Snoods – Headgear, Neck Warmer and Fashion Statement


A snood is headgear, neck warmer, or every fashion statement rolled into one. Unlike traditional scarves, which can be draped or wrapped in different styles, snoodles have closed loops that are designed to be slipped over the head. They can be made of a variety of materials and are available in many colors and patterns, providing a style to suit all tastes. Snoods can be worn with a wide range of clothing, from casual winter ensembles to dressier outfits, and they can add a touch of warmth or a pop of color to any look.

While noodles have long been worn for both function and fashion, they are becoming more popular during the COVID-19 pandemic as people are looking for ways to stay warm and stylish while protecting their faces from germs. Many people are also wearing noodles as a way to keep their hair up and out of the way while they work or to cover their heads when they are in public places such as shopping malls.

A wide variety of snoods are available in the market, including those that can be draped around the ears and back of the head as a hat or pulled up to the top of the head like a hood. Others are sturdier, offering sun protection and breathability, such as this polyamide snood from outdoor clothing brand Rab. Other options include snoods that can be folded into a hooded cap, such as this polka dot version from Cornish clothing company Seasalt, or ones that can be worn with a scarf to create a double wrap effect.