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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!

 

Have a Stylish Summer in Designer Abayas

Now that the weather is getting warmer, designer abayas are a must for every modest wardrobe. Whether keeping it casual or going formal, any woman wearing these loose floor-length long dresses will appear conservative and classy—while being comfortable!

Artizara offers high quality Islamic clothing with a full line of abaya designs that are a cut above the rest. Designed and shipped from California, our versatile collection features an abaya for every woman and any occasion.

This Tamara color-blocked Islamic maxi dress is perfect for running errands, meeting friends or spending time with family members. The easy, relaxed silhouette sports a squared-neckline with raglan sleeves while boasting a modern design. If that’s not enough, the casual abaya includes a free hijab in ivory and charcoal.

Lulu Gray Pearl Embroidered Maxi Dress Abaya with Free Hijab
Another contemporary classic is this Lulu embroidered abaya. Available in gray pearl, this modest, long dress features tasteful geometric zig zag embroidery that projects a flattering, lean look. The easy-fitting princess seams and full flowing skirt are appropriate for both casual and formal events—especially since the abaya comes with a free matching Muslim hijab.

Gabi Hand Beaded Beige Maxi Dress Abaya with Free Hijab
Our glamorous Gabi gown also comes with a complementary Islamic hijab. Inspired by Art Deco designs, this tone-on-tone Muslim dress is adorned with twinkling beads and rhinestone buttons to ensure sparkle and style blend to breathless perfection.

Gold Beige Lace Long Sleeve Modest Islamic Maxi Dress Abaya
Nothing says formal attire more than our Marian maxi dress with lace accent and coordinating soft chiffon scarf. Shimmering shades of golden sand reflect off the iridescent chiffon skirt of this designer abaya, which includes functional mother of pearl buttons on the sleeves for added pizzaz.

Lamees White Formal Long Islamic Maxi Dress Wedding Abaya with free Hijab
One of our grandest gowns is also one of our most simplistic abayas. That’s because fashion finery requires little more than the understated elegance found on this white Lamees long maxi dress with free hijab. A sweeping train of abstract brocade fabric is accented by a scoop boat neck and rhinestone button cuffs to guarantee anyone who wears this Islamic dress will be the belle of the ball this summer—or in any season.

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/.

WHAT TO WEAR ON NEW YEARS ?

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Have a New Years or holiday party invite and not sure what to wear?

If you’re a modest dresser, we know what a challenge it is to find stylish modest formal dresses. Look no further, Artizara is your one stop shop for your all modest Islamic formal dress needs.

Our line of modest Islamic long dresses is designed with you in mind, and features the finest materials and just the right finishing touches to make you sparkle and shine, modestly. No revealing necklines or thigh high slits here. All our modest formal dresses are long sleeve formal dresses, fully lined, and even include coordinating hijabs, so you don’t have to stress over looking perfectly put together this New Years Eve.

Beware of imposters. We’ve become aware that copy cat Artizara impersonators are duplicating our lovely photo shoot images, putting their own company mark on them and promising to send you our dress at a fraction of the price… Well, you get what you pay for, and it won’t be the dress in the Artizara picture! So, don’t say we didn’t warn you:). If in doubt look for the video, our site features a video clip of our model too, something the imposters can’t copy.

So take the guesswork out of looking good this holiday season. Take 20% off all stylish modest formal dresses this week only, with code NY2015 (expires 12/23/14). What will be your New Years look?

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