Shiny fashion is in this season. From liquid-looking tights to sequined dresses, it's all about the glitz. Take a look at this lovely metallic jacket by Kensie. The rounded-collar, big buttons, and baby-doll shape are so sweet on this one. Perfect to pair with a long skirt or a sleek black abaya.
Click for the Kensie Metallic Rounded-Collar Jacket
This is a 5 part video clip of a newspiece on Muslim women and fashion. I love what one of the sisters in the last video said: "...When you have a well put together appearance, it adds to being a good Muslim." I completely agree!
So, some of you know that I have been asked to write fashion articles for the Islamic Insights newspaper (yay!). My first article is online now. Click here to read it and please give me a 5 rating. :)
Oh! One more thing... So you know that I have completed the first phase of my website SheModesty.com, but I also have another trademark name which is ShopModesty. Which one do you ladies like the best? I'm thinking that "Shop Modesty" is harder to enunciate because of the P going into the M. But then "She Modesty" is maybe harder to remember?
Please answer the poll in the sidebar and let me know what you think. Feel free to leave comments as well for more detailed answers. Thanks ladies!
Khaleji Abaya 2207516, $53.19
Sterling Silver Black Rose Pave CZ Cocktail Ring, $94
Evening Bag - Ivy, $42.99
AK Anne Klein Baguette Black Pumps, $59.99
Good news for those of you who wait for a huge sale to shop at Shukr. They've marked things way down to as much as 70% off. The skirt here is $54.95 - down $20. So check them out, you may see something that you like.
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I found this really interesting story written by a sister from Artizara. Here is a small excerpt...
"What does a modest dressing woman stand for? Regardless of faith, she stands for the belief that a woman should be appreciated for her intellect and not valued for the shape of her body. In electing to cover herself, she is not oppressed: She is empowered. She challenges people around her to look past her exterior, to the strength and beauty that lies within. To me this notion transcends geography, religion and culture."
Click here for the full story.
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This modest long skirt combines 3 popular trends for the upcoming Fall season. - The Equestrian trend, the Plaid trend, and the Purple trend. The Tall version of this skirt is 39" long (yay!!) and it comes in solid and plaid colors.
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In case you've never heard of the Mona Hijab (aka Kuwaiti Style), it is a one piece style that makes it so easy to create a chic hijab look. You've probably seen the Al-Amira style scarf before. Personally, I don't like that style because the tight knit fabric around my face doesn't suit me well.
Ok, so I've been working really hard on my new Islamic Clothing website. I'm really excited about it because it's actually the first website that I've built from scratch. Inshallah it will evolve over time, but for now it is just a modest clothing and Islamic clothing shopping website.
Click here to visit the shop and please let me know what you think ladies. More fashion coming Monday...
A lot of you have been writing me asking for a comprehensive list of Islamic clothing and modest clothes. I'd like to point you to Sister Dara's modest clothing directory, ModestClothes.com.
She lists everything by category which will make it really easy for you to find whatever you're looking for inshallah. Hope this helps and as always, feel free to contact me if you need anything.
This Pink Plaid Boucle Jacket is the perfect piece to add to your wardrobe for the upcoming Fall season. It's feminine and trendy with the plaid fabric, and at almost knee length, this jacket will provide great coverage over pants and even jeans.
Whether you like it for work or play, at $19.99, this jacket is definitely a steal. Click here for details...
The Islamic Clothing company Jelbab is having a great sale right now. Abayas are 30% off and the shipping is FREE... The sale ends on July 31.
Just thought you should know! Click to visit their Islamic Clothing boutique...
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This tunic-style Libertine shirtdress provides the perfect length for those of us who wear Islamic Clothing. Even the fabric is reminiscent of ethnic Islamic Clothing styles.
This really cute outfit will be fit for a Muslimah with a wider leg jean and a long sleeve tee under the shirtdress. Use a very thin, cool tee to avoid feeling hot & stuffy in your layers.
Click here for more on this Libertine Shirtdress...
Libertine has designed a special collection for Target and I am glad to announce that they have included this trench coat in their Outerwear section. I love it and I NEED to get it.
From the looks of it (and from the reviews), if you buy this jacket, you should order one size larger than normal for the proper fit. Click here for details...
This is somewhat of a plea to Islamic clothing companies...
Some fabrics just do not work for Islamic clothing. Namely Jersey and French Terry fabrics. These two fabrics are known for their clingy nature and their tendency to show off the shape of a person's body (including any bulges, lumps, and bumps - very unflattering!).
I appreciate it that some of the Islamic Clothing designers are trying to keep up with fashion trends, but the Jersey trend is just not cutting it for us. Every time you walk, or move, your thigh will stick out... no matter how wide the garment is cut - TRUST ME! And just zoom in on this french terry abaya... Tight and clingy looking right? For Islamic Clothing, woven is better... I hope someone is listening. :o)
It appears that they are not actually a design house, rather, they sell designs created by Silk Route Clothing. This one is my favorite design although it's not new at all - Silk Route has actually been selling it to different stores for some time now.
Anywho, I am a little underwhelmed at the rest of their jilbabs. A name like "Islamic Design House" makes me picture refined, sophisticated and chic styles and some of their offerings do not live up to that ideal... But what do you think?? Comment on it inshallah.
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I'm so excited about Gap's new wide leg pants. They have dressy-casual khaki's, pinstripes for work and basic black slacks... All must haves for a wardrobe of modest clothing. Click here to visit Gap.com
Geometric shapes are really big right now. You'll find them on dresses, shoes, handbags, and even jewelry. Here are a few geometric print modest clothing items (and shoes) that we like:
Click on a pic for more info...
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Click for Ella Moss Black Label Margot Dress
Click for Pedro Garcia Rita Platform Wedge
Click for Habitual Icon Side Zip Wide Leg Jean
We all know that Spring and Summer are not the best seasons for modest clothing. But one good thing about them, is that you can always find great deals on modest clothing to wear in the Fall and Winter.
When shopping the sales, the key is to buy clothing that is not only modest in fit, but also modest in style. Super-trendy items from last season may be passe the next time around. So stick with classic modest clothing items like these sweater coats which will never go out of style.
Click for more info on these $15 sweaters...
Saouli is an Islamic clothing design company based in Brussels. The company focuses on modest style for modern women. Their designs range from traditional style Islamic clothing like abayas to modest clothing designs that suit Muslims and non-Muslims alike.
Saouli launched their designs in 2000 with door-to-door sales! Now they have 2 flagship stores and they are featured in Islamic clothing fashion shows all over Europe.
Click here for more Saouli style...
Macy's is having a big 4th of July sale. Here are a few modest clothing pieces that we found in the Juniors dept.
This essential top is perfect to wear with all your long skirts.
Wide-leg pants like these are also modest clothing essentials. They're good for work or dressing up.
A dress like this makes for a cute going-out outfit when paired with a black long sleeve tee and trousers.
This cute trapeze dress would look great with a white tee, jeans, and platform wedges.
Click here to visit Macy's for details...