Front Open Abayas are a great fit for occasions when you want to play with layering and yet keep your look neat without going overtly messy. One look at the digital repositories and you’ll be bombarded with images of fashionistas styling their front open Abayas on the fleek. For the uninitiated, Front open Abayas as the name suggests, have a hidden layer of inner clothing seen through the outer layer a slit, zipper or buttons. Generally, you’ll see such Abayas which open to reveal a play of color blocks or prints.
Now that we are done with getting the basics right when it comes to Front open Abayas, here’s some tips to help you put your style game on.
Robe style Abayas- Abayas which generally take the shape of an outer-wear in the form of a robe, long shrug or kaftan could be styled by keeping the outer-wear open to reveal an inner short hemmed tunic in the same color with complimenting trousers or tights accordingly. This is the most common form of Front open Abayas.
Button down Outer-wear- Button down outer-wear Abayas work wonders with color blocks. Open the buttons from waist down to reveal an inner slip in a complimenting color. Generally, the outerwear is worn in solid colors while the inner is kept in pastels. You could also go vice-versa and experiment with prints. Make it further chic by accessorizing with a waist clinching chain- belt. Alternatively, zippers too are increasingly getting popular these days and hence these work best zipping down to the waist to reveal a shorter inner. This could be a top or slip offers much variance.
Coat styled Abayas- are generally dominant in cooler climates. They are double breasted and hence have cut ins into the outer layer to make room for accent pockets. They are mostly donned in the family of complimenting colors like Black & Grey, Green and Emerald green. Don’t forget to accessorize by coordinating the color tone of your Abaya with that of your Hijab. With this too, you could open the upper buttons depending upon your stature to reveal a blouse or a shorter tunic worn inside.
Hope this helps you in getting the nuances of your Abaya styling. Till then keep experimenting.