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Observing Ramadan in style

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Women, particularly, see Ramadan as an opportunity to express themselves and their unique styles, while still giving due consideration to their faith. (Photos: Shutterstock, Envato Elements, and unsplash)
Fashion is often dictated by occasions, and in the Muslim world, Ramadan is one such time. It is also a time when rituals are observed, specific events are held and people want to appear in their fineries after a long day of fasting. اضافة اعلان

The clothes Muslims wear to an iftar may be different from those they wear for lunch or dinner invitations.

Women, particularly, see Ramadan as an opportunity to express themselves and their unique styles, while still giving due consideration to their faith.

Many would think that abaya is the most appropriate for women during Ramadan, but this is not the case.
Women, particularly, see Ramadan as an opportunity to express themselves and their unique styles, while still giving due consideration to their faith.
Following are some pieces Muslim women might choose to wear during the holy month to reflect their unique style:

Kaftans: Are long, loose-fitting, and flowy dresses. They look like tunics, but they have wider sleeves and are made of light fabrics to keep people cool. Kaftans come in a variety of colors, shades, and patterns, making it easy to find one that complements one’s desired style.



Women may choose to wear open kaftans, which go well with dresses and skirts. They might also add a belt if the kaftans are loose fitting or want something with more definition. One might design the belt if the kaftan did not come with it, and this will help better define the waist. Colorful and bright kaftans give a lively vibe to one’s look. Satin kaftans are popular and ideal for a stylish, formal evening outfit. By way of accessories, experimenting with designs and statement pieces on heels, bags, and even jewelry could be enjoyable and give free rein to imagination.



Kimonos: Could be one of the most worn and popular pieces during Ramadan. The many styles of kimonos out there could complete the Ramadan look; there are also various ways to style them. For example, one may choose a casual look for iftar, and a more elegant look for suhoor.

One could pair a modest dress with a colorful kimono to obtain a chic look, or wear it with skinny pants and a basic T-shirt to make the look more elegant.  One could also choose to wear a matching kimono set, which is popular in the fashion industry. Trying the matching kimono set once would make one want to buy it in every color because it is easy to style and accessorize. It can be worn for iftar, suhoor, or any other occasion in Ramadan.



Maxi dresses: When attending family events during Ramadan, and they may be many, one may want to look one’s best. A long-sleeved maxi dress is a perfect fit for these events as they are modest. Maxi dresses are comfortable, stylish, light, and give a feeling of freshness, and appropriately show one’s figure. It is easy to choose a dress that suits one’s body type and unique style because they come in many different prints and cuts.
Some may consider wearing the national costume old fashion, but national dresses often evolved to keep up with fashion trends.
National costumes: Instead of wearing clothes with Western influence, one may choose to wear the national costume, to reflect one’s culture and heritage irrespective of where one lives. Sticking to traditions is a good way for young Muslims from immigrant families to identify with their origin.

Some may consider wearing the national costume old fashion, but national dresses often evolved to keep up with fashion trends. MENA region costumes are all beautiful, loose and comfortable, and often elegant, which makes them suitable to wear at any time.


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