Posted on Jan 15, 2020
Audrey Hepburn. Lena Horne. Ingrid Bergman. Grace Kelly. Anna May Wong. Names like these might bring to mind a bygone era with a dreamy glow. The “golden era” of Old Hollywood continues to inspire beautiful styles to this day, and for good reason!
Many of the prints popularized during this era are today considered timeless –they’re so good, they simply don’t go out of style. Ever feel stumped on what to wear to work? Pair a polka-dot hijab with a crisp white button-up and a blazer. Getting dressed up for a wedding or date night with the hubby? Toss on some pearls and a dreamy lace hijab and you’re good to go, no matter what year it is. It’s a foolproof way to look radiant and polished.
It’s fascinating for me personally to look at photos from this era, because I can see how these kinds of chic, modest looks were very much the norm. Of course, these Old Hollywood stars didn’t wear scarves as hijab specifically, but nonetheless it’s beautiful to see the ways that women of myriad different backgrounds historically embraced covering their hair in some way, whether it was for aesthetic, practical or personal reasons.
Feeling inspired? We’ve got you covered with our Vintage Glamour edit! Whether you go for classic polka dots, romantic roses, a gorgeous silk chiffon or luxurious satin in one of our must-have hues, we hope you enjoy this touch of glam as much as we do.
The elegant, feminine style of movie stars like Ingrid Bergman set the bar for a generation of fashionable women in the 1940s and 50s. Channel her timeless take on chic modesty with a dainty floral hijab tied at the neck – perfect to pair with a classic trench and wide-leg trousers.
There’s a good reason why blush is one of our favorite go-to hues! It’s oh-so-chic and flattering on pretty much any skin tone. Play up the retro vibe of this stunning shade with a tucked-in hijab style, and add a modern twist with unexpected pops of emerald green.
Crystals & Lace
Can you ever go wrong with chantilly lace or classic polka dots? Not hardly, especially in a classic black-and-ivory color palette like the In the Spotlight and Billie Holiday Hijabs! Both of these versatile prints would look especially stunning with a silky blouse and tweed trousers for the office, or with pearls and a pleated skirt for an elegant night out.
Va-va-voom! The rich, bold blooms of the Old Hollywood Hijab add romantic elegance to the classic black background. Pair it with classic makeup and a dramatic cape coat like the stunning Diahann Carroll for a sleek retro feel.
City of Stars
Navy and white is such a classic combination, especially if you’re dressing up for the office. Try pairing the Midnight Stars or Casablanca Sky hijabs with a chic blazer and loafers or pumps for a powerful, polished look! The elegantly embroidered polka dots in celestial hues invoke the beauty of the night sky.
Pictured (left to right): Golden Era Hijab, Elizabeth Taylor
This uniquely flattering shade gets a stunning update with delicately embroidered polka dots all over our signature chiffon. Tie it in a cute bow and add vintage-inspired sunnies for just the right touch of glam.
How do you do vintage glamour in your styling? Share with us in the comments below!