New York’s Costume Institute will soon present Jacqueline de Ribes: The Art of Style at The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Anna Wintour Costume Center from November 19, 2015 through February 21, 2016.

Celebrating one of the most original fashion personas of the 20th century, the exhibition will feature 60 haute couture and ready-to-wear ensembles primarily from the personal archive of style icon Countess Jacqueline de Ribes. Dating from 1959 to the present, the display will include pieces by Giorgio Armani, Bill Blass, Ralph Lauren, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Yves Saint Laurent, and others such as Jacqueline de Ribes herself.

While Muslim fashionistas of today can appreciate the de Ribes style, most of them cannot don haute couture. Fortunately, there are online shops that carry similarly styled yet more affordably-priced modest dresses. See for yourself as we compare the Countess’s collection with the following Islamic ensembles from Artizara.


There’s scarcely a difference between the de Ribes velveteen gown with contrasting silk sleeves and Artizara’s timeless black maxi dress with iridescent chiffon overlay and straight sleeves in faux raw silk. The latter boasts a modest v-neckline and bodice bedecked with traditional hand embroidery by Palestinian women from a cooperative in Jenin. Each purchase of this heritage-rich abaya not only benefits the women economically but also helps preserve the ancient craft of these artisans!


It’s almost like seeing double when looking at the Countess’s elegant magenta evening gown and this Abda Kundan formal with matching raspberry hijab. Inspired by traditional Indian jewelry, the maxi dress with bell-shaped sleeves features hand-sewn beading around and down the notch neckline. Its lightweight iridescent chiffon is stitched into slimming inverted pleats at the bodice to release into a full flowing and flattering skirt. Best of all, the body is lined in poly to give you both vibrant color and full opacity!


You’re guaranteed a dramatic entrance whether wearing the vintage de Ribes black velvet gown with sheer lace panels or this Camissa formal with coordinating soft chiffon scarf. Captivating and demure, Artizara’s abaya is crafted in a lovely stretch floral lace with a hint of sparkle and lined fully in soft tan crepe with rear invisible zipper for ease of wear and maximum fashion impact!

Through the decades, Jacqueline de Ribes came to define an effortless elegance and a sophisticated glamour. Now—with Artizara—so can you.

Purple Reigns in Islamic Clothing—From Abayas To Hijabs

The color purple in all of its forms can uplift, calm and spirituality inspire those who see and wear it! Because it’s the combined color of red (which symbolizes love) and blue (which reflects wisdom), purple stands for justice, royalty, and plain old good fashion sense! Take a look at some of our favorite modest clothing produced in this pretty and powerful hue.

Amazing Abayas

Purple Modest Long Belted Maxi Dress Abaya
Highly individual and sensitive women usually like purple—and this Liba long maxi dress. Practical and polished, this stylishly sensible shirtdress has all the right details for chic modest dressing, including soft shirt collar, concealed partial button placket, full roll-tab cuffsleeves, and inseam side pockets. Don’t worry about looking boxy, it includes a wide self fabric belt with antique silver tone buckle. Soft cascade adds just the right finishing touch to the simple A-line skirt and the soft, easy-care cotton blend fabric is smooth and opaque so there’s no need to layer!

Yasmeen Purple Embroidered Long Iridescent Abaya Dress with Hijab
If you’re looking for a modern take on traditional style, look to this Yasmeen long modest dress featuring lovely leaf-like embroidery with contrast outline cascades around the neckline and down the V-notch. In addition to its small mandarin collar, the abaya includes an inverted center pleat for extra movement. Its delicate iridescent chiffon adds a touch of glitz yet its fully lined in poly for an opaque finish. Best of all, the enticing ensemble includes a dyed to match hijab with contrast gold edges!

Handsome Hijabs

Light Purple Soft Chiffon Wrap Hijab Scarf
Muslim women who adore lavender typically seek culture and the refined things in life such as this soft chiffonwrap in chiffongeorgettefabric. Designed to shape and drape, the oblong hijab is generouslysizedto allow a variety of fashion options. Lightweight and breathable, the easycare scarf is made of machine wash fabric that wont discolor, fade or wear out— giving you years of use!

Flower Gem Stretch Wrap Hijab with detachable Pendant
As mentioned, purple is associated with being regal which is very apparent in this stretch scarf featuring a detachable pendant encrusted with amber rhinestones and tiny colorful jewels. The removable flower gem threads through the crinkled cotton jersey fabric with a gold tone ring. Four additional removable gold rings are included to accent either side of the pendant, or to wrap the hijab in a variety of ways. Soft and comfortable, this non-slip wrap offers plenty of fashion flexibility!

