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3 Key 2017 Style Trends and How to Wear in Modest Fashion

2017 is the year that Islamic fashion and hijab wearing models really made waves in the mainstream fashion world.

From Kanye West casting hijab-wearing Somali-American model Halima Aden to make her runway debut at New York Fashion Week, to Cover Girl naming Muslim fashion guru and blogger Nura Afia their newest ambassador, to Indonesian fashion designer Anniesa Hasibuan proudly declaring “I’m here bringing the beautiful voice of the Muslim women, the peace and the universal values that fashion can offer”,  2017 has indeed started off to be a landmark year for Islamic fashion.

One thing all the fashionistas above demonstrated loud and clear: Modest fashion doesn’t mean boring. In fact Islamic clothing can be just the opposite. 2017 brings more choices than ever in modest Islamic fashion. Here are some key trends that we picked out that are super easy to adopt whether you’re hijab wearing Mulsimah or love modest dressing and modest clothing in general.

UTILITARIANISM

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Boxy shapes, loose silhouettes and oversize cargo pockets these workwear inspired trends have been around for a while but 2017 saw designers from A.L.C. to Isabel Marant making it a point to give everyday pieces a military- and workwear-inspired vibe.
Utilitarian pieces, by definition simple, not too revealing, meant for everyday wear; are perfect as key pieces of a modest or Islamic clothing wardrobe. Here are a couple of our favorite utilitarian pieces from Artizara:

To make utilitarian chic dressing work, remember to balance oversized proportions with tailored pieces and feminine silhouettes and materials that you can tuck in or layer smoothly.

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Sansa Utilitarian Long Tunic
Zora Utilitarian Maxi
Zora Utilitarian Maxi

 

STATEMENT STRIPES

Stripes got a real makeover on the Spring 2017 runways. Stripes have always been around but on the Spring 2017 runways, statement stripes were everywhere. From a reinterpretation of classic pinstripes to in your face bold stripes in every color, stripes are front and center this season.

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Stephanie Statement Stripe Abaya Dress
Stephanie Statement Stripe Abaya Dress

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Here’s our interpretation of statement stripes that balances classic with attention grabbing so that it will last even when the current trend is behind us.

SUPER BRIGHTS

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Nakhl Purple Orchid Abaya Dress
Nakhl Purple Orchid Abaya Dress
Grace Long Chiffon Tunic
Saba Emerald Green Silk Chiffon Abaya Dress

Color was everywhere and the only rule seemed to be: Wear lots of it!

Take your pick from the multicolour favorites of Spring Summer 2017. From Kermit green to sunshine yellow, rainbow brights give you more choices than ever in your Islamic clothing wardrobe. Here are some choices from Artizara. From

MUSLIM WOMEN EMBRACE NATURE VIA PRINTED ABAYA DRESSES

Muslim Women’s Stylish Printed Abaya Dresses

The legendary designer Diane von Furstenberg once said, “All my inspiration comes from nature, whether it’s an animal or the layout of bark or of a leaf. Sometimes my patterns are very bold, and you can barely see where they come from, but all the textures and all the prints come out of nature.”

The same can be said of the online modest clothing shop Artizara which offers a line of abaya dresses featuring nature-inspired fabrics—from floral patterns to an alligator-like print as illustrated in this selection of spring attire.

Yellow Multicolor Floral Print Chiffon Long Maxi Dress AbayaBring out your sunny personality with daffodils in this long Lily abaya with removable waist tie. Ever versatile, the multicolor maxi dress can adapt from casual to formal occasions depending on how you wear it and pair it. Made of soft chiffon, the modest dress is fully lined so there’s no need to layer. Plus it includes flattering princess seams for shaping, modest round neckline, loose sleeves that gather into elastic cuffs, and convenient on-seam pockets at the waist. Just add a bright wrap and you’re good to go!

