Pashminas fall under a many classes of Pashmina and you can buy one to suit your budget. For the very special woman in your life be it a wife or mother you could opt in fall and winter for a Pashmina Wool Shawl that is beautiful warm in 4 ply plush thickness. In spring and summer I recommend a silk pashmina in a beautiful seasonal color with or without a design.
In many countries the term Cashmere Pashmina is used interchangeably as the yarn comes from the same Changthangi mountain goat. Because pashmina is blended with silk for an evening sheen and has increased in popularity customers tend to think it is silken and super thin. Yes it is thin inherently so is cashmere in a single ply. Magically the lightness does not compromise warmth which is luxuriously soft and even sensitive skins are not allergic to it. Go with a higher ply to get more plush and some thickness to the shawl.
A quick tip when buying a shawl is to keep in mind the season and degree of warmth you want then decide the yarn to go with. Also do keep in mind the type of dress material, how busy it is and the occasion so you can decide if the shawl should be solid elegance or an intricate embroidered or hand crafted beauty. Some stores like Yours Elegantly have custom hand crafted Seasonal Designer Pashminas, chiffon silk shawls that they make in a day for you so you can wear an original beautiful evening wrap over a dress or gown. Hand crafted shawls wraps makes the best bridal & bridesmaid shawls. So make a good choice and shop the ethereal beauty of designer Pashminas today. Make a style statement that is really YOU!