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Headcovering Styles and Christian Women

Most of you know that I believe and wear a headcovering because of Paul's teaching in I Corinthians 11:1-15. I've heard all the arguments against it like our long hair is our covering, Paul was only speaking to the Corinth church only (but what about the verses regarding communion?), to it was a cultural thing and more. I respect those who disagree with me and I will never ever judge ladies who don't wear headcoverings.
 I want to post about headcovering styles for Christian women. Now  before go on I want to say these are my own personal opinions and are not meant to be judgmental.

 That being said I would like to caution women to really choose their covering very carefully and with much prayer. I really believe that our covering needs to reflect that we are Christians and not another religion. It's very easy to be mistaken for a non-Christian woman if we wear a covering that is commonly by women of another religion. I think especially nowadays with the political climate and the horrible crimes that ISIS is committing we needs to be very careful with the type of  covering we choose. I believe our covering needs to point people to Christ. By doing so there shouldn't be any doubt that we are covering out of obedience to the Bible.

 If you are attending a church where headcovering is practiced and the ladies have an agreed upon style then of course wear that. If the ladies in your church wears kapps then it would be a bad witness to rebel and show up for church with a bandana because you no longer want to wear a kapp.

There are lots of styles of coverings available and many places to buy them. Styles include hanging veils like what I wear, bandanas, scarves, kapps etc. You can find many places online to buy coverings and also patterns are available if you like to sew and prefer to make your own coverings. Just put "Christian Headcoverings" in your preferred search engine.
I personally don't sew my own veils but I think I will start since I have so many veil patterns I could open my own shop!

So anyway sisters I hope this post was encouraging to you. To the  Christian ladies who truly feel they are led to wear a covering that is associated with a non Christian religion please don't feel this post is meant to judge or condemn you. 


  1. Great post sister. I am the only one in my church who covers. I used to make and wear kapps but now wear veils.

  2. Thanks so much for your words of wisdom. You are a rarity - one who is willing to stand alone for Christ.

  3. Thanks for sharing this. I believe in covering, but have not committed to it yet. I just want to be sure when I do commit it will be forever. I've asked so many other Christian women I know about 1 Corinthians 11, and they either think its no longer for today or just don't have a answer at all. No other women I know cover. Blessings friend

    1. Shelley,
      So many people think covering is not for today and it's so frustrating. God bless you Shelley as you study His Word. I'm in a Yahoo Group called Prayercoverings 3. It's a discussion and support group for ladies who cover or want to learn more about it. Many of us are alone in our community and church. You are welcome to check us out!

    2. I bought a couple of pretty bandanas. My hair is growing quite long, and I can wear it in a long ponytail and pin bandana to keep from sliding off. I am going to wear it to church this Sabbath. My husband also feels this is the Biblical thing to do.

  4. Oh, and another reason I've not committed to covering is the question of just what type of covering I would wear. Guess, I'll know when its the right time and the right type .......trusting the Holy Spirit on this

    1. Shelley,
      When I first started covering, I wore a triangle scarf but not I wear a hanging veil. I get mistaken for a nun sometimes. The only time I don't have that problem is when I'm with my conservative Mennonite friends because they wear hanging veils too.
      Christian Coverings has a nice selection of coverings and so does Garlands of Grace

  5. I also am the only one in my church that covers my head. Here in Australia if you have a covering you are seen to be a nun, because most Australians have no idea about plain coverings or plain churches. I have found a white veil to be the best covering to wear. The muslim women here, tend to wear dark colors or black on their heads, so as Jesus is the light, It is light colours and mostly white that I believe best suits the Christian faith.


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