Bismillah ir Rahman ir Raheem
asalaamu alaikum wr wb sisters!
I have been seeing some of Rabia Z’s designs around online for the past few months but most did NOT catch my eye, it was ONLY when sister Edibe (dang, I do reference her a lot, don’t I!) did her video review of the Rabia Z cotton jersey Sports Fitted Hijab that I went over to her website.
I have to say, I was a bit disappointed with a large percentage of the items up for offer, but did find myself drooling over a few selected pieces…
Namely because they are like almost full-length abayaat but just a ee tad shorter so maybe…like…what “active length” abayaat? I love the cute, very drapey and modest and would look fantastic over a pair of slightly baggy jeans and flats or a long skirt and flats.
What I dislike though about some of her designs are they have design elements which draw attention to your figure! In particular…if a sister is NOT the size of a willow twig but has a typical female form…aka…built like a brick house…they just are not modest enough nor will they conceal the form!
Oh dear! If the sister has some junk in the trunk…this will definitely accentuate that!
Ofcourse for the above design you can always nix the odd strap…in which case you’d get this look…
So, I guess in that sense, its not too immodest…because you can just disregard the strap which accentuates the lower end for wearing outside, around non-mahrams…maybe keep it for a sisters fete or something instead!
But, um, thats about it, Those designs…were the ones I actually liked and could see myself wearing…esp. the first style.
The rest of her designs are basically like mid-thigh length tops, again…certain body parts are accentuated (when they shouldnt be! Unless your around family or all women) and/or are too short to wear modestly with anything but a skirt or Lengha style pants.
ummm…? flasher maybe?
Yes, jut out the hips…um, no…
Can we say…awrah exposure? I do hope anyone who wears this has a skirt on!
In all fairness, I DO like her designs and I love the swishy, drape-y feel of her designs…but especially as she IS targeting Muslim women who cover (and maybe non Muslim women who dress modestly) I do think she should have MORE apprioriate, mohajabaat-style attire choices with LESS of a reliance on ties and tucks in inapprioriate places. I know many sisters buy these items for sisters parties or whatever, but still…she should really up the more modest choices. I do see she has 3 abayaat up on her site, I do like them…but I cant see myself spending upwards of $500 on an abaya…especially as I have a closet full via Saudi. But, the first design I showed would be a nice piece to have…an abaya style but more active length…I could dig that, i’mn sure other sisters could as well.
Anyway, I do hope she brings in more longer lengths, less figure-showing garments becausxe jersey can be very revealing, especially is made to accentuate the figure, which some of these designs are!
As a side note, I do like her big, jersey shaylahs too! I like how long and wide they are…great for a wrap that covers the chest!
What do you all think about her pieces?