Medieval female 'headscarf'. The type worn by the Disney versions of Queen Grimhilde and Maleficent.
The wimple consists of a large piece of cloth draped across the top and sides of the head, neck and chin. This head-covering is usually worn to conceal the hair and other parts of the head for modesty purposes. Roman-Catholic nuns and religious sisters still retain the wimple as part of their distinctive headdress.
Tag usage notes
- Tag wimple when you see the 'headscarf' noted above.
- It should generally be worn to count; otherwise it's just a piece of cloth.
- Avoid tagging wimple if it does not adequately cover the top, sides and back of the head. Sidelocks should generally not be visible.
- Do not automatically tag wimple just because a nun is wearing her habit.
- Most anime-style artwork do not depict the habit 'properly'. The overall headdress is often depicted as a hat-like headwear, with the 'wimple' becoming the 'inside brim' of such a hat. These examples do not count as wimples.