Please don’t follow this “hijab style”

Walking around Oslo, I stumbled past this window display. I would say it looks like a mix between wierd and some kind of hijab, only much uglier and much less covered.

It just doesn’t look good at all! Shopkeepers, please seek professional help!

Hijabis, avoid these see through knitted clothes. Not hot!

What do you think?

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14 thoughts on “Please don’t follow this “hijab style”

  1. caraboska says:

    I’m going to be charitable and assume they weren’t even trying to create hijab. The problem with the lace here is that there’s nothing under it providing coverage. That outfit on the left is just too fussy though, so even with something under the lace; I wouldn’t wear it for reasons having nothing to do with modesty.

    The outfit on the right, however, is another matter. The color scheme and garment structure is not too, too fussy. Here’s what I’d do to clean it up for hijab purposes: stick one of those high T-necks from… Carina underneath, pinned into the turban. Fix the turban so it covers the ears. Put a loose pair of trousers tapered a bit at the ankle under the skirt.

    That would at least cover everything except the face and hands. I suppose exactly what one would do after that would depend on one’s concept of jilbab. For some it might be enough like that, some might remove the necklace and the belt, some might figure it’s OK for indoors but throw an abaya or something over it for outdoors, and some would only wear it around their women friends.

  2. cecilia says:

    I think it looks terrible

  3. Hananita says:

    Haha, you should have seen the summer collection!! This is actually a little prettier than what they had out in June. Its sad that Oslo don’t have any nice shops special for hijabis.

  4. Kholod says:

    They are not bad actually! They are inspiring. Use a polo neck underneath and voila… U have a nice matching outfit! I really like the layered look in both.
    See the possibilities girls, not the défauts! 😉


  5. jessyz says:

    I like the turban, if I had one I could be the Sultan of my world *hehehe just kidding* not really my style.

  6. Nour says:

    I agree that the tops should be opaque. I Wholeheartedly agree with Kholod who wrote, “See the possiblities, not the defaults.”

    I think these outfits are shabby chic. I think they are hippy/bohemian inspired. It’s very creative. 🙂

  7. Saliha says:

    I think the one at the left wouldn’t look so bad without that blue lace top and if it had a proper hijab + something to cover the arms. Don’t like the other doll though. The syling is hideous.

    It reminds me of that Turkish clothing shop in my neighbourhood with the cheapest looking wedding gown with transparent long sleeves in the window display, with a quickly tied headscarf (obviously wrapped by the *male* shopkeeper). It looks terrible and it bothers me every time I see it. Non-Turkish muslim friends keep asking me ‘omg do you people actually wear those things’? Haha.

  8. Muha says:

    At first I thought it was my favorite shop hehe, but I think it can not be, because she has some metal on her windows, I think…

  9. zaenab says:

    hmm i think it looks ok actually, if thats your style

  10. Silvia says:

    I have no words to describe that :D. The layering is overdone, the garments don’t flow and the colours are better suited to summer than winter. If I had to work with those pieces I would dress the mannequins like so: the one on the left I would leave the white skirt and crochet cardigan and pair them with a cotton long sleeve tunic in light grey; add some accessories like silver bangles and a metallic colour belt over the tunic. I would also go for a two colour hijab style by combining two scarves in white and grey.

    For the mannequin on the right: I would remove the turquoise skirt, add a brown long sleeve polo neck top under the white batwing and keep the turquoise.


  11. terry says:

    I think they have potential with some of the pieces, but that’s just too many layers for me!

  12. Aliyah says:

    I agree with u sister….its stupid!!!! why wear something which still shows your Aura??? its seetrough creating a complete irony to covering!!! duh….and it looks ugly too…she might aswell not have tht cardigan on…its not making the slightest difference!!!!! but yeah i totally agree with u….stupid idea!!!! x

  13. nurul says:

    I`m also love knit wear, because i love doing knitting, but i put the inner cloth under my knit wear. Check my blog when i wore knit wear style

  14. Anonymous says:

    Why do you sisters think dressing like a beggar in rags is fashionable. It is not, nor is it following hijab. I am so glad this blogger thinks this is crap because I am surrounded by muslima hijabis who are in love with this look. Its great to know I am not alone in my fashion criticism.

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