What is an Abaya?

Hello Ladies,

I thought I would do a quick little post on a recent purchase.

I bet some of you are wondering what is an abaya? 

Well, an abaya is an Arabic word used to describe a full-length, sleeved outer garment worn by some Muslim women.

Here in the UK we recently experienced a mini heatwave. Summer is the only season where I find it quite challenging to dress modestly.  It’s finding the appropriate outfit which is not only modest but also appropriate to wear in the hot weather.

During my last few days in Saudi Arabia, I got a chance to go shopping.  This gave me an opportunity to indulge in Arab culture as well as Arab fashion. I noticed a lightweight coat which was very popular among the Arab women.  There are so many different styles of abayas and you can also find open and closed abayas.

It got me thinking…

How can I create a modest outfit using this abaya with western wear?

I selected this Shein nude, open abaya as you can see in the below abaya edit with jeans and t-shirt it creates a chic casual look. I think it’s great for British weather especially when it gets a little nippy outside.



As you can see in the second abaya edit, I selected a Shein black abaya with contrasting nude border that drapes freely down for a stunning impact.  The black lace crochet hem gives it a flattering and modest look; not only great for work but can be taken from day to evening.



These abayas are not only great value for money but also great quality. If this is your first time purchasing an abaya then Shein is a great place to start.


www.shein.com – abaya

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Chao for now!