Mocha Abstract Print Modest Islamic Maxi DressWhen you’re feeling feminine and romantic, reach for the Kulus maxi dress, anelegant and exotic confection of sweet chiffon. The figure flattering abaya features cross-over pleats at the bodice and waistband for a svelte silhouette as well as cuffed sleeves for ease-of-movement and an invisible rear zipper for discretion. The ensemble also comes with a coordinating soft chiffon wrap scarf to complete the chic look.

Tan Floral Print Chiffon Long Sleeve Modest Maxi DressAdopt an easy, breezy feel in this floral Adelia modest dress. The relaxed silhouette boasts a spaghetti tie at the back for a customized fit and oft pleats at the waistline that transition to a full, fluid skirt. Pretty and practical, this fully-lined chiffon maxi dress has on-seam side pockets and elastic cuffs that push up above the elbows. Pair it with the coordinating scarf for a stylish upgrade.

Black Purple Floral Print Chiffon Long Maxi Dress AbayaFlexible, flattering and forever in fashion are just a few ways to describe this lovely long Lily abaya with modest round neckline and removable fabric belt. Crafted in easy-care chiffon, the full-lined modest dress includes princess seams for shaping, on-seam pockets at the waist, and loose sleeves gathered intoelastic cuffs. When it comes to muslim women’s clothing, this is a must-have abaya!

WONDERFULLY REVERSIBLE ABAYAS (WITH JILBABS) FOR WOMEN

Latest Hijab Fashion with Jilbabs

Double your wardrobe options with reversible abayas that are ready to wear again and again. In addition to having two marvelous modest dresses for the price of one, the following selections also include a coordinating jilbab to complement your ensemble—and your budget.

Black Tan Reversible Calligraphy Chiffon Abaya with FREE HijabThis versatile Muazza lets you go from soft and weightless tan chiffon by day tobasic black by night. The tan side is accented with beautiful Islamic calligraphy spelling the word Noor (light) by Haji Noor Deen. Double layered with black poly for coverage and comfort, the straight silhouette includes black accents at the yoke and cuffs. On the reverse side, the solid black modest dress features functional snap buttons and side inseam pockets for convenience. If that’s not enough, a plain chiffon wrap that matches either side is included.

Black and White 2 in 1  Reversible Printed Abaya with FREE HijabThe flexible Ferda reverses from a delicate black and white paisley print to modest black. Crafted in soft and weightless chiffon and double layered with black poly for coverage and comfort, the printed side boasts a straight silhouette, mother of pearl buttons and banded accents at shoulder and waist. The reverse side is solid blackwith no embellishments yet has side inseam pockets and a partial open placket with mother of pearl buttons. Best of all, a complimentary plain chiffon hijab coordinates with both sides of this amazing abaya.

Black Mocha Reversible Lace and Chiffon Abaya with FREE HijabGo from pensive and practical to pretty and playfulin the Solaine. The straight silhouette reverses from elegant black with side inseam pockets and functional snap buttons to a soft and weightless mocha chiffonwith ecru lace accents at yoke, cuffs and pockets. Double layered with black crepe for coverage and comfort, the modest dress includes a coordinated plain chiffon wrap that goes with both sides.

Navy Gray Reversible Chiffon Abaya with FREE HijabTraditional and trendy is the Asifa abaya made of soft and weightless chiffon and double layered with crepe for coverage and comfort. Whether wearing the navy or gray side, you’ll strike a modest silhouette with slim pin tucks that add an understated elegance. The ensemble also includes side inseam pockets, functional snap buttons, and a coordinated plain chiffon hijab to maximize your fashion options.

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ADOPT AWARD-WINNING ABAYA DESIGNS FROM THE BAFTAS

Despite London’s cool temperatures, fashionistas were red hot on the red carpet at year’s BAFTA ceremony. Among the evening’s award-winning looks were long-sleeved long dresses which look a lot like the modest clothing for women at Artizara’s online abaya shop.

