Hijab Styling Tips
For Muslim women who wear hijab, there are many ways to style up a sleeveless dress.
Sleeveless dress can be styled up with almost any outerwear, such as: jacket (denim, leather, cotton, fur, etc), blazer, coat (trench coat, ankle-graze, etc), cardigan (cropped cardigan, long cardigan, etc), jumper, cape, sweater, sweater dress, shirt, suit tops, long-sleeved shrug, etc.
You just have to know which outerwear will be best paired with a particular sleeveless dress. If the dress is tight at the top or has an elastic crinkle at the chest area, wear an outerwear that can cover the area, or even a short jumper.
If the dress is a bit tight at the hip, wear a knee-length or an ankle-graze coat, a trench coat, or a drape-y long cardigan to cover.
|Trench Coats (Image credit: Lovely Today)|
|Long Cardigan (Outfit styling: Chel of Carousel)|
If the dress is loose, simply pair it with any outerwear you love.
|A Knit Shrug (Image credit: PatternFish)|
Here are some examples on how to style up the sleeveless dress:
With a denim jacket.
With a leather jacket.
|(photo credit: Evans Fashion Fix)|
With a buttoned-up shirt over the dress, and then accessorized it with a narrow belt:
|(Outfit styling: Ashfi Qamara, via My Amethyst)|
Or, style it up with a short jumper or a cropped t-shirt:
Also, you can style up a sleeveless dress with a tunic or a blouse, over it or underneath it, or... layering it with a long-sleeved tee underneath.
NOTE, as for layering sleeveless dresses with a long-sleeved tee underneath, you have to be careful on styling them. Not all types of sleeveless dress can be paired simply with a long-sleeved tee underneath. For example, these kind of dresses (picture below): halter-topped, strapped and tube dresses, won't look good paired with a tight long-sleeved tee underneath. Even, for me, it's a fashion no-no for hijabi:
Try to avoid this.
BUT, there's STILL a way you can wear this kind of 'mix-and-match'..
Styling these 'halter tops-strapped-strapless/tube' kind of maxi dresses over a tight long-sleeved tee, is a bit tricky. You MUST complete the outfit by wearing a WIDE and LONG scarf with a particular hijab-wrapping that will ensure you COVER the clingy neck and bosom area with it.
NOT like this:
It's not too pleasant to be seen.. right? You better throw up a jacket on this kind of outfit..
A better way is by adding a baggy cropped-tee's or a blouse over the outfit,
In my opinion, if you want to pair dresses with a long-sleeved tee underneath, short-sleeved, or wide-shouldered, or capped-sleeved dresses will do a whole much better look.
What do you think? How do you style up your sleeveless dress?