Islam is one religion that is known to be conservative and very proud of its values. These beliefs have influenced their clothing too. From the ancient times, Muslims have always worn traditional and modest garments that cover the entire body. With the time changing, the conservative approach has relaxed slightly. Islamic wear is now extremely stylish and elegant and it maintains the modesty at the same time.
One of the most commonly used garments by Muslim women is a Nidha. It is basically a head dress that covers the entire head, face, and neck. Some have argued that covering the head is a sign of oppression. But the majority believes that wearing a hijab is the best way to show their respect for Allah. Nowadays, women are equally comfortable in wearing hijabs at their workplace or in public. Even college girls are wearing hijabs to their classes with comfort and grace.
Originally, hijabs were black in color and there was not much scope as far as fashion was concerned. But this scenario has undergone a drastic change in recent times. Trendy and chic hijabs are being designed in various colors, patterns, and styles. Hijabs for students and young working professionals are vibrant and bright colors whereas older or middle-aged women prefer dark and sober colors.
There are various methods of draping a hijab. The most common way is to fold a square-shaped Nidha into a triangle and place it on the head. It is fastened with a pin under the chin and the ends hand loosely over the back. Long hijabs are also very much in vogue these days. They are rectangular in shape and worn in a scarf-like fashion. Working professionals prefer a "one-piece" hijab. It is a tube-shaped piece of cloth in which one end is fitted over the head and the other end is then wrapped over that end around the neck and face. This "one-piece" hijab is very convenient because it is "fuss-free" and it stays intact for a long period of time.