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SPRING INTO WOMEN’S TUNIC TOPS FOR LEGGINGS

There’s no better way to usher in spring than by reflecting nature’s beauty with sunny seasonal colors of coral, orchid, pearl and sand—especially when these tones adorn long tunics for women and cute tunic dresses to wear over leggings.

Stylish Modest Long Coral Pink Embroidered Tunic DressDainty floral embroidery and slimming pleats add dimension to this coral Kashira tunic dress. A simple notch neckline and a cap sleeve twist atop cute long sleeves ensure this mostly cotton-blend long tunic top is figure flattering and fashionable enough for any occasion.

Stylish Modest Gray Long Embroidered Tunic DressThe Calime pearl tunic dress is a symphony of old and new. Crafted in a contemporary polished and mostly cotton-blend, this modest tunic shirt is accented with embroidery inspired by a 19th century Persian painting by Shirazi depicting a lush bouquet of flowers. The simple shift silhouette provides slight shaping while the ivory ribbon accents offer a refined touch. Wear with leggings or jeggings and you’re ready to go.

Long Purple Orchid Curved Hem Midi Tunic DressAdd a pop of color to your wardrobe with this purple orchid Rabeea. Made of soft matte poly material, the lovely long tunic dress boasts a swingy shape, curved hem and elegant midi length—perfect to pair with leggings. In addition to its round neck and straight sleeves, this no-fuss women’s tunic top can easily go from casual to formal by simply adding a silk scarf, heels and some baubles.

Modest Long Tan Pleated Yoke Tunic DressStyle admirers will fawn over this sand-colored long flora tunic dress with trendy boho wood-tone buttons. Comfortable and chic, the 100% cotton basic features angled pin-tucks at the front that flow into a softly gathered silhouette and a back yoke that gathers for a breezy fit. Bottom line: this modest long top is a must have—it goes with everything, especially leggings.

Long Gray Chiffon Pleated Tunic DressFor a fashionable formal look, check out this long sleeve Jenice tunic dress. The fully-lined silky soft chiffon tunic top boasts a rounded neckline with a satin covered button closure at back neck, and a pleated bodice with coordinating satin banding along the sweep and sleeve opening. If that’s not enough, this modest tunic for women creates a super flattering silhouette that will keep you looking your best this spring.

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
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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.

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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.

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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
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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.

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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/.

6 Terrific Tunic Tops for Muslim Women

Tunic dresses and tunic tops for women are as timeless as beauty itself. Long kurtis date back to the ancient world yet remain in fashion today—just last Thursday actress Elizabeth Olsen turned heads when she was seen wearing a black tunic with matching pants at JFK airport. Stylish, comfortable and versatile, it’s no wonder Islamic tunics are embraced by a wide range of women into boho-chic fashion, modest dresses and Muslim clothing.

At one time, finding Islamic tunics was no simple feat, but now it’s easier than ever to order a wide array of kurtis online since Artizara has an extensive line of well-made women’s tunics suitable for any taste and occasion. Simply scroll down to see six of our most stylish selections.

1) Those who love color will love the Nadra silky printed formal. Teal green banding accents the modest notch neckline of the multi-colored loose long tunic. Best of all, it’s made of non-transparent polysilk so there’s no need to layer.

Silky Colorful Moroccan Inspired Long Tunic
2) Subtle stripes stand out on the Judi pinstripe long tunic which features roll tabs with two button options for adjustable lengths. Equally accommodating is the lightweight, spice-colored fabric that allows for comfort and easy care.

Pinstripe Roll Hem Long Tunic Shirt
3) Is there anything as sophisticated and playful as Fiza polka dots? The paradoxical print comes in coral-colored chiffon to add a softly feminine touch to any ensemble.

Coral and Black Chiffon Polka Dot Printed Modest Long Tunic
4) If you’ve been searching for a Muslim top that’s as individual as you, take a look at the Allie color-blocked long Islamic tunic. Chic meets modest in this unique tunic top that features an aqua background with horizontal beige panel and dark blue raglan sleeves.

5) There’s nothing basic about this black Isabel floral embroidered long tunic. Its design is inspired by the marble reliefs that adorn the17th century Badshahi Mosque yet it’s 80% cotton/20% polyester blend is made for today’s comfort and easy care.

