Monday, 25 February 2013

Hijabi Tip: Style Up an Abaya

So this is actually something that I recently discovered, and it's basically layering sheer tops over an abaya. At the moment there are all these lovely, flowy, chiffon blouses that are in style and they would be perfect for Muslimah's to wear, if only they weren't see through! So, I thought instead of wearing them underneath my abaya, why not wear them over the top, thus adding a little extra something to my usual outfit of a standard plain abaya. This might not be ideal in the winter, when you want to wear as many layers as possible (a lot thicker and warmer than chiffon), but it would be great once the weather starts warming up a little, and we can get rid of the layers on cardigans and jackets.

If you read MangoWhirl's blog, then you might have noticed in this blog post, that I'm wearing a red/burgundy colour sleeveless blouse, which I left unbuttoned on the day. The top is actually jersey at the front and chiffon at the back, with lace inserts on the shoulders (which was covered mostly by my hijab).

Here are a few blouses that I've found online, but there are a lot more available, depending on what colours and styles you like. I personally prefer the sleeveless blouses with a lower drape at the back =)


Hijabi Tip: Chiffon Blouses for Over Abaya



H&M Sleeveless Blouse / Dorothy Perkins Lace Shoulder Shirt / Dorothy Perkins Black Sleeveless Top/


What do you think? Will you be trying this style with your abaya?



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10 comments:

  1. I agree it would be perfect for summer instead of wearing a cardigan to jazz up an abaya. :)

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    1. Definitely! Because they're so thin, it won't make you feel warmer =)

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  2. I loved how you wore yours the other day, and love these! xx

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  3. Lovely idea - I might try something like this as I've had my eye on these sheer blouses but haven't known how to hijabify them. thank you! Sarita x

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    1. Thank you! And definitely try it out! These sheer blouses are everywhere at the moment =)

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  4. i really love this idea, maybe not during the summer because few layers as possible, but i like this idea

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    1. I think they'd be great for Summer because they're so thin, it won't make you feel warmer =) (In Winter and Spring, I prefer cardigans as they are thicker- the more layers, the better!) =)

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