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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.

Singapore
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

On-Trend Modest Dresses and Tunic Tops

Tunics and embroidered flowers were among the sartorial elements unveiled in British designer Jenny Packham’s 2016 spring collection at this year’s Fashion Week in New York. Like the new line from Indian designer Anavila Misra, which includes metallic and knit textures, these chic choices are on trend with Artizara’s latest arrivals.

Maxi dress has maximum impact

Bronze Gold Jersey Modest Maxi Dress with Scarf
Get ready to turn heads in this Julie metallic maxi dress crafted in bronze gold jersey with a subtle slimming stripe. Ever flattering, the twisted waistband adds shape and contours without clinging while the simple round neck creates maximum opportunity to accessorize. Lined in soft crepe, this stylish selection includes fitted sleeves and coordinating soft chiffon scarf.

Knit tunics feel and look great

Modest Aztec Long Maroon Knit Sweater Dress
This Aztec sweater dress will have you daydreaming about sipping lattes around a fire with your friends. Crafted in a cozy acrylic knit, the long tunic top features shaped styling with fitted sleeves and a modest round neck. If that’s not enough, it also comes with a braided tan leather-look belt!

Modest Gray Cream Striped Lace up Long Knit TunicEvoke boho chic in this light yet cozy long knit Lucy. In addition to its cute lace-up neckline and long short hem, the sporty tunic is textured in tones of black, gray and cream that go with almost anything!

Embrace embroidery

Mocha Embroidered Modest Long Buttondown Tunic
Ideal for the modern muse, this Zainah floral boasts an embroidered design inspired by 16th century Italian Renaissance reliefs. The timeless tunic also includes wood-tone buttons, stylish pockets, and a cool 100% cotton fabric with linen texture.

Slate Gray Embroidered Long Buttondown Dress ShirtStrike a streamlined silhouette in this slate gray Yara button down top with rounded hemline. The long dress shirt features an embroidered pocket, mother of pearl buttons, functioning button cuffs, and cotton-blend fabric for easy care. Equally traditional and trendy, this flexible piece looks great whether wearing under a suit jacket or tucked into a pair of jeans—the possibilities are endless!

Favorite Fall Fashions For Muslim Women

Autumn is here and with the season comes a cornucopia of classic and contemporary Islamic styles to add to your wardrobe. Whether wearing a tunic top or modest dress, you know you’ll appear classy and comfortable in the following fall fashions.

Dress in Tunic Dresses!

Lena Tan Colorblocked Long Islamic Tunic Dress Islamic Clothing for Women
You’ll strike a stunning yet casual stance draped in this color-blocked Lena creation with braided tie fabric tassels. Made of soft cotton, the tunic dress boasts a band collar with peasant styling and gathered long sleeves with single button cuffs. Simply add a pair of black slim pants and solid or print scarf and you’re ready to turn heads!

Black Print Princess Seam Long Tunic Dress
For a flattering fit, slip into this marvelous Maliah long tunic dress with contoured princess-seamed side panels that create a slimming silhouette. Created in soft cotton, the geometric print is balanced with delicate black curved petal sleeves for a timelessly chic yet totally contemporary look.

A Tunic Top is the Tops!

Warda Red Crinkle Chiffon Pleated Long Tunic
This black and red floral-printed Warda is fun, feminine and functional. The soft long tunic top features pin tucks at front, small band collar and sleeves that gather into banded, buttoned cuffs. Its crinkled chiffon is fully lined with lightweight polyester to create a loose and flowing silhouette. Just add a black hijab and leggings and you’re ready to make an entrance.

Must-Have Dress!

Stylish Marsala Red Palestinian Embroidered Long Maxi Dress Abaya
Transition effortlessly from relaxed to formal settings in this traditional Marsala maxi with faux suede accents and bronze tone buttons. The handy and handsome modest dress also includes a soft shirt collar, single chest pocket with embroidery, full roll-tab cuff sleeves, and a belt for flexible and flattering fits. Hand-crafted by Palestinian women, this Imara long dress promotes and preserves the ancient art of embroidery while helping to economically empower those at the women’s cooperative in Jenin who worked on it. If that’s not enough, the long abaya is made of easy care fabric that is fully so opaque so there is no need to layer!

Emmy Fashion Trends Seen On Islamic Formals

Emmys Red Carpet Fashion Season

The 67th annual Emmys kicked off an award-winning Red Carpet season where the latest designer trends can be incorporated into modest ready-to-wear fashions for Muslim women.

