Tuesday, 8 April 2008

Hijab and Hats - Designer Style

How gorgeous are these pictures? Large formal hats look very chic over a co-ordinating Turkish-style hijab.



Hats were also seen on the runways for Spring 2008. Get the look from Ralph Lauren's RTW outfits, as featured here in a previous post. Royal Ascot, anyone? (Click to enlarge)


Black hat £23, La Redoute; fascinator £24, Debenhams; white square hijab £4, Saif Clothing; maxi dress £90, John Lewis; stripey blazer £39, Zara; ruched sandals £20, Dorothy Perkins.

28 comments:

Alixianna said...

I personally love the look. If more London muslimahs wore it I'm sure less Ukers would be afraid of losing their identity.

Anonymous said...

i think it looks silly

Hayah said...

Alix, I love it too, but I need an occasion to wear it! And isn't is funny that the ones who leave nasty comments always do so anonymously?

A said...

how do they wrap their scarves like that? I would like to know do u have any tips, bout how to wrap it like the second picture!
jazakallah.

Hayah said...

For the second picture, you'll have a hard time keeping that in place without the hat, or lots of pins. You'll need a very long shayla that's not too wide, and place it on your head with one side significantly longer than the other. Then take both ends behind the neck and tie in a knot.

Bring both ends forwards, and take the longer one and wrap around the neck once or twice. Then tie the short end over it, leaving the long end showing, as per the picture. Hope that was clear!

ymiss said...

oooo perfect timing! Friday is silly hat day at the school i'm doing my placement at. Was looking for ideas and came across this blog. I likes..alot :)
I was going to wear something this tilted to the side over a black silk hijab.
http://www.caliqo.com/ebay/hats_masks_gloves/michael_jackson_blkwht_style2.jpg

But now i'm thinking I might dress in a more hijabi ascot style, hmmm maybe I could even wear some shades and have a whole theme of my own...

Thanks alot :)

Umm Salihah said...

Assalam-alaikam Hayah,
I like this post. As a kid I always tried on the hats in department stores, and thought it was such a shame that I couldn't wear one because I wore hijab.

I wouldn't wear something like this myself, but it does look great

Hijabi Apprentice said...

I have worn hats over hijab but not the fancy "church" hats. I wear the casual warm kind and it looks cute.

**i said church because these kinds hats are frequently worn in churches in America.**

Alixianna said...

The traditional dress of certain regions of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia include large brimmed straw hats over black hijab, for anyone who would say hat and hijab is not traditional. http://www.flickr.com/photos/waltercallens/379100266/


http://images.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http://www.mansoojat.org/images/home/01.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.mansoojat.org/&h=537&w=358&sz=37&hl=en&start=6&tbnid=0OqJ8P6g5Q9DtM:&tbnh=132&tbnw=88&prev=/images%3Fq%3DSaudi%2BCostume%26gbv%3D2%26ndsp%3D21%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN

Alixianna said...

Hmmm, Hayah, about anonymous comments, I know. I leave anonymous comments on certain sites whem I want my comments posted. Some sisters won't post a comment (if it is a good one) when it connects to my blog by clicking on my name, so I post them anonymously, and mysteriously, that comment makes it. Hmmmmm. I'd rather leave my name though. Maybe the person doesn't have a profile though---then their comment has to be anonymous?

n.i. said...

hayah,

i don't usually like the idea of hats & hijabs combined coz more often than not, they turned out silly but this look is classy...

Hayah said...

ymiss, thanks! Sounds like fun hehe!

Umm Salihah, I used to that too when I was a kid! I wonder if I'll ever be brave enough to pull this look off though!

HA, lol @ church hats! I wonder if anyone still wears hats to church in the UK..

Alix, I'm starting to worry that you are psychic :D I had my 'mansoojat foundation' post saved up for a few days time lol..

n.i., yeah hats can go so wrong with hijab, but I'm still in awe of the second picture - so pretty!

Anonymous said...

hmm cant see myself wearing this one as im a niqaabi but i have seen in london some arab sisters wear a flat cap on top of a hijab and it did look kinda cool

Anonymous said...

Hi sisters!, I am just wondering, there is a web-site called www.hijabplanet.com and they sell silk hijabs, they look amazing but very expensive. did anyone buy any hijabs from hijabplanet's? does it worth?

