In need of a stylish hijab, shawl or headscarf to pair with your modest outfit? Make a statement by shopping these fashionable and affordable hijabs in Singapore, proving that modest fashion isn’t boring.
You can never have a bad hair day with a hat – or even a hijab – on. A hijab is a headscarf that symbolises the modesty and dignity of its wearer, and is highly associated with conservative and Muslimah fashion. If you’ve been following your favourite hijab-wearing fashionistas on Instagram or watching their hijab tutorials on YouTube, you’d want to keep your hijab game strong with these modest fashion labels, including Singapore brands.
Uniqlo x Hana Tajima
Known for its lightweight Airism technology, Uniqlo has teamed up with British-Japanese designer Hana Tajima to produce a collection of modest clothes and hijabs that utilises the technology to make the light and breathable. The modest collection offers hijabs (which you can also wear as a scarf or a stole) decorated in bold patterns and colours, as well as patternless and monochromatic designs.
Uniqlo, available at multiple locations including Orchard Central and ION Orchard.
Created with the modern Muslimah in mind, Sufyaa has a collection of fashion pieces that are simple yet stylish without being boring. Partly produced by the local community, Sufyaa’s bespoke collection includes hijabs, shawls and headscarves in a variety of styles from instants, semi-instants and classics, as well as those in solid colours and seasonal prints. It’s no wonder this local label (and sustainable fashion brand) represented Singapore at the Muslimah Fashion Week London in 2015.
Sufyaa, #03-K2, Tanjong Katong Complex, 845 Geylang Road, Singapore 400845, p. 8511 0739. Open 12pm-7pm daily.
Worn by Instagram fashionistas, Eenah (@eenahflamingo), Dalillah Ismail (@dalillahismail) and Malaque Mahdaly (@malaquemahdaly), homegrown Muslimah fashion designer, Adlina Anis, knows exactly what the modern woman needs. Adlina Anis offers a variety of innovative hijabs made from quality materials that are not only fab for the hot and humid weather, but also practical. The earphone friendly-hijabs are great for joggers, healthcare workers who use stethoscopes, and music lovers. And if you can’t go anywhere without your glasses, the spectacle-friendly hijabs have slots for its handles. Besides hijabs, Adlina Anis also offers underscarves, allowing you to style your hijab is a loose manner.
Adlina Anis, Level A (Attic), Centropod, 80 Changi Road, Singapore 419715. Open Mon-Fri 12pm-5pm, Sat-Sun 11am-3pm.
For modern Muslim women with a thing for simplicity, Aab is a one-stop online store for stylish and comfy hijabs decorated with minimal designs. Its collection of headscarves is distinguished by its high-quality and detailed tailoring, as well as its use of natural fabrics. Discover its endless list of basic, premium and luxury hijabs in all sorts of soft designs and materials such as cotton, silk and jersey.
Aab, available online and ships to Singapore.
If Net-a-Porter and Shopbop fair well in your list of online fashion shopping, prepare to add Modanisa to your bookmarks too. Despite its luxury price points, this Istanbul-based brand offers headscarves made from silk, chiffon, pashmina and more in over 30,000 contemporary designs by 300 brands that will have you checking out your cart of hijabs in no time. Hijabs include instant scarves, underscarves, neck covers, as well as shawl and scarf accessories.
Modanisa, available online and ships to Singapore.
Featured in Elle and The New York Times, the online hijab brand started out selling vintage scarves as hijabs which were usually sold out fast. However, due to its high demand, it evolved into a brand that offers quality modest clothes, and high-end headscarves and headwraps in all sorts of unique designs, ranging from chiffons in bright pink prints to soft nude ones, as well as in solid colours for something more versatile and easy to style with.
Haute Hijab, available online and ships to Singapore.
If you’re all about modest fashion, shop for more wardrobe additions here, and check out this must-read interview with the designer who’s a key player in the game – Hana Tajima.