Jilbabs – The Islamic Dress For Muslim Women

The Jilbab is a very common sight throughout the Middle East and the Muslim world, yet for a very long time it has remained an object of mystery and is much debated in the west. Over the decades due to a strong influx of Muslims it has become a common sight on the streets of some western capitals. Jilbabs tend to be long robes which are used as an outer garment to cover the clothes which are worn in the privacy of the home with family or in all female gatherings.

Jilbabs although worn as over garments do not have to look unfashionable and out-dated in their style. In fact there has been a recent surge in trendy, fashionable and elegant Jilbabs designed for day to day wear and special occasions.

The styles include black jilbabs with a choice of different color pinstripes or subtle color jilbabs with detail pinstripe work on cuffs. These styles of jilbabs are ideal for making the right kind of impact on a job or even an interview.

Trendy jilbabs tend to be very bold colors like burgundy, lilac, shades of green, pink and teal with ruffles on the neckline and sleeves. If one prefers, other choice of designs are available with pleats on the front, side, on the bodice and bell shaped arms.

There is also the gypsy style jilbab which is very much prized for the look and feel of the fabric with frills on the sleeves and base hem. They can come with contemporary style patterns printed or warm color patterns. Day to day jilbabs tend to be dark color while the design could be quite chic with pleats on the base and flared sleeves perhaps with some light thread work or embroidery also.

Some of these new jilbab designs have got attractive styles making it less daunting to wear. When matched with the right color hijab or other types of accessories like shoes or handbag it can create the right kind of right impression in the public.

Source by Sohail Khan

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