, pounds 18, Evans, 538-540 Oxford Street, London W1, and 137-143 Argyle Street, Glasgow. Enquiries: 0171 636 8040

Navy/black velvet patterned scarf, pounds 84, Emporio Armani, 191 Brompton Road, London SW3, and 84-86 King Street, Manchester. Enquiries: 0171 823 8818. Green crushed-velvet scarf, pounds 17.99, Accessorize, 123 Kensington High Street, London W8. Enquiries: 0171 313 3000

Gold Lurex tassle scarf, pounds 73, BJ Knits, 311 Brompton Road, London SW3. Enquiries: 0171 589 7884. Orange silk devore "faces" scarf, pounds 195, Carole Waller, from Fenwick, as before

Burgundy/blue/red flocking silk scarf, pounds 135, Pazuki, from Liberty, Regent Street, London W1. Enquiries: 0181 878 8504. Beige chiffon beaded scarf, pounds 99, Episode, 172 Regent Street, London W1. Enquiries: 0171 589 4279. Black satin Chinese scarf, pounds 24.99, Accessorize, as before