Fashionable turban head covers are all the rave as women who seek to cover their hair raid their closets for stylish looks that offer an alternative to the hijab.

Once a typically male accessory, the turban is breaking the mold and is being picked up by many Muslim women across the region.

“The new ways of wearing the hijab is becoming a new global phenomenon,” Lezley George, professor of fashion at the Heriot Watt University in Dubai, told Al Arabiya News. It combines the desire to look Muslim and appear more fashionable, George added.


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