Your Body and Your Abaya – Tips for Making the Right Choice

Fit is so important when it comes to choosing an item of clothing. It’s the worst feeling in the world to buy a garment that looks the part, only to find that it doesn’t really fit you in the way that you need it to.

And of course, every woman has a different body shape. That can make it all the harder to find the right abaya for you. A poor fit means less comfort and, potentially, more damage to the abaya over time.

The key is to know your body shape so you can make the right choice.

In this article, we look at four common female body shapes and the choices you need to make to ensure you have the right abaya.

Pear Shape

This can be one of the most frustrating body shapes just because it may seem that clothes that fit your midsection don’t fit your shoulders, and vice-versa.

The key here is to find an abaya that offers a nice and tight fit around the shoulders but billows out a little as it goes down. In other words, you want it to start flaring out by the time it gets to your waist.

This gives you a more comfortable fit around the midsection while ensuring you don’t have weird folds of fabric up top.

The Hourglass

A cinched fit around the waist is the key when buying an abaya for this body type. However, you also have to find the balance between fit and modesty, which means you can’t ignore what’s happening up top and down below.

You’re looking for a wide bottom and a fairly loose fit up top to complement the narrower waist when searching for an abaya for the hourglass figure.

Apple Shape

Loose fit is the way to go for this type of body shape. You want something that isn’t going to cling too readily to your body while still offering you the comfort that you need from your abaya.

It’s worth taking a little time to walk around in the garment when buying for this body shape. You may find that something that seems like a good fit when you’re standing still suddenly starts clinging in awkward places once you’re in motion.

The Rectangle Shape

This is probably the body shape that offers you the most choice when you’re buying an abaya. Almost anything looks good on those women who are fortunate enough to have this body shape.

However, we will say that abayas that flare out at the bottom may not be the best choice for the rectangle shape. Something that’s a little more svelte and streamlined will really accentuate this body type.

Choose Your Abaya Today

Now that you know what you’re looking for, it’s time to choose the right abaya for you.

Thankfully, Anaya has plenty of options in our extensive range of abayas. You’re sure to find something that suits your style and the occasion for which you’ll wear the garment. And of course, our team is here to help you if you need any advice.

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