Black Lace and Satin Islamic Formal Long Dress with HijabActress Laura Haddock was seen wearing a black on black blouse and long tactile skirt similar to the Maria, a seemingly two yet one piece formal featuring a stretch lace topand satiny skirt. Packed with unseen benefits, the lined-maxi dress includes a built-in bra and rear invisible zipper. When it comes to visible assets, this glamorous gown boasts an empire waist, hand-beaded accents along the scalloped boat neck and fitted sleeve opening, and a matching oblong solid silk chiffon scarf!

Red Silk Chiffon Modest Islamic Formal Maxi Dress AbayaWow the crowds (or friends and family) in this formal maxi dress is femme to the max with its stunning lace overlay bodice over a soft, iridescent chiffon skirt. The large scale lace adds a hint of bold contemporary to this sweet, stylish look. Long lined sleeves with functional mother of pearl buttons. Rear invisible zipper. Coordinating soft chiffon scarf (included) completes the look. Get ready to turn heads!

Modest Islamic Black and Gold Chiffon Caftan Dress AbayaModel Lily Donaldson is the model of perfection in a black gown belted with a gold tie and so can you be in the black Mariel formal with spaghetti tie. Gracefully flowing and brimming with detailed accents, the elegant caftan boasts a delicate metallic linear print, hand beading, a chiffon overlay, and coordinating soft chiffon jilbab!

Saeera Palestinian Embroidered Long Maxi Dress – Royal Blue

Stylish Royal Blue Palestinian Embroidered Long Maxi Dress AbayaPast BAFTA winner Julie Walters emits a breathtaking presence in royal blue and rich black. This dynamic color combination can be yours via the stunning blue Saeera with contrasting black faux raw silk sleeves and black banding along modest V-neckline. In addition to an iridescent chiffon overlay, the fully-lined abaya includes traditional hand embroidery by Palestinian artisans from a women’s cooperative in Jenin so your purchase not only helps them economically, it preserves their ancient craft!

LOOKING GREAT IS A CINCH WITH BELTED ABAYAS & TUNIC TOPS FOR WOMEN

Belted Abayas and Designer Tunic Tops

Flexible and ever-flattering are modest dresses and tunic tops which come with fabric belts, drawstrings or spaghetti ties so they can be worn loose or cinched at the waist depending on one’s mood or occasion

Dot Print Navy White Maxi Dress AbayaThe pretty printed Jayma maxi dress comes with a crepe belt and coordinating navy solid chiffon scarf—that’s in addition to its dainty pin tucks, modest round neckline, and rear invisible zipper. Fully lined in soft crepe, this polkadot chiffon abaya flows with femininity!

Womens Long Blue Chambray Popover Tunic DressThe beautiful blue Abal features a self fabric spaghetti tie, single patch pocket, convenient side inseam pockets, and tortoise shell toned buttons. Crafted in easy cotton chambray, this is one popover tunic that’s too cute to pass over!

Pink Dot Print Modest Islamic Maxi DressIf you’re looking for an abaya that’s great for work and play, then look to the Uma with mother of pearl buttons and a detachable belt. Boasting chest pockets and cuffed roll-tab sleeves, this polkadotcrinkle chiffon maxi dress is fully lined so no layers are needed. Wear it with pumps and a black blazer for the office or pair with sandals for a casual luncheon with friends!

Stylish Modest Islamic Dusty Rose Long Tunic DressWith business like chest pockets and a whimsical drawstring waist, the Vanessa long tunic is ideal for women on the go—whether they’re going to the board room or the beach. This no-fuss, soft crepe top has a small single gold button accent at collar that adds to its timeless appeal!

Stylish Navy Blue Palestinian Embroidered Long Maxi Dress AbayaWhen the occasion calls for something special, reach for the Adina abaya with band neckline, roll-tab cuff sleeves, bronze tone buttons, and self fabric belt. Chic yet comfortable, this opaque piece is made of easy care poly crepe with a hint of stretch. The polished yet relaxed maxi dress features traditional hand embroidery by Palestinian artisans from a women’s cooperative in Jenin so your purchase not only helps them economically, it preserves their ancient craft!

