28 October 2008

Hijab and Shades: Love it or Shove it?

Wearing a headscarf and sunglasses as most of you know was a great fashion statement in the 60s and 70s and they've manged to find their way back on the runway after all those years. I personally love the look and think no Turkish hijab is complete without a pair of sunnies:

Love this style, just add a hijab cap under and your good to go. The top look cute too actually lol, this girls found a clever use for the 'fold' in her hijab:

Usually I put in some 'style donts' for good measure but I can't really think of any for this one. The only thing I would say is make sure, there being so much choice available, that you choose a pair to suit the shape of your face. Rounded frames are generally better suited to squared-off face shapes as they add softness to already defined features. A squared frame can look too harsh on a squared face shapes. On the other hand, a squared frame will usually look better on somebody with a round or oval face shape. The squared glasses will provide more of a definition and a focal point. Although, headscarves themselves can be used to shape the face but it is a good idea to follow those general rules.

Trendy hijabies..

And lastly, an interesting pic I found on google, not sure I agree with all of them though, not the romantic one at least..

8 comments:

Mona said...

Shades look great with hijab, and necessary in sunny Egypt. That last picture, the captions are so random.

Inspired Muslimah said...

Love it Love it Love it!!!!! I personally wear sunglasses EVERYDAY, to the point that even when its cloudy Iam likely to have a pair on. I loveeeee sunglasses and they look super cute with hijab.

M.J. said...

i love sunglasses and used to rock them in my pre-hijab days, but i cant seem to take them off without pulling hair from my hijab as well, grr!!

*~Ange~* said...

i ♥ sunnies...
i hate 'provocative' - the glasses over the hijab around the ear.. that looks weird

Anonymous said...

they're great! sunnies with hijab..is juz like glasses with hijab to me...they're a necessity for bespectacled people..not juz to look trendy.. ;) after all, eyewear with hijab still looks ok..not like, flowers/hats with hijab or sorts.. (sory, but i also don't quite dig hats with hijab..cuz maybe they dont look good on me.. ;))

Koukies said...

I am yet to wear sunglasses with hijab, i have only done normal glasses - I will buy some sunglasses though Inshallah soon!

Ummezaynub said...

Shades and hijab a must in sunny Cali! My signature style is on my head over my hijab as I tend to loose them if I take them off!! First time on your blog its FUN.

Alice said...

I would think that wearing hijab and shades would be more modest than niqab, because the eyes are the window to the soul, and women who only show their eyes, I think attract attention, eyes are beautiful!Just my opinion...