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Muslim Fashion from Around the World

As the entire world knows by now, modern Muslim fashion is taking the world by storm. With more and more articles every day describing the break in the fashion industry for modest womenswear, it’s no surprise that we are seeing a growing number of women bring Muslim clothing to the high street.

Muslim attire is not just set to certain staple pieces either, the globe is being taken over by fashion conscious women who are taking modest Muslim garb to a whole new level.

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is a country surprisingly obsessed with fashion and under their abaya women usually wear western dress. Men and women alike love to dress up and Muslim womens clothing is at the top of its game here with several fantastic fashion designers emerging within the last few years. Islamic clothes here are both modest and fiercely fashionable, take for example the designer Hatem Alakeel who makes modest yet masculine influenced Islamic womens clothing for work.

 

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UK

Due to the diversity of the UK, Muslim fashion here is a never-ending well of beautiful, modest clothing. From casual Muslim dresses to traditional Islamic clothing, the streets are covered with gorgeous ideas for how to wear modest clothing. Fashion bloggers are rife in the UK and there is a lot of Islamic women’s clothing available online. One woman to watch is famous blogger Hana Tajima who took the UK by storm and has since started running her own business with a line at retailer UNIQLO. Her personal taste is a more casual modest look that suits most British girls for everyday wear.

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Pakistan

This year’s Pakistan fashion week showed us a game changer in the country’s position on the world’s fashion map. Pakistani Muslim clothes came in all shapes and sizes this season, with bold colors and stunning silhouettes being the main take away from the Spring/Summer 2017 collections. Although there are a lot of modern pieces to be taken away from Pakistan at the moment, some of the most beautiful designs came in the form of traditional clothing that would still be worn on a day to day basis.

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USA

It’s no secret that the majority of Muslim fashion bloggers and designers these days are based in the US. With the sheer amount of inspiration here it’s difficult to find the Muslim trends that are running through the veins of America. However, one woman whose name most young Muslims know is Saufeeya Goodson. The New York based fashion blogger is the epitome of chic, combining killer heels and amazing Hijab fashion with long coats and accessories galore.

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Dubai

Dubai is an epicenter of fashion, with some of the most gorgeous Muslim looks flooding the streets every day. Although some of the brands may come with a hefty price tag, their street fashion is some of the most inspiring in the world for young Muslim women. Boasting the largest shoe store in the world, it’s no wonder that in Dubai they look to dress up. The usual look for day or night is some killer heels and a great bag, accompanied by some seriously cool, modest outfits.

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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
Nakhl Purple Orchid Abaya Dress
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

Formal Functions Call For Modest Clothing For Women

The spring season brings events where friends and family get together to share their company and compare notes on the latest modest styles of fashion. To ensure you look your best at graduation celebrations, birthday parties and wedding ceremonies, check out the following new arrivals of long dresses with long sleeves and cute tunic tops for women.

 

FORMAL TUNIC TOPS FOR WOMEN

 

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Look simply elegant in the longline Charlene in dusty rose (also available in black and mocha). The modest top features pale gold geometric embroidery around the boat neckline and near the asymmetrical hem with tonal chiffon piecing. If that’s not glamorous enough, the long cuffed sleeves include mother of pearl buttons!

 

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Feel like a queen in this A-line Ramona midi dress that flatters all figures and adds a swing to your step. Crafted in silky charmeuse, the formal top comes in navy, crimson and gold—and boasts a chic curved hem, modest boat neck and cuffed sleeves with mother of pearl buttons. Best of all, the women’s tunic showcases delicate zardozi(the Persian word for embroidery with gold string) depicting vines along the sleeves. This form of artisan work was once used to embellish the attire of royalty and reached its zenith during the Mughal empire in 17th century India. But now you too can adapt this regal treat!

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Make a fashion statement in the minimalist black Baylie that’s anything but basic! The chic tunic dress includes popover styling with simple round neck and straight sleeves; aflattering swingy shape with curved chiffon accent hem; and an elegant midi length that’s perfect for posh parties. Whether you opt for black or choose the navy or crystal blue versions, this modest must-have makes an ideal backdrop for sparkling jewelry!

 

MODEST DRESSES FOR WOMEN

 

 

minka-ivory-tan-beige-lace-islamic-maxi-dress-abaya_1Making a grand entrance and lasting impression is a done-deal when you don this long sleeved Minka abaya with applique banding around the neck and waistline. The intricate detailing of the ivory lace is highlighted against contrasting lining (available in either tan or black). Made of soft light crepe, this maxi dress includes maximum benefits from the rear invisible zipper that no one can detect to the coordinating solid chiffon scarf that all will notice and admire!

