Your Eid outfits are different from year to year — but one thing they all probably have in common is that they make you feel comfortable and look great. Even if you’re spending Eid at home with your family, you still need to buy yourself a new getup, so read on for some Friday-approved tips on how to craft yourself the perfect Eid outfit.
Decide what you want to wear
Now, this sounds obvious, but it’s actually the key to making your Eid outfit an expression of who you are. Before you hit the shops, you need to have an idea of what you want to be wearing — are you considering an abaya, a salwar kameez or a sari? Getting this out of the way will allow you to focus on finding a style that makes you feel good.
Dressing up an outfit
Even if you’re not making a splash with what you wear, that doesn’t mean you can’t look great. Accessorizing smartly is your key to making a statement here. Consider adding a sequined top, a glittery clutch, a bold statement necklace, or flowers in your hair or hijab to make an outfit more fun and glamorous for Eid.
You don’t have to splash the cash to look good for Eid. “A casual outfit is perfect for a simple, intimate party. The secret is not in what you wear, but in HOW you wear it. A simple blouse with a patterned shirt can look very festive and elegant, and you don’t have to struggle too much,” Asmaa Nabil writes for lifestyle website hijabchicblog.com.
Dress for the occasion
Make sure your outfit is catered to what you’ll be doing this Eid. If you’re going to be sitting still at a party, feel free to break out your favorite stilettos. But if you’ll be hosting a party instead, chances are you’ll benefit from something that doesn’t restrict your mobility, like a flowy pair of harem pants and some flats.
Take some inspiration from the Internet
If the mannequins at Meena Bazaar aren’t hitting the spot, seek out outfits on the internet. Go online shopping, check Pinterest or default to the Internet’s fashion hub — Instagram. Fortunately, there’s no shortage of people to follow for Eid inspo on Instagram: check out accounts like @annieswift, @_hijablicious_ or @hautehijab.
Remember the image of your Eid outfit that you had in mind before you went shopping? That becomes really important here. If you’ve left no stone (shop) unturned in your quest for a perfect Eid outfit and you still haven’t found your look, you can design a piece for yourself and take it to the tailor.