11 August 2009

A Head Scarf (and a Neck Scarf): Love it or Shove it?

We've all come across that hijabi who defies all the style rules in the book and dons both a neck scarf and a headscarf at the same time. In person, I have only seen one girl that managed to pull this look off and I think the reason for that was that she was wearing a high neck coat and the second scarf was only loosely draped across her shoulders.

I personally think that the look is quite nice for hijabi beginners or 'hijabis in training' as I like to call them but for me, it is so much more practical to wear a simple wrap style that covers your neck and chest and doesn't look like you've tried too hard!

Here are some different hijab and scarf looks:

So what do you think of the look, love it or shove it?

14 comments:

Gabby Hijabi said...

i think whatever helps to make you more modest is a plus.. i dont agree with all the "style" as far as the clothes being tight and such but i think it looks cute.. also i know alot of egyptian women wear shawls with their hijab and abayas..some look really cute

malizea said...

I agree wih gabby hijabi, sometime to tight or too short but I quite love the fourth pic!

Hijabi Apprentice said...

I did a look similar to the last photo for extra boob coverage today and it looked stylish yet modest (if I do say so).

nollie said...

If done right it looks good. different colored scarf and hijab looks too much imo. the last pic looks good but the first pic not so much

Fatimah said...

It just depends on the outfit! Personally to get that wearing a scarf look, I use a lef (a stand scarf you can buy from any store) I make one strand shorter on my right side, tuck it in my shirt (flatly), then take the left hanging piece and tuck it on my right, creating a triangle effect in the front. it's cute, more modest, and you don't have to have all the material of wearing two scarves!

That's me on the left:
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=39962700&l=beb76e67f4&id=12900817

but that scarf has more material then most, it usually looks neater :)

Fatimah said...

*standard scarf

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=40097392&l=ae51107405&id=12900817

to spice up a solid colored shirt!

Laila Of Course! said...

I love it! I usually wear a two piece hijab, and wearing a scarf accessorizes it so well. :)

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Zaenab said...

Fatimah: I love your style, masha'Allah!
Zaenab
xxx

Fatimah said...

Thanks Zaenab!

Anonymous said...

You are stunnnning Fatimah. Beautiful and modest, its a yes from me :)

Anonymous said...

Hijab is an urge deep inside the heart of a Muslim(whether male or female) to adopt an appearance that exudes the devotion and love of Allah. For example, I once read a Hadith: The best human beings are those when you glance at them,they remind you of Allah.(izaa ru-oo zukirallaah) . And, when you look at a Muslimah with the simpler attire, she has a far superior spiritual aura than a stylish Muslimah and she would probably evoke the greatest feeling of closeness to the Noor of Allah.

May Allah grant us with the Hijab of heart, which when entrenches in the heart fill you with a joy that is ineffable, to say the least.

Eman said...

Laila, I am new to this blog. I found it while searching on google. But this is so great mash'Allah. Thank you very much for taking the time to share all these great things with us. And I love the third look, it's very stylish. Reminds me of Urban Outfitters.

Eman said...

* Zaenab, sorry about that

Anonymous said...

oh! i love the first and the last style! so pretty