Abaya is a loose black robe from head to toe; traditionally worn by Muslim women. Abayas are similar like gowns. It is worn mostly by the Muslim women of Middle East region as it conforms to social as well as religious needs.
Abaya fashion is getting popularity all around the world and the trend of wearing Abaya is increasing day by day. The current fashion trend of wearing it in Middle East countries particularly in UAE has transformed the traditional Abaya into a modern day garment in every sense of the word. Gone are the days when a Khaleeji Abaya meant a black A-line piece with glued on crystal designs. Nowadays the traditional Abayas are replaced into garments that are more womanly, feminine, flowing and even more sophisticated. Abayas now are in different cuts, shapes and designs by trend-setting designers of UAE.
Designers of Gulf countries particularly of UAE are very well known due to their beautiful designs and cuts. A huge feature that has transformed by designers is that in changing of Abaya sleeve designs. Fitted, streamlined sleeves are out of fashion nowadays. Different types of Abaya sleeve designs have been introduced by latest designers. Designers keep experimenting with the Abaya sleeve designs and cut of the Abayas to make it look unique and attractive.
Here are some of the top Abaya sleeve designs that have become talk of the town:
Bell Abaya sleeve: A long sleeve fitted from the shoulder to elbow and gently flared from elbow onward. Bell bottom sleeves looks more elegant on loose and free style Abayas.
Butterfly Sleeve: Wide flaring sleeve set in smoothly at armhole, extending to elbow or wrist, giving a caped effect and givse a beautiful butterfly looks.
Baggy style sleeves: A very trendy look sleeves, Abayas with baggy sleeves looks fancy and they look like cultural Abayas. Also this type of sleeves adds so typical look.
Flare sleeve Abaya: This is very stylish and modern type of Abaya sleeve design, which has sparkly stoned worked on the edges of sleeves.
Cuffed Abaya sleeves: They are long sleeves having a tight cuff style at wrist. Cuffs designs can be different .cuffs design include buttons on the edges of cuffs, satin fabric design, and ribbon or embroidery work on the edges.
Panel sleeve Abaya: Nowadays many Abayas are designed with sleeves having panels. A sleeve made in panels, allowing a lining or shirt-sleeves.
Bat wing sleeves: These sleeves resembling or conceived of as resemebling with the wings of a bat, as a loose long sleeves having a deep armhole and a tight wrist looks very stylish.
Long Puffed sleeves: a long balloon shaped sleeves tightened at the wrist are new designs in Abaya sleeves.
Apart from those mentioned above, there are still many variations in sleeves designs which add a trendy look to the Abayas. Moreover, there are sleeves in slim fit design, pleated sleeves, crushed style sleeves, push up sleeves. Besides the transformed cuts and designs, there are Abayas with full embroidery on the sleeves and net sleeves are also attractive and are in nowadays.