 

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Be especially chic at your next special event in this light gold Delphine. Luxurious charmeuse satin and shimmery lace combine to create a maxi dress that’s as eye catching as it is modest. Fully lined in soft chiffon, the formal features a boat neck, simple long sleeves, rear invisible zipper, and slimming princess seams at the front and back with a pleated waistband. The abaya also comes with a coordinating soft chiffon scarf to create a timelessly tasteful ensemble that’s easy on the eyes and the pocketbook!

10 CORNERSTONES OF YOUR MODERN MODEST WARDROBE

Trendy modest clothing is no longer an oxymoron thanks to Artizara, an online boutique offering the latest modest fashions for women, including these 10 stylish staples of modern modest wear.

MUST-HAVE MODEST TUNICS

Modest tunics are helpful and versatile for people who don’t like to wear long sleeve long modest dresses. Simply pair the following tunic tops with leggings or your favorite bottoms and both your fashion sense and modest sensibilities are covered.

1) Tunic Dress

natila-stripe_chiffon-long-_tunic_dress_-_blue-white.1.jpgThis bold Bazia long tunic dress features vibrant stripes, a Moroccan-inspired banded neckline and modern hem. Chic and convenient, there’s no need to layer since the Islamic chiffon top is fully lined in an opaque crepe that’s ready to wear with crisp white pants or bluejeans.

2) Popover Tunic

Womens Modest Long Light Pink Cotton Popover Tunic Dress
Pop on this pastel pink Roha popover and instantly be ready for life’s many occasions. Crafted incomfy cotton, the tunic dress boasts shimmery mother of pearl buttons along the placket, handy side inseam pockets, cuffed sleeves with roll tabs, and inverted pleats in the front and back for a slim silhouette.

3) Shift Tunic

Tan Floral Print Chiffon Modest Long Tunic Dress
Few garments are as romantic as this Maddie long tunic dress with floral print and sweet ruffles. The softly gathered shift includes a drawstring waist and U-shaped hemline for feminine flair while the band collar and partial button-down styling ensure it’sprofessional enough to layer under a blazer for the office.

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Making the most of your modest maxi dresses with long sleeves is a breeze when you
choose accessorized abayas for women that include a belt or scarf.

5) Belted Modest Maxi Dress

Yellow Multicolor Floral Print Chiffon Long Maxi Dress Abaya
Bring out your sunny side in this lovely loose and long Lily maxi dress. In addition to its daffodilprint, the fully-lined chiffon abaya features flattering princess seams for shaping as well as a removable waist tie for flexibility. A modest round neckline, elastic cuffed sleeves and on-seam pockets complete the look of thissoft and easy-care modest dress.

6) Abstract Abaya with Scarf

Mocha Abstract Print Modest Islamic Maxi Dress
Simple sophistication is an easy feat with this abstract Kulus maxi dress featuring cuffed sleeves and an invisible rear zipper. The Islamic modest dress also offers cross-over pleats at the bodice and waistband for a svelte silhouette. If that’s not enough, it comes with a coordinating soft chiffon wrap ideal for Muslim women.

MODEST FORMAL DRESSES

When you want to look your best, look to formal dresses with long sleeves and
modest evening gowns with matching hijabs.

8) Maxi Dress with Matching Wrap

Amie Royal Blue Islamic Formal Long Dress with Hijab
Faceted jewels accent the shoulders of this tailored Amie gown crafted in an iridescent textured rich blue fabric. The fashionable formal boasts a modest keyhole neckline with jewel detail, straight fitted sleeves, and a graceful train. Secret assets include a rear invisible zipper, built-in bra, lined sleeve and non-transparent body while a benefit all can see is the matching solid shimmer chiffon scarf.

9) Fitted Modest Formal with Scarf

Purple Silk Chiffon Modest Islamic Formal Long Dress
Be the belle of the ball in this Michel long maxi dress with lined bell sleeves and matching hjab. The iridescent silk chiffon is hand-pleated with asymmetrical panels at the fitted bodice which transition to a layered cascade skirt that leads to a lovely train. The waist is accented with a jeweled belt while the rear invisible zipper, built-in bra andfully-lined body remain unseen—making it a modest clothing must.

HANDY HIJAB

Hijabs are as essential to modest stylish clothing as they are to modest clothing stores. That’s why Artizara offers several options to top off your tunic tops, modest abayas and formal maxi dresses.

Cream Non-Slip Crinkle Hijab Wrap Scarf - Women's Islamic Hijabs10) Check out this lovely non-slip wrap designed in Spain and woven to perfection for both drape and volume. Crafted in lightweight, poly-viscose fabric that is oh-so-soft on the skin, the textured crinkle weave lends a boho touch to this zero maintenance scarf.

