Muslim wedding dresses

Hold­ing a wed­ding cel­e­bra­tion often depends not only on the per­son­al pref­er­ences of the spous­es, but also on the cen­turies-old tra­di­tions and cul­ture of the peo­ple enter­ing into mar­riage, espe­cial­ly when it comes to their reli­gion. Mus­lim wed­dings, of course, are very dif­fer­ent from the usu­al for most non-Mus­lim wed­dings, but this does not mean at all that they are unin­ter­est­ing or bor­ing.

The same applies to the image of the Mus­lim bride. What are Mus­lim wed­ding dress­es?

Muslim wedding dresses: features

Basi­cal­ly, two types of wed­dings are com­mon among fam­i­lies. We will con­di­tion­al­ly des­ig­nate the first one as “girls — sep­a­rate­ly, boys — sep­a­rate­ly”. At the same time, women invit­ed to the cel­e­bra­tion cel­e­brate with the bride, and men with the groom in dif­fer­ent rooms. In this case, the Mus­lim bride’s wed­ding dress is no dif­fer­ent from the Euro­pean one, since strangers will not see her. Here you have low-cut dress­es, and open shoul­ders, and knee-length skirts — as the bride wish­es. The only thing is that it is not cus­tom­ary for a Mus­lim woman to expose her body exces­sive­ly, even among women, so you are unlike­ly to see a super-short mini. At the wed­dings of wealthy Mus­lims, the charm­ing and very ele­gant wed­ding dress­es of the Arab design­er Elie Saab are in demand.

But there is and is now gain­ing momen­tum and the sec­ond option for wed­dings by Mus­lims is a joint one, when women and men cel­e­brate the mar­riage of the young togeth­er. In this case, a Mus­lim-style wed­ding dress must nec­es­sar­i­ly meet the require­ments of the “hijab”. And this means that the entire body of the girl, except for the face and hands, should be cov­ered with clothes, and the dress itself should not be tight-fit­ting, trans­par­ent, bright or too heav­i­ly dec­o­rat­ed.

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But this does not mean at all that such an out­fit will be com­plete­ly face­less. How can design­ers diver­si­fy a Mus­lim wed­ding dress?

  1. Tra­di­tion­al­ly, wed­ding dress­es in Ara­bic and Mus­lim style are made of light fab­rics. But it does­n’t have to be white at all! Your choice of beige, pink, blue, gold, sil­ver, cream tones of wed­ding dress­es. If you want to choose a daz­zling white out­fit, you can spice it up a lit­tle with ori­en­tal-style col­ored bead­ing or pearls, col­ored rhine­stones, a bow, rib­bons or inserts of a fab­ric of a dif­fer­ent shade.
  2. The main dif­fer­ence between Mus­lim out­fits is the sever­i­ty of their cut. They should be floor-length, with a closed neck and long sleeves, not a fig­ure-hug­ging sil­hou­ette. That is why lush out­fits are held in high esteem, as well as straight ones from non-stretch fab­rics, such as chif­fon or satin. Many design­ers use hand­made ele­ments in the dec­o­ra­tion of such out­fits — embroi­dery with gold, sil­ver thread, beads, sequins, glass beads, etc. All this dec­o­rates the wed­ding dress and turns it into a real and rather expen­sive work of art.
  3. Many Mus­lim girls buy a Euro­pean-style out­fit (but, of course, not short and tight-fit­ting) and wear match­ing golf under it, or wear a long-sleeved wed­ding bolero on top of the dress.
  4. Accord­ing to Islam, the head of the bride must be cov­ered. There­fore, out­fits that include a head­dress to match the dress and a veil are in great demand. This head­dress is also dec­o­rat­ed in every pos­si­ble way and with its help the image of the new­ly­wed becomes com­plete.
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Muslim wedding dresses 2013

The most beau­ti­ful Mus­lim wed­ding dress­es, as it is not sur­pris­ing, are usu­al­ly the works of Indone­sian design­ers, not Arab ones. This year, a col­lec­tion of exquis­ite wed­ding dress­es by Indone­sian design­er Irna La Per­le, one of the most fash­ion­able fash­ion design­ers among Mus­lim coun­tries, made a big splash in the world of Islam­ic fash­ion.

Her dress­es, made in accor­dance with the require­ments of the “hijab”, are intend­ed for Mus­lim women who fol­low the pre­cepts of Islam, but the con­ser­vatism of the out­fit is soft­ened through the use of light fab­rics, jew­el­ry, draperies that fit well into the style. Even women who are far from this reli­gion will appre­ci­ate such ele­gant, mag­nif­i­cent, but at the same time mod­est Mus­lim wed­ding dress­es. They are made using such del­i­cate fab­rics as guipure, chif­fon in pas­tel col­ors, ele­gant lace as dec­o­ra­tion.

The design­er has quite suc­ceed­ed in cre­at­ing roman­tic, fem­i­nine out­fits, which in their beau­ty are in no way infe­ri­or to Euro­pean wed­ding dress­es, in the cre­ation of which, unlike Mus­lim ones, there are actu­al­ly no restric­tions.