Screen Actors Guild Awards Red Carpet Dresses 2016

WIN WITH SAG AWARD TRENDS VIA MODEST DRESSES & TUNIC TOPS FOR WOMEN

Screen Actors Guild Awards Red Carpet Dresses 2016

Glimmering gowns featuring high necklines and long sleeves were the winning trend at the Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG) as modest dresses shone on several nominated actresses walking down the Red Carpet.

Gabi Blush Pink Beaded Maxi Dress Abaya with Free HijabIn addition to receiving a nomination for her role in the motion picture Brooklyn, Saoirse Ronan received oohs and ahs for her pretty-in-pink Michael Kors gown. The lovely look can be easily and affordably adopted via this blush pink Gabi abaya. Twinkling hand-sewn beads trace Deco-inspired glamour as the formal’s tone-on-tone hue offers just the right touch of sparkle. Crafted in soft poly georgette and lined in lightweight chiffon for full opacity, the maxi dress offers maximum impact—and a dyed to match hijab with hand sewn beading at the short edges. TUNIC TOP TIP: If you like long tunics as well as long dresses, check out the draped shimmer chiffon Leyla tunic in tearose.

Black Lace Long Sleeve Modest Islamic Maxi Dress AbayaQueen Latifah reigned supreme throughout the evening with a SAG win for the Miniseries Bessie—and for donning a stunning number designed by Project Runway’s Michael Costello. With its black cut-outs, the maxi dress is much like this black lace Camissa. Daring and demure, the chic yet comfortable formal features stretch floral lace with a hint of sparkle. Fully lined in soft tan crepe, the elegant abaya includes a coordinating soft chiffon scarf. TUNIC TOP TIP: To incorporate a similar style into formal pants ensembles, add the black button-down Maria long tunic featuring tiers of chiffon.

Eman Brown Colorblock Abaya DressWith winning looks and an Outstanding Female Actress in a Supporting Role victory for The Danish Girl, Swedish girl Alicia Vikander is an Oscar and fashion favorite—especially in the Louis Vuitton sequined color-block gown. Like this iridescent color-blocked Eman, the style is simultaneously sassy, sophisticated, and slimming. It’s also savvy since this fully-lined abaya comes with a crystal burst pin and matching hijab. TUNIC TOP TIP: There’s no need to restrict this fun fashion to formal affairs as more casual color-blocked options are available—from Artizara’s long paneled Allie to the Lena long tunic dress.

THINK PINK WITH ABAYAS AND TUNIC TOPS FOR WOMEN

“I believe in pink,” fashion and acting icon Audrey Hepburn once said. Her views are echoed by today’s stars from Ashley Tisdale who admitted, “I love pink, it’s so girly!”to Miley Cyrus who declared, “Pink isn’t just a color, it’s an attitude!”

These starlets are not alone since other celebrated fashionistas of the world concur. Elizabeth Hurley noted, “I love to see other women in pink. It’s good for every shade of skin and hair,” while Emma Bunton confessed, “I don’t think I will ever get tired of wearing pink.” Businesswoman, socialite and philanthropist Evelyn Lauder added, “I have as much pink as you can have. I love to see other women in pink. It’s good for every shade of skin and hair.”

No wonder Artizara offers a wide variety of modest dresses and tunic tops for women in this coveted color.

Gabi Blush Pink Beaded Maxi Dress Abaya with Free HijabTwinkling beads trace Deco-inspired glamour on this lovely Gabi gown which boasts rhinestone cuff buttons and hand-sewn beading around and down the front and partial back. Crafted in soft poly georgette and lined with lightweight chiffon for full opacity, the long shift silhouette glimmers in blush pink tones. If that’s not enough, the abaya ensemble also includes a matching hijab with hand sewn beading at the short edges.

