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Islamic Clothing History
In Islamic (Muslim) clothing, their is certain rules about how men and women should cover themselves. Generally, clothing will vary based on the climates and cultures of different countries. But in Islam, some traditions of dress have emerged, especially for women.We can see that women in the West show their arms, legs and body shape with their clothes, some devoted Islamic women choose to cover their limbs, structure and faces.
The origins of this are not clear but the history of Islamic dress is typically told in a way that around the dress of Islamic women. Veils were used by women in ancient Greece, Persia and India, predating Islam. By the second Islamic century, veils began to be worn as a symbol of status. By the 10th century, Middle Eastern countries had made laws imposing the use of veils. Today, some countries such as Turkey have outlawed the use of the most dramatic form of Islamic dress for women, the burqa. What a women wears today is a combination of her choice, traditions and the level of adherence to tradition.
Muslim Women's style in modest fashion
It is important to be included the needs of Muslim women to be recognized, especially as the fashion industry is becoming more representative and diverse, accept this new situation and make changes in the fashion.As modest fashion is continuing it's grow and make its place of it's own. Because it isn't just a trend, it's our way of dressing and a lifestyle.
Most Common types of Islamic Clothing
The abaya is made of synthetic fiber of black color and designed those fibers with embroidery. The abaya may be worn from the top of the head to the ground or over the shoulders. It may be combined with a headscarf or face veil.
Burqa is a type of veil with body covering hides all of a woman's body, including the eyes, which are covered with a mesh screen.
Niqab worn by some Muslim women which may or may not leave the eyes uncovered.
Chador was worn by women, from the top of the head to the ground and it is usually worn in Iran without a face veil. Unlike the abaya, the chador is sometimes not fastened in the front.
Jilbab is an over-garment or cloak worn by Muslim women when in public. Sometimes refers to a different style of veil, like abaya but diference is it is more fitted type, and in a wider variety of fabrics and colors and looks more similar to a long tailored coat.
Khimar is a particular style of scarf that loosely over the entire top half of a woman's body, down to the waist.
Hijab is weared by Muslim Women as a part of modesty. It refers to a square or rectangle piece of cloth or fabric which is folded, placed over the head and pinned under the chin as a scarf. Depending on the style and location, this may also be called as shaylah.