bismillah ir rahman ir raheem
Islamic Boutique which is based in Egypt has some new niqab designs…which if I wore niqab, id probably be running out to get…LOL. They are rather interesting designs.
The first is this pleated number which reminds me just a smidgin of those traditional niqabs from Malaysia which are pleated around the nose area for better breathability of heavier fabrics in a humid climate (as the old school Malaysian niqabs were not made of the fine, thin chiffons, georgettes and crepes the are nowadays).
Then there is this one with a distinctly bedu/tribal feel.
For some reason…the embroidered niqab above really reminds me of something a bedouin woman frm the Sinai would wear…
As far as the overgarments go..i’m not such a huge fan of the abayaat coming out of Egypt at the moment. The trend seems to be for excessive gaudiness and then the way the designs are captured in pictures, with the layered scarves and all…look sorta unappealing to me. LOL…although I know the quality of the Sona Style and Donia and other designers are extremely high, I just cant jive with the gaudiness. The styles coming out of Egypt a few yers ago were a bit tamer. They would be good for a party, eid or if you really…really..really like a lot of glam.
what do you think?