12 December 2009

The Modesty of Ornamentation

A reoccurring issue that I face when looking at abaya designs is the application of extravagant ornamentation on the outside of the abaya.

When the purpose of the abaya is to be dressed modesty, doesn't the ornamentation contradict the form of the dress?

Obviously this is not a new topic of thought but I am interested in hearing your thoughts on how much ornamentation is too much? too little? just right?

*photos taken from Hijab Style