Eid Fashion Styles for Muslim Women around the World
Eid fashion differs around the world. Muslim women from various parts of the world celebrate the end of Ramadan by wearing distinct wardrobe styles. While ornate hijabs, abayas, and jilbabs are Eid fashion staples, there are other styles that you can add to your closets. A lot of Muslim women around the world celebrate diversity by wearing eid fashion styles from other cultures, as you can find in this article by Quartz last year. Muslim clothing is as dynamic as the people who wear them.
We put together a list of Eid fashion styles from different cultures. While the list is not entirely exhaustive, it contains the most popular styles around the world.
Eid Fashion around Globe
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The Chinese simply wear hijabs and abayas for Eid.
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Filipinas on the other hand, prefer celebrating this momentous event by wearing colorful jilbabs.
Malaysians don the traditional baju kurung for Eid festivities. The baju kurung is a two-piece outfit with a loose-fitting collarless blouse and skirt.
Indonesians from the Java region pair their kerudung hijab with a kebaya and batik skirt. A kebaya is a long open tunic made of sheer fabrics with embroidery or brocade details.
Indians and Pakistanis wear the shalwar kameez, a traditional outfit comprised of a long shirt and baggy trousers. Both men and women wear the shalwar kameez but in gender-specific styles. Womens' shalwar kameez feature intricate designs and embroidery. Then they wear a scarf or dupatta to complete their ensemble.
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Bangladeshis wear a salee salwar kameez, a foot-length dress with sleeves adorned with colored beads. However, Bangladeshi women are becoming more progressive with their Eid fashion styles. Designer Arzin Alom shares that some women pair jackets with jumpsuits, maxi dresses, and even wear long gowns.
Palestinians also have a traditional outfit, which they call "thobe". The thobe is a hand-stitched dress made of black fabric with red embroidery.
Moroccans wear their embellished kaftans to celebrate Eid. Africa is also gaining ground as a fashion-forward region for Muslim women. Designers from Gambia, Guinea, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, and Mali are popular for creating modern Eid fashion styles. South African bloggers are also famous for sporting ultra-trendy looks for the celebration.
United States, Australia, and Europe
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There are a lot of stores nationwide in the United States that sell Muslim clothing. But these stores still run scarce, hence Americans need to adapt. They improvise by wearing modest styles from designer and street brands for the occasion. The same is true for Muslim women living in other non-Muslim majority countries such as Australia and the UK.
Where to Buy Eid Fashion Muslim Clothing
There are so many places that you can buy women's Muslim clothing from for the Eid festivities. We assume you've already bought your Ramadan and Eid outfits. If not, then you can still go to departmental stores. However, you can just go online shopping on stores like HijabDressUp to avoid traffic and crowds which are prevalent in Muslim-majority countries during Ramadan season.