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A Guide to Islamic Fashion and Middle East Traditional Dress

Asba or Abaya? This Handy Guide Teaches the Subtle Differences in Islamic Dress


If you don't know the difference between your Shayla and Jalabiya, it's time you got to know. Women around the Middle East, Asia and Africa embrace traditional and Islamic dress through fashion in many different ways and while it can be confusing for people who aren't familiar with the culture, it shouldn't have to be. The same goes for men in the region.

Here's a handy guide to show which countries are likely to style themselves in particular ways and how they should be referred to. Just click through the presentation below.

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