Friday, 18 December 2009

Style Spotlight: The Almost-Abaya

Fall 2009

I hope you're all enjoying the beautiful snow today!

This post is about the almost-abaya creations featured on the Fall 2009 runways. Many designers have included long-sleeved, full-length gowns in their collections, in a range of styles and colours, which provide great inspiration for budding dress-makers and designers. Below are some of my favourites.

Staerk and Lanvin both went for belted, narrrow silhouettes in charcoal black. Whilst not the most hjab-friendly, I love the simplicity of the design and of course the corsage on the Staerk dress.

Staerk; Lanvin

Gareth Pugh; L'Wren Scott

From sporty to glam, these two dresses are both really wearable. I adore the chain link detailing on the Azzaro dress, making it perfect for an evening out:

Chado Ralph Rucci; Azzaro

Colours weren't restricted to black either; these creamy white gowns are gorgeous:

Dennis Basso; Tommy Hilfiger

Brighter colours and patterns also featured; I love the full skirt of the Stephen Burrows dress and the creative graphic print from Yigal Azrouel:

Stephen Burrows; Yigal Azrouel

Sophie Theallet; Ports 1961



Anonymous said...

Tommy Hilfiger n lanvin--WOW. DROP DEAD GORGEOUS YET SIMPLE NO? i love the loose cutting (tommy) but- not that pink dusky color. yellow mustard comel (cute)

Anonymous said...

I love the turquoise one. I am looking forward to a brand that is affordable, chic and modest at the same time. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Assalamu alaikom,
Every winter I cross my fingers that long-sleeved, full-length dresses will come into fashion. :) Some of these are gorgeous. Oh, to be rich! :)

Anonymous said...

Yeah, it`s so great that designers nowadays design stuff like this.
I love `em all. <3

Amber Misk said...

Happy New Hijri Year Sisters!

I hope you all make this year special and celebrate in style, as I am :-)

Amber Misk

Anonymous said...

juz wanna share...

gorgeous almost abaya at

by FARA DEEBA-Malaysian celeb. So chic and trendy.

Constructive Attitude said...

tres chic!

Amira said...

Nice,nice,nice...Like it!


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