A Complete Guide to Buying and Wearing Hijabs
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Did you recently covert to a new faith and learning how to wear a hijab correctly? Modest Eve has a complete guide to buying and wearing hijabs here; read on!
Throughout the world, women wear headscarves for both fashion and modesty. In some areas, religion requires wearing a scarf over the head and/or around the face. In other regions, the scarf or turban is a logical function in keeping the hair clean and off the neck.
Many names exist for these scarves from Modest Eve. Perhaps the hijab has become the best-known and most common. Still, others exist, including the niqab, burka, al-amira, shayla, khimar, chador, veil, mitpahat, tichel, dhuku, gele, prayer covering, and bonnet. The name of the scarf varies by culture and religion. The orthodox practitioners of religions, such as the Muslim, Jewish, and Christian faiths, and the cultures of the Amish, Mennonites, and Hutterites, all use headcovers for women. Some also use headcovers for men, such as the Jewish religion’s kippot and yarmulke.
The best known, the hijab, signifies a young woman’s passage into puberty, thus womanhood. Women in many countries wear this long headscarf to cover their hair and, sometimes, their necks.
While they once came in simple white or black, today’s offer a much greater fashion range. Young women can find a hijab in any color, solids, or prints. The cultural requirement has turned into a fashion statement. Many women now layer scarves on their heads, using an under scarf with a print to complement a solid-colored hijab. The reverse also works – using a solid color under-scarf to subtly contrast a printed hijab.
The growth in fashion hijabs has moved from the Middle East to circle the globe. Now available online, women of Muslim, Orthodox Jewish, and Orthodox Christian faiths benefit. Using a range of fabrics, designers create head coverings for formal occasions, the workplace, school, social events, and worship.
The various designs also let fashionable woman experiment with head covers from other cultures that meet their religious needs. Why not share in a fashionable cultural exchange? The headscarf of the Orthodox Jewish faith covers the same areas as a dhuku but uses different fabrics and color combinations. A Turkish hijab offers different materials and dyes than those of Saudi Arabia but serves the same purpose. Shopping online affords the modern woman a bevy of choices with which to respect her religion and dress professionally.
Let Modest Eve help you dress professionally in a culturally appropriate manner. If you recently converted to a new religion, let Modest Eve help you craft a look that respects your new religious beliefs while maintaining your fashion sense. Contact us and shop today!
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