Wear Modest Maxi Dresses to the Max

Great thinkers have always been focused on the virtues of modesty. Back in ancient Greece, philosopher Diogenes said, “Modesty is the color of virtue,” while Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten observed, “When virtue and modesty enlighten her charms, the luster of a beautiful woman is brighter than the stars.”

The Western world also noted the merits of modesty, as British writer Arthur Helps wrote, “There are no better cosmetics than a severe temperance and purity, modesty and humility, a gracious temper and calmness of spirit.”American author Louisa May Alcott added, “The great charm of all power is modesty.”

Centuries later, it’s no wonder modest dresses have remained a fashion staple for women around the world—and women online. Today, Artizara offers easy-to-order modest maxi dresses, kaftans and long sleeve gowns suitable for formal occasions and everyday wear.


Abda Teal Kundan Beaded Long Iridescent Abaya Dress with Hijab

The beaded Abaya dress in iridescent chiffon with matching teal hijab is inspired by traditional Indian jewelry via the hand-sewn Kundan beading around the notch neckline and bell sleeves. The slimming inverted pleats at the bodice and full, flowing skirt at the waist make this long sleeve gown a must-have for any formal event.


Azza Purple Islamic Formal Long Dress with Hijab

Nothing is more regal than purple—especially when this Azza formal gown features an empire waist and asymmetrical pleated sash for a graceful cascade. With a built-in bra, all you have to add is the matching hijab and you’re ready to go to that special event.


Hiba Lace Accent Long Sleeve Modest Islamic Maxi Dress with Wrap Scarf - Navy  & Mocha

Elongate your silhouette with the Hiba lace accent maxi dress. In this long sleeve, long modest dress, you’ll appear simply elegant and stylishly chic no matter where you go—especially when you add the matching wrap scarf.


Kulus Abstract Print Chiffon Modest Islamic Maxi Dress with Scarf - Mocha

For a freshly feminine flair, wear this figure-flattering Kulus print chiffon maxi dress which comes with a coordinating soft chiffon wrap scarf.


Black & Red Celia Hooded Long Sport Maxi

No matter the weather, no matter the deed, there’s no better attire than the sporty hooded Celia long maxi dress. Whether you’re running around town doing errands or relaxing at home, this comfortable modest dress has everything you need, including a wind-repellant fabric and hood with drawcord to keep you warm; kangaroo pockets with velcro tabs to keep your belongings secure and your hands free; and a colorful two-tone design to keep you in style.


These are just a few of the many modest dress Artizara offers. To view the entire line of long maxi dresses and long sleeve caftans, visit http://www.artizara.com/.

Tunic Top Ideas for Muslim Women

6 Terrific Tunic Tops for Muslim Women

Tunic dresses and tunic tops for women are as timeless as beauty itself. Long kurtis date back to the ancient world yet remain in fashion today—just last Thursday actress Elizabeth Olsen turned heads when she was seen wearing a black tunic with matching pants at JFK airport. Stylish, comfortable and versatile, it’s no wonder Islamic tunics are embraced by a wide range of women into boho-chic fashion, modesty dresses and Muslim clothing.

At one time, finding Islamic tunics was no simple feat, but now it’s easier than ever to order a wide array of kurtis online since Artizara has an extensive line of well-made women’s tunics suitable for any taste and occasion. Simply scroll down to see six of our most stylish selections.

1) Those who love color will love the Nadra silky printed formal. Teal green banding accents the modest notch neckline of the multi-colored loose long tunic. Best of all, it’s made of non-transparent polysilk so there’s no need to layer.

Silky Colorful Moroccan Inspired Long Tunic

2) Subtle stripes stand out on the Judi pinstripe long tunic which features roll tabs with two button options for adjustable lengths. Equally accommodating is the lightweight, spice-colored fabric that allows for comfort and easy care.

Pinstripe Roll Hem Long Tunic Shirt

3) Is there anything as sophisticated and playful as Fiza polka dots? The paradoxical print comes in coral-colored chiffon to add a softly feminine touch to any ensemble.

Coral and Black Chiffon Polka Dot Printed Modest Long Tunic

4) If you’ve been searching for a Muslim top that’s as individual as you, take a look at the Allie color-blocked long Islamic tunic. Chic meets modesty in this unique tunic top that features an aqua background with horizontal beige panel and dark blue raglan sleeves.

5) There’s nothing basic about this black Isabel floral embroidered long tunic. Its design is inspired by the marble reliefs that adorn the17th century Badshahi Mosque yet it’s 80% cotton/20% polyester blend is made for today’s comfort and easy care.

