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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!

 

Ramadan Traditions Around the World

Ramadan is a month long holy period celebrated by over 1.2 billion Muslims around the world. The focus of the month is on the Qur’an and on fasting where Muslims do not drink food or water from sunrise to sunset. In addition to religious activities, during this time, Muslims also try to improve themselves, their families, communities, and environments. The end of Ramadan is celebrated with the Eid holiday where Muslims exchange  Eid gifts and spend time with family. One of the most popular gifts that Muslims give during Ramadan to their family and themselves is new Eid clothes. Some Muslims use Ramadan as an opportunity to reset their whole wardrobe with a variety of new Ramadan and Eid outfits! Muslim traditions are diverse and vary around the world. In some places traditions continue while others are making their own new traditions.

Ramadan in the USA
In the USA the Muslim community is culturally and ethnically diverse and you will find a variety of Ramadan and Eid festivities just as diverse as they are. During the month of Ramadan you will find that Muslims try a little harder to be kind, generous, and avoid bad habits or indulgences. Many Muslims volunteer or donate money, food, and clothing to charity organizations during Ramadan. Muslims in Michigan work in a charity organization packing boxes for a charity organization. After working hard all month, Muslims often celebrate at charity events and galas wearing festive Eid dresses.

Ramadan in France
In France, the abundance of local independent markets and fresh produce makes shopping for Ramadan Iftar dinners a daily delight. French Muslims have wide variety of choices when it comes to preparing delicious and nutritious Ramadan cuisine.

Ramadan in Indonesia
In Indonesia Muslims hit the beach! On the island of Java in Indonesia, Muslims prepare for a Padusan ritual by bathing in the Parangtritis beach in Rogyakarta Indonesia. They are definitely not wearing their new Ramadan clothes for this!

Ramadan in Pakistan
In Pakistan, special Ramadan breakfast foods are served in local bazaars including rose water drinks and deep fried pooris that give the energy to fast through the day.

Ramadan in Egypt
The Fanous of Ramadan is a Egyptian tradition where the street of Egypt are lit with beautiful lanterns. In Egyptian folklore, it is said a Caliph was welcomed to Egypt by the lighting of hundreds of lanterns. Many tourists who visit Egypt purchase lanterns as a unique and historically relevant Islamic gift for Ramadan. A artisan made lantern is a unique and inspiring Eid gift.

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A Ramadan special at a restaurant in Singapore. Muslims put on their comfortable Ramadan dresses and go out for the evening. Some wear ethnic dress while others opt for a more western style. These women might be talking about unique Eid gifts to buy for their friends and family.

Have you considered buying new clothes for Ramadan? Gift giving is a holiday tradition. Practical gifts like clothing are favored, unique gifts that fit into their busy lives but still reflect their artistic and cultural heritage. Artizara is a great resource for cool Ramadan and Eid gifts for today’s busy Muslims

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
Zora Utilitarian Maxi
Zora Utilitarian Maxi

 

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
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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Grace Long Chiffon Tunic
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

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All Girls Deserve a Chance to Play : Modest Activewear, Anyone?

All girls deserve a chance to play.

But for the active Muslim (or modest) girl participating in sports and other athletic activities, life can be challenging. Sometimes it’s not so much a matter of choice but having the right gear like modest sportswear, that lets her be active and modest at the same time.

I’ve always wondered why activewear has become synonymous with revealing, tight and uncomfortable.

When my girls were in school, they wanted to participate in the swim team but couldn’t, unless they wore skimpy bathing suits that put their bodies out on full display. They were good swimmers but sadly, were forced to make a choice to forgo the swim team.

Is participating in sports and being fit about being healthy and competitive, or is it about having a certain body shape and showing off your hard-earned body to the world?

During the twenty first century, a consensus has emerged within the scientific and medical community that a sedentary lifestyle coupled with a rich and excessive diet leads to all kinds of health problems, both physical and emotional. This realization has spurred an explosion of new diets, food fads, exercise regimens, magic pills and potions etc. When all those things fail, people sometimes even resort to surgery in the quest of a healthier (or more “ideal”) body.

What does Islam have to say about health and fitness, you ask?

Interestingly, what the modern scientific and medical community figured out in the 21st century, Islam has been advocating since the 7th.

Muslims believe that our bodies, complex and wondrous, and are a trust given to us by God. Just as you would take good care of something precious you were keeping safe for someone, our bodies need to be cared for and maintained, not neglected or abused.

