Hello everyone! Ramadhan mubarak!
The reason for my absence is due to the fact that I’ve been quite busy tending to bridals and orders for weddings just before Ramadhan.
I hope you all are having a wonderful Ramadhan so far!
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So… back to the topic ; niqabs are as most of you would probably know, the name given to the face veil worn by Muslim women. A reader of this blog is planning to start covering her face in sha Allah and she wanted a few style tips. Yes I am not a niqabi but I do happen to know a little bit about niqabs so I hope this post would be useful to all those niqabis and all those who plan to wear the niqab soon!
A lot of women use a special garment to cover their faces , this piece of clothing is usually tied around your head over your hijab like this :
The niqab has two cloth bands at the end that enables you to tie it simply, like how you would tie the sash of a dress :
(Please note: I’ve used a white hijab so that it is easy for you to see the details of the black niqab against the white)
The niqab piece is available in many colours and in many designs, you get the standard two piece version which enables you to uncover your eyes by flipping the upper piece of cloth (once you tie it around your head) upwards and over your head like this :
The three piece niqab has three parts : namely the stadard upper flap revealing a thinner fabric that keeps your eyes covered but enables the wearer to see through the thin fabric like this :
You have the option to flip the thinner flap over so that your eyes are uncovered. Style tip: you can flip this part over and take the lower end and drap it loosely to frame your face like this and secure the flap with a pin :
Some women prefer to cover their faces using the hijab / shawl used to cover their hair. This is also possible if you are using a very large shawl.
Here are a few outfit ideas for niqabis for a casual day out to a party or event :