Bismillah ar-Rahman ar-Raheem.
I generally dont pay a huge amount of attention to all the latest trends for abayaat coming out of the Gulf countries as its generally difficult to see the trends as they come about if your NOT living in a Gulf country (and they are constantly coming out with new styles!) as usually we start seeing the trends a bit after they have already been around for awhile. Granted, having the ability to see new trends via blog posts and company websites help…but still…you may not even be able to get (or afford) an abaya which is the latest in trendyness. i.e. when we were getting ready to leave Saudi the jersey abayaat were JUST coming in so I got to see how they started as just abayaat with jersey sleeves to abayaat which were all jersey to the Grecian drape styles. Ofcourse I am unsure what are the hottest styles now…being that i’m back in the frigid NE USA.
but, I digress…Ive noticed here and there that there is a new (or new to us) abaya style which is like a regular abaya but tapers down to pants. Sort of like a pantsuit/jumpsuit combo.
I could see how the style worn for a special occasion with heels may indeed be quite suitable and very very unique, but for daily wear…I dunno…I’m not quite sold on the idea as my overgarment being combined with pants…frankly, one reason why I *LOVE* abayaat and jilbabs is I can literally throw them over my jeans and a teeshirt and be out the door. I am not saying this style wouldn’t be convenient…but it may perhaps be too “fussy”.
Now, because I know someone will NOT read the entire post…but will just ignore all the text and see the pictures and then ask the inevitable question.. “sister, please where can I buy this abaya? my sisters wedding is next week and I must have it!” (LOL)…frankly…ukhtee, i’m not 100% sure…, if your in the gulf you can probably have the style made by an abaya shop or buy one off the rack.
The *only* relatively easy to get a hold of variant of this design is this one from the UAE-based shop called “Online Abaya”…its their “Jeans abaya“…which incidently isnt made of denim…LOL. Now, Ive ordered from them before so they are legit. If this style tickles your fancy your best bet may be just inquiring with them…
I’d like some input…what do you all think about this abaya style? Yea or Nea?