How to Style an Abaya

Style and trends are ever changing and following them is what most of the people do. Even though style is essential so is looking modest. The first thing that crosses everyone’s mind when looking for a modest wear is an abaya. By styling an abaya and choosing the right one for your body type, you can look extremely gorgeous and stylish. 

Even if the abayas are not a part of your daily outfit and you just like to wear them to enhance your look. There are certain mistakes that people make with abayas and should be avoided. We have a few abaya styling tips for you to help you avoid these mistakes.

1.Choose the correct size

An abaya that is always sweeping on the ground doesn’t look good neither does one that is too short. An abaya with a length just a few cms below ankle is the most appropriate. Abayas are measured with length therefore S,M and L is not the standard size. The measurement should be taken in both flats and heels.

Squeezing into a smaller size can spoil the look and so can a bigger size.The preference should be something flowy and not sticky. A regular fit abaya is better than a slim fit. It can be tied at the waist to give a stylish look as well. 

The sleeve’s length should not be too long or too short. It should end at the wrist unless a 3/4th sleeves look is desired.

2. Don’t Layer up too much

A loose fit can overpower a person so it should fit well on shoulders. Belted abayas look flattering and provide emphasis on the waist.Too much layering can cause a bulky look which may be undesired.

Going for stiff material that widens the shoulders can cause an affect that may look weird. Comfort should also be a priority. A light closed abaya with an open abaya can give a classy and appropriately layered look.

3. Changing Seasons

Abayas are seasonal just like other clothings. During summers, clothes made of silk, cotton and linen are preferred while a woollen one is used in winters. The best material for the weather can make you prepared for the weather. This can also help you choose an abaya appropriate for the said season and save you from discomfort.

4. Keep an eye for the details

Embellishments and embroideries can add style to your look. But when the same things are not done with proper detailing, it can look extremely forced and sometimes cheap as well. The finer details should always be focused on.

5. Avoid static and wrinkled looks

Synthetic material can cling and look weird. Natural fibers like silk, cotton or wool does not cling and gives the desired loose fall.

It should also not be wrinkled. A steamed abaya can look new even when it is old. Having a flawless finish can make it stand out. However too hot can also cause damage to it. Keeping abaya in such a way that it does not get wrinkled is important.

6. Different abayas are available according to the Occasions

Right abayas on the right occasions can add a lot to the look. Casual abayas look good for everyday looks while detailed and stunning ones are for special occasions. Ramadan requires abayas that are extremely decent and office wear may require  abayas with minimal work

7. The classic Black abaya

Black abayas fade when used a lot, this is when they should be replaced by a new one. Plain black abayas always look good and never go out of style. Black also gives a slimming effect. It is always a go to color.

8. Accessorize

Accessorizing your abayas can enhance the look of an abaya and make it look more stylish. Whether it is carrying a bag with your abaya or a belt on the waist, a simple abaya can look glamorous with a little bit of addition to the look.

Even though all these are some basic tips which will make you look stylish while keeping all the needs of Islamic culture in mind, you should wear what makes you confident and comfortable. Feeling confident in what you wear adds to the outfit. Confident and style go hand in hand. Wearing what makes you feel comfortable can help you in setting trends. 

A variety of abayas are available on to choose from. Order your abayas and style them according to your needs and creativity.