The accessory & jacket/cardigan abaya - This design is a jacket/cardigan which has 3/4 length sleeves and is detachable.The back of the jacket is a corset style pattern with a ribbon running through it. For this look long beaded necklaces and beaded bracelets are needed. The hijab for this look is bulky and has a small headband in between the different folds. I have chosen to make the abaya plain due to there being lots of accessories. For that fun, vintage look.
The hooded urban chic abaya- I'm in love with this design and can't wait to get it made. It consists of a plain inner abaya with folds at the bottom and beads at the waist. The outer part is like a long jacket with a big hood, however, unlike a jacket it is made from the same material as the inner layer. The outfit can be accessorised with a long necklace and a big bangle.
The snood style abaya- This abaya was inspired by an abaya I really wanted to buy from arabian nites next door to East London Mosque, but it was too big for me and wasn't exactly how I wanted it to look. The inner layer of the abaya has some embroidery and stone work. The bottom and end of the sleeves is made from crepe and gives a ruffled look. My favourite part of this abaya is the snood, this is at the neck where there are lots of folds, you can even wear the snood on your head over your hijab. The only accessory you will really need for this look is a long beaded necklace.
The summer floral abaya- This abaya is FULL of colour and is perfect for the summer. To accessorise add a flower brooch to the hijab and some shades. This is a perfect design when your feeling colourful and bright, bring a little bit of sunshine to the highstreet.