Friday, October 19, 2007
If you choose to wear hijab (i.e. covering your whole body with loose clothing and covering the hair, neck and ears) wearing a sheer scarf by itself is a risky business. If you get a couple of layers of coverage when you are tying them they may become opaque however if you have any movement of the scarf then it's see through again. Looking at this picture, if the tail was pinned at the ear and draped down at the front of the chest it would cover the neck and ear however if the wind caught it, you would expose this area. The safest thing is to get yourself a one-piece or two piece al-Amira to wear under your sheer scarves. If its cold it will add another layer to keep you warm and if its hot I would suggest you look for a hijab specifically labeled as breathable. Hijab companies are moving into more breathable fabrics so have a look at al-Hannah al-Amira from US $7.99, Queendom al-Amira from CA$14.50 and Star Scarve's al-Amira from US$7.99.
Enjoy your sheer scarves, they are pretty and available in wide range of Western stores. All you need is an al-Amira to keep you in hijab! When you are wearing a full cover Amira underneath your scarf you create some daring hijab styles or even wear a scarf that is traditionally too small to wear as hijab.