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Friday, 16 March 2012

Modern Hijab Styles

Modern Hijab Styles
Modern Hijab Styles

Modern Hijab Styles
Modern Hijab Styles

Modern Muslim Clothing
Modern Muslim Hijab Styles

Modern Hijab Fashion
Modern Muslim Clothing

Modern Hijab Fashion
Modern Hijab Fashion

To the onlooker all head gear seems to look the same, in particular when you begin to generalize and stereotype all women wearing hijabs as one of a kind. However the truth cannot be farther than that. As with any other form of dressing patterns, the hijabs have many variations and styles that are based on many factors. These include geographical region, religious sect and social status of the wearer.

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Hijab Styles For Summer


Blue dress with hijab

Hijab Styles For Summer
Hijab Styles For Summer

Hijab Styles For Summer
Hijab Styles For Summer

Hijab Styles For Summer
Hijab Styles For Summer

Hijab Styles For Summer
Hijab Styles For Summer

Hijab Styles For Summer

Wearing the hijab is a sign of modesty within Muslim culture. With this style of dress, only the face and hands are left visible. The hijab itself is a set of two scarves that is worn to cover the hair and neck. In the warmer months, women may achieve a more summery look by choosing light, colorful scarves and tying them in unique ways.

Loose & Light : Hijab Styles For Summer

You can create a loose, billowy feel while still remaining completely covered. Start by donning a full underscarf, ensuring that your neck is completely covered. Select a light shawl that has a lot of length. Place the shawl over your head so that one end is much longer than the other. Once you have arranged the lengths to your liking, pin the shawl in place even with both brow lines. Allowing the shorter end to remain hanging, draw the long end of the shawl loosely under the jaw so that it hangs down to the base of the neck (hence the need for a full undescarf). Bring it all the way around your head, then pin it in place with the same pin you previously used.

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

How To Wear a Hijab Fashionably

Wearing hijab has become an art form to many women, and beautiful fashions have arisen from its tradition. Many women seek a balance between modesty and fashion.

Hijab Tutorial: How To Wear a Hijab Fashionably

1. Pick a colorful headscarf. They come in all colors and patterns, allowing for you to coordinate your hijab with your outfit. Also consider your face's shape and color to choose a scarf that best compliments you.

2. Research different ways to wear your headscarf. Consider your lifestyle and your tradition's laws, as well as the particular occasion for which you're dressing. If you're an active woman, you may want to consider the Amira hijab, which you won't lose while playing sports. A Kuwaiti hijab can be worn for a more formal occasion. Different cultures also have different styles with which you can experiment. For example, Egyptian Muslims have developed their own unique version of the hijab.

3. Try newer fashions. It's becoming popular, for example, for young women to wear a square hijab and braid three corners. This method may require a second scarf to cover the back of your neck and your shoulders.

4. Pin your headscarf with embellished pins. You can find ones that appear jeweled, or have butterflies, flowers or some other object on them.

5. Choose jewelry that accents your headscarf and clothes. Consider long strands of beads or chains with large pendants with a long and flowing outfit. Bangles and rings can also add the finishing touch to your hijab.

Note:
  • Try matching your hijab to the seasons for an extra dimension.
  • Browsing online galleries of Muslim fashion is an excellent way to get more ideas if you find yourself in a rut.
  • In some cultures, a woman is forbidden to embellish or draw attention to herself. Make sure that your culture or figures of authority permit this before attempting to do so.
  • Some religious authorities feel that certain fashions are getting away from the purpose of a hijab and disrespectful of the concept. If you are unsure of a fashion, seek the advice of an authoritative figure in your religion before attempting the fashion.

How To Wear a Square Hijab

With the global market's enormous variety of fabric and texture, hijab is now a chic accessory for self-expression as well as a modest covering. Wearing hijab in a non-traditional way adds excitement to any outfit, creating a seamless, fashionable look. Wearing the hijab requires a specific sequence of folds which are very simple once you know the routine and steps involved.

Hijab Tutorial: How To Tie a Square Hijab Scarf

The first style:
  • Fold scarf into 2 triangles with one triangle smaller that the other (if you have a smaller scarf)
  • Place scarf on head with one side longer than the other and secure with a pin under your chin
  • Take longer side and bring it to the other side and secure with a brooch or a pin
  • This was done using a 34"x34" square scarf from my collection
  • If you want more neck area coverage you can use a 40"x40" scarf
How To Wear a Square Hijab How To Wear a Square Hijab

The second style:
  • Start by wearing an underscarf and a turtleneck for neck coverage or a full underscarf (displayed here) that covers the neck area.
  • Tie the scarf in half to make 2 equal sized triangles and place on head.
  • Tie behind your ears just like a bandana
  • This was done using a 34"x34" square scarf but can be done with small or larger scarves.
hijab images
Image source: www.trendyhijab.com

