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Hijab Tying Tips: 4 Ways How to Style Colorful Hijabs

The Hijab is many things to many people.

It’s your crown, a mark of identity, a symbol of respect, a religious commandment, a cultural tradition, and more. 

We also know that a Hijab is a fashion statement. It’s one of the most versatile items of clothing you can own, and one of the best ways to spice up any outfit is by choosing a colorful one. Whether you’re looking for a simple back to school look or to stand out from the crowd, a colorful hijab can brighten up your outfit, your skin tone and even your day!

But what are the best ways to tie a hijab without losing those vibrant colors? Here are 5 styles you might want to try  with your colorful Hijabs.


Sometimes, less is more, and this is the case when it comes to a nice and colorful hijab. If you have beautiful headscarves you would like to show off, this classic style is the best way to do so. Using this style with a one of our solid color Celebrity Hijabs will brighten up any outfit and is easily accessorized. It is easy enough to do and if you need to know more you can click the pic below to watch the tutorial.

How to Style Everyday Hijab

Chest Covering

Have you ever bought a beautiful Hijab only to be devastated that you can’t show off any of the pattern with your usual style? Well fear no more, with this modest and flattering style you can show off the design on the front of your outfit for everybody to see. Simply spread one corner of it across your chest and tie the rest as your hijab to showcase your fabulous embroidered or printed Hijab.

Warda Purple Silk Sequin Embroidered Hijab



For a hip and trendy look, try a front knotted turban with a patterned head wrap scarf. This style is quirky and cool and can be used with almost any Muslim headwear, and accessorized to the max with jewelry and makeup.

Maroon Red Black Stripe Hijab

Find out how to do it at the link below:



One of the best ways not to lose those colors is to boost those layers, which makes for a sophisticated style volumised look. Choose simple pastel colors and create layers with more cute head wraps, or choose a unique hijab and boost your volume by styling your hair underneath. This style is a brilliant way to highlight your face and also show off your beautiful Muslim scarves.

Blush Pink Silk Sequin Hijab

To find out one way to do this style with a hijab scarf check out the link below.



This is a playful,  girly look for anyone wanting to use a lot of colors and be creative. Braiding anything always makes it feel more like summer, and you can do this look with one or two scarves depending on the style and coloring you want to go for.

Teal Green and Black Checkered Hijab


To find out how to do this just check out the video below:

Braided Hijab Tutorial:


With all of this in mind, you can check the Artizara Hijab online store for a unique selection of Muslim headwear. With all different colors, styles, patterns and materials, you can style yourself however you like this season with our Hijabs for sale.



New York’s Costume Institute will soon present Jacqueline de Ribes: The Art of Style at The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Anna Wintour Costume Center from November 19, 2015 through February 21, 2016.

Celebrating one of the most original fashion personas of the 20th century, the exhibition will feature 60 haute couture and ready-to-wear ensembles primarily from the personal archive of style icon Countess Jacqueline de Ribes. Dating from 1959 to the present, the display will include pieces by Giorgio Armani, Bill Blass, Ralph Lauren, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Yves Saint Laurent, and others such as Jacqueline de Ribes herself.

While Muslim fashionistas of today can appreciate the de Ribes style, most of them cannot don haute couture. Fortunately, there are online shops that carry similarly styled yet more affordably-priced modest dresses. See for yourself as we compare the Countess’s collection with the following Islamic ensembles from Artizara.


There’s scarcely a difference between the de Ribes velveteen gown with contrasting silk sleeves and Artizara’s timeless black maxi dress with iridescent chiffon overlay and straight sleeves in faux raw silk. The latter boasts a modest v-neckline and bodice bedecked with traditional hand embroidery by Palestinian women from a cooperative in Jenin. Each purchase of this heritage-rich abaya not only benefits the women economically but also helps preserve the ancient craft of these artisans!


It’s almost like seeing double when looking at the Countess’s elegant magenta evening gown and this Abda Kundan formal with matching raspberry hijab. Inspired by traditional Indian jewelry, the maxi dress with bell-shaped sleeves features hand-sewn beading around and down the notch neckline. Its lightweight iridescent chiffon is stitched into slimming inverted pleats at the bodice to release into a full flowing and flattering skirt. Best of all, the body is lined in poly to give you both vibrant color and full opacity!


You’re guaranteed a dramatic entrance whether wearing the vintage de Ribes black velvet gown with sheer lace panels or this Camissa formal with coordinating soft chiffon scarf. Captivating and demure, Artizara’s abaya is crafted in a lovely stretch floral lace with a hint of sparkle and lined fully in soft tan crepe with rear invisible zipper for ease of wear and maximum fashion impact!

Through the decades, Jacqueline de Ribes came to define an effortless elegance and a sophisticated glamour. Now—with Artizara—so can you.

Fashionable Hijabs for Muslim women to wear on Ramadan

5 Fashionable Hijabs for Ramadan

Now that the Islamic holiday season is almost here, it’s time to don traditional Muslim clothing. However, finding a beautiful hijab at the local fashion boutique or shopping mall is easier said than done. Fortunately, Artizara offers high quality, modest clothing online. Since 2002, Muslim women have been pleased with their pretty purchases from Artizara, which include a variety of hijabs featuring innovative prints and patterns.

