What to wear: Eid al Adha 2016!

Eid-al-Adha is here once again, bringing with it all the blessings and happiness of this special month. All of us will be sharing this occasion with friends and family, which means there’ll be tea parties, lunches, dinners and what not, so the age old questions is probably popping up in your head by now: what should I wear for Eid? Well, here are some special tips that you can keep in mind when deciding the right outfit for yourself.

The First Thing That’s Noticed: Colour

Yes, our outfit’s colour is the first thing anyone notices, so never underestimate the power of colour. For almost all of us, this Eid is going to be a hot one so make sure you choose a cool colour. Warm colours like golden, brown and yellow won’t be a good choice unless you’re lucky enough to be experiencing pleasant weather. Certain colours will make you stand out at any Eid dinner party, these of course include black, blue and red. For lunch, brunch or a tea party, go for lighter colours such as cream or pastels. Once you have chosen a colour for your outfit, do think of the right hijab to go with it. You can either choose to go monotone and match the hijab’s colour with your outfit (you may also take into account your skin tone for a perfectly matching hijab), or you can choose to wear a contrasting hijab. Since this is a special occasion and we wouldn’t want you to look plain, I would suggest to go for a contrasting or fancy hijab that complements your outfit.

Flowy Outfits and Floral Prints

These two always make a great outfit for any hijabi. Most of us tend to avoid wearing tight fitted clothes which makes maxis, gowns and tunics our best friends. A plain or floral maxi can be given a really fancy look, simply, by adding a chic belt at the waist, an eye catching purse and a nicely complementing hijab. It’s even better if you can find such a dress with some nice embroidery and embellishments as they help make an outfit look luxurious and be unforgettable for others.
Choose the Right Accessories


Hijabis are lucky as they don’t just get to accessorise their outfit, but also their hijabs. So don’t forget to look for some nice hijab accessories like a fancy pin or chain. But you don’t just need to focus on the right accessories but also the right amount of accessories. Remember that you’re dressing up for Eid, not a wedding so keep things beautiful, elegant and sophisticated.
Create Your Own Style

When it comes to Eid outfits, there’s absolutely no need for you to follow any norms or trends. There are a million options that you can choose from so look for something which reflects your mood and personality. And of course you don’t want to spend the whole holiday dressing up and fussing over your outfit so look for something that’s easily manageable and allows you to fully enjoy yourself, in style.

If all else fails, just wear the first thing that comes to your mind and make it shine with your beautiful smile and the prettiest hijab you have. Yes, a pretty hijab and a beautiful smile are always the best thing that we can wear, so just go on with it and enjoy those yummy Eid meals while they last!


Sarah Ghanem is a hijabista and fashion consultant at Modanisa. She is really keen on modern, but modest Islamic wear for women, and she’s always trying out new fashion trends and styles.


(Image Credits: Modanisa)

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