Abaya come in various colors , from the classic black ones worn in public , to the stay home jalabiyas with matching shawls which are colorful . There are also a variety of fabrics to choose from depending on the weather .

Some of these fabrics are Jersey , Satin, Silk, Crepe, Cotton, Linen, Light polyester,Lexus crepe. Abayas don’t necessarily have to worn black all the time , you could play around with colors like fushia pink, blue, royal blue, magenta , grey etc.

when looking to buy one , be sure to check for good finishing. The seams should be hemmed properly, so they don’t become undone easily.Pregnant women can purchase the Maternity Abaya which have zips, can be also worn by non-nursing mothers.