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Turkish fashion at its best – Part 1

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Hey ladies,

As a continuation of my previous post ( check it out here ) I wanted to share with you more ideas how to look fabulous, modest and modern in the same time. As I wrote in other occasions, my opinion is that Turkish fashion for women has developed so much that helps women keep being delicate, feminine and modern, that’s why I love this style sooo much. I hope it will be helpful and you will enjoy the outfits.

Don’t feel shy to tell me your opinion….Enjoy!

Until next time XoXo.

Jilbab fashion

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Because recently my husband and I were in Jordan, where I could see a great variety of jilbab models and colours I thought it will make a good topic to write about. Before few years when I started covering one could find jilbab only in dark colour or white,grey, cream with very old and ugly models so back than I totally rejected the idea to wear any time soon a jilbab. Fortunately for me and other young women that like to cover and still look nice nowadays there are plenty of models and colours that can fit any woman’s age or requirement.

I think is better to show you some of this models.

Turkish hijab & outfit

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   Although there are many ways in which you can cover and still look chic, personally I consider the way Turkish women wear their hijab the most feminine and pretty style. Many women don’t like to wear square hijab and I support them but when we talk about Turkish hijab the situation changes for me. That is because I like the fabric from which they are made and the way it can frame a woman’s face and make her look so feminine and beautiful but modest at the same time.

   Lately fashion has developed so much in Turkey and now Turkish style is unique, easy to wear and recognize. Whether it’s about wearing jilbab with long skirt or with western clothes the accent is always on the hijab.

   Hijab and outfits

   Tutorial 1

   Tutorial 2

    Tutorial 3

Muslim bridal dresses

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         Every woman dreams since she is a little girl about her wedding day when she will become a princess in her perfect bride dress and for one day she will feel that all the Universe is hers. Everything must be perfect for her since she will be the central point of attention for one day. Her happiness, shining face and great smile should be completed with a great make-up, 2 pair of shoes – one with high heals and the other very comfortable-, nice jewelry, spectacular bouquet and of course the dress of her dreams. But when you are a Muslim you will need one more thing for the party; which is the perfect Hijab that will match your dress, of course wrapped in a very special and unique style – simple or with accessories.

      Personally I think that the brides who choose to cover more than usual brides in their special day will become not only princesses, but they will be real queens in the most important day of their life (look at true royalty weddings where brides wear decent and great wedding dresses) and everyone will remember them and their wedding because they chose to be different from the others. Nowadays the industry of fashion for Muslim has evolved impressively and offers women who want to be special brides many models to choose from. I suggest to watch together this video.

Egyptian dressing style

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     Egyptian fashion for women that cover themselves ( muhajabat) is offering the chance to be covered and yet to be fashionable. Their clothes are full of colors, easy to wear and match with accessories. Hijab for them represents also a very important part of the whole outfit and it must be worn in a style that matches the clothes. Often they use more than one scarf to create a spectacular look of the hijab.

      Let’s  have a look on this style!

                            

Muslim Garments

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     As a continuation to my previous post about Muslim veils, today I will talk about types of garments that Muslim women wear. I hope that this will be helpful for those of you  that are still confused about how to differentiate Muslim garment from their names and appearance.

Abaya– A long black robe that comes in different models, some are simple black while others have nice colorful details.

Jilbab– Long trench that comes in several colors without any model on it.

Jalabia– Long dress usually worn at parties,that can be found in a multitude of colors and models.

Kaftan– Traditional Moroccan garment for special occasions.

Rules for non-muslims visiting a muslim country

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           Everyone knows that the Muslim world is very different from the western one, regarding traditions,celebrations,customs,way of behaving  and much more.Because lately I have heard so many people saying  they would like to visit an Arab or another Muslim country but they are afraid since they don’t know what rules they will have to respect there, I have decided to write some of the basic rules for any muslim country. 

  1. Be sure that you are wearing decent clothes.This rule doesn’t refer only to women but also men, is not necessary to cover as a Muslim does but at least  try to avoid  very short skirts/pants and cover your chest .Men should also avoid short pants and cover their area from waist to knees.

  2.Gestures of love and affection in public should be limited. That means you can hold your partner’s hand but kissing in public is considered offending and depending on the country you visit you can have troubles with the police.

  3.Try to avoid consuming alcoholic drinks in public. Although in some countries you can find alcohol I advice you not to consume it outside your hotel.

  4.Respect local people especially women. You shouldn’t  stare at women on the street because you might find yourself being questioned by one of her relatives or even the police – if they are called –  for your reasons of staring.

  5.Don’t take pics of other people without their consent. The reasons of this rule are the same as the ones above.

  6.If you are a male and want to shake hands with a muslim woman ask her before doing it. Some women prefer not to shake hands with unrelated men

  7.Respect Ramadan month and other religious occasions. If you decide to visit a Muslim country during the month of Ramadan(annual fasting month for Muslims) be sure  you know that before dawn (Fajr) until sunset muslims won’t eat,drink or smoke, so respect them and if you choose to do any of these outside don’t be ostentatious.Also be aware of the fact that during this month your clothes have to be really decent.

  8.Have a proper behavior in public. Try not to be too noisy when you talk and laugh,when you go out sit at the table as you should not as if you are in a bar and have a proper vocabulary since there might be someone next to you that can understand your language.

              Beware that these are general rules for Muslim countries but in some as Saudi Arabia or Iran they might be more restricted or other rules can be added  so  be sure you know them before leaving.