Islam does not specify a certain kind of dress that men and women should wear. It left this issue to the customs and traditions of every nation. Thus, We find Allah the Almighty says: (O ye Children of Adam! We have bestowed raiment upon you to cover your shame, as well as to be an adornment to you. But the raiment of righteousness, that is the best.). ( al-A’raf 7:26)

As long as clothes cover the body and the parts that Allah ordered to be covered then it is fine once it meets the requirements for a good and decent dress.

In addition, there are some conditions that should be met in women’s clothes. These conditions are:

1. It should cover all your body with the exception of the hands and face.
2. It should neither be transparent, revealing, nor attracting to men.
3. It should not be tight in a way that shows your body features; the clothes should be loose-fitting.
4. It should not be clothes that are peculiar to men in your 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 clothe which meet the above requirements—whether it is one, two, or three pieces, or it is made of jeans, cotton, or polyester—are acceptable.

As for wearing coloured clothes, the eminent Muslim scholar, Sheikh `Abdel Kh aliq Hasan Ash-Shareef, states: “In state of Ihram (during Hajj or `Umrah), we are commanded not to wear saffron-coloured clothes.

In normal times, it’s better for the Muslim to avoid wearing any clothes that resemble that of the disbelievers. Therefore, it’s better to avoid wearing saffron-coloured clothes as long as we have many alternatives. As for wearing bright-coloured clothes, men are commanded not to wear the red-coloured clothes that have no other colours with it. The white-coloured clothes are recommended by the Sunnah. As for women, they should avoid wearing clothes that catch the attention of people while they are outdoor.”

Given the above, it becomes clear that women may wear red-coloured (black-coloured, etc.) clothes, as long as they meet the conditions of Hijab in Shari`ah.