Friday, May 15, 2015


Product Name: Butterfly Niqab
Where to get it:  Sunnah Style
My rating

A lot of you who have been reading my blog will know about how much I stress on the fact that when you wear the Niqab, it becomes a part of you. Well, I mean that both in the literal and general sense. 

The thing is, I get really attached to my Niqab, so I always make sure that I buy the perfect one. Some of you might find it strange but I have been using the same Niqab for about 4 years now. I know, it might seem shocking but honestly, a lot of Niqabis I know of are pretty much the same. The Niqab I have been using for the past 4 years has been the same Niqab that I wear to the doctors, on trips, for shopping,funerals and for weddings. I've got so comfortable with my Niqab that I just don't to part with it just yet. And Alhamdulillah, the Niqab I have been wearing is perfect in comfort, size, material and just about everything so it doesn't even look worn out.

A lot of Muslimahs have asked me where to shop for the best Niqabs, and I generally recommend this website Sunnah Style. They have an amazing selection of Niqabs, Khimars, Hijabs and Abayas and some sisters have actually told me that it's the best online shopping Niqab store. Alhamdulillah, I was lucky enough to be offered one of their Niqabs for reviewing. After browsing through their amazing selection of Niqab, I finally chose the Butterfly Niqab.

The Niqab arrived by post a few days earlier and I've positively fallen in love with it! The texture, the design and the make is so elegant and it's now the best Niqab that I've ever owned :) (Sorry, old Niqab!)

I also got a card with the Duaa to be recited upon wearing a new dress along with the package. It so happens that we are so excited when we wear a new dress that we forget to recite the Duaa and thank Allah for giving it to us. And, ahem, same case with me too. I was so excited to get the Niqab that only after wearing it did I notice the card. Shukran for the reminder, Sunnah Style!

The best thing about this Niqab is that it's sort of a convertible Niqab and you can wear it in 3 different styles. The Niqab is made of two layers, the first one being the face cover and the second layer is a long fabric that can be worn in different styles. So basically it's like 3 styles in one Niqab.

1st style: 

The longer top layer can be flipped back completely so it falls all the way down to your knees at the back, depending on your height of course. This way, the Niqab serves as a Hijab too, covering the shoulders completely. I have actually tried out some 2- layered Niqabs but when I flip it back, the material sort of sticks out at an awkward angle, giving an elephant ear sort of look. Alhamdulillah, the material of the buttefly Niqab is so light and breezy, it looks absolutely perfect.

This is how this style looks from the front and behind:

2nd style:

The top layer can be pulled down so it covers the entire face including the eyes and because the top layer is so long, the Niqab comes all the way down on the front, reaching down to the midriff. The top layer is made out of a thin material so you can still see everything perfectly well even with the Niqab covering the eyes.

3rd style:

This is my favourite style and this is what make this Butterfly Niqab so unique from the others. The top layer is flipped back halfway and the hem if brought forward towards the eye or forehead, creating a really elegant wavy effect. So now, Alhamdulillah, I have the perfect Niqab to wear on special occasions :)

What I look for most importantly when getting a new Niqab is the fabric because if it's not good, then the Niqab will be unwearable. I live in a country where the climate is really humid so the Niqab material needs to be soft and breathable and this Butterfly Niqab is made of Korean chiffon and it so comfortable and lightweight to the point that you hardly even notice that you're wearing the Niqab. Being a Niqab for nearly 10 years now, believe me when I say that not all Niqab can make you feel this way. Some materials are so scratchy that it starts irritating the area around the eye and forehead and sometimes, the fabric gets worn out so soon that you start sneezing. 

Another great feature of this Niqab is that the eye opening is neither too small that you have to scrunch up your eyes not too big that you have to keep adjusting it every few minutes. This Niqab stays perfectly secure once it is tied so you don't have to adjust it often. 

And finally, I have noticed that Niqabs worn for special occasions and functions are really too glamorous with embedded stones and vibrant embroidery. I find this a little too attractive and it brings in too much attention when you actually wear the Niqab to take attention away from men. So this is exactly why I have worn the same old Niqab for functions and weddings. But with the Butterfly Niqab's wavy effect style, it is really a perfect occasion Niqab, if I can call it that. It's not flashy, but at the same time, it's beautifully elegant in a simple way. I couldn't have asked for anything better! Alhamdulillah!

This Niqab is a little costly at over USD 20 (at least for me), but trust me when I say this sisters- it's totally worth it. And if you use one Niqab for as long as I do, then it's going to be an investment worth it. Plus, this Niqab can be worn in 3 different styles so it's like 3 Niqabs in 1.

Sunnah Style have a range of other beautiful Niqabs in different colours and styles, so check out their collection here

You can check out their Abayas, Hijabs and Khimars on their website here

Jazakallah khair Sunnah Style for giving me the opportunity to review this Niqab!

Disclaimer: I received this product in exchange for an honest review and was not compensated in any way. All thoughts and opinions are my own