According to the Sunni Hadith, Allah SWT loves white clothes and He has created paradise white”. White color is associated with purity, brightness and loyalty. Hence the color for ihram for men and telekung for women besides being the color for Muslim burial attire.
As for the woman, they had to wear telekung and cover everything except for their faces and everything except for their faces and their hands. All I keep hearing even up to till today is – “That’s the way it is” it’s called aurah or (forbidden parts of the body). Al Bukhari Hadith wrote that, the whole body of woman is aurah except for the face and hands.
In addition, if you were ask by any wise person about the wisdom behind men and women covering when they pray, he would not hesitate to tell you that it is for the purpose of showing respect, being modest and observing proper etiquette before Allah, may He be glorified, when standing in front of Him, communicating with Him during solah. It is something wonderful to stand before Him and when you are fully dressed in manner that He asks you and that He loves you.
“O Children of Adam! Take your adornment (by wearing your clean clothes), while praying and when going round (the Tawaaf of) the Ka‘bah, and eat and drink but waste not by extravagance, certainly He (Allah) likes not Al-Musrifoon (those who waste by extravagance)”
What is mean by “while praying” is at the time every prayer, no matter wherever you are even at mosque or somewhere else. This is why Muslim women wears telekung it is to cover the aurah when praying and to choose nice/clean clothes for it.