Screen Actors Guild Awards Red Carpet Dresses 2016

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Screen Actors Guild Awards Red Carpet Dresses 2016

Glimmering gowns featuring high necklines and long sleeves were the winning trend at the Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG) as modest dresses shone on several nominated actresses walking down the Red Carpet.

Gabi Blush Pink Beaded Maxi Dress Abaya with Free HijabIn addition to receiving a nomination for her role in the motion picture Brooklyn, Saoirse Ronan received oohs and ahs for her pretty-in-pink Michael Kors gown. The lovely look can be easily and affordably adopted via this blush pink Gabi abaya. Twinkling hand-sewn beads trace Deco-inspired glamour as the formal’s tone-on-tone hue offers just the right touch of sparkle. Crafted in soft poly georgette and lined in lightweight chiffon for full opacity, the maxi dress offers maximum impact—and a dyed to match hijab with hand sewn beading at the short edges. TUNIC TOP TIP: If you like long tunics as well as long dresses, check out the draped shimmer chiffon Leyla tunic in tearose.

Black Lace Long Sleeve Modest Islamic Maxi Dress AbayaQueen Latifah reigned supreme throughout the evening with a SAG win for the Miniseries Bessie—and for donning a stunning number designed by Project Runway’s Michael Costello. With its black cut-outs, the maxi dress is much like this black lace Camissa. Daring and demure, the chic yet comfortable formal features stretch floral lace with a hint of sparkle. Fully lined in soft tan crepe, the elegant abaya includes a coordinating soft chiffon scarf. TUNIC TOP TIP: To incorporate a similar style into formal pants ensembles, add the black button-down Maria long tunic featuring tiers of chiffon.

Eman Brown Colorblock Abaya DressWith winning looks and an Outstanding Female Actress in a Supporting Role victory for The Danish Girl, Swedish girl Alicia Vikander is an Oscar and fashion favorite—especially in the Louis Vuitton sequined color-block gown. Like this iridescent color-blocked Eman, the style is simultaneously sassy, sophisticated, and slimming. It’s also savvy since this fully-lined abaya comes with a crystal burst pin and matching hijab. TUNIC TOP TIP: There’s no need to restrict this fun fashion to formal affairs as more casual color-blocked options are available—from Artizara’s long paneled Allie to the Lena long tunic dress.

BE RED CARPET-READY IN WOMEN’S TUNIC TOPS AND MODEST DRESSES

Golden Globes Red Carpet 2016

There was no shortage of awe-inspiring fashions on the Red Carpet at the 73rd Golden Globes on January 10, 2016. Yet the elegance of the evening need not stop since many of the stars’ styles can be incorporated into modest wardrobes thanks to Artizara’s line of A-list abayas.

Amie Royal Blue Islamic Formal Long Dress with HijabAt the event, last year’s Best Actress winner and this year’s Best Actor presenter Julianne Moore wore a glittering gown of royal blue by Tom Ford similar to this Amie maxi dress. Crafted in an iridescent textured rich blue fabric, the fitted formal features faceted jewel accents at the shoulders and a graceful train at the hem. The nontransparent maxi dress also includes maximum benefits—from a rear invisible zipper and built in bra to a matching solid shimmer chiffon scarf.

Gold Lace Sleeve Modest Islamic Maxi Dress AbayaActing legend and style icon Jane Fonda wowed the crowds in a creme-colored Yves Saint Laurent couture gown with dramatic fabric ruffles. The stunning look and feminine feel is echoed in this Cafe au Lait -colored Amalie maxi dress. Crafted in iridescent chiffon and subtly sparkling crochet lace, the fine formal is effortlessly ethereal and fully lined in soft crepe. If that’s not enough, the pleated abaya also includes a self fabric belt with coordinating wrap.

Deep Blue Crinkle Chiffon Grecian Dress with Wrap ScarfIt’s no secret this year’s “Spy” star Melissa McCarthy is looking great, especially in her Golden Globes garb. The Best Actress nominee showed off her weight loss by cinching the waist of her deep blue gown with a silver belt. You too can flaunt your figure in this deep blue Joanna abaya with braided gold belt.

Crafted in crinkle chiffon, the Grecian-draped maxi dress includes intricate gathers around the high waist so it flows as you walk. The fully-lined formal also includes a matching soft chiffon scarf to complete your camera-ready appearance.

Long Purple Orchid Curved Hem Midi Tunic DressFashion is no laughing matter to comedy queen and this year’s Golden Globe nominee Lily Tomlin who donned a timelessly tasteful tunic dress. Like this Rabeea, the tunic top features a round neck, straight sleeves and orchid color. Made of soft matte poly, this mid-length garment boasts a swingy shape that looks as good as it feels.

Black Modest Dresses and Tunic Tops for Women Are the Talk of the Town

Design legend Christian Dior once said, “You can wear black at any time. You can wear it at any age. You may wear it for almost any occasion.” Perhaps that’s why most designers can’t stop talking about black.

