Although I do love the look of long khimaar sets I just don’t find them very practical for my life right now but I recently stumbled upon these “versions” of the long khimaar set and really like them and think they would be a nice pseudo-long khimaar style. The flow and modesty sans the impracticality (at least as I think)
First this set from Shukr. Sure its listed as a prayer khimaar set, but c’mon…between the lovely colors, lightweight material and beautiful styling…wouldn’t you rock it outside and about? I know I would. You have the poncho with
shaylah style over a skirt. Kinda like a “long khimaar training wheels” for the covering sister.
I dont know how many of you have tried the recent trend of wearing a contrasting shaylah over your long khimaar, I have and I found it very uncomfortable as the khimaar got strange and bunchy around my neck and was quite snug around the chest area-not cool! Again, this Shukr one solves that problem… *drools*
And then there is this version from Islamic Boutique in Egypt which is a modified shoulder sitting long khimaar style/poncho, similar to the Shukr design but with actual sleeves. But its cut poncho style so there is still the khimaar look as everything is modestly covered. I *really* like this one, I think it would great for classes or running errands and would work even over those uber wide legged Shukr Lengha pants.
Islamic Boutique also has two other similar sets but they are like modified isdaals in that they come to the knees and then are worn over a skirt, long-khimaar style.