09 January 2010

The Best And Worst Hijab Looks Of 2009

I had quite a few more photos but they got lost when my previous laptop died :( Anyway here are the ones I managed to save. There are considerably more 'best' outfits, this is not because I couldn't find any horrible hijab outfits (all you have to do is google 'Egyptian hijab style' after all..) but because I don't want to post too many eyesores at once :S

Starting off with my favorite hijabi celebrity from the 'Celebrity Style Steal' posts, Muna Abu Sulayman! Her style is wonderful and was definitely my favorite person to post about. Check out the post here.

Next, the two best hijab wedding dresses I came across in 2009. I love the white one!!! For the full post and for the link to the shop you can buy them, click here.

Perfect for the modest non-hijabi as well :D

Favorite runway looks. For me, the Iranian runway is one of the best, I loooove the last dress and simple hijab style on the first pic although I would pair with straight leg jeans instead..

One of my favorite Rabia Z looks showcased on the runway :D (Although some others could have easily made it on the 'worst' list too :S) My very first post of all time, ever, was on Rabia Z. Check it out here:

This has to be my fave catwalk photo:

The one that actually pulled off the hijab and hat look...

And the one that didn't..

For more hijab and hat looks check out the related 'love it or shove it post' here.

My favorite smart looks from '09:



And my worst ever supposedly smart looks, sometimes I wonder who on God's earth actually sat down and designed such monstrosities?

I may well have seen this woman in a nightmare..

OK, this one makes me laugh, I can't actually take the outfit seriously because I'm reminded so strongly of a butterfly that someone has swatted.

Other faves: The perfect abaya..

For more on accessorizing your hijab, check out this post.

And finally, the worst hijab style? The old bandage look of course.

Hope you liked :D


Hum said...

That was an amusing look at the best and worst styles of 2009!

tealovecoffee said...

reading your list make me smile :D
thanks for posting! So inspiring (for not wearing the dont's hehehe)


Cosmic Cook said...

Thanks for the list. Two dresses that really stand out:

Rabia Z's - that dress rocks. Its simple yet so elegant. I soo love that dress. Any idea how much it costs?

The black abaya - this is again elegant. Any idea who its designed by?

-Cosmic Cook

- Cosmic Cook

Asma said...

That was a fun post! lol, I really enjoyed it :)

Zaenab said...

cosmic cook: im so sorry i dont actually know the answer to either of your qs :S you can check out her site here:


although it seems a bit sparce to be honest!


Cosmic Cook said...


Thanks I'll have a look.

camilia said...

that was awesome.. I'm glad you ranted :) I hateeeeee bad fashion too much

M.J. said...

i saw that movie of the girl with the hat on that pulled it off... very cute. looked even better on screen masAllah. i love that abaya too btw :)

ladymuslima said...

lol lol lol.. especially the swatted butterfly part :D

Anonymous said...

Love this posting so much. The pictures are great... very inspiring! Thanks a lot... :)

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Tanaya said...

haha... this was enjoyable, both informative and funny. Like it!

Penney Nile said...

I am a Westerner, so I am only familiar with the hijab and the burqa and so on from pictures I have seen and some of the Muslim ladies who live here in the Los Angeles area. I am not as well acquainted with the custom as I should be, but my opinion that if it is something that a woman wishes to do then she should be allowed to do it without any kind of stigma attached to it.

There were some very lovely hijabs (referring to the scarf... as I understand it, hijab can refer to total or partial body and/or facial covering?) in your post, and some not quite so lovely. The post also helped me understand the Muslim culture a bit better, as well. So, ladies, if it feels right to you, then do what you have to do. It's your right to believe whatever you want to believe and do what your faith instructs you to do. Strength and peace to all of you!