A Look at the Various Styles of Maternity Abayas
Going by the fashion trends, even the traditional abayas have undergone changes to meet the needs of pregnant Muslim women. The maternity abayas are specifically designed for the Muslim moms and are available at retail outlets as well as online sites. These are casual, trendy, comfortable, just perfect for the pregnant Muslim women, who want to remain stylish and at the same time maintain the tradition of modesty in their clothing. These come in lovely colours and are loose fitting with easy front openings. There are maternity abayas with long zippers, V-Neck, and other styles that are designed to help new moms to breastfeed their babies. There are abayas that fit throughout the pregnancy period as your belly grows.
Let us check out some prominent styles of maternity abayas that work both during the pregnancy period as well as after birth:
- Bisht Abayas: The bisht style abaya has an open width, it is loose, the waist measurement is around 100 inches and hence suitable to be worn by both slim and full-figured pregnant women. The open width makes for a comfortable wear during the entire pregnancy. There is no need to alter the dress. Another benefit of bisht abaya is that there is abundance of fabric and the design is made in such a way that it helps to tone down the size of the belly, making a pregnant woman look slimmer. The best part is that it can be worn even after pregnancy and no way it has the appearance of a maternity abaya.
- Butterfly Abayas: The butterfly style abayas are designed in such a way that a seam is stitched into the fabric which creates a wavy look by providing excess fabric on the sides. Seams can be easily adjusted. It just requires removing the previous seam and stitching an additional seam either inside or outside the previous seam. Butterfly abayas are greatly preferred by pregnant Muslim women because the seams can be altered depending on the space requirement in the waist or hips as needed during the various stages of pregnancy and can also be altered to the original size after pregnancy. There are both full and sleeved butterfly abayas.
- Shoulder Close Abayas: Shoulder close style abayas are also very popular and for some, it is better than the other two. Shoulder close abaya has an open design and there is a piece of fabric, attached at the shoulder and can be wrapped around the front to give it a closed look. The style is flexible in the waist and hip as the abaya is open. The fabric can be tied loosely as your pregnancy progresses.
- Overhead Abayas: Overhead abayas are much wider than the normal sized abayas and hence preferred by Muslim pregnant women who are on the heavier side. This type of abaya helps to tone down the size of your baby bump.
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