Thursday, June 4, 2009

Let's Not Call It Hijab... and the Celebrity Abaya

Am I the only one today who finds it funny that girls without a headscarf are sometimes wearing looser clothing... and more of it... than their hijabi counter-part? Some sisters are sooooo willing to find a way to wear Kate Moss's t-shirt and skinny jeans as hijab (and if I am correct wasn't she a coke-head?), or a pair of pants Rachel Bilson wore, but they get very upset when someone brings up the sunnah of what the Prophet's wives and the Sahaba (may Allah be pleased with them) wore, saying, we don't have to dress like that anymore. I get inspiration from what celebs wear all the time (colours, patterns, design---all halal things), but when it comes down to it, I'd rather be wearing what the Sahaba wore, i.e proper chest-covering khimar and my beloved jilbab. Is it so hard to wear a little more fabric on one's self? I mean, even Paris Hilton, JLo, Kate Moss, and Pamela Anderson are taking cracks at a garment that could adapted to be jilbab (see-through and too tight since they are not worn AS an overgarment are the usual culprits that make a celeb's garb not hijab). Women that aren't willing to imitate the best of womenkind, like Maryam, and Sumaiyah (may Allah be pleased with them both), maybe you can try Nicole Ritchie, Plum Sykes... These non-muslim women work the look casual, evening, working, and pregnant. It isn't hard. It doesn't suffocate your style, and despite what some people think it isn't old fashion. It ALWAYS was a modern way of dressing. Even Anna Wintour [Vogue] is wearing the look.Women are supposed to look like women, not little pin-up dolls. We are supposed to be highly feminine (we are supposed to be recognized as women so this isn't a sin) but not erotic in public. Elegent modest clothing. And before sisters go all nuts on the sis in the skirt with a hijab on below, she may be showing more skin, but actually less of her body, cuz that mini is looser than the other sisters' jeans. Men like the shape of a woman's curves. That goes for sisters in tight fitting jilbabs too. If your hourglass form or booty is hugged and apparent, it does not meet the hijab requirements. I hope the trend of long sleeved long dresses carries on. My faves are Gillian Anderson's farasha, Plum Sykes's Pucci, Nicole Ritchie's vintage, and Angelina's grey caftan (Eva Green's Oscar da la Renta one is soooooo lush though).

19 comments:

HijabChic said...

As salam alaykum!
I LOVE this post :)

Pamela's turquoise dress would have made a perfect outfit for a muslimah if it had been worn as an outergarment.

*~Ange~* said...

lol at the 'hijabi' with the booty jeans. i still dont get why some girls think that the hair is 40,000 times more attractive than their curves. why cover your hair when the rest is on show?

Pixie said...

Ange: I didn't mean to mock the two girls---I believe they are both from a country where hijab (the headscarf) is taught to be the only Islamic requirement.

I know what you mean though. Tight tight hijab, or a scarf that doesn't hide the shape of the chest, isn't hijab.

Pixie said...

Hijab Chic: Wa alaykom e salaam ramatullah wa barakto!!!

Aalia said...

Ahhhhhhhhhh :/

I heard from a friend who knows a high-profile Parisian fashion designer that "modesty" is making a comeback on the red carpet.

Apparently, long loose dresses are "in".

How ironic :-P

cairo, lusaka, amsterdam said...

Great post! I love all those pics you put up...those dresses are fabulous!

lili said...

I like this post, you could simply in most of the dress just add a scarf and it will become a hijab... And what's about the feet, you should do a post about feet as well wether we need to cover it completly or not ... thank you sister pixie, you don't know how much you are helpful!MASHALLAH

Ayan said...

Love this post, you spoke the truth!! :)

I too hope that this trend stays for a long time inshAllah (or at least stock up good deals while it last). It's much easier to hijabify a modest long maxi dress or long sleeved dress, then a short skirts, skinny jeans, and tight tops.

The reverts secret said...

i really like this post!! mashallah

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Umm Ibrahim said...

Yeah, honestly i'm TIRED of the ho-jabi's!!!
I recently ran into one girl I've known for 5 yrs, she used to dress decently and modestly now she dresses...literally like a $5 hooker but with a headscarf on. No i'm NOT being overly dramatic. I seriously seriously was tempted to run back to her and be like...look sistah...that aint modest clothing, u wanna look like a ho, ok...but take OFF the scarf! It gives Muslim women a bad name!

sigh...maybe before we leave for KSA I'll get up the guts and tell her.

Pixie said...

Aalia: it has been noted on the runways. LOL, it does not take a fashion insider to get that information:P I wonder if this will have any impact on the non-hijabis and non-jilbab girls in the Muslim communities?

Pixie said...

Caito, lusaka, Amsterdam: Jazzakallah kheir sis. Me too. Most anyways. Wish Pam was wearing a slip underneath though.

Pixie said...

Sister Lili: here is a link to a post I did about feet (I am of the opinion the feet need to be covered----by the jilbab) but ti show all the opinions http://ilovehishmatheblog.blogspot.com/2009/04/are-feet-of-woman-awrah-ie-do-we-have.html

Pixie said...

Ayan: I haven't seen many of these kind of dresses in the stores here yet but fashion can be behind in my city (so at least we'll keep the trends longer too).

Pixie said...

The Reverts Secret: Jazzakallah kheir sis.

Pixie said...

Um Ibrihim: btw, I forgot to ask, is it okay I linked you up on the sidebar? LOL, I like your worpresss blog (and as much as I hate wordpress over blogger). MashaAllah it is a great blog and I wanted other sisters to know about it.

Sarah Plain & Short said...

lol those hijabis remind of facebook

Ms. Mango said...

Um.... seriously....what are those two doing??? Why bother to cover your hair if ur showing everything else?

Stacy aka Fahiima said...

It doesnt make sense to cover the hair and not the body. If a woman is transitioning to wanting to wear full hijab I think it would make more sense to start with long skirts and loose dresses without a khimar first rather than tight jeans and a t-shirt with a scarf.

I like the caftan Angelina is wearing in the top pic. It hangs like a Somali dirac (cultural dress).

I don't know about all of you, but I love seeing long dresses and skirts in the stores. Some of them just hit the ankle though and I need mine to hit the floor personally.