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Most Common Types of Hijab Fabric

  • 3 min read

There was a time when hijabis used to drape pashmina shawls and off-the-rack scarves due to limited hijab choices available in the market. Luckily, those days are long gone! 

Modern Muslimahs now have access to an array of hijab fabrics to style and add to their fashionable wardrobe. From evergreen chiffon to chic jersey fabrics, leading modest brands now feature a huge variety to give you the freedom to experiment, mix and match, and create your personal style. 

Now, with such a range of options, choosing the best hijab fabric can sometimes become a little daunting. However, worry not, as we are here to help. Below is an overview of the popular hijab fabrics - this mini guide will help you find the best pick for different moods, weather, and occasions - let’s dive in. 

Popular Fabrics for Hijab


Chiffon is the ideal fabric for hijabs due to its comfort and stylishness. Since it’s a fine blend of cotton, silk, and synthetic fabrics, chiffon is lightweight and delicate. So when you drape it over your head, it gives a beautiful fall and a graceful and elegant appearance. 

And don’t worry - chiffon spoils you for choice. You can get a chiffon hijab in various colors and designs. So be it a casual day out, a friend’s wedding, or an evening gala, you can find the perfect look for any occasion. A loosely-draped chiffon hijab is always a stylish and charming choice!


If you’re seeking comfort and ease of use, the jersey is the right fit for you. Made from either polyester (synthetic) or cotton (natural) yarns, it is a hugely popular fabric for hijabs. If you touch the fabric, you’ll find it soft and stretchy. The best part about the jersey is its material makes it easy to wrap without pins or clips. 

Most women prefer a jersey as the right choice for everyday wear, as it is comfortable and convenient. Whether you're running errands, going out, or just having a casual day, jersey hijabs are a great go-to option.


Are you planning a glamorous night on the town? Amp up your look with a striking satin scarf for a luxurious feel. Satin has a beautiful sheen that catches and reflects light from different perspectives, so be sure to pick a high-quality fabric that won't look cheap. 

Whether printed or plain, a satin hijab is a timeless accessory. If you're unsure where to start, dark colors are a great option for newbies, then gradually work your way up to lighter shades as you become more confident.


The richer the fabric, the higher its maintenance. If you want a hijab for regular use with low-maintenance, polyester is the right fit for you. 

Polyester is a popular fabric choice as this easy-case hijab also offers a soft and comfortable feel. Furthermore, it’s wrinkle-resistant and shrink-resistant, which only makes it more desirable.

Unfortunately, polyester hijabs are not suitable for hot and humid climates. If you’re seeking alternative options, a blend of polyester and georgette might not disappoint you. It may be more suitable for dry climates.


Silk is a truly remarkable material, reserved for centuries by royalty. This unique combination of softness and luxury is ideal for creating luxurious clothing. 

The beauty of silk hijab is evident in the many vibrant colors and intricate patterns available. The lustrous sheen of silk fabric adds an air of sophistication and elegance. When combined with a delicate lace dress, the hijab looks like a work of art.

AtJubbas, we are constantly pushing the boundaries of modest fashion to create a stylish yet elegant range of hijabs and other Islamic traditional clothing. Our selection of hijabs is beautiful and unique, with delicate and unconventional choices for everyone. Take a look at our collection today and find the perfect hijab for your style!

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