Friday, July 28, 2006

Traditional Muslim Clothing is Being Redesigned With Style by Famous Designers

Traditional Muslim clothing covers a person's body from head to toe, especially a woman. You can easily spot a burqa-clad woman in a heavy crowd. It is necessary for Muslim women to abide by the Islamic guidelines on modesty in dressing. Today Muslim garments are being added as a part of designer's collection by top notch designers. Famous designer Domenico Vacca has redesigned the traditional Abaya in his own style and added it to his own collection. There are some basic requirements that the traditional Muslim garments must comply with. Some of these requirements are listed below.

*Traditional Muslim clothingrequires that men and women alike should decently cover their body parts in public. Most women find it necessary to cover their heads and faces too. They do so to comply with the traditional fact that they should not display their beauty in front of men with whom they can marry. According to the tradition, men must compulsorily cover their body from navel to knee.

*According to the Islamic convention clothes must not cling to the bodies, especially for women. Women are required to wear loose fitting clothes. Women wear cloaks, like Abaya and Jilbab, in public to hide their body curves. In several Islamic countries men wear loose fitting robes that cover the body from the neck to the ankles.

*Another important aspect is that the garments worn should be thick enough to cover the body entirely. In other words, wearing see-through garments is a strict no. Neither skin nor the shape of the body should be seen through the clothes.

*The overall appearance of a person should decent. One should look dignified in the clothes he or she is wearing. Shiny or flashy clothing should be avoided because they defeat the above stated requirements for dressing modestly in public. People should wear neat, clean and sober clothes. They should not wear ragged or flashy clothes to attract the admiration or sympathy of other people.

Thus, we see that how traditional Muslim clothing sets apart the Islamic people from the rest. Their religion encourages them to look like Muslims and not try to imitate the style statements of other regions and religions. Women are discouraged from dressing like men. Today these garments are easily available endowed with all kinds of embellishments in intricate patterns and vibrant colors.

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