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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.

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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!

 

 

Wardrobe essentials in Islamic clothing

4 Islamic Wardrobe Essentials

Edith Head, who won a record of eight Oscars for her costume designs, once said, “Building a proper wardrobe is like building a home. Indeed, you should think of it like a home because it is something you’re going to live in. It must be comfortable and suit all your needs.” When it comes to Islamic clothing, there are a handful of staples to meet your needs.

  1. Hijabs – Whether made of printed or plain fabric, a hijab is a key element in dressing modestly yet that doesn’t mean it must lack style. Look for linen headwraps with sequins, or chiffon and silk ones with hand beaded borders. Soft, comfortable and breathable, the right hijab will make you look and feel good!
  2. Muslim Dresses – When it comes to choosing a Muslim dress, an abaya is a must. Although these long garments traditionally were worn in black, now you can find them in a variety of colors and styles to meet today’s needs. Zia chambray denim Safaris are ideal for shopping; Celia hooded sport maxis suit active days; and Alima button-down belted maxis are great to wear around the home—or anywhere. For special occasions, there are a number of formal caftan dresses, some of which are adorned with jewelry, embroidery or come with matching hijabs.
  3. Bottoms – Make sure your bottoms are the tops when it comes to fashion—and comfort! To ensure they fit well, look for long flared skirts made of French terry or stretch cotton with a rollover waistband; and wide-legged cotton trousers or silk palazzo pants with a stretch waistband.
  4. Tops – So long as you opt for long-sleeved and loose fitting tops, Muslim clothing offers you many options such as button-down shirts, long-collared tunics, belted stretch jerseys, plus jackets and sweaters—all of which come in a bevy of colors from maroon to mocha and more!

Like the structure on which a home is built, once you create your wardrobe with these essential pieces you can then add decorative elements and accessories to express your personality. Whether seeking casual or formal wear, Artizara has a wide selection of Islamic clothing that’s ready to move into.

Islamic and Muslim Dressing for Your Personality

Islamic and Muslim Dressing for Your Personality

Not to sound like a trite kindergarten teacher, but we all are special snowflakes, unique in our own way. Corny, but true. We all have a one-of-a-kind look to match our one-of-a-kind personalities. So when shopping and cultivating a personal style, let your personality shine through Muslim dress and Islamic attire!

Artizara outlined four popular fashion personality styles and how to dress for the one (or several) that best match you:

Classic. A classic look is built on simple cuts, clean lines and neutral colors that never go out of style. A classic wardrobe relies on pieces that can mix and match with contemporary accents, like colorful accessories, scarves or jewelry. But don’t confuse classic with boring or safe! A classic fashionista dresses both smart and stylish, often looking for high-quality pieces that will last season after season.

Trendy. Trendy is found on the opposite end of classic, but many women integrate elements of both personalities into their Muslim dress. However, those on the trendy side of the spectrum gravitate toward pieces that are the latest styles and right off the runway. Hot trends for 2015 include leopard print, colorblocking and jewel tones (among many others!).

Romantic. This can be a hard style to visually articulate, but when executed correctly, the effect can be wowing. Those who are after a soft, romantic look often seek out feminine cuts, lush colors, rich fabrics and delicate details, such as embroidery or ruffles. Elegant Muslim clothing, like the Jada Tiered Tunic Dress or the Devon Moroccan Inspired Long Tunic, are modest, but still capture the romantic, feminine style.

Relaxed. Relaxed is synonymous with easy, breezy and carefree. It’s low maintenance and straightforward. Those with relaxed style personalities enjoy fabrics that are comfortable and un-fussy (i.e., wrinkle-free!). Simple knits are key; check out Artizara’s collection of stretch jersey tops for Islamic clothing that’s comfortable but still pulled-together. Like a classic look, relaxed doesn’t have to be boring; incorporate colors and prints, while still retaining that comfortable, casual look.