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Muslim fashion is everywhere, with Hijabs and Abayas flooding the web and high streets alike. With the growing popularity of hijab fashion, the markets are definitely keeping up, with a wide range of different styles, patterns and colors for every occasion and look.

Alima Black Floral Maxi Dress Abaya
Alima Black Floral Maxi Dress Abaya

But with all this choice, you can sometimes find it even harder to choose a style that’s just right for you.  And it’s even more difficult to find excellent quality Abayas that are also perfect for your personality. So Artizara is here to help, with our tips for finding the perfect Abaya.

Whether you’re doing some online Abaya shopping or getting one personalized in a private shop, here are some tips to make sure you get exactly what you want from your Abaya Dress.

  1. Know your shape

It is totally useless buying a beautiful Abaya and then finding that it is the wrong shape for you. Sometimes we might see fantastic Abayas for sale and make a quick purchase, only to find that the shape of the dress is not geat on your figure, wasting our time and money. So here is  a quick run down of shapes and ways to style for them.

  • Pear Shaped – If you are pear shaped, pick up an Abaya or Jilbab with tight sleeves that flares out at the bottom from the waist.
  • Apple shaped – A loose fitting Abaya is perfect for casual day times and a streamlined simple dress is best for evenings with this body shape.
  • Hourglass – A nipped in waist is perfect for an hourglass, but maintaining a bit more modesty will involve a looser fit at the top and a wider bottom.
  • Rectangle shaped – The rectangle shape can wear pretty much any shape, but maybe stay away from a flared bottom and use a more streamlined look.

If you aren’t sure about your body type check out the video below.

  1. Choose Colors that Flatter

Although it may be appealing to pick a stand-out Abaya that will surely get you noticed in a crowd, remember that a vibrant block color or interesting design pattern can sometimes be very difficult to accessorize with and you might find you don’t wear it as often as you might have wanted to. This can be a big waste of money, but you don’t have to stick with traditional black either. Simply choose easily accessorized colors such as neutral tones like latte or mocha, darker shades like navy or marina blue or feminine shades like the ever popular dusty rose. Make sure you pick a color that you can find Hijabs and shoes for to glam up your dress when the occasion demands.

Olivia Navy Blue Everyday Abaya
Olivia Navy Blue Everyday Abaya
Zaira Embroidered Formal Evening Abaya
Zaira Embroidered Formal Evening Abaya

2. Choose the Right Fabric

Abayas can be a large part of your everyday life, and will cover a large part of your skin, so choosing a comfortable Abaya is the essential. Whether buying from a shop or online make sure you know the material that the dress is made from and that is suitable for the season. Here at Artizara we have Abayas in all different styles and colors from denim to silk to easy care fabrics  that spell comfort all day, every day.

Elsa Formal Evening Abaya Mocha
Elsa Formal Evening Abaya Mocha

3. Don’t Choose an Overly Fitted Abaya

Abayas can be flattering, but choosing a very fitted Abaya completely defeats the point of the dress. The Abaya is meant to be modest and comfortable, covering enough skin without compromising on modesty. The Abaya is a perfect way to honor your faith without looking drab and unfeminine, so choose a dress that is both modest and stylish.

Marcella Formal Evening Abaya

4. Don’t Over- Accessorize

If you choose the right Abaya, accessories may not even be necessary. A beautiful bit of embroidery or a gorgeous pattern could be all that you need to look stunning, and if you do want to accessorize, choose something simple that complements your elegant and modest look.

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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!


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.


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.


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!



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!


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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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!


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!


“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.


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.

Back To School Bargains Include Modest Clothing At Modest Prices

Modest Islamic Clothing by Artizara

As the seasons start to change so should your wardrobe—especially if you’re headed back to school. Whether enrolled in education, teaching courses or picking up the kids from class, Muslim women will make the grade when they balance style with savings.

Fareesa Periwinkle Pleated Long Tunic
Look, feel and be smart in this pretty periwinkle Fareesa with two-tone woven accents. The breezy basic boasts antique bronze buttons, raglan sleeves, and inverted box pleats that allow fora loose shape. Best of all, the long tunic is just $20, marked down from $39!

Amina Long Sleeve Knit Dress with Contrasting Skirt - Brown
Make the fashion honor roll in this modest Amina knit dress with back zipper.The soft turtleneck sweater keeps you feeling cozy while the full skirt with zigzag pattern keeps you looking fab. Simply pair with your favorite leggings and printed hijab for A+ appeal. You’ll also save more than 50% since this adorable frock was $46 but is now available for only $20!

Elisabeth Black Ikat Print Long Tunic with Pin-tucks
Teach the class about class in this chic Elisabeth long tunic with raglan sleeves and pin-tucks around the band collar. Fun and energetic, the ikat print is a great update on ourpopular Prima tunic. It also offers rear darts for shaping and a discounted price (from $39 to $20) for savings!

Nothing says stylish student more than pleats, and this Fyza features a front and back pleated yoke in ivory that transitions to a paneled skirt with inverted box pleats.The smart staple also includes mother of pearl buttons and longsleeveswhich gather at the functional cuff. Accessorize with a coordinated scarf or a patterned shawl, and take advantage of the amazing price: now $20, from $59!

Sahar Coral Button Front Floral Printed Long Islamic Tunic
Islamic women will pass with flying colors when wearing this Sahar button front floral. Marked down to $20 from $39,the retro-inspired long tunic boasts shiny mother of pearl buttons, a curved shirt tail hem, and easy to roll up cuffs. If that’s not enough, the playful printed poly fabric is breathable yet fully opaque—and totally fun!

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!