To see more stylish selections in purple, plum, violet and lavender, check out the full collection of modest clothing at Artizara, your online abaya and hijab shop!

The Eternal Beauty Of Palestinian-Embroidered Abayas

Palestinian Embroidered Abayas

What goes around, comes around, especially when it comes to timeless fashion. That’s why the ancient art of embroidery is the latest trend—featured in Ukrainian designer Vita Kin’s new line, worn on fashionistas everywhere, and covered in publications such as the Huffington Post. Of course, your online abaya store Artizara has been offering embroidered modest clothing for years. In fact, our latest collection of maxi dresses showcases hand embroidery by Palestinian women from a women’s cooperative in Jenin.

Stylish Blue Palestinian Embroidered Long Maxi Dress Abaya
When the occasion calls for something special, reach for this Adina long maxi dress in Monaco blue. The polished yet relaxed piece features a band neckline, chest pockets, full roll-tab cuff sleeves with bronze tone buttons, and convenient side inseam pockets. Wear it loose or cinch the waist with the fabric belt for a flattering fit. The soft, easy care poly crepe with a hint of stretch keeps you in comfort while the fully opaque fabric keeps you modest.

Stylish Marsala Red Palestinian Embroidered Long Maxi Dress Abaya
Transition effortlessly from relaxed to dressy casual settings in this Imara long maxi dress in Marsala red. The flexible abaya has a soft shirt collar, single chest pocket with embroidery, full roll-tab cuff sleeves and partial functional button with faux suede accent and bronze tone buttons. Ever-flexible, you can wear it loose and flowing or cinch the waist with the suede fabric belt. The fully-opaque, easy care dress also includes inseam side pockets for added convenience.

Stylish Black Palestinian Embroidered Long Maxi Dress Abaya
Achieve elegance with an edgy flare in this black Halia with faux raw silk bodice and hand embroidery. In addition to the modest notch neckline and full straight sleeves, the maxi dress will help you make a maximum impression with its floor sweeping chiffon panels over an opaque flowing skirt.

Stylish Periwinkle Blue Palestinian Embroidered Long Maxi Dress Abaya
Step into the room and turn heads with this elegant Saeera maxi dress in periwinkle. The adorable abaya features an iridescent two tone chiffon overlay and a bodice bedecked with hand embroidery, a modest V-neckline, full straight sleeves in faux raw silk, and a rear invisible zipper.

The hand embroidery featured in these modest maxi dresseshas been a tradition in Palestine for centuries. When you purchase and wear these abayas, you help support the women who hand-embroidered them and preserve this beautiful ancient craft!


Sensational Silk Hijabs by Artizara

“Silk scarves are my thing,” says Michelle Dockery. No doubt the Downton Abbey star knows her way around fashionable fabrics as does costume designer Colleen Atwood who won Oscars for her work on Chicago(2002), Memoirs of a Geisha(2005), and Alice in Wonderland(2010). As Atwood explains, “I grew up in the age of polyester. When I got to touch real silk…the feel of non-synthetic fabrics blew me away. I know it’s important how clothing looks, but it’s equally important how it feels on your skin.” Fortunately for Muslim women, Artizara offers a line of stylish silk hijabs that look and feel sensational!

Purple Silk Wrap Hijab with Hand Beaded Embroidery
Embrace the art of elegance in this Warda purple silk hijab with hand-beaded paisley motifs made up of bronze seed beads and sequins. The stunning scarf boasts a generous oblong size, delicate silver chain stitch accents, and a slight texture with a soft sheen that is appropriately nontransparent for modest clothing.

Beige Gold Silk Wrap Hijab with Hand Beaded Embroidery
Another exquisitely-made artisan shawl is this Eman beige wrap with hand-beaded floral borders. Featuring antique gold seed beads and ivory and gold bugle beads, the pure silk hijab has a nontransparent sheen, silver chain stitch accents, and an expansive oblong size to maximize your fashion options.

Black Silk Wrap Hijab with Hand Beaded Borders
A modest clothing must is this Rula black wrap with hand-beaded leaf borders of tone-on-tone beads and sequins. The artisan square hijab is made of pure silk that is lightweight for your comfort and has a slight texture with nontransparent soft sheen to suit your lifestyle.

