THE ESSENTIAL ABAYA FABRIC GUIDE
The primary factor when choosing an Abaya has to be the fabric, as this can make all the difference between a piece that will feel comfortable and wow, over an Abaya that would be uncomfortable for the weather. So to make the decision, understanding what Fabric the Abaya is can help you to make the best choice.
Let's start with the most common fabric used for Dubai Abayas
1. Nidha -
This luxurious, elegant and soft fabric is actually 100% polyester which means it is perfect for hot weather. It makes for high quality Abayas that are also comfortable to wear. There are variations in Nida however we only stock the finest quality Nidha fabric abayas.
2. Linen -
Linen fabrics fibres comes from the Flax plant, the outcome of using this fabric is that it's stronger than cotton by two or three times. This makes for an excellent quality Abaya. Furthermore due to it's nature it has very good heat conducting purposes which makes it perfect for Abayas in the summer.
3. Chiffon -
A very beautifully elegant, lightweight, soft fabric that can be transparent if used to make a garment without a lining. Chiffon is most commonly made of Polyester.
4. Pure Crepe -
A very fine quality, fabric which has a twisted weave, this gives a slight textured appearance. This material is excellent as it doesn't crease as easily as others.
5. Jersey -
This material is a stretchy, single knit fabric which can curl at edges when put under pressure. It's so versatile it's used for tops, dresses, skirts and more importantly so, excellent for slim fit Abayas.
6. Satin -
This is actually a luxury type of weave unlike Silk which is a raw material produced by silk worms. Satin is known more to be a luxury fabric that is used for high quality evening gowns.
7. Georgette -
A beautiful fabric with similar qualities to chiffon however a little more dense and opaque in nature. It is very strong and is used for asian wear such as sarees. But can make for beautiful light Abayas.
8. Silk -
A beautiful material, which is produced from silkworms. This luxurious material which is revered for it's high quality can be used for luxury abayas.