First of all, it should be clear that Islamic dress code for women is primarily intended to safeguard their modesty, dignity, and honor. Though Islam doesn’t force women to wear a specific style or type of clothes, it declares some conditions that the Muslim woman dress should meet. While abiding by these Islamic ethics, a woman can still choose good-looking and comfortable clothes.
In this regard, Wael Shihab said that ‘ a Muslim sister should wear proper clothes that meet the sharia conditions. She will be greatly rewarded by Allah for abiding by these ethics. Following are the requirements that the clothes should meet:
1. They should cover all her body with the exception of the hands and face.
2. They should not be transparent, revealing, or attracting to men.
3. They should not be tight in a way that shows her body features; the clothes should be loose-fitting.
4. They should not be clothes that are peculiar to men of her community; women should not wear clothes that are known to be worn only by men and vice versa.
Having stated the above, it should be clear that Islam does not ask women to wear a specific style or type of clothes. Hence, any clothes that they wear which meet the above requirements—whether it is one, two, or three pieces, or it is made of jeans, cotton, or polyester—are acceptable.’
Another prominent Muslim scholar and da`iyah, Zienab Mostafa, also said:
“When Almighty Allah revealed the verse of hijab in Surat An-Nur, He set the requirements of the Islamic dress code for us. A woman has to cover her body. There is no precise description given, which means that she can cover herself in whatever way she wants as long as she covers her entire body except for the face and hands.
The matter of the dress code in Islam is flexible in order to accommodate people in every time, and every culture, and there is no certain design for the outfit, and no color recommended or prohibited. So you can choose whichever color you want as long as you follow the command of Allah.
The wives of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him), used to wear a black cloak because this was the custom at that time and it was obligatory for them to cover their faces as well. However, this does not apply to all Muslim women. Allah asked Muslim women to follow the wives of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) in terms of behavior and acts of worship. It is important for us to follow them in those ways. Some women follow them in their way of dressing, and I ask Allah to accept this from them, but it is not obligatory to follow their way of dress especially if you live in a western environment.”
Finally, a married Muslim sister can discuss the issue of dressing with her husband. If the embroidery Jilbab meets the sharia conditions, it will be okey.