A velvet abaya is one of the most versatile pieces that you can have in your wardrobe. The right accessories, you can wear it every day, and with a quick change, you can head straight out to a special occasion. Velvet abayas are ideal for wearing either open or closed and can form the basis for a glamorous look that you can wear everywhere from brunch with your girlfriends to a friend’s wedding. We have a few quick tips on how to style our velvet abayas for winter, for wherever life may take you.
One of our favourite ways to style velvet abayas is to go for a monochrome look. This styling tip instantly elevates your outfit and helps your hijab blend in seamlessly with the rest of your outfit. Alternatively, a black velvet abaya is a perfect base for you to contrast a bright hijab against. We love the idea of a pastel or floral printed hijab styled with a velvet abaya.
Keep it monochrome for an understated look, and go for a contrasting colour if you want to have some fun with it!
If you want to give your velvet abayas a more tailored look, you can add a belt to accentuate your natural figure. It’s always best to pick a belt that it’s the same colour family as your velvet abayas, and it’s the perfect opportunity to tie all your accessories together with a statement piece. If your velvet abaya features pearl detailing, then a thin pearl belt will perfectly finish off your look.
The right accessories can revolutionise any outfit, including velvet abayas. For an everyday outfit, you can style your velvet abayas with a pair of platform sneakers or loafers for a comfortable look. If you are looking to style your look for a formal event or dinner with friends, then a velvet abaya is the ideal length for showing off your favourite heels or a sparkly pair of stilettos.
Dainty jewellery will add a touch of femininity to your look, and a simple gold pendant is a perfect way to add timeless elegance to your outfit. If you want to style your velvet abayas for a special occasion, such as a wedding or formal dinner, then costume jewellery can elevate your look and make it evening appropriate. Oversized necklaces and drop earrings will draw attention to the finer details of your velvet abaya.
You can add a velvet abaya to any look by wearing it open and styling it as a full-length coat. This styling tip is the perfect way to get the most versatility out of your velvet abayas. If you are aiming for a casual look, then our go-to is to style it with a pair of dark-wash denim jeans and a fitted blouse. It’s the perfect way to blend together tradition with modern fashion trends.
Our velvet abayas are among the most popular pieces on the Arabian Boutique website. The black open velvet abaya, with its delicate beaded detailing, is the perfect choice for a woman who loves a feminine design. If you are looking for a velvet abaya with a pop of colour, then our blue velvet abaya will help you stand out from the crowd with its luxurious gold leaf embroidery.