The first thing to consider is the fabric. Heavier fabrics like wool, tweed, leather, denim, corduroy and velvet will keep out the chill. Avoid cotton, lightweight polyester, satin and silk. It is a good idea to layer thick tights or leggings during the winter to avoid freezing.
Secondly, consider the color and pattern of the garment you choose. Solid dark colors are best as well as statement making patterns in deep rich tones. Avoid florals and light colors as they are out of season.
Third, make sure the top you choose is extra warm to offset the cold. Cardigans can be worn underneath a long fitted coat. A hat and scarf will also help you keep the warmth close to your body.
Maxis are the most hassle free. Keep the length between mid-calf and right above your ankle. Any longer and the bottom hem could get wet or dirty from the floor. Micro minis seem like they would be the opposite of what you want to be wearing. But layered over leggings, thick tights and knee high boots, this style would work beautifully in the winter. Try a black and white houndstooth pattern with a white cardigan, red infinity scarf, black tights and ankle boots. Or a navy blue one made of wool that lands just above your knee. Wear with a patterned sweater, a short brown coat, thick knee high socks and boots. Full circle styles are pretty when layered under a long winter coat and short ankle boots. A-lines are flattering for all shapes and work especially well during the day.Knee length ones are most flexible, and can look professional for work when paired with a blazer. For a sexier look, try them with a slim fitting sweater. Nights out call for sparkles and glamour. Try a mid calf length sequined skirt worn with a pink cardigan. Wear black tights and shoes, and thick waist belt. Cover up with a wool coat and infinity scarf. Pencil styles are a wardrobe staple that are a must for the office. Their flexibility allows for casual wear as well. Try a velvet one for a twist on the traditional workplace outfit.
Black and white is the classic pairing and very easy to find. If you are just venturing into this trend, try this first. Pair a black and white patterned top with solid colored bottoms. Any pattern will do! Try florals, stripes, polka dots, checks or skulls for an edge. As long as the pants or skirt are in a bright shade, you will be fine. No soft pinks or beige. This trend calls for boldness. To finish the look, your shoes can either be black, white or the same hue as the bottoms you chose. For a subtler outfit, wear denim and neutral flats or heels. Add the third pop of color with a bright handbag or clutch. Another idea is to wear a black and white striped skirt, emerald green heels and a white top. Accessorize with emerald earrings or a green purse. High-contrast is attention getting, so a statement necklace is absolutely appropriate.
Weddings are also appropriate for this trend. Belt or sash your wedding dress with a jewel tone like amethyst or ruby, matching the bridesmaids’ dresses in the same shade to keep things consistent. If you are a guest, remember that no one but the bride is allowed to wear white to the wedding, and black is not an appropriate color. So what do you wear? Stay within the color scheme of the wedding, and find a second color to bounce off of. Though white is not allowed, try the lightest shade of the same jewel toned hue. For example, a teal skirt worn with a pale blue lace top would look beautiful. If you add a third shade, make sure it is palette appropriate.
Jewel tones paired with white work on the same theory as black and white. A bright yellow skirt paired with a maroon and white striped button down top, maroon heels, and a brown leather handbag is a great look for the office. If yellow is too much, try a deep navy blue. Even though it is on the same brightness level as the maroon, it will still contrast with the white.
This cap flatters all women because of its classic style. For casual outfits, try a red plaid skirt, blue blouse and bright cardigan. Add black tights, chunky heels and finish with a red cloche. The color in the hat and skirt tie the whole ensemble together. Another idea is to wear a grey bonnet with a romantic white top over a floral print skirt. For a retro look, try a pair of printed red shorts tied with a black belt. Tuck a white button down into the shorts and roll your sleeves up to show off the stack of bangles on your wrist. Red heels and a matching hat finish this casual yet chic look.
Cooler weather calls for a different approach. Try thick maroon tights and leather boots under a crocheted dress. Layer a cardigan and a grey coat over your dress. Wrap your neck in a scarf and add a hat. It is a very chic and very romantic look. For a twist on this same style, instead of the lace dress, wear a long sleeved button down under a maroon and brown plaid dress and top with a cloche. Switch the tights for thigh high socks and shorter lace up boots to add a little bit of sexy style to the same outfit.
