Has any reputable posek/rav published a list of guidelines for what would constitute a tzinius wig that is accepted as something one could follow today?

It would seem funny if almost everything in judaism has clear guidelines of what's allowed and not allowed whereas "anything goes" when it comes to how a wig can look.

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    It is totally untrue that almost everything in Judaism has clear guidelines. – mevaqesh Sep 2 '16 at 14:22
  • one that covers her hair. That is the point of wearing one. – Dude Sep 4 '16 at 1:52

Well.. the majority of Poskim shun at the idea of a wig, there are scary stories of the Chatam Sofer, the Stipler, Baba Sali and Hacham Ovadia Yosef.

There are those who are Makil.

Hacham Ovadia in Yabia Omer vol.V, E.H 5: offers three reasons

  1. They very much resemble a woman's hair
  2. They are eye catching, in actually being nicer and more lustrous than real hair
  3. Early authorities held them to be forbidden, going according to the Jerusalem Talmud, Ketubot chap.7, halacha 6.

Rav Ovadia Yosef also refused to give Brachot many times to woman who wears a wig, and many such stories profess to this, when then changing to a Kerchief he would bless them, and what they wanted usually materialized.

However, there are those who are Makil, but with strict guidelines, such as that it shouldn't go past the shoulder and it must not be fancy. The most famous Poskim are Reb Moshe Fienstien and the Lubavitcher Rebbe

To summarise, it is best to distance oneself from Wigs, as they bring in many problems.

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    this is a biased opinion(your summarization) there are many who hold shaitles are no issue at all – sam Sep 2 '16 at 15:50
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    This answer would be a great deal more valuable if you could edit in citations of particular responsa, such as those of R' Feinstein or R' Schneerson, that back up the statement "However, there are those who are Makil, but with strict guidelines, such as that it shouldn't go past the shoulder and it must not be fancy," since the latter part of that statement is the only part of this post that directly addresses the question at hand. – Isaac Moses Sep 2 '16 at 15:57
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    I have done my "research" and you are incorrect,there are many such as the Shiltei Gibborim,Rama,Magen Avraham,Pri Migadim,Shulchan Aruch HaRav,Rav Moshe,and many more,and with regards to Sefardim poskim see the Kaf Hachaim (75:19) who says most achronim hold its permissible. There are many shittoz which I did not mention but there are more who argue on the Be'er Shevah,If you are sefardic then there is many poskim who dont allow but to say that many many poskim dont allow it is ludicrous. – sam Sep 2 '16 at 16:06
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    hebrewbooks.org/… please see the Kaf Hachaim inside who say the Achronim agree to this permissibility – sam Sep 2 '16 at 16:12
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    This does not constitute an answer to the question asked. If you wish to comment on the question, you should do so as a comment. – rosends Sep 2 '16 at 16:35

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