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Top 3 Fabrics for Hijab & What Your Hijab Says About You

October 5, 2017

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Admit it - when you meet someone for the first time, it's not their personality you see first. It's their style. 

 

Or their hijab style, specifically (if the other person is a Muslim woman). What hijab you wear and how you wear it says a lot about you.

 

Now, imagine someone wearing a long silk hijab in a burst of bright colours. You noticed that the hijab is draped simply over the shoulders and in a way that reveals the wearer's earrings.  By now, you might have formed some sort of an impression of what kind of a person she is. Well, we'll reveal to you later in the article as to what kind of a person she may be, and see if your impression was similar to many others.

 

Now here are the 3 best materials used for hijabwear and what kind of person would wear them (they are ranked according to great-to-best materials for hijab).

 

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#3 Jersey

 

 

Jersey is the best material for everyday wear and is often opted by many as their go-to hijab for work or everyday errands.

 

Why:

It is stretchable, and quite durable, and not at all slippery unlike most other materials used for hijabwear. One can simply slip it on without pins and yet the hijab will stay in place. Jersey is also suitable for warmer climates where it absorbs sweat easily. However, jersey hijabs usually come in plain solid colours making them one of the most basic-looking hijab. 

 

Who:

Due to its durability, this hijab is mainly worn by women who are active and do sports often. As it doesn't tear easily nor does it require pins, many modest athletes or ladies who go for their routine exercises would opt for jersey hijab. Jersey hijab is also the best option for practical ladies who don't like to waste time on trivial matters like styling and draping hijab in a particular style - hence, they simply require a hijab that is affordable, easy to put on and provides ample coverage. 

 

(Picture credits to ayisah.com.)

 

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#2 Chiffon

 

 

This is a common material for hijab, especially in countries with warmer climates. It is light and drapes easily and beautifully, making it a favourite among ladies who like to try out new hijab styles.

 

Why:

Chiffon is sheer and lightweight, and looks exceptionally good with any draping styles. It is a firm favourite in warmer Asian countries as the soft fabric can make anyone look effortlessly chic yet still feel comfortable. Chiffon is far better than jersey because it usually comes in a wide range of prints and colours, and even styles (i.e. instant chiffon hijab)! One of the downside of chiffon is, as it is sheer, one is often required to wear an inner hijab. Plus, the fibers in a chiffon hijab can be easily weakened by perspiration stains.

 

Who:

The more feminine and stylish ladies will often carry off the chiffon hijab look - as draping the material creates an airy, flowy look. The many colours and prints available for this type of material also makes it a popular choice for many. To be honest, this hijab is meant for the masses - pretty much anyone, regardless of age or style, would wear this because of its versatility and affordable cost. Only difference is, the younger and more chic ladies will wear a chiffon scarf draped over their shoulders - making them look so effortlessly elegant.

 

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#1 Silk

 

There's a reason (- more like a few good reasons) why silk is known as the Queen of  Textiles, and also why it is by far our favourite material for hijab.  

 

Why:

It has the soft, flowy quality of chiffon but provides far more coverage. It is as opaque as satin but isn't as heavy and not as shiny - making it casual enough for everyday wear and classy enough for formal occasions. Also, silk is able to keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Since silk is made of natural fibres, it is hypoallergenic hence, suitable for sensitive skin. Best part is, silk is the longest lasting textile as it is not only very durable but also repels mold and mildew. 

 

Who:

Due to its lustrous shine and relatively high price tag, silk is usually adorned by the well-off and classy ladies who aren't afraid to invest in a quality piece of garment. Chic trend-setters too would embrace silk scarves as they know not many will own a collection of silk scarves like them. These trend-setters would usually be seen wearing printed silk scarves in bold colours. So, if you see a lady donning a bright silk scarf, get a few style pointers from her, cos she may just be on to the latest fashion trend. 

 

Where:

At Zaara Box we offer luxurious silk scarves that have been immaculately selected and hemmed piece by piece (- our scarves are not mass-produced in factories). Browse our collection at zaarabox.com to view more beautiful silk scarves.

 

(Featured in picture Palais Scarf from zaarabox.com)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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