The Abaya is an overgarment worn by some women in Muslim cultures. It is the traditional form of hijab, or Islamic modest dress, for many countries of the Arabian peninsula . It is sometimes adopted in other parts of Islamic world.
Traditional Abayas are loose, usually black robe worn by Muslim women, covering the body from head to toe and often worn with a headscarf and veil. The Abaya should cover the whole body save face, feet, and hands. It can be worn with the niqab, a face veil covering all but the eyes.
One type of overdress. Can be pull-over or with a front crossover opening. Often made of georgette or other soft, flowing polyester fabrics
A loose black robe from head to toe; traditionally worn by Muslim women.
It is a long-sleeved, floor-length, loose, usually black, garment worn over other clothing when a women leaves the protection of home. It is worn with a headscarf (hijab) and sometimes with a veil (niqab).