Isabel Black Floral Embroidered Long Tunic

6) For the ultimate in comfort and fashion, check out the “One World” designer Islamic t-shirt. Made of 95% cotton and 5% spandex, the tunic top features a graphic design by Australian artist Peter Gould and Chinese calligraphy by master calligrapher Haji Noor Deen.

One World Womens Islamic Long Navy T-shirt

To see the full line of Artizara’s modesty dresses and women’s tunic tops, visit http://www.artizara.com/women-tunic-tops-modest-dresses-long-kurtis-online.

Add a little spring bling with Islamic jewelry

“I love jewelry,” confesses actress Sofia Vergara. “Rings, earrings, bracelets, necklaces, you name it.” Singer and actress Jennifer Lopez echoes the sentiment with a piece of her own advice, suggesting, “Women should never go without earrings. Passing on them is an opportunity missed.”

Islamic Jewelry - Sterling Silver Diamond-Look Sapphire long Earrings

For Muslim women, adding Islamic jewelry is a simple yet stylish and sophisticated way to to spruce up tunic dresses and modesty clothing. In fact, designer Tracy Reese has noted, “A statement necklace glams up any outfit without feeling like too much.”

Islamic Jewelry - Long Hand Engraved Oval Aqeeq Evil Eye Tassel Necklace

Now with Artizara’s unique line of sterling silver jewelry, it’s easier than ever to add some extra sparkle to your appearance with a pair of sterling silver diamond-look sapphire long earrings for pierced ears and make a statement of your beliefs by wearing a statement necklace.

Islamic Jewelry - Diamond Look Sterling Silver Oval Filigree Pendant Necklace

Artizara’s line of necklaces feature inspirational Arabic calligraphy as well as sayings from the Qur’an. And since each piece is hand-crafted by artisans in Turkey or Egypt who apply ancient jewelry-making techniques, no two pieces will be exactly the same. You can choose from a variety of styles including mother of pearl, engraved discs and tassels, or multicolor semi precious stones.

Islamic Jewelry - Sterling Silver and Mother of Pearl Shahada Necklace

To further enhance your Islamic ensemble, you can add an exquisitely crafted sterling silver bangle bracelet with the complete Quranic Ayat al Kursi (verses of protection) to your wrist or a large hand-engraved sterling silver and cabochon quartz Allah ring to your finger.

Islamic Jewelry - Sterling Silver Ayat al Kursi Bangle Bracelet

As the legendary Christian Dior once said, “Color is what gives jewels their worth. They light up and enhance the face.” So, why not light up your look this spring with Islamic jewelry. Plus, enjoy free shipping on orders more than $100. Simply scroll down to see some of the beautiful options Artizara offers.

Islamic Jewelry - Large Hand Engraved Sterling Silver and Cabochon Quartz "Allah" Ring

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Islamic Shirts that Suit Muslim Men to a T

“You can make jeans and a T-shirt super stylish,” suggests Phillip Lim. The designer’s sentiment is confirmed by fashion icon Giorgio Armani who says, “I’ve always thought of the T-shirt as the Alpha and Omega of the fashion alphabet.”

While there’s no question T-shirts are a stylish staple for the masses, it’s often difficult to find brands that boast messages suitable for Muslim men because, as actor Ashton Kutcher puts it, “Your best T-shirt should be like your bed; it just feels like you are home when you are in it.”

Fortunately, Artizara offers California-madeT-shirts that are made of 100% cotton for comfort and feature Islamic designs by graphic artist Peter Gould and master calligrapher Haji Noor Deen to represent your personality and beliefs.

Guys who gravitate towards the great cities of our world will appreciate Arabic script against an urban skyline with an outline of a mosque featured on one design, while men who enjoy music of the heart can don an image of an Oud—an ancient Middle Eastern stringed instrument which is believed to have been invented by Lamech, the sixth grandson of Adam—on another designer shirt.

The Arabic words for ‘patience’ and ‘balance’ appear before an Islamic zellij mosaic on additional baby-soft T-shirts for men. Artizara’s line of Muslim clothing also includes another shirt that sports the word ‘salam’ which means‘peace’.

Islamic men can project the power of prayer no matter the weather by wearing either a short-sleeved prayer shirt or a long-sleeved zikr shirt that includes an image of prayer beads known as Tasbeeh.

With such a variety of styles, T-shirts can become a fashion staple in Muslim clothing for men.

