Let me first brief you about the various connotations related to term ‘islamic clothes’. First and foremost these are garments designed to specifically meet the halal quotient of any garment deemed necessary as per sharia (Islam) laws if to be worn by Muslims in general. These clothes more often than not have general characteristics of ample body coverage, rendering a loose fit to the silhouette and are never too light or transient in nature to reveal skin or part of the skin. In certain cultures of Muslim countries, the part of the head -gear (Read head-scarf) is also often confused to be a part Islamic dress, though it’s only obligatory.
If you are probably required to envision a piece of ‘Muslim clothing’ then the most stereotyped version of the lot will come to your mind in the form of an Abaya or Burqa as it’s called in some parts of the world. Similar is the case with men’s Islamic clothing, where one would picture a man wearing white thobe in the desert. So what if I told you that Islamic clothing is not only relegated to all this but your regular clothes could be ‘developed’ to give an Islamic vibe of halal dressing!
Your crop tops could be styled with a long cardigan or intricate sleeves, widely available in the market. You could also team your tunics and Kurtis with short jackets and cardigans and a certain plunging neckline of a top or a gown could be camouflaged with a scarf that complements the attire. Similarly, men could style their layered outfits with a traditional kiffeyeh romanticized often as the Palestinian scarf with the black and white checks. When you want to buy Islamic clothes online, one is often dazed with the overall styling of the outfits and to the right size and fit. It wouldn’t be perplexing if you articulately match and style your garment accessories in the same family of colors which could do justice to your other outfits as well. It’s interesting to note that right from your stilettos to the bag you carry can do wonders to your overall look and thus it becomes imperative to make informed choices when it comes to deciding between a sling or a satchel; heels or flats as every Islamic dress speaks a certain language of grace and modesty which needs to be rightfully identified.