Hijab Styles and Trends
I’ve started my hijab pin site just recently and I’ve been amazed at some of the hijab styles and hijab trends that are out there today. As I am also a culprit of adding new ‘how to do hijab’ videos on YouTube I’ve also enjoyed watching a few of the styles that some of the other Muslimahs have come up with. Some of them that I’ve seen with my friends are absolutely outrageous, and some of them turn out to be absolutely gorgeous. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve questioned myself on how I wear hijab considering that so many people are more into the ‘trends of hijab’ instead of ‘the purpose of hijab’.
Here are some of the hijab styles that are out there that I’ve made my own version of – you can see how I’ve done them in my video library.
I’ve observed that a lot of schools have a school uniform and that most Muslimahs have to make their hijab suitable to go with their uniform. I’ve also seen that Muslimahs wear a square hijab to school so I put up a video on how I wear a square hijab as well as keeping in mind to cover up the front and back. It’s a fairly simple design, and it shouldn’t take you long to do when you’re running out the door.
Again this is a quick hijab style using a rectangular hijab with a little twist. This is another one of those designs you can do in a minute or so. I discovered this style when I got stuck with an extra long hijab while I was still used to the square hijab. For work I feel that a simple look is best, sometimes the last thing you need is to draw attention to yourself at the worst time. If you work in a professional or white collared environment then this look is perfect, or the simple school hijab style is also perfect. If you work in an environment around children or whatever then a fancier hijab style is just as suitable.
Party/Fancy Hijab Styles
There are a lot of ways to do a fancy hijab style. In fact a popular style is the Turkish party or wedding hijab style. In this design they use a simple satin hijab most of the time where the hijab is used to make floral decorations or what-not. It seems like a very complicated design when you look at it, when in reality it just takes a long time but is simple enough to do. It is quite hard to do on your own, but if you have enough mirrors in your house then you probably could pull it off on your own.
Another fancy hijab design that I’ve seen is the many folds hijab design. This makes the hijab look like it has been wrapped around your head 6 or 7 times but in reality it’s just folded in a few times just to look that way. It’s quite a nice look especially when you decorate it the right way.
Turban/Mughal Hijab Style
I came up with the Mughal hijab style a few months ago because with the turban hijab style the hijab is wrapped tightly around your ears and it can be a little painful. With the Mughal hijab style the hijab can be wrapped over the ears or around the ears so you have more options to adjust. For both hijab styles you need a long thin hijab so you won’t have any problems adjusting it and twisting it into position as much as you need.
So far the Turban hijab style has proved to be very popular and it looks quite good. However a lot of girls are simply wrapping the hijab around the head where it’s not covering the body at all. I’ve tried to make my style so that it does cover front and back and so far I’ve gotten a good response on it. I’ve done the same to the Mughal hijab style even though the style is quite different.
Although I’m not too keen on this design personally some hijabi’s do like it. This design uses a big puffy flower clip on the back of your head to give your head more volume or to give you a camel hump sort of look. The Prophet (saw) has said this in hadith:
Sahih Muslim, #6840, Narrated Abu Hurayrah
Allah’s Apostle said: There are two types, amongst the denizens of Hell; I have yet not seen them. One possessing whips like the tail of an ox and they flog people with them. (The second one) the women who would be naked in spite of their being dressed, who are seduced (to wrong paths) and seduce others with their hair high like humps. These women would not get into Paradise and they would not perceive the odour of Paradise, although its fragrance can be perceived from such and such distance (from great distance).
Now if you have long hair and you do wear your hair in a bun that’s fine, but I don’t know anyone who wears a bun on top of their head! Most women wear it normally in the back of their head. The clip allows you to give the impression of a bun, so you just need to be careful that instead of wearing it too close to the top of the head you wear it in the back.
Muslimah’s are struggling tirelessly to not only be accepted in society but to be seen as highly fashionable women as well as fashion leaders because they are Muslim. That’s all fine and true; however we need to watch ourselves and each other to make sure we are not just dressing to be accepted just by westerners alone. Hijab is, so far, a Muslim’s dress code, and unless the western society learns the value of covering up, it will remain that way, and we should preserve our right to cover up without being singled out.