Thursday, December 22, 2011

Designer Abayas: Winter Collection from Effa

As a girl who loves vintage from the 30s to 40s, Effa's winter collection appealed to me on sooooo many levels. I am not into all the designs, but bias cut satin draped in jewel tones has some kind of timeless appeal. While the shapes of the designs are nothing innovative, excepting maybe the magenta open-abaya design which wouldn't flatter my petite form, I love some of the classics. Thank you Madame Vionette for inventing the bias drape for us all so we can enjoy it on an Effa abaya. My favourite from the collection is the top design because I adore emerald green (it flatters EVERY skin tone).

5 comments:

Sunni Side Up said...

I love the fifth one from the bottom, with the chiffon cape-style overlay on one shoulder and blue ribbon trim, but ya Allah! The prices! Unless they're made from pure silk, there's no more than $50 worth of material in any of them. They have the right to charge whatever they want, of course, but I'd be reluctant to deal with a company that thinks $800 is a reasonable price for a garment that cost, at most, $150 to manufacture. It raises too many questions about their ethics.

Omani Princess (not Omani LOL) said...

Sunni Side Up: I agree, they are designer prices, but they are a bit more expensive than you think. Most abaya cost 150-300 USD. Abaya fabrics run from 15-35 USD a metre. No abaya really uses less than 4 meteres. Some use 4 metres just in the sleeves. Plus these designer abayas are tailored. Custom tailoring isn't cheap in most countries. And hand emrboideries and beadings also. So if you want to be sure those people making your abaya aren't being paid slave wages to embroider and tailor ect? It will be around $300 USD for a cheap "designer" look alike.

PersilAbayaWorld said...

we really like the 2nd and 3rd from the bottom! The designs are classy and sophisticated. DO you mind if we featured this in our blog? :)

Tasneem Khan said...

That's the main issue with buying clothes online. You indeed get a great collection there but hardly any store offers them at reasonable rates.

Robert Gilims said...

Abaya is the most unmistakable dress style for Muslim women wear. Abaya is now of only used to cover body but also it has become a fashion so there are so many styles of abaya varying from stitching styles etc.