I was skeptical at ordering a cap shawl since my head is very sensitive to really tight fitting caps (I like the part around my face to be tight enough to keep my hair from poking out but I like the rest of the cap that covers the hair nice and loose) and this cap is about perfect. It still fits nice and secure and still has some room for hair. It has two long opaque pieces that you can wrap around in any way you want. The cap shawl let's you wear earrings because the bottoms of your ears can show if you want. I love these type of instant hijabs because they are so easy to grab and go. I prefer the cap shawl. I love this black design with the chains because I'm constantly looking for something that's chic and yet can be more athletic- like with neutral colors like black and gold. I'm always looking for hijabs that are white, black, and gold and that are more sporty or classy instead of having flowers all over or polka dots and etc.