I dunno, what do you all think of colored batwing overheads? like I do like the colored Algerian style overhead Jelbabs from France as they have several perks…comfort, ease of wearing, one piece (or two) slip-on and go…simplicity! modesty! and easy to wear when ur busy and or have a kidlet(s) with you. And I also like that they come in colors.
Don’t get me wrong…I love black…its uber modest, uber covering…but…sometimes I do feel like all black 24/7 can get dull. Which explains why mid-year in Saudi I became *obsessed* with purple abayaat…LOL and even ventured out now and then in “colors”. hehehehe
So anyway, but I do like that the Algerian style jelbabs offer a bit of a change. Y’know.
But, I admit it, I *prefer* batwings for the simple reason that they are the *most* modest and look incredibly elegant when worn right. There is just something about the volumnous fabric that makes you feel so safe, so snug and sort of regal. I prefer them, but sometimes I do dislike *all*the*black*…I do normally wear them over a colored shaylah or maghneh…but still…
I found these via Ebay from Islamic Collections and I have a grey one coming to me to try out. A friend of mine has one and loves it and they are made similarly to the extremely comfortable Bahraini or Lebanese overheads with the wide, wide head area and they are straight cut down the front, so I plan to pop some elastic in it when it comes and wear it around see how I like it.
Also, Islamic Boutique carries colored overheads as well. In Egypt they are called “Malhafa”.
Whats all of your thoughts on these colored confections?