Consequently, many sisters get ripped off in the West for these "latest" Khaleeji styles. I mean, if you love them, by all means, go ahead. I love the Bahraini cut, long, long, long long out of style here, and the Islamiyia for practicality. But know what you are paying for and how much the seller bought the design for from their manufacturer. Often they buy a lot of the clearance abayas here no one wanted and sell them back to the West for 3x what the abayas actually cost them.
Haraam, that, I say. So this post isn't about saying don't buy that abaya, it is ugly, or anything, just saying, wearing it in the GCC will be obvious you don't know what the GCC abaya is about is all, and don't get ripped off paying for last season's (or three season's ago) clothes.
FOR THOSE WHO WERE ASKING, I already did a post about the "In" styles and if you follow this link it will take you to that post: http://ilovehishmatheblog.blogspot.com/2013/04/khaleeji-abaya-trends-2013-hot.html
BAHRAINI CUT: OUT
FARASHA/BUTTERFLY and/or Bisht: OUT
MOST STRETCH DRAPED CUTS: Out