Dupatta Hijab ~ Her FASHION

June 28, 2010

June 28, 2010

Dupatta Hijab

Readers' Style

Nusrat Sami, one of my readers from Bangladesh that I have featured here few days ago, sent me her photograph wearing "dupatta" as her hijab.

She wants to show us how she wears dupatta as hijab. She said to me that the girls in India and Bangladesh who wear Shalwar Kameez (Indian and Bangladeshi suit) find it difficult to drape the dupatta as hijab, as it is too long and not like the usual hijabs we wear. Concerning to this, she said she have found a way to drape dupatta as a hijab in a fashionable way.

What do you think of her style?

Dupatta Hijab
Do you also wear dupatta as your hijab? How is your style?

If you don't know yet what "dupatta" is, here's a bit explanation about it, quoted from Wikipedia:

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Women from Jaipur, India wearing Salwar kameez and dupatta
"Dupatta is a long, multi-purpose scarf that is essential to many South Asian women's suits. Some "dupatta suits" include the shalwar kameez and the kurta. And it has long been a symbol of modesty in South Asian dress. The primary use of a dupatta is to cover the head and/or any inadvertent cleavage and the contour of the bosom." 
"However, the use of the dupatta has undergone a metamorphosis over time. In current fashions, the dupatta is frequently draped over one shoulder, and even over just the arms. Another recent trend is the short dupatta often seen with kurtas and Indo-Western clothing. Essentially, the dupatta is often treated as an accessory in current urban fashion."







(Image:viaWikimediaCommons;Photographer:Steve Evans, from Bangalore, India)

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2 comments:

Kate said...

I find the suits of other countries to be very intriguing.

Gail said...

Assalaam waliekum,
Masha'allah, I really like Nusrat's dupatta style. I got several dupatta-like scarves that I would like to learn how to wear.

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