Vintage style comes back with this cap. Tuck a short sleeved button down into high waisted shorts for a nod to the classic looks of the 1940’s. Go back to the 1980’s with drop crotch pants, heeled boots, and a wrap around top. An a-line skirt, wedges and turtle neck top also looks good with this particular bonnet. Any vintage outfit can look beautiful with this accessory. From the classic lines of the 20’s to the mod looks from the 60’s, you can wear anything underneath this timeless piece.
First, choose a shade that compliments your natural skin tone. Cooler skin with blue and pink undertones looks good with bright and crisp white. Skin with yellow, orange or red undertones can wear ecru or eggshell. Warmer skin with dark or light brown shades look beautiful with cream and ivory.
Secondly, make sure your undergarments are as close to your skin color as possible. White has a transparency to it that could prove embarrassing if you wear the wrong color bra and panties. Also, make sure your dress is properly lined for extra coverage. In addition, make sure the fit of your dress is not too clingy. Black is more flattering than white when it comes to a tight fit.
Third, choose proper accessories. Simplicity works best. You never want to overwhelm your outfit, especially in this particular hue. A splash of color with a scarf or statement necklace should be enough. You can even counteract with black jewelry, purses or cardigan for some high contrast visibility.
Spring and summer calls for light and flowy fabrics. Chiffon, cotton, and jersey are welcome during these seasons. Try a billowy tank dress that comes just above your knees. Wear tan or nude colored sandals and a brown belt for some added earthiness. Pastel or neon purses are a good match and add some unexpected yet subtle color. For a boho look, try a crochet dress (that is properly lined, of course) with stacked wooden bangles and emperor sandals. For the office, a closer fitting dress with a wide waist belt look very sophisticated layered under a blazer. Complete the look with a leather tote.
In the fall and winter, opt for knitted dresses in a soft cream. Don’t be afraid to wear tights, leggings and tall boots with your white dress. Black is an obvious choice, but if you want color, try jewel toned tights. Long sleeved drop waist dresses in wool or cashmere will keep you warm, and two toned infinity scarves in your favorite colors will definitely make this a statement outfit. For additional warmth, felt bucket hats and cloches look especially elegant worn with a knitted dress.
Jilbab can be referred to as any loose outer garment the covers of women and conceals her body shape. The phrase of jilbab is found in the Quran meaning “the recitation” is the central religious text for Islam, which Muslims believe to be a revelation from god. There is no pictures of any Jilbabs from the 7th century so, it is not clear if the modern Jilbab is the same garment as referred to in the Qur’an. A Jilbab is a type of clothing that is very similar to an abaya. It is worn over regular everyday clothing and is quite loose. They are very similar to an abaya and is also described as a long rope. They can come in many different styles, may often contain embroidery of some sort, some Jilbabs come with no hood. Some come with buttons and zippers that are on the front were as others may be in the sawn up pattern, which are to be worn over the head.
In Indonesia, the Jilbab covers the head including the hairs and ears that is referred to as a headscarf. Some modern forms of Jilbab include the visor that aims to protect the face from the sun
The abaya is normally made up of a soft, flowing polyester fabrics. Traditional abaya are black and normally a long sleeve, floor length, and it’s either worn from the shoulder all the top of the head. Is designed to hide the curves of the body. It is often paired up with a Hijab or Niqab. Hijab is a scarf that covers the head. Even those been adopted in many parts of the world is most common in the Islamic cultures on the Arabian Peninsula. Abaya is known by a range of different names but have the same purpose, which is to cover. Contemporary models are usually Kaftans, cut from light, flowing fabrics such as chiffon. Depending what region it is depends of the styles that are used some are black fabric which have embroidery and others might be bright coloured and some even have forms of artwork across them.
Both Jilbab and Abaya are very similar and can be both worn over clothing such as dresses or blouses that look at too tight to be worn in public. Jilbab and Ababa are designed so they can wear the clothing they want to but not go against their beliefs. Depending where they are around the world and the beliefs depends how it is worn and how much of the body is covered but still have the same purpose.