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