Amie Royal Blue Islamic Formal Long Dress with Hijab
Aubrey Plaza in Alexandre Vaultier and Kerry Washington in Marc Jacobs glittered and so can you in this royal blue Amie maxi dress with coordinating chiffon scarf. Crafted in an iridescent textured fabric, this pretty yet practical piece provides a modest keyhole neckline with jewel detail, rear invisible zipper, built in bra, long lined sleeves and unlined non-transparent body. Best of all, the back of the gown is slightly longer tocreate a graceful train whether walking down a Red Carpet or into any formal function.

Amira Sequined Silk Blush Beige Islamic Formal Long Dress
Viola Davis was a big winner at this year’s Emmys—for her acting and for donning a gorgeous ivory Carmen Marc Valvo gown with black leaf embroidery. Artizara offers the similarly-styled Amira formal with matching silk hijab. Designed with details in mind, this work of art boasts black sequin lace appliqué, a sweeping train and a tailored silhouette to streamline your figure. Fully lined in light poly satin, the long dress isn’t short on hidden extras such as an invisible rear zipper and built in bra.

Black Lace and Satin Islamic Formal Long Dress with Hijab
Lady Gaga in Brandon Maxwell, Julie Bowen in George Chakraand Julia Louis-Dreyfus in SAFiYAA showed there’s nothing basic about black—and you can too in this stunning Maria formal with empire waist and matching black hijab. Not only does the stretch lace bodice transition to a silk satin skirt, this awesome ensemble boasts hand beading accents along the scalloped boat neck and fitted sleeve opening. As with other Artizara selections, the lined formal also includes a built in bra and rear invisible zipper.

Rose Pink Lace Long Sleeve Modest Islamic Maxi Dress Abaya
Joanna Newsom in Delpozo andJessica Pare in MONSE proved pink is more than pretty—it’s sophisticated, as is Artizara’s rose-colored Marian maxi dress with matching chiffon scarf. The bold lace overlay bodice stands out against the soft iridescent chiffon skirt, giving the formal a modern boost while the functional mother of pearl buttons retain its traditional charm.

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.

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5 Professional Work Looks for 2015

It’s Monday morning. Your alarm goes off, and you roll out of bed. You flip on the lights, and a familiar thought rolls through your mind: “What should I wear to work?” And then you groan, partly because you’re still half asleep and partly because you have no idea what to wear!

But fear not! For 2015, make it a resolution to never ask yourself that question and fill your closet with stylish Muslim clothing. Here are five of our favorite looks for the upcoming year:

  1. Classic button-downs. This style is a classic for a reason. Button-downs and Oxford shirts come in a variety of colors, are great for layering and match almost anything. They are light enough for an air-conditioned office in the summer, or pair one with a sweater for extra warmth in the winter.
  2. Trendy tunics. For more casual offices, tunics can be a fun alternative to stuffy business-wear. Tunics, a staple for one’s Islamic clothing wardrobe, are modest and stylish enough for everyday wear at the office and then dinner after work. Try the Clara Long Safari Buttondown Tunic for a confident, professional look.
  3. A sensible skirt. Skirts are dressy, but don’t require the commitment a dress does. Pair a long, maxi-length skirt with your favorite top or tunic. We suggest the Elisa Black Cotton Long Maxi Skirt; the flattering A-line and understated simplicity make it appropriate for any day of the week!
  4. A layer-friendly sweater. Offices and workplaces can be unpredictable when it comes to climate. Hot in the winter? Cold in the summer? Who knows. For the cold days, keep a sweater on hand to beat the chill. The Alexa Hooded Cardigan is perfect for laying in any season! (Plus, it hits at the hip, making it a perfect part of a Muslim clothing wardrobe!)
  5. Something for casual Friday. Embrace TGIF! If your workplace does casual Friday, make sure you have something that’s comfortable, casual and still professional. We recommend a fun top, like the Samara Leopard Print Tunic Dress or one of our many other jersey knit tops. But remember, even if it’s casual Friday, be sure to still look polished and presentable!
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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.

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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!

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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5 Hr Flash Sale! Gabi Hand-Beaded Tunic 55% off – just $25 (reg$55)

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Meet your favorite formal party tunic! Stand above the crowd, in the understated yet party ready Gabi, with its delicate lines of tonal hand beading. If you buy it today between 5-10pm USA Pacific Time, you can own this beauty for a mere $25 which is 55% off! Hurry, Flash sale lasts just 5 hours and this deal won’t happen again!

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