Islam advocates moderation in all things; indeed the the Quran says in verse 2:143:
“Thus We have appointed you a middle nation”.

This moderation applies to all aspects of our lives, even to diet and exercise. The Prophet Muhammed emphasized a simple diet combined with physical exercise. Three of the five foundational pillars of Islam directly involve and/ or impact health and fitness:

  1. The mandatory daily five prayers are a form of exercise, their movements involve all the muscles and joints of the body. Plus the mindfulness and connection with Allah during prayer is great for relieving stress.
  2. Fasting during the month of Ramadan helps us not only to appreciate the plight of those who go hungry, but also trains our bodies to recognize that it is possible (and desirable) to eat less.
  3. Hajj (or pilgrimage to Mecca) is a communal spiritual and physical activity, that needs many days of hard physical effort.

Aisha, Prophet Muhammad’s beloved wife, mentions their love of games and sports in a tradition. She said:
‘I raced with the Prophet and I beat him. Later when I had put on some weight, we raced again and he won. Then he said, ‘this cancels that (referring to the previous race).’

Muslim women are active in all spheres of life these days, and sports are no exception. Team Artizara realized that there was a great need for modest activewear. To help women be modest and active at the same time, Artizara introduced a range of stylishly modest workout clothes.



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Long Sport Jackets: Impossible to find long lengths, crafted in wind-repellant, soft and lightweight sporty fabrics featuring full mesh lining to keep you ventilated and cool.

 

 

 

 

 

celia-hooded-long-modest-sport-maxi-black_red-Sport Maxi Dresses: For modest ladies looking more for “athleisure” than athletics, Artizara has the sport maxi. A longer version of the sport jacket for less vigorous activities like power walking (or power thinking about working out :)

 

 

 

 

 

sport-hijab-greySport Hijabs: Perhaps the most important item for active muslim women, Artizara sport hijabs are a life-saver. Made of super soft rayon jersey, stretchy yet breathable, they are not bulky, and tailored in one piece so you can easily pull on and go.

 

 

 

 

So don’t despair, Artizara modest sportswear is here! It’s time for new workout clothes. Say good-bye to the tight and revealing and say hello to comfortably stylish, modest sportswear and activewear from Artizara.

Shades Of Navy Color Muslim Women’s Clothing

Looks like spring and summer will be colored with the crisp and bold hue of blue. The Mirror recently reported Jennifer Lawrence stepping out in a navy blazer in New York while Kylie Jenner is on about her cobalt hair online. Yet these fashionistas haven’t discovered anything that stylish Muslim women haven’t known for years: classic navy clothing is a modest wardrobe staple.

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Navy Blue Beige Chiffon Floral Print Long Modest Maxi SkirtTake a stroll through an old world English garden in this floaty Esme maxi skirt that blooms in tones of tan, lavender and pale blue against a sophisticated navy background. The soft, lightweight chiffon has great movement and full poly jersey lining offers coverage. In addition to an invisible side zipper, the skirt has a flat waistband so tops can be tucked in. Pair with a white blouse and your Muslim outfit is complete!

Navy Blue Accordion Pleated Fully Lined Wide Leg Palazzo PantsMove over leggings, and make way for these floaty wide leg palazzos! Crafted in a soft silk-poly blend, the accordion pleated chiffon pants include a smocked elastic waistband and (hard-to-find) full length, opaque silky jersey lining. The high waisted, easy pull-on styling and generously cut leg offers the feel of a split skirt while keeping a sleek and structured silhouette. With the included gold geometric metallic belt, this Islamic clothing ensemble is nearly complete.

Muslim Clothes That Are Fit To A Tee

Womens Script Designer Islamic Long Navy T-Shirt  - Gold PrintThis graphic design by internationally acclaimed Australian artist Peter Gould comes to life via his collaboration with Artizara, your online shop for Muslim women clothing and hijab dresses. Infusing the love of Eastern and Western traditions, the comfy tee is printed with Arabic letters in metallic foil to symbolize the power of knowledge. It also boasts the power of style with a stitch-by-stitch design that looks like embroidery. Made of baby soft cotton spandex fabric, the Islamic top includes a notch neck, raglan sleeve and slight shaping at waist for a flattering feel.