Marsala Red Long Lace up Modest TunicYou’ll be on-trend in the Marisa long lace-up tunic with band collar. Made of a mostly cotton blend fabric that’s silky smooth and opaque, the piece includes a hidden modesty panel, elastic gathered long sleeves, softly-curved hem, and two front patch pockets for a tailored touch.

Eman Purple Colorblock Abaya DressWith stylish colorblocking, this sleek and slimming Eman offers two tones of pink for the price of one. The fully-lined abaya offers a long column silhouette of iridescent chiffon, invisible back zipper, removable crystal pin and dusty pink iridescent chiffon hijab.

Womens Dahlia Ruffled Islamic Long Tunic with Hi-Low HemThis 100% cotton Dahlia long tunic is playfully chic and totally comfortable. In fact, there’s no doubt it will add some wow and whimsy to your wardrobe with its tiers of ruffles, cute hi-lo hemline, and delicate black scalloped lace.

Critic’s Choice Abayas And Tunic Tops For Women

Critic’s Choice Abayas And Tunic Tops For Women

Modest Dresses, Tunic Tops and Hijabs

Even though films were the first focus of the Critics’ Choice Awards in Santa Monica, the real scene stealers were the fashionable actresses on the Red Carpet who wore modest dresses, tunic tops and hijabs similar to those carried by Artizara.com.

Bisar Blue Floral Printed Long Islamic Maxi Skirt

Stylish Black Chiffon Long Modest Tunic DressTo appropriate the black turtleneck and blue print skirt ensemble donned byJudith Light, take a look at this Bisar maxi skirt in blue. Crafted in crinkle chiffon fabric, the flowy floral print is lightweight yet fully-lined for coverage. Add this black Fiona long tunic to top off the look Everso ladylike with lattice-patterned pintucks, the polyester tunic top is lined in soft crepe with elastic gathered sleeves in double layer chiffon.

Lime Green, Purple and Brown Wrap HijabMelissa McCarthy accented her green print maxi dress with a complementary scarf and you can do the same with your wardrobe when you opt for this dainty checkered wrap with hints of lime green, purple and brown. Made of soft and breathable viscose, the generously sized fabric drapes nicely and deserves extra fashion points for its fringed edges.

Emerald Green Silk Chiffon Modest Islamic Formal Long DressThe Big Bang Theory’s Mayim Bialik made a big impression in a green gown similar to this emerald-colored Saba maxi dress. In addition to the cascading layered chiffon skirt and beautiful bell-shaped sleeves in light poly satin, the fully-lined formal boasts a silk bodice with angled pleats that streamline your silhouette. If that’s not enough, it also includes a rear invisible zipper and matching solid emerald green scarf with jeweled pin!

Black and White Silky Long Sleeve Modest Islamic Maxi Dress AbayaAs far as fashionistas go, there’s no gray area regarding the splendor of Dame Helen Mirren’s floral black and white dress. This Talia makes an equally bold statement since the luxurious lightweight ensemble is fully-lined in buttery soft charmeuse with banded waist and button cuffed long sleeves. The abaya also has a rear zipper no one can see and a coordinating soft chiffon scarf that everyone can see—and admire!

BE RED CARPET-READY IN WOMEN’S TUNIC TOPS AND MODEST DRESSES

Golden Globes Red Carpet 2016

There was no shortage of awe-inspiring fashions on the Red Carpet at the 73rd Golden Globes on January 10, 2016. Yet the elegance of the evening need not stop since many of the stars’ styles can be incorporated into modest wardrobes thanks to Artizara’s line of A-list abayas.

Amie Royal Blue Islamic Formal Long Dress with HijabAt the event, last year’s Best Actress winner and this year’s Best Actor presenter Julianne Moore wore a glittering gown of royal blue by Tom Ford similar to this Amie maxi dress. Crafted in an iridescent textured rich blue fabric, the fitted formal features faceted jewel accents at the shoulders and a graceful train at the hem. The nontransparent maxi dress also includes maximum benefits—from a rear invisible zipper and built in bra to a matching solid shimmer chiffon scarf.

