As you are all aware, I am not a regular abaya wearer, but I do have a couple hanging in my closet.
I find that abayat are life savers in many aspects. They are loose so they are usually more modest than anything else, and therefore they are comfortable. In addition, they hide all those bulges some of us have and hate anybody else noticing. :)
I love wearing abayat during the warmer season. Today I had to quickly pop out to the store, but didn't want to suffocate in the heat, and couldn't be bothered getting dressed. So I threw on my abaya over my pair jeans, and loosely wrapped my shayla, and that was it.
I saw some non-hijabis at the store... They were burnt so badly that I couldn't look at them. :( Seriously, it was painful, and I'm sure they felt the pain more than I did. I am proud to say alhamdulillah, I have never been sunburnt in my life anywhere except on my nose (it sticks out, what can I do). :) So while standing in the queue, I assumed they thought I was suffocating from the heat, because they were hardly covered, and were burning. Little do they know that loose garments allow air to circulate within to keep us cooler (the gorgeous fabric also helps), and that covering prevents the heat to be in direct contact with skin.
Anyhow, that's all I had to say. :) I don't really have a style or anything with abaya, but I adore the looks our Aussie blogger Miss Hijabi puts together. She is certainly a pro at wearing the abaya with style and modesty.
Well, that marks the end of this post. :) Here is my abaya outfit for today:
My apologies for the terrible photos. My furniture is finally here and still I have only been able to set up 40%, so I don't have much room to take photos anywhere... excuse for the crappy photos :)
I love this design. The photo does no justice to it whatsoever. The same design is on the front right lower section of the abaya as well as the back.
A close up of the design on the front.
So who wears abayat regularly or occasionally like myself?
Any styling tips to share?