Womens Hand made Lime and Teal Silk Wrap Hijab
“In terms of fashion, I love adding a fun scarf to whatever I’m wearing,” says singer Bridgit Mendler, “it’s a great way to dress up a plain outfit.” If you agree with her, then you’ll love this hand-tied ombre silk wrap scarf. Made by Indian artisans, the 70% silk/30% viscose piece features a lovely lacy pattern that playfully goes from lime to teal and can be wrapped twice for full hair coverage.

“To borrow from the writings of a spider named Charlotte: ‘Silk is terrific!’, says biologist Cheryl Hayashi. So, check out the terrific line of silk wraps offered at your online hijab store!

Modest Mocha Clothing for Muslim Women

The calming color of mocha is popping up everywhere—from Haute Couture Fashion Week in Paris to Artizara’s online collection of modest clothing for Islamic women. Whether wearing a wrap, tunic or kurti, mocha can be the soothing hue for you!


Mocha Abstract Print Modest Islamic Maxi Dress
Adopt a svelte silhouette in this Kulusmaxi dress with cross-over pleats at the bodice and waistband. The fully-lined chiffon fabric is adorned with an abstract print that is both subtle and stylish. In addition to cuffed sleeves and an invisible rear zipper, the long kurti comes with a coordinating soft chiffon wrap scarf!

Hessa Mocha Belted Long Maxi Dress Abaya
Nothing is as timeless and as modest as this classic Hessaabaya with long, loose dolman sleeves. The flowing silky-poly fabric affords wearers a roomy body shape and the ultimate in comfort. However, a removable belt is included for those who wish to cinch their waists. This lightweight yet fully opaque maxi dress also features a rounded oval neckline and wide button cuffs at sleeve.


Womens Mocha Beige Islamic Long Tunic Shirt
Simplicity is simply stunning when it comes to this lightweight Falisha long tunic in comfortable cotton. The round neck with hidden buttons at the front placket plus back darts project a straight shift silhouette. Reserved and refined, this modern mocha tunic features straight sleeves with decorative stitching above the cuff and hem roll tabs for adjustable lengths.

Womens Tan Lace Modest Long Tunic Dress
You’ll be pretty as a picture in this ultra feminine and flattering long tunic. The linear weave of lovely lace elongates your silhouette while the raglan style lends a modern touch. With a cotton bodice, round neck and elastic gathered long sleeves, this hiba is both classy and comfortable!


Camilla Ice Green Chiffon Oblong Wrap Hijab
Top off any ensemble with this imported, lightweight oblong hijab in mocha. A must-have for any Muslim woman, the soft and lightweight piece is made of a polyester chiffon georgette fabric that is easy on the eyes and easy to care for. Breathable and breathtaking, this wonderful wrap comes in a generous size to maximize your fashion options!


Since summer is perhaps the sportiest time of year, it stands to reason Muslim women want to stand out while sporting modest clothing while they work out. According to the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Heath Pro-motion, all women can greatly improve their health, control their weight, reduce symptoms of anxiety and receive many other benefits just by exercising or walk-ing 30 minutes a day. To help promote healthy habits, Artizara has a number of Muslim pieces that stylishly stretch to suit your routine from rigorous to relaxing.

Glamor on the go

Black Teal Hooded Modest Long Sport Jilbab
Cleverly constructed for active Islamic women, this black and teal Celia hooded sports dress features zippered side vents at the hem so you can unzip to your desired length as you widen your stride while walking. The dynamic design keeps you covered and comfortable no matter the weather with its wind-repellant, soft and lightweight sporty fabric. Best of all, it’s fully opaque so no need to layer below. Add stretch cuffs for a fit that stays in place and an Artizara logo on left sleeve wrist and you’re good to go, go, go!

We’ve go your back!

Deana Long Black Modest Sport Jacket
Athletics meets aesthetics in this Deana long sport jacket. Made of wind-repellant, soft and lightweight fabric, the sporty and stylish number keeps the elements at bay in moderate weather while the full mesh lining keeps you ventilated and cool during the summer. The polyester garment has a full zipper front with two split front pockets including velcro tabs to keep your phone and keys secure during your workout as well as stretch cuffs for a fit that stays in place—plus an Artizara logo on left sleeve wrist!

