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Middle Eastern Wedding Trends
Most Western weddings have some sort of rule when it comes to the dress code. If it is a beach affair then the couple may ask for you to wear something relaxed and not so formal, other brides may demand no one wear white so as to keep the attention on her, some weddings are completely black tie affairs while others will even request their guests dress according to a certain theme or colour scheme.
Middle Eastern weddings on the other hand seem to be all about glamour and glitz. Men are usually expected to wear either something very traditional according to their cultural background, while women usually have free reign over what garment they celebrate another’s union in.
Most Muslim women attend weddings and engagement parties in glamorous gowns that reflect the modest and respectful nature of Middle Eastern traditions. Keeping the dress long, many women shop for the perfect piece with the following features in mind; they want something elegant and feminine with a twist of magnificence.
For Muslim weddings; women tend to choose garments that are full length and cover the body for modesty’s sake, but are still formal enough for an Islamic wedding event. Even when attending segregated wedding celebrations, many Muslim women still prefer a beautiful long evening dress over something short and tightly fitted.
Traditionally a jalabiya (the Arabic kaftan) is chosen for both mixed and segregated weddings for those women who want a traditional touch of glamour. For many Middle Eastern women, a special event such as a wedding is one of the very few times in the year where it is socially acceptable to be swathed in jewel encrusted dresses or other such heavily adorned garb that they may not be able to wear on a daily basis.
Muslim women in general (Arab and non-Arab alike) will invest a whole day dedicated to perfecting their hairstyle and makeup for such a special day, so it is no wonder that they tend to choose colourful yet stylish jalabiyas specifically for these events – of course beautifully paired with a great set of heels, bag and accessories!
When it is your time to get dolled up, why not choose a piece from our luxurious collection? No matter what the event – be it a wedding, engagement party or other formal affair, Wahat AlJalabiya has the perfect piece for you!
Our vast collection consists of superb garments made from the finest fabrics, beautifully adorned with the best quality workmanship. From a simple cut one-hued gown with a beaded collar focus to multi-coloured dress, bejeweled with encrusted chest pieces and the most feminine draping sleeves on the market, you are sure to be your most glamorous self in these magnificent formal jalabiyas.
Here are three designs from our label that we recommend for the perfect Middle Eastern wedding jilbab:
For a demure look, we suggest the Butterfly Chiffon Jalabiya ($183). This hand embroidered piece in a deep muted purple adds the perfect amount of class to any affair without being over the top or attention-seeking. We suggest teaming it with a golden hued hijab to really shine at your next Islamic wedding.
Why not put a spin on traditional wear and choose something that invokes the richness and elaborateness of the Indian Mughal Empire? With a thick waisted focal point ornamented in golden hued features, this rich burgundy and gold chiffon jalabiya ($166) will instantly transform any event into an aristocratic rendezvous.
As Middle Eastern soirees usually involve a lot of colour, we simply could not exclude our golden weaved cuffed dress from our list. The ultimate Islamic wedding dress features multi-coloured panels hemmed in a thick band of golden glitter that glistens under any light. The exquisite dark gold flecked detailing on the cuffs and chest shimmers brightly around the generously strewn deep pink jewels that set this jalabiya apart from the rest. For a mere $186, this is one piece not to pass on!
Although excellent choices for Middle Eastern based weddings, these designs are just as lovely worn on any formal occasion. Why not view the rest of our range to find your perfect formal outfit today!Details
Special Occasion Jilbab Styles
Wahat Al-Jalabiya’s line of special occasion jilbabs is guaranteed to leave a magic impression wherever you go. To enhance the beauty of every woman we blend classical and modern design with a combination of harmonious rhythms that cross between traditional culture and contemporary style. This line of jilbabs is a collection of designs for those special moments when a fashion statement is a must!Details
Winter Jilbab Styles
Warm up your winter with our hot new collection of casual, occasion, traditional, luxury, and limited edition jalabiyas, jilbabs, kaftans, and abayas.Details
Casual Jalabiya Styles
Wahat Aljalabiya brings you another casual design jalabiya “Purple Pristine”. With it’s pristine purple color, it will endow you with all the beauty and richness of a precious jewel. Let the sheer elegance and charm engulf you as you experience the comfort of cotton and enjoy the contemporary yet traditional feel of this jalabiya.
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