The world has transformed into a modernized platform. From fashion trends to the mind boggling marketing campaigns of different multinational organizations, the success, the stage has been lit by the glamour and over whelming lime light with the alluring charm of women. The majestic beauties captured in camera sells millions. But behind all this lies bitter smiles and laughs of the fast lime light of women.
In this world of fast trends Abaya is the one thing that provides women the ease which they dream of. The dignity, self-esteem and comfort of not being judged can only be found in the boundaries of Abaya which conceals the women’s integrity and beauty in itself.
Abaya and its origin
The abaya is a simple, loose over-garment, essentially a robe-like dress, worn by some women in parts of the Muslim world. It is mostly wore in Arab countries. Traditional abayas are black and may be either a large square of fabric wrapped from the shoulders or head or a long caftan. The abaya covers the whole body except the face, feet, and hands. It can also be worn with the niqab, a face veil covering all but the eyes. Some women also wear long black gloves, so their hands are covered as well.
In historic days Abayas were just in black color no matter what was the weather. No patterns were allowed or used in black Abayas. But every subsequent generation changes their former trends and styles so, now colorful Abayas are also available in markets. Uses of laces in Abayas are now in trend women attached different colorful laces or beads in Abayas for party wear.
Every country or culture designs their Abayas according to their trends and norms. Shiny tinsel, glittery thread and flashy stones have given a new look to the Abayas. In Abayas gown or frock style cuts give you wavy and stylish look. Now Abayas are in many colors like purple, white, green, blue, brown, skin, golden and silver etc.
Abayas are called by several names but serve the same purpose, which is to cover. Contemporary models are usually caftans, cut from light, flowing fabrics like crepe, georgette, and chiffon. Other known abaya styles are front open and front closed abaya. Styles differ from region to region, some abayas have embroidery on black fabric while others are brightly coloured and have different forms of artwork across them.
The new styles of Abayas uses embroidery and motifs along with different ideas. The designers do embroidery work on neckline and on cuffs in different patterns. We all agree on that Abaya is nothing without scarf so matching scarf are also an important part of that fashion. Today little girls wear beautiful scarf with matching simple Abayas.
Today Abayas is not just to use cover their body it also become a fashion or style. In bazaars or markets different fancy or designee Abayas are available for party or for marriage’s wear. And today whatever you wear, becomes a trend.
Non-Muslims also wear Abaya style in their parties or gathering and look elegant. Now Abayas are become part of fashion crossing all the boundaries of religion every girls want to change their look and carry Abaya style.