Saturday, 27 December 2008

Egyptian Street Style

I've posted many pictures from Hijab Fashion Magazine here and here and Women in Black on BBC2 did a pretty good job of covering the hijab fashion scene in Cairo - click here to watch a clip. These are more photos of Egyptian hijabi street style. It's hard to pick a favourite, but I love the last one at the beach - simply beautiful! The use of colour is so refreshing:








Giza Girls

Al-Azhar Park, Cairo

the City of Veiled

Gold and Pink @ The Beach

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pics mashAllah..its so good to see practically no black! My fave is the one of the girl playing chess..loving the coordinated hijab and bracelet!
x

New Bride said...

nice pics and nice blog :)

why don`t post some hjab pic from kuwait we have nice fashionable hjabs and ya no black and if there is black it`s blings

Anonymous said...

I lived in Egypt a few years ago, and you're making me homesick! Love the sense of style and color. I still wear some of the clothing and beautiful (and cheap) scarves that I bought there.

Pixie said...

I love the Egyptian colour but not the outlines of all the breast and waists and butts I see in tight long cotton or jersey tees and dresses. Masha'Allah the beautiful hijabs!

Jana said...

Anon 1 and 2, glad you like them!

New Bride, (mabrook!). Will do inshallah.

Pixie, most of these look find to me (pic 10 is a great example). But just as I dislike tightness in some of the Egyptian women's clothing, I also dislike the Dubai ladies wearing totally open abayas dipped in sequins and bling over skinny jeans and crop tops ;)

kh.kh said...

niccccccce

Pixie said...

Jana: totally agree about open gulf abayas or skin tight ones but in pic number one here the top girl's breast outline I totally see (hijab should go down cuz the top is not loose enough and this is me nit-picking [it isn't bad hijab but I wouldn't be comfortable showing that]) and the very last pic the girl in the pink on the beach--- I am a woman and I see her butt, hips, and in that top, the khimar has to be pretty low to cover the breasts cuz the jewsey is clinging and tight. Number one rule about hijab (before even covering the hair) is the looseness and opaqeness of clothing. Men find curves sexy. But beautiful colours!!!!! Sorry to be such a nit-picking brat. I am of course happy that I see my sisters all wearing hijab!

siouxsie said...

hello jana, why are us brits so brainwashed into wearing black, i have just come back from saudi after performing the hajj and it has really opened my eyes and changed my opinion radically, there were women from all over the world there all in different types of dress all modest some were colorful the tunisians were the cutest they wore straw hats on top of their hijabs, the indonesians were the smartest in their suits all matching, it was so diverse, i thought in the beginning i would come back covered up in black, but having gone there and seen the women of the world so strong in their deen in different clothes its changed my outlook completely, coming back to the uk its just made me think why do we adopt the arab dress the abaya and jilbab so quickly many many countries do not wear it are they lesser muslims i dont think so, why cant we wear what we want but wear it modestly, and i think these pictures are fab, sorry for the long post,

Jana said...

Pixie, I agree, but if you read my comment I said *most* of them looked ok to me. There are 12 pictures there. And out of common courtesy I don't like nitpicking about sister's pics when they are clearly identifiable. It's caused too many problems in the past. We can all see for ourselves what is and is not appropriate; there's no need for me to spell it out every single time.

Siouxsie, no need to apologise, that's a very insightful comment. I love the diversity in style and colour of Muslim's ethnic dress all over the world. From Morocco to Indonesia to Pakistan. And generally most traditional dress tends to be modest too!

Le-Ann Mariamlelue said...

MashaAllah
the colours are beautiful
well co-ordinated
shows you can have moderation and still be very expressive in your dress

Anonymous said...

Sooo beautiful!

Inspired Muslimah said...

So beautiful Masha'allah and btw, thanks for all your help. I seriously used your list and will continue to help build my wardrobe :D

Pixie said...

Jana: Masha'Allah for your apt response to my comment. Do you acceot my nit-picker's apology:D?

Malika said...

I think this is acutally really cute! I live in the US, but I have never once seen a Muslim woman dressed in all black in the little university town I live in...

Safiya Outlines said...

Salaam Alaikum,

Great photos, masha Allah. I do love the way Egyptian women wear hijab, it's so colourful and inventive.

Anchibride said...

These colors are just absolutely gorgeous! Reminds me of my native country Sri Lanka, and how many Muslim women and girls there wear lovely colored clothes (though not so much with jeans, more like Shalwar Kameez outfits or long skirts).

I particularly like the photo of the girls walking on the beach. Very striking!

Deaf Brown Trash Punk said...

those hijabs are really pretty. I like the one with the chess photo.

Anonymous said...

All so pretty and colorful and diverse..interesting though is picure of the hijab wearing woman looking up at the 'window display' ..the manequins dressed immodestly....a huge culture clash, that even they have to deal with there in a Muslim country...here in the U.S...dressing modestly is not the norm, and we are starred at in the mall or stores, and bombarded by these images all the time. I love the flowy abaya and veil that the woman in all black is wearing in the 7th picture..she looks so elegant. Can anyone tell me where i can find this ,and what it is called so i know how to search for it? Is it a butterfly abaya and shayla?..it just looks a little different.
Salaams,
Maryam Hajar

mariam & rabab said...

I love all of the pics..especially the 1 of the girls walking on the beach :)

Huda said...

MashAllah it's gorgeous to see us Muslim women out and about, looking our very best (modestly, of course) : )

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