Finding the Right First Abaya for Younger Muslimahs

A modest clothing choice for younger girls, abayas are traditionally black in color and cover the body from the shoulders to the feet. Purchasing a girl’s first abaya is an important step toward becoming an adult woman and is an exciting activity for mothers and daughters.

In recent years, abayas have become much more decorative, allowing girls and women to choose from a variety of embroidered and beaded designs with colored accents. When choosing a young Muslimah’s first abaya, there are a few things to keep in mind:


When purchasing a girl’s first abaya, we recommend choosing a simple style that can be dressed up or down. This will allow it to become a comfortable piece in her everyday wardrobe. Some great options include garments with black sequined accents and beaded sleeves. These pieces are fun and unique, while still creating a classic look – an abaya your daughter will remember fondly!

Looking for something with a little more flair? Embroidered designs across the chest and sleeves are popular as well, and perfect for special events and occasions. We also love options with chiffon inserts for a splash of color!


Depending on where you live, the temperature will dictate what fabric your abaya is made of. Especially for a girl’s first abaya, be sure to consider the weight of the fabric before purchase. A lightweight fabric will be comfortable in warm weather and will be easier for a younger girl to adjust to wearing.


When purchasing an abaya from Amanis, be sure to follow our size chart for the perfect fit! All abayas come in loose fittings to be adjusted for everyday wear. One great option for slim girls is to purchase an abaya that comes with a belt. This will allow you to easily adjust the garment to fit properly. Check out one of our favorite options here.

If you have questions about our sizing chart, please contact us online or by calling 02084703714!