Before ever being considered high fashion, wearing an hijab was part of Islamic principle of modesty, which is most visible as the head covering worn by many Muslim women from around the world. We find something very elegant and chic about a woman, who is bold enough to cover her head, in respect for her religious belief and still remain beautiful and sophisticated. This is a long overdue trend.
Dolce & Gabbana
Most recently, Italian luxury brand Dolce & Gabbana debuted their S/S 2016 line—a collection of hijabs and abayas (ankle-length robes) specifically targeted to Muslim shoppers in the Middle East. From fabrics of georgette and charmeuse, to daisy, rose and polka dot prints, D&G is showing the world the versatility of wearing hijabs. If you would like to try this trend and incorporate hijabs into your everyday looks, here are five tips to guide all of you trendsetters.
There’s a fine line between floral chic and holiday table cloth, but don’t let floral prints be intimidating. Play it safe and stick to brighter florals in lighter fabrics to avoid looking like you should be part of the décor.
To create the appearance of tanned skin, look for neutral shades of hijabs. Solid black can sometimes create the appearance of being pale or washed out.
Oversized shades are a must. Just like finding a hijab that fits the shape of your face correctly, the same applies to sunglasses. Oval, round, long—be sure to ask for in-store assistance if you’re not sure what pair fits your face best.
Texture can add a lot of depth to an outfit. A crepe material, for example, is light and can be worn during the summer.
Just make sure to wear a solid color to break-up the prints and to keep the colors in the same family.
Amber Aaron-Mosley is a Los Angeles based style consultant. She earned her Masters in Luxury Goods & Services from the International University of Monaco. Learn more about Amber and her work via her website amberaaron.com + on her mom blog The Mogul Mommies.