Factors to consider when shopping for Islamic clothing for kids

The 5 C’s of Islamic Clothing for Kids

Buying Islamic clothing for children has never been simpler since there are now designs that playfully incorporate Arabic letters and Islamic architecture onto shirts for little girls and boys. Of course when it comes to shopping for kids, there are additional factors to consider…

Color
Many little girls prefer Muslim dresses in pretty pink and purple, although unisex colors such as green and blue appeal to all. It’s never too early to learn black goes with everything, however bold tones such as orange and red can energize your children—and make them easier to locate on the playground, at school or in a crowd.

Comfort & Care
Children have sensitive skin so look for Muslim clothing made of 100% cotton or 100% cotton fleece to ensure an amazing hand feel. It’s important to note, cotton garments should be washed in cold water without bleach and hung dry to ensure they retain their baby-soft touch.

Cost & Customer Service
Kids grow fast so it makes sense (and cents) to shop for quality items that are on sale. Currently Artizara has children’s tops that regularly sell from $24-$35 marked down to $15-$12; and offers approximately $10 off little hoodies originally priced at $24-$34. Furthermore, if you are not totally satisfied with your purchase, Artizara will give you your money back with its hassle-free return policy and courteous customer service.

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Muslim Dresses Echo India’s Fashion Week

Amazon India Fashion Week just concluded in New Delhi. The five-day fashion event included designs from 25 of India’s most acclaimed designers who wowed attendees with fashions featuring Western/Indian fusion. Highlighting ethnic beauty, the collections collectively showcased:

  • Pablo Picasso-inspired dots on printed tops,
  • pre-stitched saris,
  • colorful ensembles with an emphasis on burnt orange and deep red,
  • and a finale of dresses with draped fabric.

Although the fashion show took place miles away, that doesn’t mean women in the US can’t incorporate these trends into their own wardrobes, especially with Islamic clothing.

Artizara has a soft Kina button-down top with dots. Made of 100% cotton, the item includes buttoned patch pockets and a rounded shirttail hemline.

Blending the essence of the fashion show’s pre-stitched saris with the recent runway color trends is Artizara’s Ella floral embroidered long tunic inrusset. Delicate embroidery on the front and back yoke of this Muslim clothing item evoke Boho chic sophistication in a flattering feminine way.

Like the show’s finale of rich-colored and long draped gowns, Artizara’s formal Muslim dress boasts a burgundy hue with matching scarf to drape down. The iridescent silk chiffon is hand pleated with asymmetrical panels and a layered cascade skirt that is longer in the back to form a train worthy of any red carpet or fashion runway.

To see Artizara’s full line of clothing, visit http://www.artizara.com/.

Color of Islamic clothing in your wardrobe – what it says about you!

Colorful Clothing Conversations: What does your wardrobe say about you?

There is a psychology of color that applies to all wardrobes including Islamic clothing. You may not realize when selecting a Muslim dress to wear that the hue you choose really says a lot about you.

Pretty in Pink

Women who put on pink clothes emit a tranquil, warm and loving look. In this feminine color, you project unconditional love and a nurturing appeal.

Red Ready

If you pride yourself on being energetic, ambitious and strong, chances are you have a red garment in your wardrobe as this bold hue shows you’re ready for any challenge.

Mellow Yellow

People with sunny dispositions are likely to like yellow clothes since this cheerful color is associated with fun, friends and creativity.

Orange Accents

Like the flames of a fire, Orange represents warmth. It’s also an unusual color in terms of clothing so individuals who incorporate it into their wardrobe are often unique and offbeat in the best, and most stylish, sense.

Brownie Points
If you are down-to-earth with an appreciation for security, protection and comfort, no doubt you’ll don brown-colored clothes to strike a serious yet fashionable stance.

Purposeful Purple

Purple is typically associated with being regal, wise and wealthy, but this rich and imaginative hue can also evoke a sense of contemplation, meditation and spiritual awareness.

Green Goddess

Calming and peaceful, green is associated with generosity and growth as well as with balance and restoration. Odds are people who don this color value beauty, grace and Mother Nature.

Beautiful Blue

Forget what you’ve heard about Blue Monday. Studies show people are more productive when working in a blue-painted room because the color centers them with a calm and focus. When the hue is used in clothing, it emits a sense of peace, trust and integrity. Paradoxically, putting on blue will make you a serene scene stealer!

Whether you favor certain shades or incorporate all the colors of the rainbow into your wardrobe, Artizara offers Muslim clothing in a wide array of hues that are right for you.

Peter Gould and his contemporary Islamic artwork

3 Reasons Why You Should Know Peter Gould

Peter Gould may not be as famous as Picasso or Monet but that’s no reason not to familiarize yourself with him and his award-winning artwork.

