Thursday

Loose Fitting Pants (Hijab-Friendly Style)

Salam dear sisters, someone who just started wearing hijab asked me a fashion-related question, thought I would share what my answer was;


Salam Fadh, that's a very good question & how nice of you to ask on behalf of your friend. I was pretty dumbstruck too when I first started wearing hijab on what I should & should not wear and what would be best for my image as a muslimah yet still be fashionable. I am truly not the best person (I myself am guilty of wearing skinny jeans sometimes) to answer this but I'll try alright? As far as I know, tights/leggings & skinny jeans is probably not the best choice of bottoms appropriate for a muslimah as it shows the shape of your legs to a V. Below I have compiled types of pants that are hijab-friendly, hope this will help your friend better at styling herself;
BOYFRIEND JEANS
Boyfriend jeans is a type of loose fitting sort of baggy jeans which was a very popular trend in 2009. It doesn't really have to be your boyfriend's, just look for straight cut jeans -- flared or boot-cut isn't flattering for this kind of look. Fold them up at the bottom hem and they have to sit just above the ankle, not folding the hem just wouldn't pass the message that it's oversized. You may choose to pair these boyfriend jeans with feminine frocks or if you opt to wear tight masculine tops, make sure you add a piece of lady-like blazer or a bat-wing cardigan.

TAPERED PANTS
Tapered pants are trousers popular during the 1980s and early 90s and worn by both genders. The pants sat high on the waist, ballooned around the hips and thighs, then tapered at the ankle.

HAREM PANTS
Harem pants were made popular by western celebrity M.C Hammer in 1980's. They have a drop crotch, wide on the hips and cuts slightly straight down to the ankle. There are many versions of harem pants but the ones shown in the pictures are quite appropriate for a hijab clad lady. A more exxagurated version of harem pants can be seen here at Hijab Scarf where the crotch falls down almost to the ankle and makes a child of a long skirt mixed with baggy pants. As the pants is already quite unique, pair it with simple tops under a jacket or blazer. Accesorize with heels or boots to create a long limbed look.