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“I love black because it affirms, designs and styles. A woman in a black dress is a pencil stroke.” -Yves Saint Laurent

Stylish Black Modest Long Belted Maxi Dress AbayaPractical and polished, the Liba shirtdress has all the right details for chic modest dressing—soft shirt collar, concealed partial button placket, full roll-tab cuff sleeves and side pockets for added convenience. Don’t worry about looking boxy, this maxi dress includes a wide self fabric belt with antique silver tone buckle. Best of all, the soft, easy care cotton blend fabric is smooth and opaque so there’s no need to layer!

Stylish Black Modest Islamic Long Maxi Dress AbayaThe Alima button-down maxi dress lets you move through your day in an effortless way. Its maxi length spells refinement but the key is in all the details: the classic band collar, chest pockets, full roll-tab cuff sleeves, and glimmering gold buttons! Wear it loose and flowing for comfort or cinch the waist with the self fabric belt (included) for a flattering fit. If that’s not enough, the soft, poly crepe fabric has a hint of stretch, is fully opaque, and easy to care for.

TUNIC TOPS

“Black is poetic. How do you imagine a poet? In a bright yellow jacket? Probably not.” – Ann Demeulemeester

Black Long Curved Hem Midi Tunic DressLooking for a lovely tunic dress crafted in a soft matte poly with a swingy shape? Then look to the Rabeea top with curved hem and elegant midi length. Ever versatile, this sartorial stapleis perfect for casual events yet can be dressed up for formal functions simply by adding a silk scarf, heels and some baubles!

Black Modest Collared Long Tunic DressWhat do you get when you cross a button-down with a tunic? This awesome Aubrie featuring asoft collar, graduated pleats, rear yoke, pin tucks, and dyed to match buttons at the functional front opening. Crafted in an opaque brushed matte poly fabric, the tunic dressoffers a great drape for movement—making it ideal for every woman on the go!

MODEST CARDIGAN

“Black is modest and arrogant at the same time. Black is lazy and easy—but mysterious.” – Yohji Yamamoto.

Long Black Open Front Crochet Cardigan SweaterForm follows function in this pretty cable knit sweater with handy front pockets. Crafted in a medium weight acrylic blend, the comfortable cardigan is warm without being bulky—making it ideal for any weather and every occasion!

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Modest Dresses & Tunic Tops for Women

Modest Islamic Beige Gold Chiffon Caftan Dress Abaya
To celebrate the sixth and final season of the British TV series Downton Abbey, select cities across the US will display some of the show’s most memorable costumes. From February 9 through May 8, 2016, Chicago’s Richard H. Driehaus Museum will open its doors for the exhibition Dressing Downton™: Changing Fashion for Changing Times. Produced by the London costume house Cosprop Ltd., the presentation features more than 35 garments, many of which incorporate early 20th centuryembellishments such as beading, embroidery and lace. Thanks to Artizara, 21st century women can wear the same elements via its lovely line of embellished modest dresses and tunic tops.

Hand beading doesn’t have to be a thing of the past with this Mariel caftan dress. The gracefully flowing formal features a delicate metallic linear print in caramel (versions in maroon and black are also available). Ever versatile, the chiffon overlay covers a plain crepe long sleeve dress with a spaghetti tie belt that lets you wear it belted or loose. Plus, a coordinating soft chiffon scarf (included) completes the classic look.
 

Abda Silver Kundan Beaded Long Iridescent Abaya Dress with Hijab
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Inspired by traditional Indian jewelry, this flattering formal features hand-sewn Kundan beading around and down the notch neckline. Lightweight iridescent chiffon is stitched into slimming inverted pleats at the bodice and releases into full, flowing skirt at the waist. The body is lined in poly for full opacity and vibrant silver color (versions in teal and raspberry are also available). If that’s not enough, the abaya also includes a dyed to match hijab with contrast gold edges.
 

Gray and Yellow Embroidered Long Modest Tunic
Persian embroidery inspired by century-old designs from Yezd punctuates this Abeer tunic. The gorgeous floral top creates a straight silhouette in a buttery soft, no-wrinkle opaque fabric that is available in granite or poppy. 
 

Black Lace Long Sleeve Modest Islamic Maxi Dress Abaya
You’ll be both captivating and demure in this formal crafted in stretch floral lace with a hint of sparkle. Fully lined in tan crepe, the maxi dress is modest yet stunning. It’s also a great deal since it comes with a coordinating soft chiffon scarf.

GLOBAL GIFT GALA OFFERS INSPIRATION TO WOMEN’S MODEST DRESSES

Modest Clothing for Women

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.

Off white Lace Long Sleeve Modest Islamic Maxi Dress Abaya
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!