One World Womens Islamic Long Navy T-shirtCasual meets chic in Peter Gould’s ”One World”designer Islamic tee featuring great cities of our world in contemporary Arabic script against an urban skyline of high-rises, accented with the delicate outline of a mosque. The Artizan collaboration is highlighted with Chinese calligraphy by master calligrapher Haji Noor DeenBronze. Foil accents add a touch of glam while the baby soft cotton spandex fabric guarantees comfort.

Indigo Abayas And Hijab Dresses

Olivia Navy Long Maxi Dress AbayaLightweight and easy to wear, this Olivia hijab dress provides a relaxed silhouette with spaghetti tie at the back for customized fit. Its soft pleating at the waist creates a full, fluid skirt and its 100% poly is fully opaque so there’s no need to layer. Add the matching hijab and this effortless abaya is good to go.

Stylish Navy Blue Palestinian Embroidered Long Maxi Dress AbayaWhen the occasion calls for something special, reach for the Adina maxi dress.The fully-opaque abaya includes a fabric belt, band neckline, chest pockets,side inseam pockets, and full roll-tab cuff sleeves with bronze tone buttons. Best of all, it features traditional hand embroidery by Palestinian women from a cooperative in Jenin so your purchase not only helps these women economically, it also helps preserve the ancient craft of these Islamic artisans!

THE FASHION WORLD IS ABUZZ ABOUT WOMEN’S SCARVES AND UNIQUE HIJABS

Islamic Hijabs, Wraps, Womens Scarves

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Iron Man and Talladega Nights star Leslie Bibb has fans yet she is a self-proclaimed “big fan of the scarf.” Like so many celebrities, Miss Bibb is hip to the happening fashion of hijabs. Just this month, designer Nicole Miller debuted a new line of spring scarves featuring images of Philadelphia landmarks. Artizara, the online fashion shop for modest clothing, leads the trend of blending locations with lovely hijabs for sale with its pink Paris printed muslim scarf. The light and airy pastel wrap depicts flowers and the Eiffel Tower on a delicate viscose fabric that feels cool and soft on the skin. Best of all, this non-slippery and generously sized scarf with frayed endsdrapes beautifully for an ooh-la-la look.

Teal, Black and White Square Patterned Hijab Scarf
“I think a scarf is the most versatile item. On a plane, it’s good to wrap around when you’re cold or rest your head on it. I love scarves.” -fashion model Martha Hunt

No matter where you’re going, you’ll look great in this versatile and generously-sized square patterned scarf. Available in either teal and white or black and white, the soft gauzy fabric of 100% viscose is cool on the skin and flattering in its non-slippery draping. In other words, it will stay in place even when you don’t!

Pink and Yellow Floral Hijab ScarfMoney doesn’t buy elegance. You can take an inexpensive sheath, add a pretty scarf, gray shoes, and a wonderful bag, and it will always be elegant.”designer Carolina Herrera

If you’re looking for an affordable, adorable and artsy accessory, look to this pink and yellow oversized muslim scarf with abstract floral print and frayed ends. Made of lightweight, viscose fabric that is soft to the skin, this non-slippery garment is one hijab for sale that you simply cannot pass up!

Womens Hand made Mauve and Purple Silk Wrap Hijab“In terms of fashion, I love adding a fun scarf to whatever I’m wearing—it’s a great way to dress up a plain outfit!” – actress Bridgit Mendler

For the ultimate unique chic, check out this exquisitely hand-tied silk hijab made by Indian artisans. As the ombre silk aesthetically shades from mauve to purple, the russetyarn, creates a lovely lacy pattern weave. If that’s not impressive enough, the hijab scarfcan be wrapped twice or worn with an under-cap for full hair coverage—making it both pretty and practical!

GLOBAL GIFT GALA OFFERS INSPIRATION TO WOMEN’S MODEST DRESSES

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International starlets walked the Red Carpet at this year’s Global Gift Gala recently held in London. In addition to raising money for women, children and families in need, the high profile charity event sets a standard in fashion that women everywhere can incorporate into their wardrobes, even when donning modest dresses.

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France’s Laetitia Bleger, otherwise known as Miss Universe, was the cream of the crop in a cream-colored gown similar to this Camissa maxi dress. Captivating and demure, the formal is fully lined in soft crepe and crafted in stretch floral lace with a hint of sparkle. The pretty piece includes a modest round neckline, straight long sleeves, and an invisible rear zipper for ease of wear. If that’s not enough, it also comes with a coordinating soft chiffon scarf!

