Usually comes as two pieces—one piece is a tube underscarf that is meant to cover the forehead. The second piece covers the hair in back and the whole neck. There are also al amiras that come as one piece—they generally look similar to the two-piece al amiras when on the head but they are sewn together. This style stays on without pins! The lack of need for securing this scarf with pins makes it a favorite with young girls and no-fuss situations like the medical profession, camping, playing sports, etc.
A voluminous, slip-over-the-head style of hijab that provides maximum chest coverage. It usually needs an underpiece to cover the forehead. They are longer than the longer al amira style covering at least to the elbow and beyond. This style of covering is how prayer garments are styled.