Muslim fashion is everywhere, with Hijabs and Abayas flooding the web and high streets alike. With the growing popularity of hijab fashion, the markets are definitely keeping up, with a wide range of different styles, patterns and colors for every occasion and look.
But with all this choice, you can sometimes find it even harder to choose a style that’s just right for you. And it’s even more difficult to find excellent quality Abayas that are also perfect for your personality. So Artizara is here to help, with our tips for finding the perfect Abaya.
Whether you’re doing some online Abaya shopping or getting one personalized in a private shop, here are some tips to make sure you get exactly what you want from your Abaya Dress.
- Know your shape
It is totally useless buying a beautiful Abaya and then finding that it is the wrong shape for you. Sometimes we might see fantastic Abayas for sale and make a quick purchase, only to find that the shape of the dress is not geat on your figure, wasting our time and money. So here is a quick run down of shapes and ways to style for them.
- Pear Shaped – If you are pear shaped, pick up an Abaya or Jilbab with tight sleeves that flares out at the bottom from the waist.
- Apple shaped – A loose fitting Abaya is perfect for casual day times and a streamlined simple dress is best for evenings with this body shape.
- Hourglass – A nipped in waist is perfect for an hourglass, but maintaining a bit more modesty will involve a looser fit at the top and a wider bottom.
- Rectangle shaped – The rectangle shape can wear pretty much any shape, but maybe stay away from a flared bottom and use a more streamlined look.
If you aren’t sure about your body type check out the video below.
- Choose Colors that Flatter
Although it may be appealing to pick a stand-out Abaya that will surely get you noticed in a crowd, remember that a vibrant block color or interesting design pattern can sometimes be very difficult to accessorize with and you might find you don’t wear it as often as you might have wanted to. This can be a big waste of money, but you don’t have to stick with traditional black either. Simply choose easily accessorized colors such as neutral tones like latte or mocha, darker shades like navy or marina blue or feminine shades like the ever popular dusty rose. Make sure you pick a color that you can find Hijabs and shoes for to glam up your dress when the occasion demands.
2. Choose the Right Fabric
Abayas can be a large part of your everyday life, and will cover a large part of your skin, so choosing a comfortable Abaya is the essential. Whether buying from a shop or online make sure you know the material that the dress is made from and that is suitable for the season. Here at Artizara we have Abayas in all different styles and colors from denim to silk to easy care fabrics that spell comfort all day, every day.
3. Don’t Choose an Overly Fitted Abaya
Abayas can be flattering, but choosing a very fitted Abaya completely defeats the point of the dress. The Abaya is meant to be modest and comfortable, covering enough skin without compromising on modesty. The Abaya is a perfect way to honor your faith without looking drab and unfeminine, so choose a dress that is both modest and stylish.
4. Don’t Over- Accessorize
If you choose the right Abaya, accessories may not even be necessary. A beautiful bit of embroidery or a gorgeous pattern could be all that you need to look stunning, and if you do want to accessorize, choose something simple that complements your elegant and modest look.