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Islamic clothing is among the most widely worn around the world. Of course, Muslims dressing in a particular style that is appropriate according to their faith predominantly wear such styles. However, several aspects of Islamic clothing, such as kaftan dresses, in recent years have found themselves becoming ever-bigger components in wardrobes of people of other faiths.
We looked at some of the most common aspects of Islamic clothing, as well as where and when they are traditionally worn.
The hijab, the traditional Muslim head-dress, is perhaps the most instantly recognisable garment from this background.
Many modest Muslim women wear a hijab at all times, and thanks to progressive attitudes are able to find colourful and patterned designs, in addition to traditional styles in sober colours such as navy, grey, and black.
Kaftans are a favourite among Muslim women because they allow for every eventuality in life.
Primarily, it is another modest style, however kaftans are very fashionable and are acceptable attire both in the workplace and for casual occasions, too. Most importantly, they are functional and comfortable, meaning that anyone choosing these dresses can be happy and confident throughout their day.
The benefits of kaftans in terms of durability and where it can be worn have seen them become popular throughout the Western world.
The abaya is probably the dress that represents traditional Islamic dress most of all, keeping the body covered while focussing on formality in terms of the look.
However, don’t be fooled into thinking the abaya is a boring garment. Colourful versions and those featuring distinctive patterns are popular for celebratory events such as The Hajj.
In addition, abayas often feature the same comfort and style as kaftans do, making them a popular choice among Muslim women.
For women not looking to wear a dress, a shawl or a long top is often considered a great alternative. These are often most popular among younger generations, who are able to combine such styles with modern fashion garments such as denim or simple slacks to create a look that remains modest, yet includes a nod to contemporary trends.
Although jewellery is a popular aspect of Islamic dress, it is always tasteful and understated, complementing existing attire perfectly and building a look rather than being ‘stand out’ and over the top.
Simple rings, in addition to beads, bracelets, and bangles, are the most popular accessories, while hijab pins are also widely used to add a simple touch of ‘sparkle’ to many outfits.
Aab Collection is an e-commerce retailer selling Islamic clothing, such as kaftan dresses, predominantly aimed at Muslim women with multiple roles to play in today's society. A kaftan dress is a tasteful and elegant option for a woman to wear to a job interview.