Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Islamic Jilbabs - For the Sophisticated & Elegant Look

Every woman wishes to have a unique style that mirrors her personal expressions. The Islamic Jilbabs retain the modesty of women, in-line with Islamic tradition and customs. However, clothes not only serve the purpose of covering one's body, they are also a style statement and thus need to be chosen carefully. The Jilbab is one of the most popular types of Islamic clothing, since it covers the body from the head to toe. These clothes are made of rich fabric to give it a sophisticated and elegant look.

Demand for Islamic Jilbabs
The Islamic culture calls for traditional dresses for women, dresses that uphold the pure and spiritual value of the religion. Jilbabs are long loose garments that fulfill this purpose and thus are highly sought after by Islamic women. These coat-like dresses not only cover the whole body, they also look elegant and are generally worn by women over their regular clothing. Available in various colors and designs, Jilbabs are quite popular for their modest yet fashionable and western appearance. They are generally teamed up with a scarf or a wrap to cover the head.

The two layered Jilbabs come in a variety of patterns and can be decorated with embroidery, sequins, lace, beading. It can be made of any decorative material to make it look more elegant. Available in different styles, this form of Islamic clothing can be worn on various occasions and is suitable for women of all sizes. Although black is the most common color used for manufacturing Jilbabs, other colors like mustard, olive, beige, navy, light grey, chocolate, blue, sea green, rose and lavender are also in demand.

Designs of Islamic Jilbabs
Traditionally, the Islamic Jilbabs were designed with mandarin collars. However, designers have experimented and the Jilbabs are now available in various styles, such as Peter Pan collars, V Necks, Zipped pockets, A-Line Shapes, Pockets with beautiful buttons or decorative material.

Jilbabs can also be single breasted or double breasted and can be chosen according to one's body shape and style preference. Although Islamic Jilbabs can be manufactured by using cotton material, polyester based material is preferred. This is because cotton clothes get wrinkled quite easily and their colors fade after a few washes. Nowadays, Jilbabs made of wool are also available. While selecting an Islamic Jilbab, one should check for durability and quality of the material used.

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