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What to Consider While Choosing an Abaya?

Apr 4th 2015 at 1:36 AM

With the online stores offering a wide collection of Islamic clothing, shopping for these outfits has become a lot easier than before. Furthermore, there is an availability of a huge variety of outfits for men, women as well as children. With so many options available, it can sometimes get difficult to pick the right one.

Abayas are one of the most popular Islamic outfits for women. While keeping the modesty intact, abayas can give you a classy look. You can wear these in different styles, and can also team them with hijabs and other accessories.  

Although there are numerous online portals offering abayas of superior quality, women need to consider many factors before finally choosing one. The major point of concern is the type of fabric. Apart from that, there are aspects such as the occasion to wear the abaya dress, brand preferences, and one's personal style. Here are some points you should keep in mind while choosing abayas.

Maintaining Traditional Value Is Most Important
Whichever Islamic outfit you choose, the top priority is to make sure that the outfit satisfies all the criteria for Islamic clothing. While wearing the abaya, none of your body parts should be exposed. Preserving traditional values in your clothing will add more appeal to your personality.

Make a Smart Choice with Colors
The color for your abaya dress should not be chosen on the basis of your preferences alone. Your appearance and personality also are important. It is better to choose a color that not only complements your skin tone, but also looks modest and stylish. Yellows, pastels, and beige along with lighter shades of blue, green, purple, and pink are preferable for summers. On the other hand, bold shades such as mauve, brown, and black are suitable for winters.

Consider the Shape of Your Body
You definitely need to take your body shape into consideration if you want to choose an abaya that suits you perfectly.  The aim is to choose an abaya dress which aptly complements your figure.

  • If you are tall, choose an abaya having the same length as your height.
  • If you are short, an abaya few inches longer than your height will look best on you. Wear high heel footwear along with this abaya.
  • For a pear-shaped body, it is better to choose an abaya that has tight sleeves, and is wider at the bottom.
  • If you are tall and skinny, you can add curves and volume to your body by wearing abayas having at least two layers.
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