07 December 2008

Hijab and Poncho: Love it or Shove it?

Before I start I have to say I completely and utterly hate the idea of hijab and poncho and I shove it right here but I am going to do a post on it because I want your opinions and also because I have seen a fair few hijabis adopt the poncho as their very best friend :S

Surprisingly, I did not find many photos of hijabis with ponchos but here are a couple to show you:

These two don't look too bad actually but I think the long ones look far better with trousers as wearing a long poncho with a skirt/jilbab is a material overload. Obviously with a sheer poncho you would have to wear modest clothes underneath but they could come in useful on those hot summer days.
Anyway, I'm still sceptical but I can see how a poncho could be nice with a headscarf..here are some ponchos I like:
This is cute and I like that you can button it at the top:

And the only kind of poncho I would ever even consider wearing myself..

So do you love it or did you, like me, shove it to the back of your wardrobe when it went out of fashion?

9 comments:

Mona said...

I think ponchos are tough, it has to be the right poncho, not the Guadalajara one from Ugly Betty, but a cute one. I don't see why it can't work with hijab.

Francesca Najea Lujan said...

I love your new pictures.

Inspired Muslimah said...

The pics are cute but I understand what your saying about hijabs and poncho's. Not sure how I feel about it myself. LOl. I love the last pic,with the tan poncho. so so cute!

*~Ange~* said...

i love ponchos!!! bring them back!!!!

Megan said...

I would never wear one in public!

Anonymous said...

shove it.... seriously

Koukies said...

I'd wear one - if I could figure out a nice way to wear hijab with one :P

Clever Idiot said...

I think the ponchos look nice when you wear a tight (eg- turkish style) hijab on top- not tight as in bandage style lol, but just so it's not loose and full of volume =]

Ms. ZangaZanga said...

I imagine that many hijabis wear ponchos because it covers them up - it means they can wear a smaller hijab, a short top, jeans that are tight on top but not worry about their modesty being compromised...