TURBANS: TO TIE OR NOT TO TIE?

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Turban is a type of wrapped headgear whose exact origins are unknown. Turbans are worn in different countries for many reasons. Turbans can denote religion, nationality, ethnicity, social status, rank, profession and they can also be worn purely for FASHION(which is where i get involved). A pre-wrapped modified version became stylish among western women from the 1960s to 1980s.

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360nobs Fashion **Women wearing a form of turban in the early fashionable days depicted in paintings**

360nobs Fashion**Women in movies as far back as possible in different styles of turbans. You can most certainly take a cue from these beautiful forms of turbans**

The turban headgear has officially hit the fashion scene with a BANG. This is a trend that is recapitulating itself in the fashion industry. Designers have revamped this trend using different types of materials, prints, colors, and strong accessory tools such as sequins and glittery ornaments.

360nobs Fashion **Kate Moss spotting a turban as far back as 2009 at the Costume Gala as Marc Jacobs’ Muse**

360nobs Fashion**Beloved Carrie spotting a very chic turban in the Sex and the City: The Movie 2**

I simply love the drama that comes with the headgear, I love the vibe, the elegance and sophistication factor it carries, it also projects woman hood in such a soft and vulnerable way, which makes it so irresistible.

While we have seen plenty of inspiration from the runway, there haven’t been that many people wearing it on the street(here in Nigeria as many have been spotted around the world).

**A collection of Models spotting the headgear on the runway circa S/S2010 at various fashion shows (Hope you can get an inspiration as to how its styled on them)**

**More runway look**

 Turbans **Chrisette Michelle wearing her turban at a BET event**

Turbans**One and only fabulous stylist to the stars – June Ambrose tying a turban on Chrisette Michelle(the one she wears to the BET event above) and spotting one herself**

360nobs Fashion**June Ambrose and Solange Knowles have spotted the look so many times – I dare say its in fact part of their wardrobe especially June Ambrose**

If you DO dare to try the trend, which I dutifully encourage, here are a few tips for wearing a turban with sass and flair.

  • Use a large square scarf with a great pattern or your favorite color(be experimental).
  • Don’t try a costume to match your turban, stay away  from harem pants and Aladdin slippers, there is no need to look like you walked off the set of Arabian nights. That is what I call “Going funny on yourself” please DO NOT THINK OF TRYING IT!!!
  • KEEP IT SIMPLE. A turban goes great with your favorite dress or even just jeans and a white tee. It’s a statement piece so let it SHINE.

360nobs Fashion **Here in Nigeria we have an ex-MGBN – Ene Maya with a vast array of Turbans released this month(The Ene Maya Collection).  Here are some samples – doesn’t she look beautiful (middle and far right pic)**

Mayreejay

Mayreejay

Maryanne Alabi, popularly known as Mayreejay is a wardrobe consultant, CEO of her self named company "Maryanne Alabi". Deputy editor for Bloke mag, contributing Fashion editor for Y!Mag. Fierce lover of and everything Glamorous!! Follow me on twitter @mayreejay for fab fashion updates.

5 comments

  1. Nice one babe. I think turban is more than just a trend. Like u rightly stated, it’s a statement one can make 4 one’s self dat can never fade away.

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