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Feb 12, 2018
How abayas have entered mainstream fashion

The abaya has evolved from religious attire to a stylish garment that’s appearing on catwalks and high streets in the Arab world and beyond. But while people consider modesty to be the key element of their design, how are fashion houses tailoring them to suit the modern Muslim woman?

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The abaya has evolved from religious attire to a stylish garment that’s appearing on catwalks and high streets in the Arab world and beyond. But while people consider modesty to be the key element of their design, today’s abayas are fashion-forward, with both luxury and emerging labels producing their own novel takes on them.

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