Ma'salama

Jennifer

Fatima & Ali said...

love the idea... the look is classy. the other day i was telling my hubby how much i have always wanted to go to the races, now i might just get the look together n convince him to take me after all... :P
But seriously im not sure if i cud pull of a hat, maybe if im feeling really brave one day, but the maxi dresses look amazing with a hijab, no doubt about that... im there biggest fan... Thanx again for a great post Hayah i'm addicted to ur blog :)

Alixianna said...

You're the second person who said that in a the last day Hayah----no, just great minds think alike.
Alhamdulilah, I just wanted to announce we have a new muslim sister in our community and she's from my old town (very very hard to be a Muslim there and people get physical beyond name calling so everyone please make du'a for her!).

Anonymous said...

hahaha about the anonymous stuff!! I do anonymous cuz i don't have a link.
but you don't really see hijabi'z with humongous hats, heck, you dont even see non hijabi's with humongous hats. or at least i dont :S.
will make duaa for the dudette, alixianna.

Alixianna said...

You would at Ascott! I love Ascott, and My Fair Lady (everyone teases me that I look like Audrey Hepburn in this movie) so I love the big hat look. Hats are really a personality thing. I've always worn them (big, small, toy, cocktail, alot like this:

http://kuwait-style.com/images/2007/07/07-26-07-TV-SHOWS-SEX-AND-THE-CITY-001.jpg

http://www.stylebakery.com/celebstyle/SarahJessicahat.jpg

http://image.guardian.co.uk/sys-images/Arts/Arts_/Pictures/2007/03/13/carriebradshaw460.jpg

http://www.shinystyle.tv/Carrie.jpg

http://www.ruggedelegantliving.com/a/images/Sarah.Jessica.Parker.Gap.jpg

Now I don't recommend the character as an icon for anything but idividualistic style---like I've always had, but the point of fahsion is to have fun. If your not having fun, don't do it!

Anonymous said...

One thing about hijab---we are already different, right? It gives us an excuse to wear anything modest we want.

Hayah said...

Fatima, thank you, that's very sweet :) You have the perfect excuse to go now hehe..

Alix - mashallah that's fantastic news!!! May Allah protect her and guide her!

And just you wait for my SJP post :D you did it AGAIN lol..

Anon, yes each person has their own style, as long as it meets the basic Islamic requirements, it's all good!

Alixianna said...

Um, I know I've left off asking for a long time, but what does ":D" mean?

A said...

its a wide grinned smily face!
:)

Anonymous said...

Yeah I leave Anon cuz I dont have a link either. The hats look SOOOOOOOO classy but I am not fancy enough for this yet. InshaAllah at an outdoor summer wedding maybe? The models look so beautiful mashaAllah. And I am gonna try the second hijab look. Im assuming that oining it down to an umtat will keep it in place.
Minah =)

Amina said...

Assalaamu alaikum. Thanks for the great post! I love, love, love hats! Before I became Muslim hats were my signature piece, and I wore them constantly. I felt like I lost something when I had to exchange my hats for my hijab. I've been looking for ways to combine the two. The last time I tried it was for a trip to watch the Macy's parade in New York, and my hat slipped all over and my hijab ended up practically strangling me around the neck- lol! Guess I need to keep working on it.

Anonymous said...

Dear Amina! You don't have to swap your hats for your hijab. Use hats as a hijab with a scarf wrapped around to cover your neck. Strechy berets, bell hats and some baker boy hats can easily cover the hair and ears. Just add a short rectangle scarf or a roll-neck to cover your neck and voila! Two of my friends in Germany have tried it and said they feel great because they are still covered according to the rules (hair neck) but get less dirty looks coz they look more "western" and its not obvious at first glance that they are hijabis! Bonnet caps are good too!

Anonymous said...

Salam sisters,

great blog Mashallah. I would just like to add my piece Inshaallah. Be carefull about going too far with this hat/hijab look. REMEMBER we still need to look like muslimahs at the end of the day, so by wearing a hat over the head and ears with a tiny scarf the whole point of hijab is lost. Hijab is not just about covering the hair.

Jazakallah Khair x

caraboska said...

I use two-piece amira under a hat. It works very well.

Anonymous said...

Hijab means to conceal or to cover. If a hat covers your hair and your wearing a turtle neck then it seems as good as a scarf to me. People should know us as Muslims based on our character not how we look.

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