Monday, 27 February 2012

How to Wear Turkish Hijab

A hijab is a head covering worn by Muslim women. Though technically referring specifically to this type of veil, the term hijab is often used to refer to the style of dress of Muslim women in general. When referred to in the Koran, hijab speaks not of a physical veil, but rather of a spiritual one, a curtain by which ones privacy is protected. Though the purpose of wearing a hijab is modesty, religious sanctity, and morality, all sense of fashion is not lost. There are many ways a hijab can be worn and no one way is correct (See Resources for other methods), but Turkish women have some of the more unique and admired styles of wearing it. Using a brightly colored scarf made from polyester or silk over a decorated bonnet cap, this style is easy to accomplish.

Turkish Hijab Tutorial:

1. Form the hair into a high bun and place a bonnet cap on your head, holding the bun in place.

2. Fold your hijab or scarf into a triangle.

3. Place the crease of the folded hijab at the top of your forehead, with the open end of the hijab trailing down your back and the two corners hanging over your shoulders.

4. Pull the hijab together tightly under the chin and pin the two sides in place.

5. Cross the corners of the hijab in the front, bringing wrapping around the neck and underneath the open end.

6. Tie the corner ends together behind the neck, keeping them tight around the neck.

Note: Though orthodox Muslim women may stick to solid colors and less flashy hijabs, the women of Turkey do not sacrifice style in their head dressings. Choose scarves that are fashionable and showcase your personal style. Try out different styles of hijab and find one that suits you best. There are several hijab style blogs that offer alternative ways to wear a hijab.

Sunday, 26 February 2012

How To Wrap Hijab Styles

Used to cover the hair and, in some cases, the face as well, hijabs are the required dress of Islamic women to provide modesty. There are certain religious requirements when tying and wearing a hijab, but once those are met, women can alter the style of hijab-tying to meet their own preferences.

Traditional Wrap-Around

Wearing a hijab in a traditional wrap-around is a more conservative yet easy way to wrap and secure your hijab. Worn with a turtleneck shirt or an underscarf, it provides sufficient coverage around your head, back and neck area. The hijab should be tied securely but hang loose on the body for maximum comfort.

Braided Style

A braided style is a more elaborate and fun way to wear a hijab. The hijab is tied securely to the head to cover the hair, much like a tightly-fitted do-rag, but with two scarves. The scarf ends hang down and are braided together to create what appears to be a beautiful fabric-braid along the side of the head. Because this style doesn't cover the neck or chin area, you would need a turtleneck top or underscarf.

Side Wrap

Wearing a hijab in a side wrap is another flattering and chic way of wearing your hijab wrap. This style also provides great coverage for the entirety of the hair. In this style, it fits tightly like a do-rag, much like the braided style hijab wrap. The difference is that it is formed with only one scarf or wrap and the ends are pulled over to one side to hang down in decoration. Because this style doesn't cover the neck or chin area, you would need a turtleneck top or underscarf.

Tight Traditional Wrap Around

Worn with an underscarf or turtleneck top, the tight traditional wrap around is much like the traditional wrap around except that it fights tightly to the bottom of the face, under the chin, instead of hanging loose. Because it does fit tightly under the chin, you might not need an underscarf, unless the scarf isn't large enough. This style can be tied with a regular long rectangular scarf or a square scarf.

Saturday, 25 February 2012

How To Wrap a Hijab

A hijab scarf is a large piece of fabric which conceals a Muslim woman's head and upper torso. While wearing hijab is based on the Quran, with most Muslims considering hijab compulsory, Muslim women find ways to wrap a hijab scarf to make the veil more stylish.

How To Wrap Hijab:


1. Fold a hijab scarf diagonally. Fold the scarf in about three-fourths. Place the scarf evenly over the top of your head with the point hanging down the middle of your back. The folded edge should cover your hair line. Secure both sides of the scarf with a pin beneath your chin. Lift the left edge of the scarf, draping it across to your right side and behind your head. Pin the edge in place at the crown of your head. Pin the right corner to the scarf on your left side.

2. Wrap your hijab with the Two-Sided Flop method. The website Madiha's Hijab Styles and Wraps describes the process. Pull your hair back into a short ponytail or into a bun if your hair is long. Hold a scarf with the left side longer than the other. Holding the scarf lengthwise, fold about four inches over. Drape the scarf over your head with the fold at the front and about an inch below your hairline. The right side of the scarf will only be long enough to wrap around your bun or ponytail. Pull the long end of the scarf across and around your neck. Tie both ends at the nape of your neck. There should be only about four inches of one side of the scarf loose in the back. Fan out the remaining fabric and wrap it around your bun. Fold the fabric around and under your hair. Pin in place beneath your bun.