Burgundy Silk Chiffon Modest Islamic Formal Long Dress with Scarf
Both producer Storm Uechtritz and Rachel Stevens, a judge on Ireland’s version of The Voice, wore red frocks to the gala. A knockout choice for any function, the bold color can make you stand out too, especially in this Michel modest dress. The iridescent silk chiffon formal is hand pleated with asymmetrical panels at the fitted bodice which transition to a layered cascade skirt that is longer in the back to form a regal train. The maxi dress ensures maximum impact with its jeweled belt and matching silk chiffon hijab, while including unseen benefits such a rear invisible zipper, built in bra, and full lining.

Seema Formal Long Islamic Maxi Dress Abaya with Free Hijab
TV star Eva Longoria attended the event in a blue gown designed by her friend Victoria Beckham. The look is echoed is this Seema maxi dress. Understated and elegant, theblue pleated bodice transitions to a simple gathered skirtlined in faux silk. While its lightweight chiffon fabric has a slight sheer shimmer, it is fully lined for opacity. The flattering formal is trimmed with a row of sparkling rhinestones along the notch neckline and includes full double layered bell style chiffon sleeves with pleating detail across the elbow. However you look at it, this is a winner—from the rear invisible zipper to the dyed to match hijab with silver embroidered edging on all four sides.

Black Lace and Satin Islamic Formal Long Dress with Hijab
Not to be outdone, Victoria Beckham struck a stunning pose in a slim-fitted black gown similar to this shapely Maria maxi dress. On the surface, the flattering formal features hand beading accents along the scalloped boat neck, an Empire waist with pleating and a stretch lace bodice that transitions to a silk satin skirt.The long dress’s hidden treasures include an invisible rear zipper, built in bra, and full lining. But best of all, this elegant ensemble includes a matching oblong solid silk chiffon scarf!

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!

The Eternal Beauty Of Palestinian-Embroidered Abayas

Palestinian Embroidered Abayas

What goes around, comes around, especially when it comes to timeless fashion. That’s why the ancient art of embroidery is the latest trend—featured in Ukrainian designer Vita Kin’s new line, worn on fashionistas everywhere, and covered in publications such as the Huffington Post. Of course, your online abaya store Artizara has been offering embroidered modest clothing for years. In fact, our latest collection of maxi dresses showcases hand embroidery by Palestinian women from a women’s cooperative in Jenin.

Stylish Blue Palestinian Embroidered Long Maxi Dress Abaya
When the occasion calls for something special, reach for this Adina long maxi dress in Monaco blue. The polished yet relaxed piece features a band neckline, chest pockets, full roll-tab cuff sleeves with bronze tone buttons, and convenient side inseam pockets. Wear it loose or cinch the waist with the fabric belt for a flattering fit. The soft, easy care poly crepe with a hint of stretch keeps you in comfort while the fully opaque fabric keeps you modest.

Stylish Marsala Red Palestinian Embroidered Long Maxi Dress Abaya
Transition effortlessly from relaxed to dressy casual settings in this Imara long maxi dress in Marsala red. The flexible abaya has a soft shirt collar, single chest pocket with embroidery, full roll-tab cuff sleeves and partial functional button with faux suede accent and bronze tone buttons. Ever-flexible, you can wear it loose and flowing or cinch the waist with the suede fabric belt. The fully-opaque, easy care dress also includes inseam side pockets for added convenience.

Stylish Black Palestinian Embroidered Long Maxi Dress Abaya
Achieve elegance with an edgy flare in this black Halia with faux raw silk bodice and hand embroidery. In addition to the modest notch neckline and full straight sleeves, the maxi dress will help you make a maximum impression with its floor sweeping chiffon panels over an opaque flowing skirt.

Stylish Periwinkle Blue Palestinian Embroidered Long Maxi Dress Abaya
Step into the room and turn heads with this elegant Saeera maxi dress in periwinkle. The adorable abaya features an iridescent two tone chiffon overlay and a bodice bedecked with hand embroidery, a modest V-neckline, full straight sleeves in faux raw silk, and a rear invisible zipper.

The hand embroidery featured in these modest maxi dresseshas been a tradition in Palestine for centuries. When you purchase and wear these abayas, you help support the women who hand-embroidered them and preserve this beautiful ancient craft!