Abayahs and Dresses? Yessss!
Assalamu alaykum darlings.
Before someone rolls their eyes at the topic and bury me before i die, let’s just say you’re allowed.
Eid look book sounds somehow right now, but this was honestly my look book for the not just concluded eid early this year ( last year of the Islamic calendar. Lol) but I couldn’t have made a post about it because my blog was nonexistence.. So, don’t judge me. Eid is an Islamic religious festival by the way.
The cool people who either follow me on Twitter or Instagram already saw these pictures before and during eid. That’s a plus.
These pictures were birthed from a collab I had with a modest fashion brand for eid slayage lol. You can check out @thestylemodesto on Instagram for more details of the collab.
The theme for my look book was Bold and Simple!
Here I created two looks for eid, working with two timeless pieces. One timeless piece is a black abayah and another is a simple dress. As a lady, you’ll agree with me that one of the greatest dress up and dress down hack of life is a black abayah. It never fails you.
Working with a not so basic front opened black abayah, I decided to go for a chic look that didn’t require much dress up.
My black abayah already has a paparazzi sleeve as you can see in the picture below.
This sleeve is one of the main reason i fell in love with the Leila abayah. The fact that it wasn’t some tight sleeve that’d make me worry when its time for wudhu (ablution) and just the different color and fabric effcets gives the perfect eid feel.
Beneath my black abayah is a long sleeve body top that you can’t see, lol. The essence of the body top is to cover my hand when shameless breeze decides to blow. I also wore a blue jean underneath my abayah because of comfort but mostly because that was all I could lay my hands on at the time of the shoot.
Because knotting a belt serves a type of look on an abayah, I chose a cream belt to match with my paparazzi sleeve, plus it helps hold your abayah in place.
This is very important if you don’t have a car and have to jump buses. You don’t want to trip and ohhhhh, you don’t want to hear peoples comment when you do. A pin or a belt is always a win to avoid your abayah being all over the place, except you’re going for a dramatic look. It’d be just fine.
Haven’t you heard the phrase “don’t mess with a lady in red” if you haven’t, now you have. Personally, red looks heavenly on me and that’s why it’s on my top two list of veils. The red veil gives the whole look some sort of boldness and adds a little color for the party yeah.
To strut well, I wore a pearled black block heels. Apart from the fact that it kills the look, its the only black heel I own that doesn’t threaten to break my leg.
For a causal look, you might want to try a bodycon dress underneath, miss the belt and rock with perfect slides. Don’t forget to leave your abayah flying for this look. That’s the only way you’ll know the weekend is upon you.
For the second look :
I had this white dress made for my sisters wedding earlier this year and it just felt perfect for eid.
You could rock this look on eid dinner *if there’s anything like that* and watch all eyes fall on them dress.
The dress has a fringe detail round the neckline and stones on the wasit line. I also paired this dress with a red veil because I needed some bold effect that was still simple.
When you’re a photo-blogger,you can totally rock your camera as your handbag.
*not on the streets of lagos ooooh*
I’m guessing some of us strut better when we are barefooted, or its just me 😂 Thanks to the length of my dress, I didn’t disgrace my ancestors because I had no shoes on.
You’re allowed to do this when you’re that tall or at least when you have a photographer to make you look tall like me.
Because this white dress already has elegance written all over it, I didn’t bother accessorizing it not to overdo it. Keeping it simple.
A sneak peak of what’s happening on my Instagram because not all pictures make it here. It was fun hanging with a fashion blogger . Here’s Halimah of Leemlar.
Here’s a bonus look for lovers of prints..
You can tell I’m totally digging the flaired sleeve abayah trend.
Yellow isn’t my color, but I guess it isn’t all that bad.
Because what’s a Muslim girl without an abayah…
A Muslim girl of course..
Don’t play yourself.
Black abayah : Aradhyalenora on Instagram
Ankara sleeved abayah: @dreamwearsfashionworld on Instagram
I hope this solves someone’s wardrobe crisis😊
While you’re here, kindly peep my previous posts on Alopecia here and here as it’s alopecia awareness month. Thank you!
See you next post.
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