How to Make a Traditional Djellaba Modern

Classic Style with a Contemporary Twist

One of our fave things about Diamantine is creating traditional Moroccan-inspired clothes and styling them with a modern look. Take a djellaba. This hooded long robe is pretty much as traditional as it gets when it comes to modest Moroccan clothes. Right? But it doesn’t always have to be styled traditionally. And with the right look and accessories, it can feel seriously on-trend.

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Pair It with Jeans


One of our favourite ways to style a traditional djellaba is with denim. It might not be a typical pairing but layers are big this season and this is a chic combo.


Skinny jeans are always a good idea for layering. Or, if the djellaba is a bit shorter, then pair it with straight leg blue jeans for an even more on-trend and modern take on the look.


Choose On-Trend Jewellery


Dress your djellaba up in an instant with the perfect pairing of chunky jewellery. Gold is huge for summer and mixed metals – layers of both gold and silver pieces – is even bigger. So, opt for chunky gold chains and get creative with statement pieces to style your traditional djellaba for summer.


Opt for Bold & Unpredictable

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Sometimes, a traditional djellaba only looks so traditional because of the colour palette. Choosing something a little more unpredictable can make all the difference. Bright colours and even more so, bold prints, are the perfect way to choose tradition with a twist.


We’re OBSESSED with our Nihal long-sleeve djellaba which proves this point to perfection. This loud and proud print is perfect for a huge range of occasions this summer and gives the classic silhouette of a djellaba a whole new vibe.


Choose Chunky Ankle Boots


When you’re styling your traditional djellaba, think of some more unexpected choices this season. A pair of on-trend chunky lace-free ankle boots add some edge to a flowing dress like this and give it a more modern look than traditional flat mules, sandals or ballet flats.


Or Make It Casual


Alternatively, if you want something that feels more summery and casual, choose on-trend chunky white trainers or classic Vans or Converse trainers. Again, this gives your look a more trend-led aesthetic than many sandals or flats but keeps you comfy and casual all season.


Always Finish with Sunnies


On-trend, oversized sunglasses can transform an outfit and the way you feel in it. So always finish your look with the perfect pair. We think black-rimmed and chunky-framed sunglasses look the best with any flowing Moroccan-inspired outfit and give a traditional djellaba a chic, modern aesthetic.




Have we got you thinking about some different ways you can wear your traditional djellaba this season? Remember to shop the complete collection of women’s Moroccan djellabas by Diamantine to get all the Moroccan vibes. And check out the sale section for some serious deals on this chic and modest wardrobe staple.