Top of your game

Women's Red One Piece Stretch Sport Hijab
There’s no question you’re on Team Artizara since this dynamic red and black hijab sports our company logo. And that’s just for starters! The one-piece construction features a two-tone contrasting forehead piece that is easy to pull on and, more important, hard to fall off even during the most intense workouts. That’s because this opaque import is made of non-slip soft rayon jersey that is both lightweight and breathable so you can breath better during and after your workout!


Ready to Wear Muslim Clothing

Black and White Silky Long Sleeve Modest Islamic Maxi Dress Abaya
What’s black and white and ready for any occasion? Artizara’s line of monochromatic,  modest dresses, long tunics and hand-worked hijabs. We’ve chosen five fabulous pieces that are sleek, stylish and ever so timeless, starting with this modern Talia maxi dress with button cuffed long sleeves and coordinating wrap scarf. Made of luxurious lightweight charmeuse, the chic piece combines a modest black bodice with a floral formal skirt that pops with modernity.

Kulsoom Black Silk Wrap Hijab with Silver Hand Beaded Borders
Next up is this beautifully made Artisan hijab embroidered with sliver sequins, seed beads and bugle beads. The generously sized, pure silk shawl boasts a geometric border on both long sides, delicate chain stitch accents, and a nontransparent sheen.

Womens White Embroidered Long Buttondown Dress Shirt
This Shayan long button down dress shirt is a staple for any Muslim woman since it takes a simple style and turns it into something simply stunning. Made of a 100% cotton for comfort, the long tunic includes a curved shirt-tail hem and darts for shaping plus elegant embroidery that is reminiscent of historic Kufic script.

Black and White Lace Long Sleeve Modest Islamic Maxi Dress Abaya
Modest clothing has never looked so lovely as it does in this Marian maxi dress with black wrap scarf. The feminine formal juxtaposes modern white lace over a black bodice for a mixture of contemporary and classic. Long-lined sleeves with functional mother of pearl buttons and a rear invisible zipper by the iridescent chiffon skirt add practicality to this pretty piece.

Black and White 2 in 1  Reversible Printed Abaya with FREE Hijab
Get a double dose of fashion and twice as much use from reversible refinery!
This flexible Ferda can be worn two ways: in either basic black ora print chiffon pattern. Made of soft and weightless chiffon and double-layered with black poly for coverage and comfort, the multi-use maxi dress includes mother of pearl buttons, side inseam pockets, and a coordinated black chiffon hijab.

Whether you’re shopping for formal maxi dresses, women’s long tunics or a unique hijabs, you can’t go wrong with Artizara’s black and white line of Islamic clothing!


Summer Tunic Tops for Muslim Women

Navy Stripe Princess Seam Long Tunic Dress
Summer clothing has never been so stylish as it is with Artizara’s sleek line of striped tunics. As the premier online store for long kurtis, we have selected some standouts for the season.

Because white and navy are summer color staples, we’re pleased to offer this smart and sophisticated Kylie tunic. The longline silhouette features contoured, princess seamed side panels for a flattering fit. Plus, the soft cotton fabric lets you look relaxed and feel comfortable no matter the temperature or occasion.

Alisha Long Cotton Islamic Tunic Dress
Add a splash of color to your modest wardrobe with this sporty Alisha number. Designed to brighten any summer day, the long tunic boasts vibrant stripes, a pleated skirt, and princess seams on bodice front and back for prime shaping. Best of all, this cute kurti is made of lightweight, non-transparent cotton to ensure a breathable feel and a breathtaking look!

Modest Long Aqua Tan Print Chiffon Shift Dress
Make a fashion statement without saying a word in this unique Rashida shift dress. Not only do the painterly stripes in aqua and tan echo the tones of watery waves against the sand, the tunic’s simple A-line silhouette swings at the hemline, reminding all of a breezy day at the beach. The crinkle chiffon fabricis fully lined in soft crepe,making it a non-sheer, no-fuss must!

Blue White Striped Chiffon Long Tunic
Fashionistas who are fans of Bohemian chic will adore this Bazia long tunic dress with Moroccan inspired neckline and hem. Fully-lined in no-need-to-layer opaque, the soft chiffon crepe is as easy to wear as it is hard to miss due to the brilliant and becoming stripes of blue, white and coral pink.

To complete your modest ensemble, check out our full line of Muslim women’s head scarves. That’s right, not only is Artizara your source for Islamic tunic tops, we’re also your online hijab store! Since 2002, we’ve been offering traditional and trendy wraps, kurtis, kaftans and more. With our 100% satisfaction guarantee, no-hassle returns, courteous customer service and special discount offers, there’s no need to scour the stores anymore for modest, yet fashionable clothing!

