Basic rules for choosing Muslim dresses, stylish models

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Muslims have their own rules for choosing traditional clothing. According to Islamic norms, a woman’s wardrobe should only contain dresses. Despite all their modesty, women’s Muslim dresses are very feminine and incredibly beautiful. World-recognized oriental beauties know how to wear their clothes with royal dignity.

Clothing requirements for Muslims

Eastern fashion is feminine and sophisticated, and has strong differences from the fashion of European countries. Sharia describes in detail what kind of clothes Muslim women can wear in order to look dignified and not attract the attention of men:

  1. The woman’s figure should be completely hidden, except for the face and hands;
  2. Clothing must correspond to women’s style and not contain characteristic national elements of clothing of other nations;
  3. Do not hug the curves of the body, but be free, hide the silhouette;
  4. Sewn from dense opaque materials in discreet colors;
  5. Clothing should not be a decoration, attract attention with any excesses, bright details, images of people and animals are prohibited;
  6. It is important that clothes are clean and tidy.

According to the rules of Eastern etiquette, you need to thank Allah every time you put on new clothes, wear them carefully and store them. In eastern countries there is no fashion for shiny jewelry and perfume. Modern Muslim women can use good quality perfume if they wish, but use it in minimal doses.

Women wear their outfits in combination with a head cover – a hijab, which symbolizes female modesty. Muslim women sacredly honor this custom. Eastern women learned to tie a headdress in such an original and beautiful way that they unwittingly became trendsetters in wearing headscarves in European countries.

Model options

Closed Muslim dresses are designed to protect women from the close attention of men. But skillfully crafted outfits, restrained manners full of hidden dignity, and the beauty of mysterious oriental women still attract the attention of European men.

Muslim women can now be found on the streets of many European cities, which was previously very rare. Eastern women can freely go to work and attend various events, but they must not violate the Islamic dress code. Even summer models should be closed, and the headdress should not be removed in any weather.

Modern designers create beautiful styles of Muslim dresses that comply with all the canons of Islam. Many famous brands use elements of Muslim clothing in their collections.


Traditional Muslim women’s clothing is always associated with the hijab. Sometimes this is called a headdress, but this concept is much broader. It implies not only the appearance of Muslim women, but also their manner of behavior and behavior in society. Loud conversations, rudeness, and provoking laughter are unacceptable.

Several elements of the traditional costume of Muslim women.

  1. An abaya is a long, loose-fitting dress with long sleeves that is worn over another dress. Previously, women were prohibited from leaving the house without an abaya. In different eastern countries, the traditional outfit differs in color and style.
  2. Another type of traditional clothing is the jilbab. This is a popular house dress that resembles a kimono. It is decorated with national ornaments and patterns.
  3. Niqab is a head cape that completely covers the head and has only slits for the eyes. Designed to protect the face from the scorching sun, sand and dust.
  4. Burqa is the outerwear of Muslim women. It is a long robe with false sleeves that hides the entire figure. A special feature of the burqa is the chachvan for the face, made in the form of a net of thick horsehair. The burqa has long lost its popularity, but in some religious countries its wearing is strictly observed.


Modern Muslim dresses, intended for everyday use, should be modest, simple cut, without any decoration. Despite all the restrictions, Muslim dresses are very diverse. Many Muslim women today work and visit public places, so they want to be fashionable. Women boldly combine national clothes with European ones, which allows them to look completely modern.

Muslim women can wear formal dresses for work with trousers and jeans. Models with a yoke, widened towards the bottom, are popular. Young Muslim women fell in love with lace cardigans, blazers, and long jackets. Girls complement their clothes with various fashion accessories.

In women’s home clothing, some liberties are allowed in the form of open arms and seductive cutouts. It can be complemented with various jewelry. Only the husband and immediate family can see the seductive beauty of a woman. When receiving a stranger as a guest, a Muslim woman should be modestly dressed, with her head covered.

Two-piece home dresses, which consist of a long lower dress with a modest neckline and an upper cape in case of unexpected guests, are very popular among Eastern women.


Evening dresses for Muslim women are also closed, but strikingly original. They are made from rich shiny fabrics of different colors. They are complemented by a feminine yoke decorated with beads, lace, embroidery, and fringe. An evening outfit must be complemented with elegant head capes. Women are allowed to wear gold and silver rings as jewelry.

In modern Muslim clothing, a strict line is maintained between fashion, religion and high artistic taste. Many famous brands make dresses for Muslim women and display them publicly.


The wedding dresses of Muslim women are not inferior in beauty to European dresses. They are restrained, laconic, but incredibly beautiful. Models with a full skirt, decorated with skillful trim in the form of openwork inserts, embroidery, and ornaments, are popular. Thanks to their closeness, fitted models with a long train look modest and elegant. Deep necklines, bare backs, and corsets are excluded. The neck is covered with a stand-up collar, long sleeves down to the wrist are required.

The bride hides her face and hair under a beautiful scarf of the same color as the dress. Sometimes a veil is worn over the headdress. Wedding dresses are usually made from very expensive opaque fabrics. The bride wears this outfit for a joint celebration, where customs are strictly observed.

Exquisite finishing makes Muslim wedding dresses fabulously beautiful. To decorate wedding dresses use:

  1. lace
  2. embroidery with gold or silver threads
  3. beads
  4. rhinestones
  5. gems

Rich decor gives the wedding dress a special charm and uniqueness. The headdress is decorated with beaded patterns, brooches, openwork braid, floral wreaths or tiaras. When the bride celebrates separately in women’s company, she can afford a long open dress of the European style without unnecessary frankness.

Wedding dresses are mostly white as a symbol of the bride’s chastity. But this is not a mandatory requirement; other delicate shades are allowed: pale pink, beige, caramel, silver.

Current colors and prints

Initially, the wardrobe of oriental women had predominantly black models, so as not to stand out and be invisible on the city streets. Today, strict Muslim dresses come in both black and gray, dark blue, and plum colors.

Festive women’s outfits are not limited by the choice of colors; complete freedom of choice is provided here. Today you can see oriental women in multi-colored clothes with fancy patterns, smooth color transitions, and abstractions. The colors are very different: soft pink, peach, muted burgundy, dark blue, emerald, in addition to bright red and crimson. Instead of fashionable prints, ethnic patterns and designs are allowed.  The color range of head capes is varied and Muslim women can choose the color to their liking.

Fabrics and texture

The basic requirements for materials are density and opacity. In stores, fabrics are specially illuminated with a lamp to make sure that it is not see-through.

To sew products, we use only natural materials that are comfortable to wear in any weather. These are staples, linen, cotton, wool, velvet, thick silk. Of course, there are modern synthetic fabrics that are more wear-resistant and affordable. Denim models are gaining popularity. Textured fabrics with printed patterns are highly valued by Muslim women.

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