Stars and Stripes Forever
You’ll look like a star in Artizara’s lovely lime green striped scarf. The timeless style includes frayed ends for versatility and is made of lightweight woven viscose fabric for comfort.

This Samaa striped silk wrap with twisted tassel fringe boasts iridescent shades of sea green, gold, aqua and mauve. The textured fabric provides a sheer and shimmering sheen. Best of all, it’s generously sized to wrap around two times so it’s twice as nice as a smaller scarf.

You’ll feel cool as a cucumber in this mint green multi striped hijab with fringed ends. The light and gauzy multi woven material feels soft on the skin and drapes beautifully sans slippage.

Flower Power
For Islamic women who adore floral fashions, Artizara has a pink Paris printed hijab just for you. In addition to its delicate viscose fabric and stylishly frayed ends, the piece depicts the Eiffel Tower against a flowering pattern to ensure a chic and unique appearance.

Last, but certainly not least, is Artizara’s oversized abstract floral hijab. The viscose fabric is soft on the skin and its generous size allows you to wear it in many different ways. Artfully designed to look like a water color painting, the light and gauzy scarf drapes beautifully from head to frayed ends.

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/.

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.

Techniques of wearing a Hijab

3 Ways to Make a Hijab Your Own

A key part of Muslim clothing for women is the hijab. However, the way in which one wears it can be totally unique depending on your choice of fabric (cotton, silk or wool) as well as the complexity of the scarf style (as noted below).


The simplest style is a one-piece al-amira scarf which can easily be slipped over the head. To ensure a modest approach, there is a two-piece al-amira scarf which includes an underscarf for additional head coverage. Similar to a headband this extra piece slides onto your head first and then is surrounded by the full scarf. As you arrange the folds of the scarf to secure it in place, make sure the fabric drapes over your front, back and shoulders.


If you prefer a side-pinned style, start with a large rectangular scarf or pashmina and one scarf pin. Place the fabric over your head with the edge of the scarf passing over the top of your forehead. The sides of the scarf should be draped over your shoulders with one side hanging twice as low as the other. Next, swing the long end of the scarf around your chin and over your head. Then, drape the end of the scarf over your other shoulder. To make sure the scarf stays in place, take your scarf pin and secure the fabric near the side of your head. If done correctly, the scarf should appear as one loop that goes around your head and under your chin.


While a triangle style looks basic, it does require a measure of precision to perfect—as well as two pins and a square-shaped scarf. First, fold the top right corner to the bottom left corner of the scarf so it creates a triangle shape. Then, put the widest part of the triangle at the top of your forehead and drape the two corners over your shoulders so the third corner of the triangle is at the back of your head. The next step takes some coordination since you must pinch the edges of the scarf that are under your chin—while opening your jaw as wide as possible, and using one of the two pins to secure the scarf under your chin. Once that’s done, you can close your mouth. Now, cross the corners of the scarf over your neck so the left side is to the right, and vice versa. Next, drape the tails of the scarf over your shoulders so you can use the other pin to attach the scarf tails behind your head. Finally, lift the back corner of the scarf and pin the ends at the back of your head, then drape the corner of the scarf up so it covers the pinned part. If folded and pinned properly, the scarf should be straight and remain securely in place.

That’s the technical part. The creative portion comes into play when you select the color and fabric from a hijab store such as Artizara.

Muslim and Islamic Clothing Trends for Women

Muslim and Islamic clothing doesn’t have to compromise style. Whether you’re dressing for a special occasion or everyday wear, the modest attire from Artizara it up to date with the latest trends and styles. Here are some classic and trendy styles for today’s Muslim clothing:

Colorblocking and bold tones pop
Classic black and muted earth tones have their place in the wardrobe, but bold colors are very popular for the upcoming 2015 seasons. The Allie Pleated Color Block Long Abaya Dress, for example, features bold colorblocking in a rich royal blue or a lovely aqua tone. Paired with a matching hijab, this maxi dress features the latest trends while retaining the desired level of modesty. Beyond dresses, colorblocking can be found in casual tunics, activewear and more.


Activewear is actively in style
Active wear is always on point in the fashion world, but it’s important to update your workout wardrobe to avoid looking too 1980s. The Elian Modest Long Sport Jacket is great for exercising, running errands around town or any breezy fall or spring day. Add a One-Piece Sport Hijab for a trendy workout look that is also functional.

Little details for a big impact
Modest doesn’t have to mean boring! Banish that misconception! Embroidery is a great way to add detail to any outfit. Embroidered tunics are a must-have when it comes to Islamic clothing. Perfect for work or a night out, the Nashida Long Embroidered Tunic features contrasting embroidered accents along the neckline and sleeves. Traditional Palestinian embroidery, as seen on the Reem Palestinian Hand Embroidered Long Maxi Dress, is another way to incorporate this look into your closet. However, traditional Palestinian embroidery isn’t just a fashion statement; this centuries-old art is a beautiful reflection of one’s heritage.

Accessories: Icing on the cake
Accessories help tie an outfit together. Compliment your Islamic clothing and Muslim dress with artisan jewelry, from necklaces to earrings to bracelets. Accessories are a great way to express one’s style, as well as one’s faith. Hand-made Allah necklaces add style and class to any outfit!

These are only a few of the many trends for modest Islamic clothing and Muslim dress. Check out Artizara for the full line of Islamic and Muslim clothing!