Traditional Modesty and Current Fashion

February 29, 2016 1 min read

Traditionally, the custom is for Islamic women to dress modestly, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be fashionable. For many Islamic women, the need to honor their religion, customs and beliefs can be at odds with their needs to feel feminine and womanly. There are two requirements when it comes to the attire of Islamic women. First, a woman’s body should be covered such that only her face, hands, and feet are revealed. Secondly, the clothing must be loose enough so that the shape of a woman’s body is not visible. Abayas and Hijabs are customary attire worn by many Islamic women. 
The abaya is a simple, loose over-garment, essentially a robe-like dress. Traditional abayas are black and may be either a large square of fabric draped from the shoulders or head or a long caftan. The abaya covers the whole body except the face, feet, and hands. 
While today’s Islamic woman wants to honor her traditions, her own religious and her personal values, she also wants to feel feminine, fashionable and beautiful. With a deep respect for family, religion, husband and self, the modern Islamic woman can look and feel beautiful without turning her back on her beliefs. Shehna Hussain is dedicating to the empowerment of beautiful and fashionable Islamic women by providing stylish and lovely abaya, keeping with the tradition of the Islam.

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