A Muslim woman must cover her entire body with right clothing. Jilbab imparts individuality and style to Muslim women. It is a full length coat type of robe worn in various cuts and styles by the Middle Eastern women. It covers entire body except for face, hands, head and feet, and serves the purpose of Islamic dressing very accurately.
Jilbab can be had in different styles. It can be a jilbab with pockets, or jilbab with a hood. It might have a full length or a half length zip for an elegant look. Motifs, embroidery patterns and other embellishments also make Jilbab trends tempting for Muslim women and make Jilbab variety richer and stylish. Motifs or flower patterns can be on the bottom border or on the sleeves. Embellishments or embroidery can also be on panels running down to the bottom of the dress. Since Jilbab does not cover head, scarves or hijab are worn to compliment the dress and to fulfill the needs of Islamic dressing. Often Jilbab with hoods can be trendy for that purpose. Attractive printed or plain hijabs can be used to give a different but stylish look.
Jilbab can vary in color and fabric texture to suit the occasion. A jilbab for casual wear should be black in polyester crepe as the fabric is durable and easy to wash. Viscose is another good choice for Jilbab fabric because it has silky look. Many luring prints and colors are available in this fabric, and it is durable. Georgette is another wise choice for Jilbab fabric especially for Jilbabs designed for evening wear. Small motifs and elegant border embroidery give an attractive yet simple look. However, for a formal occasion fine sequins, beads and diamantes work will make Jilbab stand out among the rest.
Among latest Jilbab fashion trends jilbabs in black or yellow creamy crepe silk have attracted millions. These can be embroidered from neckline and front with different shiny or silky threads, pleats at front make them look uniquely stylish. Bell bottom sleeve style has also claimed its popularity; in addition, curvy overlapped bottom of the Jilbab gives it a powerful look. Another distinctive Jilbab style is cut in pure Asian frock style. The wavy style bottom is much loved in Asian dressing and it imparts a lovely new look when merged into Jilbab style. Queens gown style in Jilbab with extra loose sleeves gives a royal touch to the dress, colorful patterns on sleeves look wonderful. Shimmery cuffs and belt style pattern of the Jilbab with diamantes or sequins is considered fabulously formal. Long Open Kurti type style is also much loved by the passionate world of fashion. The design splits the gown in two sides and cultural embroidery gives a classic look to the Jilbab.
Choice of fabric, color combination and design matters a lot in defining the look therefore, while buying a Jilbab one has to make careful and wise choices. It is best to keep the occasion in mind while choosing your Jilbab.