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Open abayas are a versatile and stylish option for those who love to wear modest clothing. With the latest abayas available in the UK, you can now dress modestly and fashionably at the same time. In this blog post, we will discuss how to wear open abayas and give you some tips on styling them for different occasions. We will also share some of our top picks from the best abayas in Birmingham, available at Modora.

What are Open Abayas?

Open abayas are a modern twist on the traditional abaya, a long, loose-fitting robe typically worn by Muslim women as a symbol of modesty. Instead of being closed at the front like a traditional abaya, open abayas have an open front, usually secured with a button or a belt. This design allows for more flexibility in styling and layering, making open abayas a popular choice for fashion-conscious women who want to maintain their modesty.

How to Style Open Abayas

There are countless ways to style open abayas, depending on your personal taste and the occasion. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

Casual Look

For a casual, everyday look, pair your open abaya with a simple, long-sleeved top and some comfortable trousers or jeans. Choose an abaya in a neutral colour like black, grey, or beige to create a versatile base that can be easily mixed and matched with different tops and accessories. For example, the Black Open Abaya from Modora is a classic choice that can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.


To create a professional and polished look for work, opt for an open abaya in a more structured fabric like crepe or linen. Layer it over a blouse and tailored trousers for a sophisticated outfit that is both modest and stylish. The White Open Abaya from Modora is a great option for workwear, with its clean lines and elegant silhouette.

Evening Wear

For a glamorous evening look, choose an open abaya with intricate detailing, such as lace, embroidery, or beading. Layer it over a floor-length dress or a jumpsuit for a show-stopping outfit that is both modest and fashionable. The Black Open Abaya from Modora is a stunning example of a luxurious evening abaya, featuring delicate lace detailing on the sleeves and hem.

Wedding Guest

As a wedding guest, you'll want to look your best while still adhering to the dress code. Opt for an open abaya in a rich, jewel tone like emerald green or royal blue, and pair it with a coordinating dress or skirt and blouse combination. Add some statement jewellery and a pair of elegant heels to complete the look. The Emerald Green Open Abaya from Modora is a beautiful choice for a wedding guest outfit, with its vibrant colour and sophisticated design.

Tips for Wearing Open Abayas

Here are some additional tips to help you wear open abayas with confidence and style:

  • Choose the right size: Make sure to select an open abaya that fits comfortably and allows for ease of movement. Check the size chart to ensure you choose the correct size.
  • Layering: The beauty of open abayas lies in their versatility and ability to be layered over different outfits. Experiment with different tops, trousers, and dresses to create a variety of looks.
  • Accessories: Don't be afraid to accessorize your open abaya with statement jewelry, belts, or scarves. These can help to elevate your outfit and add a touch of personality to your look.
  • Footwear: Choose footwear that complements your open abaya and the occasion. For a casual look, opt for flats or sandals, while heels or wedges are more suitable for dressier occasions.
  • Care: To keep your open abaya looking its best, follow the care instructions on the label. Most abayas can be machine washed on a gentle cycle, but some may require hand washing or dry cleaning.

Shop the Best Abayas in Birmingham

If you're looking for the latest abayas in the UK, look no further than Modora. Our collection of modest abayas features a range of styles, colors, and fabrics to suit every taste and occasion. Visit our website to shop their selection of open abayas and other modest clothing options.


Open abayas are a stylish and versatile option for those who want to dress modestly without sacrificing fashion. With the right styling and accessories, you can create a variety of looks for any occasion. So, go ahead and explore the world of open abayas and embrace your modest fashion sense with confidence.

Aishah  ul-Haq