Not just patterned or panelled with colour, but 100% colour!
I chose beige because my Omani husband won't try to forbid me outright from wearing beige in Oman... Slowly we go...
My SIL is already doing it, so why not me? I figured, although it was one of the things my husband MADE me promise to not do BEFORE we got married (I hate when people try to change something they already knew about one AFTER you get married so I asked for a list---too bad he forgot red lipstick and wearing my earrings sticking out of scarves and stuff) and I promised I'd never wear a bright pink abaya in his village... He was less specific about navy and beige however so.... So we'll see how that goes.
I also got a couple black with coloured patterns ones made up.
Fingers crossed---I hope the tailor doesn't trash them... He's a new-to-me tailor, near the fruit-and-vegatable souq in Mabaila. My SIL swears he's good but he only charged me, like 13 OMR to make 3 abayas (though he charged me 3 omr per shayla since he used his own fabric for that), so I hope he's as good as she says, since the fabric was a lot more than that...
I've had some bad experiences with tailors as of late, when other SILs were like "oh he only charges 3 omr to make a dress... and the fabric was of course 20 or more, and then the dress is so bloody horrible I have to give it away, thanks Rustaq dude. You amazed even me, who thought no one could do worse than the guy who made my eid dress a few years back in Barka.
I usually have good luck with abaya tailors but they charge more, usually...
So we'll see.
|If going for a gradual move to coloured abays, a front open style with black wide-leg+tunic combo or black maxi dress can help ease a girl out of her comfort zone...|
|Love the simplicity of this look!|