Assalaamu alaikum ladies here is the write up for the review I did on YouTube for Hijab Fashion Shop (See video above).
I usually wear size 54-56 depending on what the fabric is like, so Sister Victoria from Hijab fashion shop took my height and suggested size 54 due to the fabric. The abaya is made from a jersey fabric which tends to hang down, so a size smaller is better otherwise it'd be too long. Also because of the way the fabric is pleated and flows down from the chest, a size smaller wont be too fitted inshaAllah. However, I'm 5ft3 in height (last time I checked) and this size 54 abaya is still a little too long (even with heels) so iA I will be altering it to make it a bit shorter. The owner of hijab fashion shop did offer to exchange it for a size smaller when I told her it was too long, but I actually like the fit of this size including the length of the sleeves and everything.
The abaya is made in Dubai and as I said, is of really good quality, it has a collar neck and is fastened using snap buttons. This is actually a very good desing feature of this abaya because I realised that when I was praying and went down to sujood, although the scarf would slide forward (thus not covering my back) I was still completely covered because of the collar neck.
It is a very comfortable abaya, but I'd recommend you wear a long slip/dress/skirt/loose trousers or something underneath because the way it drapes can sometimes emphasise the waist/hips area. This abaya as with most (if not all) the abaya's on hijab fashion shop website comes with a lovely matching sheyla (scarf) and has one border with a strip of the same material the abaya is made in. The way it drapes & effortlessly flows gives you that elegant & modest Emirati/Gulf look.
I would totally recommend this abaya and this company to you all because I have bought from them before and they have not let me down alhamdulillah. If you don't really fancy plain black abaya's you can check out the other designs & colours on the website.
So here are some important links if you're interested in this abaya or the other designs =D
Hijab Fashion Shop FB: https://www.facebook.com/hijabfashionshop?ref=ts&fref=ts