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Abaya: The Muslim Maxi Dress

A good Abaya can be your best friend, especially in the heat of the summer sun. However the Abaya fulfills many other purposes than being just a staple fashion piece.

Although Abayas come in an array of different colors and are available around the world, original abayas were all black Abayas, and in the Emirates and Saudi Arabia, they are mostly still black in color. The Abaya was originally a one piece garment that allowed the wearer to maintain complete modesty and respect for their body, however it also served a different purpose. Among communities, the uniformity of the Abaya allowed for class division to be ignored. With all women wearing the same style of clothes, there was very little to differentiate rich from poor; bringing more people together through their shared faith rather than driving them apart with hierarchy.

Nowadays, and especially in Western countries, the Abaya dress is a fashion symbol that blends culture and religion across many spaces. The Abaya and Jilbab (traditionally covering the head and hands also) are comfortable, breathable and fashionable, making for excellent summer wear and so many different styles means you can find one that’s perfect for any occasion.

Here are some of our stylish Abayas for sale now!

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The Merve embroidered formal abaya dress is the perfect formal Abaya for an evening occasion. Whether it’s a family dinner or a night out with friends, the Merve is stylish, modest and simple, and easy to accessorize with anything. With dramatic embroidery inspired by 10th century Persian art, the Merve will become an essential part of your modest evening outfit repertoire.

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The Olivia on the other hand is a fantastic, casual maxi dress made from a super soft comfortable material with soft pleats at the waistline for a nipped in look. Lightweight and easy to wear, this Abaya is the same as throwing on your favorite jeans and t shirt. Accessorize with a cute print Hijab for a stylish and streamlined look, ideal for chilling out this summer to fall.

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Last but not least, take a look at the Kulus, a gorgeous chiffon Abaya in a modernist abstract print to make you stand out from the crowd. Light and airy, this dress features cross over pleats and an included coordinating scarf for a put together look. This dress is a perfect all-rounder; whether at work, at dinner or just walking about town, the Kulus will make you feel feminine and romantic wherever you go.

For all these and more check out our range of stylish Abayas online now!

 

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
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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

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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
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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

MET GALA INSPIRES MUSLIM WOMEN’S ABAYAS FOR SALE

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Models, actresses, designers and more gather every year in New York for the Met Gala. While some celebrities wear wild attire, an equal number of fashionistas choose modest dresses inspired by Islamic abayahs. In fact, many styles seen on the 2016 Red Carpet can easily be incorporated into Muslim women’s wardrobes with the following abayas for sale.

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Marvelous Metallic Maxi

With its bronze gold tone, this Julie abaya is similar to the Valentino Couture gown Rachel McAdams donned. Crafted in non-clinging jersey fabric, the comfortable yet classy maxi dress features fitted sleeves with gathers; body lined in soft crepe; subtle slimming stripe; and twisted waistband that adds shape. Best of all, this lovely abaya dress comes with a coordinating chiffon scarf to complete the look!

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Darling Dotted Abaya

To adapt Beyonce’s Givenchy in Haute Couture into everyday Islamic wear, opt for this casual chic Uma abaya dress. Instead of bling sewn onto the material, this fully-lined maxi boasts a less formal and more versatile micro-dot print design that lets you go from work to play. Plus, the crinkle chiffon abaya includes mother of pearl buttons; chest pockets and cuffed roll-tab sleeves; shirt collar; simple A-line skirt; and a detachable belt!

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Glittering Gold Gown

Girls star Jemima Kirke was quite the golden girl in Chanel—and you can be too when you don this Iman abaya with crepe lining. Crafted in a tone-on-tone woven brocade in an intricate floral weave, the fully-lined formal features front and rear darts for shaping; inverted pleats at side vents for ease of movement; full straight sleeves for coverage; rear invisible zipper; and a matching solid chiffon wrap with a thin embroidered edge. If that’s not enough, it also comes with a sparkling rhinestone encrusted neckline for added glam!

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Amazing Amie Abaya

Make a regal entrance in this royal blue iridescent textured Amie abaya with train similar to the Michael Kors formal worn by actress Emily Blunt. The tailored gown features faceted jewels to accent the shoulders; a modest keyhole neckline with jewel detail; straight-fitted sleeves; rear invisible zipper and built in bra. The unlined body is non-transparent while the sleeves are lined—all for modest opacity. Last but not least, this stunning ensemble includes a shimmering chiffon hijab!

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Beaming Black Caftan

Like Kris Jenner’s blinged-out Balmain, the glittering Mariel maxi proves there’s nothing basic about black. The gracefully flowing abaya dress boasts a delicate metallic linear print accented with hand beading. A chiffon overlay covers a plain crepe long sleeve dress with a spaghetti tie belt so you can wear it belted or loose. Top your ensemble off with the coordinating soft chiffon scarf (included) and you’re ready for any formal function!

 

When you want to dress to impress, look to Artizara—your online modest clothing shop—which offers all of these abayas (and more) for sale.

 

 

MOD MODEST ABAYAS FOR SALE

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No matter how you spell it—abaya or abayah—Islamic long sleeve dresses are proving to be the trendiest traditions for modern Muslim women. Why else would design giants Dolce & Gabbana kick off the year with a line of mod abayas featuring polkadots, flowers and fruits? For the same reason Artizara (your online shop for modest clothing for women) offers playful printed abaya dresses…because these timeless numbers suit your 21st century lifestyle!

No matter the occasion, this long and loose Lily maxi dress is designed to impress. Ever versatile, the fully-lined abaya comes with a removable waist tie so you can wear it belted, or not. Crafted in easy-care chiffon, the black and purple print includes flattering princess seams for shaping, a modest round neckline, on-seam pockets at the waist, and loose sleeves gathered into elastic cuffs. Just add a pair of strapped sandals and a smart scarf and you’re good to go!

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Be ready to wow in this contemporary caftan with antique linear hand-beading and pretty pendant which mimics the Arabic letter “waw”. The band collar, button placket and cuff sleeves with roll tabs blend functionality with fashion while the fully-lined soft chiffon fabric is both comfortable and conveniently modest. In other words, there’s no need to layer! Best of all, this formal abaya is cut from a sleek crepe to evoke the richness of eras past—yet with a modern flair. If that’s not enough, the understated granite maxi dress comes with a coordinating soft chiffon scarf to ensure a stylish ensemble.

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Bring out your sunny personality when you don this daffodil abaya. Perfectly flexible, the fully-lined maxi dress lets you feel relaxed and casual as well as feminine and formal since you can wear it either with or without the removable waist tie. Figure in the flattering princess seams for shaping and on-seam waist pockets for convenience and you’ve got a must-have fashion staple with modest round neckline and loose sleeves with gathered elastic cuffs. The modern multicolored print also expands your accessory options for a multitude of matching wraps.

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Make a bold fashion statement in the vibrantly vogue Zakira with slimming lines of crochet lace along the princess seams. Crafted in soft stretchy crepe and lined for opacity, the comfortable yet chic abaya boasts a straight silhouette that’s bound to turn heads. In addition to offering a sweetheart neckline, rear invisible zipper and long cuffed sleeves with a single button closure, this maxi dress transitions from day into evening as easily as it does from traditional to trendy as it meets your evolving needs.

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!

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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.