Gold Lace Sleeve Modest Islamic Maxi Dress AbayaActing legend and style icon Jane Fonda wowed the crowds in a creme-colored Yves Saint Laurent couture gown with dramatic fabric ruffles. The stunning look and feminine feel is echoed in this Cafe au Lait -colored Amalie maxi dress. Crafted in iridescent chiffon and subtly sparkling crochet lace, the fine formal is effortlessly ethereal and fully lined in soft crepe. If that’s not enough, the pleated abaya also includes a self fabric belt with coordinating wrap.

Deep Blue Crinkle Chiffon Grecian Dress with Wrap ScarfIt’s no secret this year’s “Spy” star Melissa McCarthy is looking great, especially in her Golden Globes garb. The Best Actress nominee showed off her weight loss by cinching the waist of her deep blue gown with a silver belt. You too can flaunt your figure in this deep blue Joanna abaya with braided gold belt.

Crafted in crinkle chiffon, the Grecian-draped maxi dress includes intricate gathers around the high waist so it flows as you walk. The fully-lined formal also includes a matching soft chiffon scarf to complete your camera-ready appearance.

Long Purple Orchid Curved Hem Midi Tunic DressFashion is no laughing matter to comedy queen and this year’s Golden Globe nominee Lily Tomlin who donned a timelessly tasteful tunic dress. Like this Rabeea, the tunic top features a round neck, straight sleeves and orchid color. Made of soft matte poly, this mid-length garment boasts a swingy shape that looks as good as it feels.

FABULOUS ABAYAS AND CLASSY TUNIC TOPS FOR WOMEN

Abayas and Tunic Tops For Women

“The legendary fashion designer Coco Chanel once said, “A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.” Perhaps that’s why Artizara offers a wide variety of modest dresses and tunic tops for women that are both classy and fabulous!

Classy Tunic Tops

Long Purple Chiffon Pleated Modest Tunic Dress
Timeless tunic dresses create stylish silhouettes!

Look pretty as a picture in this silky-looking Jenice tunic dress. Available in purple smoke, the flattering formal features a softly pleated bodice accented by coordinating satin banding along the sweep and sleeve opening. The long tunic also includes a rounded neckline with satin covered button closure and lined chiffon sleeves that ensure you’re classy yet comfortable.

Gold Metallic Knit Long Tunic
You’ll shine in bronze gold with the Zoe long tunic top in fine gauge metallic knit. With a simple round neckline, long relaxed fit sleeves and generous amount of stretch fabric, the fully-lined modest tunic offers is easy to wear and easy on the eyes.

Fabulous Abayas

Black Tan Reversible Calligraphy Chiffon Abaya with FREE Hijab
Double your investment and wardrobe selections with reversible modest dresses!

This Muazza morphs from tan chiffon to simple and elegant black so you’re ready for any event. One side is accented with beautiful Islamic calligraphy by Haji Noor Deen while the reverse side offers no embellishment. The versatile piece also includes stylish black accents at yoke and cuffs, convenient side pockets, functional snap buttons, and a coordinated plain chiffon hijab.

Black Mocha Reversible Lace and Chiffon Abaya with FREE Hijab Ready for any mood or occasion, the reversible Soaline goes from sombre (in plain black) to sweet (in mocha chiffon with lace accents). The awesome abaya features ecru lace accents at the yoke; cuffs and pockets; side inseam pockets; snap buttons; and matching plain chiffon wrap.

Navy Gray Reversible Chiffon Abaya with FREE Hijab
Ever flexible, the two-in-one Asifa comes with a coordinated plain chiffon wrap. Crafted in soft and weightless chiffon, the reversible dress is double layered in crepe for coverage and comfort. Whether showing off the navy or gray side, the abaya creates a straight, modest silhouette with maximum impact.