18 November 2012

Abaya review: My Batua


Today I am reviewing the Zubi Abaya from online store My Batua. It is a straight, crepe abaya with gathered top layer over shoulder and waist side and comes with a matching hand embodied brooch. The dress comes only in green and apart from the draping detail, it is completely plain - something that I favour in abaya designs. I got it in a size small and length 60".

(Sorry for the quality of the photos, it was an overcast day and I was using my iPhone.)


The material is thin and soft and drapes nicely. I would have liked to see slightly more fitted sleeves as it would have given it a more formal look but overall I was pleased with the cut.  


 The abaya is of a standard quality and the stitching is good although there were some ends where the threads needed to be cut to give a neater finish. It is currently on sale at $51.30, which I think is an okay price for this piece, especially if you are a regular abaya wearer and go to lots of events.



I think this abaya could easily be styled as a dress with the right belt and heels which is most likely how I would wear it.

It came with this beautiful brooch that can also be put into the hair:


The package arrived quickly and was well wrapped. Although I think it could do with modernising, the site itself has a good range of items, including men's clothing and this aweeeesome leather iPad case:


What a steal at $38, I might just have to bag this one!

Overall, I think that this is a nice abaya which would look even better styled as a dress. The quality is not bad for the price and the customer service is excellent. I have reviewed abayas in the past for My Batua and I have found that the fit runs true to size.

The site always has discounts going on so check them out here :)

6 comments:

imaanii said...

I like the cut very much. :D I tend to go for plain abayaat too. Thanks for sharing :)

imaanii said...

This abaya looks cute too, I like that it looks like a long tunic. Maybe I won't stick out so much as with a regular abaya. http://www.mybatua.com/womens/abaya/zerina-abaya

StylishMuslimah said...

Glad you like :) Salam x

As-salaam alaikum said...

Stylish Muslimah working at the Iraqi Stock Exchange.

http://www.bloomberg.com/image/iAeddhfWwHoU.jpg

Original story:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-11-15/broker-shwan-taha-dominates-foreign-trades-at-iraq-stock.html

StylishMuslimah said...

Aww that's sweet thanks for posting :)

I'm still waiting for an answer to the wife beating question by the way!

Marcela Gmd said...

Beautiful look!! would you like to follow each other?
Besos, desde EspaƱa, Marcela♥