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7 Stunning Abaya Trends You’ll Definitely See This Eid Al Fitr 2019



The most popular abaya designs for Eid Al Fitr in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

Wondering what abaya styles the fashionable women of the UAE will be wearing for Iftar, Suhour, and other festivities during Ramadan?  While the classic black design will always be on trend, you can expect to see more fashion forward choices in just a few short weeks.

The BRIDE team made it their mission to curate the modest fashion trends that are making waves online and in the streets, not only in the UAE, but also in Oman, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and the rest of the Middle East. If you’re on the lookout for the perfect abaya to wear, you should consider adding these designs to your abaya collection.

Check out the 7 stunning abaya trends you’ll definitely see in the UAE this Ramadan season.

1. Pearls

Embellished abayas are not new. We’ve seen many designs studded with crystals, beads, and even precious stones! But in 2019, pearl-embellished abayas are making a big buzz. Of course, with high fashion brands like Gucci and Prada putting pearls on their bags, shoes and other accessories, it’s no wonder pearl-studded abayas are also in high demand! 

2. Blush

Fall/Winter saw the rise of the velvet abaya but as we approach the warmer months, more ladies will be looking for summer abayas in lighter tones.

Aside from the expected black, the color that’s most prominent on the Instagram and Pinterest feeds of many #abayalovers this year is blush. Abayas that come in different light pinkish hues are ultra-feminine and can suit different Ramadan events.

3. Fringe

This is the abaya Dubai trendsetters must have because the fringe trend is perfect for those looking to make a major fashion statement! Fringes made of loose threads and feathers are typically attached to the sleeves, at the edge, or cape-like at the back of the abaya.

4. Belted

Many women find it convenient to wear abayas that are  belted. Because this gives alittle more shape than non-belted ones, they usually allow more movement, too.  Belt sizes and thickness can vary depending on the color or material of the dress.

5. Pockets

Who doesn’t love pockets? This abaya detail is not only trendy, but very practical too. You canstash your phone or your sunglasses in these pockets so you won’t lose them during the rush to the Iftar buffet spread.

Designer @twins.design 

Designer @norahalbinali

6. Prints

In the last couple of years, Dolce & Gabbana’s flamboyant printed abaya collection made a lasting impact. But while bold, colorful prints will still remain in 2019, we’re seeing a shift towards more minimalistic, geometric, and modern prints.

Designer @sol_abaya 

Designer @darwaham

7. Modern Silhouettes

At first look, these non-traditional abayas may look unusual, especially if your taste is traditional. But many young women love the unique silhouettes that are typically either minimalistic or oversized. They come in different unexpected cuts, colors and fabrics. 

Choosing The Best Abaya Style For You

Just like any other fashion staple, abaya trends come and go. Of course, if you’re looking for the elegant classic design, that will never go out of style. 

Designer @giovane_design

Whether you’re buying an abaya online or shopping in Dubai malls, don’t forget that the best style for you is one that makes you feel beautiful inside and out!

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