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Make Way For The Modern Abaya!

December 27, 2011
I love hearing about different interpretations of fashion and so I asked guest blogger, Nida Sohail to give us a low down on what’s hot in the Middle Eastern traditional fashion right now and I’m simply amazed by the adaptations and variations that have come about in the simple abaya! MC Hammer style baggy abayas anyone… Read on!***

Having lived in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia for 18 years, I am intrigued and fascinated by the grace and splendor of the modern abaya. To most women, it’s simply appears to be a draped black cloak but to some of us, it represents our cultural heritage, integrity and pride.

Gone are the days when the abaya was just a plain black garment-  Mordern abayas are not only in step with the current trends and ramp looks, but are also trend setters in their own right. Think chic silhouettes hot off the ramp! “For abayas?” You ask… Oh yes!

 

The Modern Abaya: M&A

The Modern Abaya: M&A

The Modern Abaya: Qatar Fashion Week 2011

The Modern Abaya: Qatar Fashion Week 2011

One of the most prominent trends seen on the runway is that of LACE. In accordance with global fashion trends, lace has made its way into the modern abaya, lending its soft, sensual and mysterious charm to the ensemble.Â

Alessandra Rich lace abaya
Alessandra Rich lace abaya

Dubai Fashion Week 2011

One of my personal favorites is the Baggy Style abaya. These abayas are the most comfortable ones of the lot! Whether it is a day out with friends or a party or just another casual get together, these baggy abaya’s never fail to make a style statement.Â

The Baggy style abaya
The Baggy style abaya
The modern abaya: Baggy style

The modern abaya: Baggy style

And wait till you see the finale. The party wear abayas are the absolute head-turners! These not only come in handy when you’re going to an official get together but also tend to steal the show on other festive occasions. What do you think of these?

The embellished party wear abaya

The embellished party wear abaya

The party wear abaya

The party wear abaya

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4 comments

Sajeedah November 9, 2012 at 1:32 am

I would like to know where can I purchase the Alesandra Rich lace abaya? Is there a website in English language.

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admin November 10, 2012 at 1:47 am

Hi Sajeedah… try Cream- Jeddah or Malaak in the UAE… you might find this or something close here. Goodluck!

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minu December 28, 2011 at 1:29 pm

never thought that abaya can be so stylish

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savi negi December 28, 2011 at 9:52 am

luv d way itz bn redefined….trendsettin!

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