What comes into your mind when you hear ‘butterfly abaya’? Obviously something long, wide and flattery. Well, as the years pass and more and more designers are stepping into the world of abayas, new and unique abaya designs are coming up. Butterfly abaya is another mini invention in the world of abayas.
A butterfly abaya, as the name suggests, is similar to a kaftan. It is long and loose and flattery. In the recent years, abaya has become more of a fashion statement and these butterfly abayas are becoming increasingly popular around the world among Muslims. It is said that the butterfly abaya originated from Bahrain since it was majorly worn by the ladies living in Bahrain. Then soon the other Gulf countries got inspired of this design and it was then found in the markets of all the Gulf countries.
Butterfly abaya can either be simply plain at the waist or could have an inner belt for fitting at the waist. The belt could also be shown at the top in the form of lace or big ribbons.
The sleeves of the butterfly abaya are wide and loose. In some cases they can also be made fitted to the hands to give a more slim look.
An advantage of wearing this style abaya is that it helps to hide any problem in the body, such as large tummy, big thighs and waists. It is an ideal abaya for pregnant women who need to wear loose clothing in order to conceal their stomach. One more advantage of this style of abaya is that they are versatile and can go with sort of special occasion or could even be worn casually.
Butterfly abaya also proves to be a suitable summer wear abaya, since they are loose and hence keeps oneself cool. The Gulf countries face hot weather half year round and so these types of abaya is a suitable wear for women living in Gulf countries.
These abayas are not just restricted to black colour, but can also be worn in different colours. They also look good in bright and vibrant colours and still give the look of an abaya. Teenagers taking abaya, who like to have a funky look can go for a butterfly abaya with vibrant colours. A plus point for teenagers is that, they can wear any fancy clothing underneath since it is loose and will not get bulgy.
Butterfly abayas do not look very good with bead or embroidery work. Instead they go well with colourful ribbons and laces or chiffon cloth pieces. Even broaches look good on such types of abayas. For a decent look, one can go for a plain butterfly abaya and that looks really good. Not to mention, a plain one is the most versatile of all since it goes with any occasion.
Even the bridal abaya collection consists of butterfly abayas because of its loose and flattery wing look. Due to its versatility brides have the advantage of wearing it not only in their wedding ceremony but also casually after the wedding ceremony is over.
After the introduction of butterfly abayas in the Gulf countries, the markets of other countries are also now flooded with these types of abayas and have recently proved to be high in demand. Designers in other countries get to earn a lot out of Butterfly abayas since they sell it with a tag of ‘Arabic style abaya’.
If you are planning to get a new abaya for yourself then you ought to buy a butterfly abaya which will save you the cost of buying different abayas for different occasions.