Wedding Abaya Guide
By White, 1/19/2013 11:00:44 AM
When it comes to weddings, the Wedding Abaya has come to represent the conformism and beauty of the bride while reflecting a fashion statement.
From everyday life to occasions, Abayas have become a signature of modesty and elegance not only in the Arab World but also in Iran, Turkey, India, Pakistan and many other countries.
Unlike the daily black Abaya, the bridal long-sleeve dress comes in white and many other colors, depending on the future bride’s preference. However, the gown’s shade must go with the skin tone of the bride-to-be. For instance, colors such as red or pearly white are suitable for darker skins whereas ivory or pink are ideal for lighter skin.
This attire can be also made with various fabrics, such as silk, chiffon or satin, and different layers and styles; some Abayas are worn as a coat while others are completely enclosed.
Wedding Abayas are suited for all types and shapes of body for its loose design hides the curves and shows no skin. It is usually decorated with lace, crystals, stones and golden rich embroidery on the edges. A scarf also known as the “hijab” or “shela” completes the overall look by covering the bride’s hair. When it comes to its color, it surely must match or complement that of the gown.
If you have opted to wear a bridal Abaya, do not forget to keep the hijab simple if the gown is highly detailed and vice-versa. Moreover, remember that the make-up is high priority since the emphasis will be on your face.
Keep in mind that there are more revealing Abayas and several styles of scarves thus your choice must settle on what is more appropriate to your customs and rituals.
Even though you are choosing a wedding abaya, make sure to select one that is highly distinguished and unique for it is a very special occasion and it must be given the same importance as a traditional wedding dress.