See The Light In Light-Colored And Light-Weight Hijabs

The Basic Summer Hijab Tips of Muslim Girls

With the summer sun and higher temperatures come plenty of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. But sometimes too much of a good thing can be bad, especially when it comes to heat stroke. That’s why it’s important to don Islamic clothing that is both lightweight and light-colored during the warmer weather.

Be cool

Similar to taking breaks in an air-conditioned room or drinking lots of water, wearing loose fitting, modest clothes that are made of a thin breezy material can help you keep your cool. In fact, designers often choose silk, cotton and linen for their summer collections since these fabrics are fashionable and free of heat distress affects which can include odor and perspiration.

It’s all on your head

Beige Multi Striped Hijab Scarf
Because dark fabrics absorb the heat, Muslim scarves in ivory white, soft beige, pastel peach and pale mocha are a summer must!

Feel classy, comfortable and cool in this multi striped hijab with a soft beige background and fringed ends. Light and gauzy, the generous-sized material is soft to the skin and easy on the eyes!

Large Mocha Gray Woven Hijab Scarf
You’ll find less is more with this beautiful hijab that’s woven to perfection. Generously sized with tassel fringed short sides, the item is flexible enough to wear in many different styles. Plus the versatile shade of neutral can appear mocha, gray or beige depending on the rest of your Islamic dress. Made of 100% viscose, the scarf is easy to wrap—even without any pins—proving simple can be simply stunning!

Soft Peach Chiffon Rectangular Wrap Hijab Scarf
Can a garment make you pretty as a picture and soft as a Georgia peach? It sure can if it’s a pale peach hijab. Lovely and lightweight, the oblong wrap is crafted in100% polyester chiffon to drape elegantly and effortlessly while maintaining its color and your appearance, no matter what the occasion.

Gabi Ivory Beaded Chiffon Wrap Hijab
For formal summer functions, top off your Islamic ensemble with this lightweight hijab in ivory featuring hand beading. Made of chiffon georgette fabric, the machine wash wrap wont fade or wear out. When you wear it, you’ll find it’s quite breathable while others will find you quite breathtaking!


Shop Islamic Modest Summer Clothing in Steamy Summer

The summer hunt for modest Muslim clothing is over since Artizara carries a line of easy-to-order Islamic items that are ideal for any sunny outing and exotic adventure.

Fashion Hunters

Long Safari Button Down Olive Green Tunic Dress
Say yes to your inner explorer with the Clara button down tunic dress. The smart, safari styling sports pleated chest pockets and small gold tone buttons for a touch of glamor. Crafted in comfortable cotton, the versatile garment features functional cuff sleeves with roll tabs as well as a wide fabric belt that can be cinched at the waist for further flexibility.

Zia Sage Green Safari Islamic Maxi Dress Abaya with Free Hijab
Another great fashion statement can be made in this sage green Zia maxi dress accented with brushed silver dome buttons. The safari abaya includes lap pockets, princess seams, button cuff sleeves and a waist tie and—best of all—a dyed to match soft chiffon rectangular hijab which makes this Muslim ensemble appeal to both fashion hunters and bargain hunters.

Hunted Fashionistas

Leopard Print Wrap Tunic Dress - Brown
According to Britain’s Daily Mirror, “It’s chic to take a walk on the wild side…[since] animal patterns have been spotted up and down the high street.” No doubt this fashion trend extends across the pond as Muslim women in the states can place their online order for the Samara leopard print wrap tunic dress. Fun, funky and ever-so feminine, this easy-to-weartop features soft pleats across the bodice, a tie belt and fully concealed wrap skirt. Made of100% brushed polyester jersey, the soft brushed knit fabric is lightweight and comfortable enough to move with you as you move about your summer activities.

Mocha Abstract Print Modest Islamic Maxi Dress
Be queen of the urban jungle in this stylish Kulus chiffon maxi dress featuring a reptile-like abstract design. The stunning number boasts cross-over pleats at the bodice and waistband for a svelte silhouette. In addition to its cuffed sleeves and invisible rear zipper, the elegant abaya includes a coordinating soft chiffon wrap scarf for an altogether breathtaking ensemble.

Whatever your sartorial preference, Artizara’s line of Islamic clothing will appeal to every kind of fashionista this summer.