Friday, 13 July 2012

Hijab Styles For Your Face Shape

We all seem to know what clothing works well for our body shapes, but so many Muslim woman don't know how to style their hijabs to suit their face shapes. 
Heart/Triangle shaped faces look great in looser hijab styles. A tightly wrapped hijab, specifically focused on the top half of the head, only emphasis your larger forehead area, so try to keep it draped in a loose effect by creating gentle folds around this area that fall down loosely around your jawline whilst covering the sides of your forehead to minimise the space and create a more pleasing diamond shaped face.

If you have a long/rectangular face do not opt for a style that clings tightly around your face as it only emphasises your elongated head. Instead you can try shortening the length by pulling your undercap down your forehead so it cuts at least a quarter of the length off your face. Expose your cheekbones as far back as you can to create some much needed width to your face while also choosing hijabs with ruffles and volume/detailing at the sides of your head to further create an illusion of width. Don't add volume to the top of your head or expose your neck as this only extends the length of your face and drags it down. And whatever you do, don't wear an Al-Amira pull on type scarf. EVER. 

Oval faces (being the most symmetric of all face shapes) will 99.9% of the time suit all hijab styles and can work pretty much any scarf shape out there. So really, Dude what are you even doing here? Go away somewhere awesome and stare into a mirror at yourself whilst marveling at your own perfection.

Women with round faces should not wear undercaps/underscarves/bonnets that are pulled down over their forehead as it shortens a round face incredibly. Round faces need length, so if you do wear an undercap you need have it hidden. I have a round face and I always make my hijab start at the very beginning of my hairline - try it, it will make use of the length you have. By doing this and by also framing the scarf close over the cheekbone area of your face, you can create the illusion of an oval shape. 

Round faces should also avoid the Egyptian/Spanish hijab styles that expose the neck, especially if you have a double chin or chubby face in general (no matter what your face shape). It doesn't flatter at all and just makes you look like a fatty turtle head as it puts the focus straight on any chunkiness you have in that area. These styles only really look good on people who have a slender neck. Short necked people in general should stay away from this particular style as well.

People with square faces should not wear a tight style pulled right back under their chin that leaves their square jaw jutting out. It just makes your jawline look even more masculine. The typical Turkish style hijab that involves a square scarf pinned tightly under the chin and covers the sides of the top of your head looks horrible on square faced women as it turns their face into a heavy triangle. It seriously just pushes out a square jaw and loses all femininity instantly. Instead frame your chin and the sides of your jawline with a nice scarf to give a more rounded/oval appearance and keep the forehead and cheekbone area uncovered. 

Hope that helps!

I personally know people that don't know how to wear hijab for their face shape. I wish I could just walk up to and say "Hey... you know you would look so much better if you did your hijab like this..." but they would just get offended. 

What shape do you have? How do you frame your face for the best shape?

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