The style of Islamic clothing, although based on privacy and diffidence with loose fitting garments designed to honor the religion by covering the female body in a modest manner, can still result in very attractive attire. Bold colors and bright designs in addition to comfortable nevertheless fashionable fabrics serve as a great means of updated style for the traditional, yet modern woman of the Islamic faith.
Made widely available for purchase on the World Wide Web and for Islamic women of the western culture especially, there is an abundant selection of beautifully made Abayas, Hijabs, Jilbabs, additional accessories as well as hand-crafted jewelry for all age ranges and occasions. Prices vary dependent on individual items and retailers, but for the most part, beautiful, high-quality clothing and accompanying garnishments are all very reasonably priced.
Although still accessible in dark hues of brown, black and navy, over garments or Abayas, are now widely available in beautiful jewels tones that include shades of blue, green, maroon, lilac and more. The modern Abayas are actually quite fashionable embellished with sequins and beads in sparkly starburst, floral and geometric patterns on the sleeves, necklines, hems and bodice. These garments are also sold in styles that incorporate hand-sewn, embroidered flowers and stars patterns. The ornamental creations are intricately created with striking results that may be particularly more appealing to the younger generation of Islamic women but up through the elder age groups as well.
Stylish Jilbabs are designed with an updated, modern flair in mind. These garments are also widely accessible and have taken on a new appeal, especially to the western Islamic female. Designed in traditional cotton, polyester and linen as well as wonderful georgette fabrics, present-day Jilbabs are elegant and eye-catching.
Delicately crafted in lycra, cotton and linen Hijabs are available in a wide variety of colors and designs as well. One and two-piece Hijabs are accessible for comfort and convenience of wear. Two piece Hijabs incorporate an underlining that prevents slippage with an additional section of fabric to cover the head and shoulders. In an assortment of shades that still include the more traditional black and brown, they also run the gamut in pretty pinks, lavenders, oranges, greens and earth tones. Flowing floral prints and shimmery metallic fabrics are also now being used to create these respectful, religious Islamic female head coverings.
Shawl-style Hijabs are available as one, rectangular or oblong piece of fabric and also come in a beautiful assortment of colors and patterns. Available in free size (one-size-fits all), these one-piece versions of the Hijab are stylish and chic as well as easy and comfortable to wear. And although most shawl-style Hijabs do not come with an under scarf, they are designed for both every day and special occasion wear, perfect for both the modern-day Islamic women and younger girl alike.