Wearing hijab can be a bit of an art sometimes. Like last month, for example, when I attended the wedding of a very close friend. It took me a while to find something that was appropriate for the wedding itself, and ticked all of the hijab boxes
In case you were wondering, my personal hijab checklist is as follows:
- Clothes that cover everything except my face, hands, and feet
- Nothing too form-fitting.
This means that hijab tends to involve layering - which is fine for everyday wear, but can be trickier when you're trying to dress up since most dressier clothes are designed to show at least some skin.
A pretty maxi dress was obviously the first choice (because wearing a nice cocktail dress with pants is a not really a good look!). I wore it with a plain long sleeved white top - this ticks the hijab boxes, but I still wanted something a bit extra to suit the occasion. I looked around for ages for some sort of cardigan/bolero/cover up thing that would tie the outfit together and found a loose bolero on sale for $15.
I had some spare fabric that I sewed into a scarf and finished it all off with a brooch borrowed from a friend, a simple cream clutch, and cream heels (that I actually wore to my highschool ball 5 years ago!).
Maxi dress - Jeans West
Bolero - Glassons
Clutch - Equip
Scarf - Handmade
As a gift to the bride, I worked with her a few weeks before the wedding to create something special - she really wanted a rose for her hair that matched the roses on her dress, so I created this little gem out of some ivory satin.
On the day she ended up attaching it to the waist tie of her dress, which looked beautiful. I actually didn't even realised that it was the rose I'd made until she told me!
It was a beautiful sunny day, and the wedding was held outside amongst nature. And I was super-glad that day that I wear hijab, because I didn't get sunburnt! (it was totally hot). Remember to slip, slop, slap, people.
Enjoy your weekend! :)