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, itâ€™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-Â 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! â€œFor abayas?â€ You askâ€¦ Oh yes!
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
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