Saturday, 21 February 2009

Hijab Stylist: Jailan Atef

In recent years some countries in the Middle East, most notably Egypt, have seen a rise in what are usually referred to as 'make-up and veil designers'. They offer the usual make-up services for women, but unlike regular salons, they can also style hijabs for special occasions like weddings. Jailan Atef is one such designer, and below are some of her bridal hijab designs. A lot of women often feel pressured to take their hijab off on their wedding day, so it's good to see that women do have options to keep covered whilst wearing a white wedding dress.

I personally prefer the simpler styles of the bottom two pictures here, though they could do with more neck coverage. I'm not too fond of the idea of swimming in white tulle and organza - we wouldn't want to upstage the cake now, would we?


samiyah said...

i prefer the bottom two because the other theres two much fabric and volume and extravagant for me

Maryam Hajar said...

Yes, i love all the looks! Very beautiful and ethereal, but I agree,,,the last 2 are more 'wearer-friendly.' more neck coverage would be ideal though. i wear a turban to work and have to deal with neck coverage, which can be a challenge. no hijabs allowed policy seems to be in place.

Pixie said...

I like the style of the bottom two but woudn't wear them that way at al cuz of no neck coverage, I HATE the top one, but the middle one is perfect for me. Tres adore number two.

Samar said...

Jailan Atef 'n Nanees Selim both are amazing Makeup and Veil designers!! Jailan has her own website, you can view more of her work there!! It's

Stylist said...

FABULOUS!!! What a very nice fashion i like it. I hope you will post more photos of this. Thank you for sharing.


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