  1. Beautifully Fresh

Peter creates Islamic art with a contemporary twist. Using his vibrantly modern style, he conveys the timeless harmony of nature. As Juliana Rahim, the curator of the Islamic Arts Museum in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia explains, “Peter’s beautiful work is a welcome addition to the contemporary Islamic art scene; a mixture of deep faith and youthfulness that represents tangible modern interpretations of Islam’s everlasting beauty in mind and spirit.”

  1. In Demand

From his native Australia to the United States of America, Peter’s work hangs in private and public collections around the world. In fact, the United Nations commissioned his art as well as the Saudi Arabian Royal family! Peter has also worked as a graphic designer on branding projects for Colgate, McAfee software and London’s Halal Food Festival to name a few.

  1. Priceless Yet Affordable

Since Peter has produced art for royalty, museums and more, you’d think his work would cost a fortune. Fortunately, that’s not true. In addition to selling Muslim dresses and other Islamic clothing, Artizara also carries an affordable line of Peter Gould prints that can visually add peace and harmony to your home or office.

Fashion advice from industry experts

Fashion advice from industry experts

“Whenever someone comes up to me and says, ‘I’m having trouble shopping.’ I tell them to pull out their 10 favorite, most-worn pieces, then build a wardrobe around them,” says American author and fashion designer Lauren Conrad. “Those staples are going to be different for everybody.”

While wardrobe staples may differ from one person to another, it’s true everyone can benefit from fashion tips—especially if they come from designing icons and other newsmakers.

“What works with your skin and eyes? Use that to zero in on your wardrobe,” suggests designer Tom Ford. The legendary Christian Dior has said black is essential to a woman’s wardrobe because, as he put it, “You can wear black at any time. You can wear it at any age. You may wear it for almost any occasion.”

“For my wardrobe, I like to invest in classic pieces and pair them with more trendy new pieces and accessories each season,” notes Liya Kebede, Ethiopian-born model, maternal health advocate, clothing designer and actress.

Meanwhile, men such as Scottish musician Guy Berryman and Indian cricketer Virat Kohli also have a say. Berryman’s advice is, “Just keep it simple. When you overthink what you’re wearing, that’s when wardrobe malfunctions tend to happen,” while Kohli admits, “I want my wardrobe to be full of good clothes, so that when I’m deciding what to wear, I don’t run out of options. I love shopping!”

If you love shopping and want to take the tips of from these fashion experts, check out the Islamic clothing at Artizara which features the wardrobe staples Conrad mentioned and the classic pieces Kebede spoke of, including Muslim dresses in Dior black as well as Muslim clothing in green, blue, and a variety of other colors to bring out your eyes. If that’s not enough, Artizara’s well-made modesty clothing will ensure you avoid wardrobe malfunctions of any kind!

Islamic clothing worthy of the Red Carpet

Islamic Clothing worthy of the Red Carpet

The Oscars are about fashion as much as movies since the Red Carpet opener offers viewers the world’s biggest fashion show. Last month, fashionistas at the 87th Annual Academy Awards previewed the latest trends, some of which echoed classic looks of the past.

Custom-made

In addition to winning an Oscar for Best Leading Actress, Julianne Moore donned a winning look in her white Chanel Haute Couture gown designed by Karl Lagerfeld which featured 80,000 hand-painted sequins! Similarly, Lupita Nyong’o’s Calvin Klein dress boasted a combination of 6,000 costume and authentic pearls that were hand-sewn into the white fabric.

Bling is the thing

Statement necklaces were the big thing since these could be seen on Cate Blanchett, Laura Dern and others on this year’s Red Carpet. Actress Margot Robbie stole the show with her borrowed vintage Van Cleef & Aprels necklace which was made in the 1930s for the Duchess of Windsor.

Modesty maverick
While many celebrities wore strapless and low-cut ensembles, Solange Knowles rocked the Red Carpet in her high-collared, long-sleeved red Christian Siriano crepe draped cape top with matching long pants.

Adopting these looks

Most people can’t afford a couture dress, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find quality apparel that looks similar yet is reasonably-priced. This is even true for Muslim clothing! Artizara offers maxi dresses with embroidery hand crafted by artisans; formal long-sleeved Muslim dresses in red (and other colors); as well as a line of gold plated sterling silver jewelry that includes a sterling silver diamond-look necklace, a mesh ball necklace, and a vintage-inspired multi-strand necklace that will have you looking and feeling like a star!