MEANING OF JILBAB:
In modern day usage, jilbab refers to a long, flowing, baggy overgarment worn by some Muslim women. They believe that this fulfills the Islamic demands for modesty, or hijab.
The modern jilbab covers the entire body, except for hands, feet, face, and head. The head is then covered by a scarf or wrap. Some women will also cover the hands, feet, and face.
In Indonesia , the word jilbab is used for a headscarf rather than a long baggy overgarment (Geertz).
Women's long, loose outer-garment.
One type of overdress. Usually shaped, sometimes with pleats or shoulder pads, often with a front opening. Tends to be heavier fabric than abayas.