The size chart is an average. Be sure to use the measurements on the abaya description page of each abaya because the sizes will vary from style to style.
Even if you know what size you normally wear, we recommend you measure your body to find out what size is best for you because clothing manufacturers use different sizing standards. When measuring hold the measuring tape firm and level but not tight.
Once you have measured yourself, compare your measurements to the sizing chart to determine the best size for you.
1. Bust Wrap a tape measure around the fullest part under your arms.
2. Hips Standing with your feet together, measure around the fullest part of your hips (approx. 7" to 8" below the waistline). Keep the measuring tape snug but not tight.
Size Chart How to use the size chart:
Shown in the size chart are the abaya dimensions (not body measurements) for each size label in the first column. Use a tape measure to get your bust and hip measurement. Then using the chart below, choose a size with a bust size that is about 6 inches bigger than your actual bust measurement or a hip size that is 6 to 8 inches bigger than your actual hip measurement for ease of movement and modesty.
For example, your measurements are as follows:
Bust: 38 inches
Hip: 44 inches
Abaya Bust: 38 + 6 = 44 inches.
Abaya Hip : 42 + 8 = 50 inches
Using the values 38 inches (bust) and 42 inches (hip) the above size chart, the corresponding size is Large.
If the resulting value is in between two sizes (let's say, between S and M) choose the bigger size. It is important the abaya is not too tight and you can easily make a rakah in it.