Saturday, 19 April 2008

Sunglasses and Hijab

One reader asked me about wearing sunglasses with hijab. There's no hard and fast rule about which styles work best. You need to go into a shop and try out different ones in front of a mirror. Depending on how you wear your hijab though, don't go for sunglasses with large frames, as they'll make your scarf stick away from your face and look strange! Here's a picture I found on the internet. What style are you?


And here's a collage I put together myself. Check out the blingin' hijabi in the rust-coloured coat!

19 comments:

pink_marshmallow said...

salam i have so many sunglasses its unreal. not because i brought them but beacuse my hubby works for a company here in the uk that takes visitors from airport to hotel and vice versa. the american ladies allways say give these to your wife, and they are not cheap ones, i have D&G, Valentino, Dior among others lol.

so i am spoilt for choice in the summer, i have dashboard ones as well lol.

Anonymous said...

nice

Alixianna said...

LOL. I am a makeup girl and don't like men to be staring in my eyes so if I'm rocking coloured shadow along with kohl I wear some shade with my shadow. Not a girl in Oman was complete with her abaya, coloured bad, high heels, cell phone, and favourite designer brand sunglasses.

Hayah said...

pink_marshmallow, ooh luck you :P

Alix, yep wasn't it you who coined the phrase 'sunglasses are a Western woman's niqab'?

Naeemah said...

Yup, sunglasses are an addiction I must say! Like Alix said. My daily outfits consist of an abaya, heels/flats, cute bag, and shades! Works well with some styles of niqab too!!!

Sharshura said...

Love this post!!!

Margaret said...

I never realized the versatility of the headscarf!!! I'm glad you posted this.

Alixianna said...

Hayah: I believe I did---but who knows, someone might claim they did first and then I could be a copy-cat sooooooo......

Hayah said...

Sharshura: thanks! I need a new pair of shades!

Margaret: you wouldn't believe!

Alix: Lol

Silvia said...

Sunglasses look so chic with scarves. I like the one shown as "glamorous" and tend to like the lower profile ones - not the bling bling type :)

Silvia
losve.com

Hijabi Apprentice said...

I love sunglasses and hijab! Even here in rainy Seattle I wear my shades as much as I can! Great post.

ymiss said...

ooo i feel oh so special! You mentioned what I asked for =)The pics are really helpful. They all seem a little too much though...I'm getting some eyedrops if they dont work then sunglasses it is!
I hate how the hijab sticks out! I've inspected the pictures in detail and have taken ideas from them...if I take a pic i'll be sure to email it you as a thank you =)
Thanks

Anonymous said...

some seriously stylish sisters!(SSSS)

muslim08 said...

Does anybody have any idea how to do the "disco" style? I LOVE her scarf like that!

bb_aisha said...

yeah-one needs different sunglasses for different hijabs. t does look extremely stylish-i love my shades. have a few pairs but hardly wear them nowadays. need new ones.

pink marshmalow-lucky lucky you:-)

Marie Neige said...

gonna try with my Gucci shades! Though they always seem soo big with a hijab... Added to my big eyebrows... lol It is a good idea to wear big sunglasses that even hide the eyebrows. I didn't think of it.

I loove the style of the girl with the white tunic and the pink hijab... I try to fix the hijab as this beautiful lady, but I can't really get it... It always flattens on the top!!!

Thanks for the collection, and waiting for the tips!

Nouhayla said...

thank you so much for posting this , it`s a relief for me you have no idea :) i`ve being looking for some pictures to get a closer idea how my Hijab should look like with sunglasses and mine was totally out of natural lol .

Anonymous said...

Has anyone ever thought of hijab with ray-bans? The clubmaster type. I absolutley loves those glasses but I didn't get them cuz I wasn't sure if it would look good...............I should go try them.

Alaa Malik said...

I wear hijab, but i dont know wat kind of sunglasses to get, so i never wear sunglasses! Can someone help????

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