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6) For the ultimate in comfort and fashion, check out the “One World” designer Islamic t-shirt. Made of 95% cotton and 5% spandex, the tunic top features a graphic design by Australian artist Peter Gould and Chinese calligraphy by master calligrapher Haji Noor Deen.

One World Womens Islamic Long Navy T-shirt
To see the full line of Artizara’s modest dresses and women’s tunic tops, visit http://www.artizara.com/women-tunic-tops-modest-dresses-long-kurtis-online.

Add a little spring bling with Islamic jewelry

“I love jewelry,” confesses actress Sofia Vergara. “Rings, earrings, bracelets, necklaces, you name it.” Singer and actress Jennifer Lopez echoes the sentiment with a piece of her own advice, suggesting, “Women should never go without earrings. Passing on them is an opportunity missed.”

Islamic Jewelry - Sterling Silver Diamond-Look Sapphire long Earrings
For Muslim women, adding Islamic jewelry is a simple yet stylish and sophisticated way to to spruce up tunic dresses and modest clothing. In fact, designer Tracy Reese has noted, “A statement necklace glams up any outfit without feeling like too much.”

Islamic Jewelry - Long Hand Engraved Oval Aqeeq Evil Eye Tassel Necklace
Now with Artizara’s unique line of sterling silver jewelry, it’s easier than ever to add some extra sparkle to your appearance with a pair of sterling silver diamond-look sapphire long earrings for pierced ears and make a statement of your beliefs by wearing a statement necklace.

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Artizara’s line of necklaces feature inspirational Arabic calligraphy as well as sayings from the Qur’an. And since each piece is hand-crafted by artisans in Turkey or Egypt who apply ancient jewelry-making techniques, no two pieces will be exactly the same. You can choose from a variety of styles including mother of pearl, engraved discs and tassels, or multicolor semi precious stones.

Islamic Jewelry - Sterling Silver and Mother of Pearl Shahada Necklace
To further enhance your Islamic ensemble, you can add an exquisitely crafted sterling silver bangle bracelet with the complete Quranic Ayat al Kursi (verses of protection) to your wrist or a large hand-engraved sterling silver and cabochon quartz Allah ring to your finger.

Islamic Jewelry - Sterling Silver Ayat al Kursi Bangle Bracelet
As the legendary Christian Dior once said, “Color is what gives jewels their worth. They light up and enhance the face.” So, why not light up your look this spring with Islamic jewelry. Plus, enjoy free shipping on orders more than $100. Simply scroll down to see some of the beautiful options Artizara offers.

Islamic Jewelry - Large Hand Engraved Sterling Silver and Cabochon Quartz "Allah" Ring

Fashion advice from industry experts

Fashion advice from industry experts

“Whenever someone comes up to me and says, ‘I’m having trouble shopping.’ I tell them to pull out their 10 favorite, most-worn pieces, then build a wardrobe around them,” says American author and fashion designer Lauren Conrad. “Those staples are going to be different for everybody.”

While wardrobe staples may differ from one person to another, it’s true everyone can benefit from fashion tips—especially if they come from designing icons and other newsmakers.

“What works with your skin and eyes? Use that to zero in on your wardrobe,” suggests designer Tom Ford. The legendary Christian Dior has said black is essential to a woman’s wardrobe because, as he put it, “You can wear black at any time. You can wear it at any age. You may wear it for almost any occasion.”

“For my wardrobe, I like to invest in classic pieces and pair them with more trendy new pieces and accessories each season,” notes Liya Kebede, Ethiopian-born model, maternal health advocate, clothing designer and actress.

Meanwhile, men such as Scottish musician Guy Berryman and Indian cricketer Virat Kohli also have a say. Berryman’s advice is, “Just keep it simple. When you overthink what you’re wearing, that’s when wardrobe malfunctions tend to happen,” while Kohli admits, “I want my wardrobe to be full of good clothes, so that when I’m deciding what to wear, I don’t run out of options. I love shopping!”

If you love shopping and want to take the tips of from these fashion experts, check out the Islamic clothing at Artizara which features the wardrobe staples Conrad mentioned and the classic pieces Kebede spoke of, including Muslim dresses in Dior black as well as Muslim clothing in green, blue, and a variety of other colors to bring out your eyes. If that’s not enough, Artizara’s well-made modesty clothing will ensure you avoid wardrobe malfunctions of any kind!

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!

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!