3. Drape a scarf over your head. Pin one side at the front to the shoulder of a blouse or dress. Pick up the remaining end, pulling it across your neck to your cheek. Use a favorite pin to hold in place to the section of scarf already draped on your head.

Friday, 24 February 2012

Trendy Ways Wear Hijab

How to Wear the Hijab in Trendy Ways:

1. Firmly place the middle of the underscarf at your hairline. Hold the hanging ends together at the base of the neck and tie in a single knot; the ends will lie on top of each other, appearing as a single tail.

2. Place the middle of the scarf on the hairline, slightly in front of the underscarf. Hold the ends apart behind your head and cross them under the tail of the underscarf, tying a knot directly over the underscarf knot. This knot will make two tails from the scarf, on each side of the single-tailed underscarf.

3. Braid all three tails together until 3 inches of unbraided fabric remain. Fasten the braid with an elastic hair tie wrapped around the base, 3 inches up.

4. Wrap the remaining 3 inches of the underscarf around the hair tie once, completely concealing it. Tuck the remaining tail of the underscarf underneath the wrapped bit, firmly wedging it under the elastic band. You now have two short, colorful pieces of scarf hanging below the braid, with the underscarf creating an elegant silhouette over the band.

How To Wear Hijab

One item that comes to mind when thinking of Islamic women's' fashion is the hijab, or head scarf, worn to cover the hair and neck. Originally, the hijab was used casually, but it became more common during the Middle Ages. Since then, the hijab has grown to include different styles, among them the pashmina hijab and Kuwaiti hijab. Hijabs come in a plethora of colors and shapes, making it a cinch to find one fitting your style. There are many ways to wear the hijab, but all methods share common steps that can be accomplished quickly.

How to Wear the Hijab:
  1. Place safety pins and your chosen hijab on a clean countertop in front of a mirror so you are able to see your progress as you put on your hijab.
  2. Lay the hijab on your head, making sure one side is longer than the other. Be careful not to make one end too long or it will become loose as you wear it.
  3. Pull one edge of the hijab taught across your forehead just slightly above your brow line.
  4. Holding onto the edge of the hijab, tuck it behind your ears as you bring the two lengths of the hijab together at the base of your skull.
  5. Pin the two sides together at the base of your skull using one safety pin. Bring the two sides of the hijab in front of your shoulder so they lay flat on your chest.
  6. Grab the longer side of the hijab and wrap it close under your chin so no part of the neck is showing. Be sure not to pull the longer side to avoid loosening the hijab.
  7. Wrap the longer end of the hijab around the opposite side of your head, preparing to bring it around the back of your head.
  8. Bring the longer side around the crown of your head and back to the side you started from.
  9. Tuck the longer side into the scarf underneath your chin. You may choose to pin the hijab here as well for extra hold, but it's not required.
Note: Some styles of hijab may require you to wear another, lighter scarf underneath to make sure your neck is covered.

Thursday, 23 February 2012

How To Wear a Hijab in Different Styles

The Different Ways of Wearing a Hijab

1. Square Hijabs


Square hijabs are popular in the Levant, North Africa, Turkey and Eastern Europe. Fold a square hijab in half diagonally, drape it over the head with two ends draping over the chest, and pin at the chin for a basic, traditional style of the Levant. It may also be the beginning of more contemporary styles. Tie the ends for a style popular in Turkey and Eastern Europe. Pin one end to the opposite side of the chest, or drape the end around the head and pin at the back or the side of the head for a style popular in Gulf Arab states. Layer a square hijab with a cap, bonnet or another scarf to create a layered look that forms part of many formal hijab styles.

2. Oblong Hijabs

Oblong scarves are worn in Gulf Arab states and South Asia. They can be layered and pinned, but are usually not folded. Drape the oblong scarf over your head, with the short ends facing your shoulders, and leave one end longer than the other. You can pin the scarf behind the head or beneath your chin. Drape the longer end over the chest, and pin at the chest or back or side of the head. This can be layered with other oblong or square scarves, and additional scarves can be braided, draped at angles over the head, or twisted into a rosette. This is usually done with a shayla or milfeh, which are smaller than the Pakistani dupatta. A dupatta is draped so that the ends are equally long, and draped back over the shoulders. A Pashmina may be styled like a shayla or a dupatta.

3. Triangular Hijabs

Triangular Hijabs were popular in the 1990s and first decade of the 21st century, after which sales and availability declined. They can be worn like square or oblong hijabs if you omit the folding step for styles adapted from a square hijab style. Triangular hijabs often have beading or lace on two sides. The side that goes closest to your face is the plain side.

