Wednesday, 30 January 2008

Bridal Abayas

I recently received a request from Ammena to help find her a wedding outfit. She said: "I don't want a pretty dress up abaya that I wouldn't wear. I want something modest, that I could wear all day...something I could wear in the Masjid for the nikah, to the registry office, and for a meal with the family. As for colours, cream or white is fine with coloured accessories. Any suggestions?"

It's difficult to find good bridal abayas on the Internet, so I would suggest that the best way is to have one tailor made. However, these 'split' abayas could be ideal for a bride on the go, and can be worn with white/coloured trousers underneath, and matching accessories. They are a nice alternative to a traditional abaya:

And for those who do want to wear a white abaya, a plain one can be worn with a decorated veil or wrap around the shoulders - you can find beautiful ones in Asian fabric shops. The third abaya here also has an interesting Chinese style. Gorgeous with a Malay style bridal hijab!

There's is no need to stick to white either, experiment with different colours! The first picture is a stunning off-white brocade ensemble. And I love the colour of the second abaya - very summery!


ammena said...

salam sis, shukran... I love the first 2 that you showed.. I dunno why but I really like the 'short abaya with trousers underneath look' not really too keen on the last 2, too fancy for my liking. But thanks for looking around for me I will def keep the first website in mind, although a little pricy looks worth it masha'allah. JazakAllah khair

Hayah said...

I knew you'd like those ones hehe.. Inshallah you find something perfect :)

Alixianna said...

the all white very soft fabric abaya in on the mannequin---where is it from?

Hayah said...

Alix, it's from Al-Karam, but they're sold out!

najmah said...

salam sis i would like to see an abaya with beads not to much and embrideryy bless you najmah

Jana said...

Najma, are you looking for white ones in particular?

Hasna said...

I had my wedding abaya tailor made and i did it all by the phone by Akhawat - London. I contacted them and they made a unique version of the Plum Serenity abaya in ivory and added a trail for me with a big Moroccan hood and additional beading. I left it till the last hour to order and they managed to make it and deliver to me in 2 weeks. Simply brilliant!! You should feature their unique pieces in your blog Jana.

For sister Najmah check out their store, I promise you you wont be disappointed with the embroidery:


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