Celebrating Eid Al Fitr in style!
We have already marked our calendars, and what about you? Ramadan is coming to an end and like every time, we are gearing up for the most special day of the year, Eid Al Fitr, also called the "Festival of Breaking the Fast". It is that time of the year when you are ready to take your dressing game to many notches above your usual. Arab women in the fashion industry are forever overcoming stereotypes and using fashion as a tool to make their voice heard. Ramadan and Eid customs, cultures, traditions, and cuisines vary, and there is certainly not just one particular way to dress festive for the holy day. No matter what the style of the outfit is, it could be traditional or modern or might be a mix of both. We are certain that they are all are usually embellished with intricate designs or embroidery and made to perfection.
We will take a look at some of the best and most modish options that can be worn according to your comfort to Own the looks, this festive season. With the endless preparations on our heads, from food to our plans and definitely getting our clothes in order. So it is time to glam up our looks and spice it up with something that will bedazzle everyone in the room and set all eyes on you. Whether it is kaftans, gowns or something with a touch of something more western, ladies, we got you all covered. Traditionally, women in Dubai wear an abaya which is a long, black flowing light coat over their clothing. Other options include Jellabiya, Kaftans, Salwar Kameez, or something that is a mix between traditional and western. Let us now take a look at the best attires that you can don this Eid al Fitr.
We start off with the most comfortable option out of all, the Jalabiya. Since the Middle East is the land of fashionable and trendy Jalabiyas decorated with sequins, metals, embroideries, and ribbons. It comes in various styles; you name it and you have it. From ruffles and mullet styles, there is an array to choose from. Go for bold and bright colors, and accessorize it with a fancy belt for a better fit. Amp up the look with stiletto heels and throw on a sling that matches the attire. These are quite similar to the Arabic Kaftans.
Fatma Husam stuns in her intricate jalabiya
Next up, we have Maxi Dresses that perfectly go with the festive occasion. Are they apt for Eid? Well, a myriad of new ways to style them have arisen. For starters, from the dressy to minimal, the light cotton to sumptuous silks, there really is a style for everyone out there. For this occasion, buy a fancier one, and accessorize with jewelry, and complement the look with a chic clutch bag, and wear strapped heels. This is how you can transition into the special occasion dress and strike the perfect balance between flattering and modest, bold and understated, all in one go.
Chaima Abdoul stuns in the Blue Sapphire Pleated Maxi Dress from the OwnTheLooks collection
Next up we have Wrap Around Dresses. These are the last-minute saviors that save you the trouble on how to look extravagant in the most convenient ways. Working them can be incredibly easy, and help you look suave and polished. Throw on a leather jacket or a knitted shrug, and make the outfit even more exclusive. Round them up with wedges or platform heels, and finish the ensemble with hoop earrings and a cutesy necklace. This brings the balance of intrigue and timelessness, comfort and style, making it a win situation.
Farhana Bodi looks gorgeous in her orange wraparound dress
And for the finale, we have another traditional dress, known as a Salwar Kameez. It is a popular traditional attire amongst Muslim women in South Asia. It is a type of long loose shirt worn with palazzo style pants that are embroidered with different kinds of work around the whole dress. Women love sporting various styles with net, lace or crochet. It is a comfortable choice and is bound to make you look classy. Originally, pair this style with flat sandals, colorful bangles and other kinds of jewelry that will sum up to a creative and stunning appearance.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan stuns in the Salwar Kameez attire.
Eid is on the way, and we hope it turns out as beautiful as these outfits. It is time to hog onto some scrumptious and mouthwatering food as we gear up to dress up in the best ways. Wishing you all a happy festive season from Team OwnTheLooks