4. Shaped Hijabs

Hijabs also come in styles with parts sewn into place for ease of wearing. The Al-Amira hijab comes in two styles: a one-piece style that is worn by slipping it on like a cowl, and a two-piece style that is made of a wide headband and the cowl-like piece. The Mona style is a combination of the Al-Amira and a shayla, with a part that slips over the head sewn to the part that drapes over the head.


How To Wear Hijab With Earrings


How To Wear Hijab With Earrings


Muslim women with hijab and earring


Pretty hijab with earring





Hijab style with earring


How To Wear Hijab With Earrings

With the global market's enormous variety of fabric and texture, hijab is now a chic accessory for self-expression as well as a modest covering. Wearing hijab in a non-traditional way adds excitement to any outfit, creating a seamless, fashionable look.

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

How to Wear a Hijab: Indonesian Hiijab Style

The hijab is common in Indonesia, a predominantly Muslim country. However, within Indonesia, the hijab is undergoing a transformation. Previously, the hijab was associated with dark, solid colors, its primary objective to conceal the appearance. The new style of the hijab in Indonesia, however, is more colorful, form-fitting and incorporates different fabrics, such as linen, satin and denim simultaneously. In order to wear a hijab Indonesian style, combine various colors, patterns and textures into the typical hijab attire.

How to Wear a Hijab Indonesian Style
:

1. Put on a headscarf that covers your entire head, as well as the bottom of the chin. It can be a bright color. Another way to wear a hijab Indonesian style is to wear two or three headscarves, with one slightly overlapping the other. The headscarves should all be different colors.

2. Wear a long, loose dress with long sleeves. The concept of the hijab style is to entirely cover the body. However, the Indonesian style incorporates many different fabric textures and patterns into the hijab dress. For example, the dress may have thick layered lace on the sleeves and at the middle of the dress, but thin silk everywhere else. Contrasting colors highlight the beauty of the attire, while still preserving the style of the hijab.

3. Wear long, loose pants. One of the new innovations of the hijab Indonesian style incorporates shorter loose dresses with long, loose pants. This is an alternative to the traditional long, loose dress. The pants should be a solid color, so that they will not distract from the hijab dress, which has many colors, patterns and fabric textures.

4. Put a vest over the long, loose hijab dress or over the shorter dress. The Indonesian style incorporates vests into the hijab attire in order to provide variety. The vest should not be form-fitting and should be of a different color than the hijab dress.

5. Wear black sandals with high heels to add elegance to the hijab attire. Also, the black color of the sandals will compliment the hijab, rather than clash with it.

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Kuwaiti Hijab


The Kuwaiti hijab, sometimes called the "Mona hijab" is a simple, ready-to-wear hijab that consists of a tube-like under-bonnet that slips on the head and only requires wrapping and pinning of the attached shayla scarf. The simplicity of wear makes the Kuwaiti hijab an ideal choice for busy and/or young Muslim women.

kuwaiti hijab mona hijab
Kuwaiti Hijab, image source: flickr.com

How To Wear Kuwaiti Hijab

1. Secure your hair as usual for the wearing of a hijab.

2. Slip the tube under-bonnet onto your head with the small peak piece at the top front of your head and the body of the shayla at one side of your chin.

3. Wrap the shayla beneath your chin and over your head to the opposite side of your neck. Tug the under-bonnet and shayla into place, ensuring it covers your hair and drapes as desired.

4. Pin into place with a hijab pin.

Monday, 20 February 2012

How To Wear a Hijab Without Pins

Hijab Tutorial: How To Wear a Hijab Without Pins

1. Stand in front of a mirror. Place the scarf on your head, making sure it covers half your forehead. One side of the scarf should be longer than the other.

2. Move both sides of the scarf back so they cover your ears and join them at the nape of your neck by twining them together. Alternatively you can knot the two sides at the base of the neck to keep your scarf in place.

3. Bring the two sides of the scarf back to the front, ensuring the sides are smooth and not crinkled.

4. Take the short side of the scarf across your chest and drape it over the opposite shoulder.

5. Bring the longer side of the scarf under your chin, across your ear, and over your head to the opposite ear.

6. Tuck the loose end of the scarf under your chin. You may need to adjust it slightly and smooth out any creases.

There are various ways to wear the hijab. You might wish to begin with the basic style, then experiment with others.

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Turkish Hijab Style

Turkish Hijab Style
Turkish Hijab Fashion

Turkish Hijab Styles
Turkish Hijab Style

Turkish Hijab Fashion
Turkish Hijab Styles

Turkish Hijabs
Turkish Hijabs

Women in Turkey have a very distinctive hijab style. Brightly coloured square hijabs, made from satin, polyester or silk. The Hijab are folded into a triangle shape, a bonnet cap is worn underneath, pinned underneath the chin, and then wrapped in various styles. Turkish hijab style is very beautiful!

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