- 5 years ago
Just wanted to get some style ideas 🙂
Just wanted to get some style ideas 🙂
Not a Muslim, but there are some amazing style blogs out there for hijabi brides. Also, have you had a look at some of the Islamic fashion sites?
Some of the hijabi styles are amazing!
@EmelK: OK… I’ve had another look. It’s really hard doing this for someone else, because I don’t know your style, or what sort of thing you wear day to day! Whenever I travel to Islamic countries or visit Islamic historical buildings etc, I prefer headwear styles which are very tight across the forehead, and then tie in a knot at the back of the head, leaving the neck exposed. I don’t like to have fabric around the bottom part of my face and neck… I find it hot and a bit suffocating. That means I prefer a particular “look”. With that in mind:
I quite like the asymmetry of this, especially with a light, flowy, grecian style dress. You can get loads of really flowy grecian dresses with sleeves. I also think something like this would look really good if you imagine some of the Claire Pettibone dresses, but then add sleeves and put in an underlay around the neckline. If you’re getting a dress made, you can adapt all the designs from the high end manufacturers.
I always think that this is the way to wear a dupatta/veil with a hijab… tight to the forehead, like a juliet cap, minimal volume, and with a pretty pin. I’ve seen veils worn with hijab before which have loads of volume and sort of fluff out everywhere, but they make me think of the 1980s! I always think this could go with any dress. I’ve seen similar styles on a lot of blogs, often with ballgowns, oddly enough. I suppose if you want a skirt with loads of volume, you want to tone down the volume elsewhere.
This one has a bit more volume. I suspect that this bride has lots and lots of hair, and she’s struggling to pin it all up. But I like the way she’s balanced that out with that dramatic collar on her dress. Her look is not really my taste, but I like that detail. I’ve also seen dresses which are almost like coats, and do up with buttons at the front, with a wide collar. I can imagine this look with some of them.
This has a bit more volume as well… I imagine that the rest of her dress is quite slim fitting and sleek, which I think would look really good. A simply cut, sort of ornate dress. Maybe Malaysian style, with an underskirt.
I can understand the potential style dilemmas… balancing modesty with style. Quick question: can you wear see-through sleeves or a see-through lace underlay? Because that makes it a lot easier. I’ve got loads of pics of lace dresses with see through sleeves etc! Also, will you be covering your neck? Do you need sleeves which go all the way to your wrists, or can you do 3/4 length sleeves? Do you need a floor length dress, or is tea length OK?
@Rachel631: you and I both have similar taste 😉 I also prefer the turban sort of look where the scarf is behind the ears, so no I don’t mind showing a bit of neck. It can’t be see through which is a look I love on the modern lace dresses!! Such a shame but I could go for a slightly different tone to give it that appearence. I am thinking about 3/4 sleeves only because I feel with full length sleeves with the dress and scarf it’s just too much white and material going on. Also yes it does have to be floor length which is what I prefer anyways because it feels more wedding dress like 🙂 I’ll post some mordern hijabi brides with custom made gowns once I get on my laptop 🙂
@EmelK: My issue was that FI’s Catholic family are quite conservative, so I ended up with a v neck dress (as I only have a small chest, it wasn’t revealing too much) with see through 3/4 length sleeves. You could go for a different coloured underlay to give contrast, if you wanted to go for non-see through lace, but I think you’ll have to be careful which colour you choose. It can be reminiscent of a traditional look for an Indian bride, but it can also make me think “older woman” if it’s done badly.
If I was going to go for two colours, I would maybe use a very very light, bluish-grey underlay to contrast to the white, if you can pull it off. I’ve seen bees on here with beautiful two tone dresses, and the contrast looks much more modern than those peach tones you sometimes get, which I think can be a bit 1970s.
I would definitely go for something quite slinky, because if you’re quite covered up and then you add loads of volume it can sometimes look like a bit of an overload. Quick idea: do you like those Victorian/historical type styles which seem to be fashionable at the moment? Because a lot of those have those mandarin style collars which I really love, and which might look nice. The only problem with those is that they would look a bit odd with a large chest. Anyway, Justin Alexander does some really nice ones (but you would have to add sleeves).
I wish I’d done this before I got my dress, because I had dress regret later and am still a bit obsessed with those Victorian collars!
@Rachel631: Haha well I definitely do not have a big chest and I really do love that victorian look. I’m thinking because the lace won’t show too well, that instead I might do some beading for the bodice and add lace in the skirt. I get really sad to hear when people have regrets and that’s one thing I really do not want to experience seeing as when I was five I was already designing my wedding dress (I’m one of those people who have dreamt about their wedding their whole life which is probably not a good thing and in the end it’ll turn out to be a major disapointment). Just checked out Justin Alexander and he sure does have some gorgeous gowns only I found the skirts to be a little too plain for myself..
Here are some custome wedding gowns I was telling you about…
I like these next two because the sleeves are not fully covered in detail but I definitely prefer A-line because there’s too much going on.
Again too ballgown-y for my taste because there’s too much going on and the scarves are over-done but just to get the picture..
I really hope these girls don’t see any of this!
Here are some engagement ones which I think they did a great job. I like that the scarves are behind the ears and are kept simple.
4th one, stunning!!!!
I know there was a bee on here a few months ago (maybe a year?) who had SUCH gorgeous wedding photos with a hijab. Hmm. I’ll see if I can find her…
ETA: Shoot, found the thread, but the pictures are gone. You could message her and see if she responds?
There’s some more ideas on this thread:
@EmelK: Oh my gosh… I’m with the others. That first engagement photo one… the fourth pic… is amazing. That slightly greyish underlay makes it look so beautiful! I know it’s a greyish-peach, and I’m not a fan of those peachy tones, but that one is lovely.
If you want something more ornate though, have you had a look at some of the ornate beading on the Lazaros? Some of them are a bit Victorian-y, but it’s all done with beading which looks like lace, rather than actual lace. I think they did lots of them in the 2012 line?