Abaya Sizing System

Abaya Sizing Demystified

Abayas sizing in general is quite confusing as abayas come with a similar number system but different parts of the world and different manufacturers. The fitting style of the abaya also makes a big difference to the sizing. As a rule of thumb the longer the abayas the wider the width of the abaya. This abaya sizing system does not suit someone who is very tall and slim or someone who is a little short and plump. The only solution for people with such sizes is to buy the longest sizes and get the width or length altered by a tailor. We have created an sizing table that is the closest estimate to the Western sizing system. If you require any clarification you can contact us via the contact us page Inshallah.

HEIGHT (FEET & INCHES/CM) UK 10 – 16 / EU 38 – 44 /

US 8 – 14

UK 16 – 20 / EU 44 – 48 /

US 14 – 18

5 FEET 0 INCHES / 152.4 CM 52 N/A
5 FEET 2 INCHES / 157.27 CM 54 N/A
5 FEET 4 INCHES / 162.56 CM 56 N/A
5 FEET 6 INCHES / 167.64 CM 58 58
5 FEET 8 INCHES / 172.72 CM 60 60
5 FEET 10 INCHES / 177.80 CM 62 62

As an example if your UK dress size is 14 and your height is 5′4″ your abaya size is 56 for abayas on Muslimbase.com. Satisfaction is guaranteed at Muslimbase.com. If you buy an abaya which does not fit you can return it within 10 working days for a refund of the value of the abaya. To view our abaya collection please click on the link below


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  1. dubai abayas January 27, 2011

    You need to display this table next to the actual abyas, it took me a while to find this sizing table

  2. asma January 27, 2011

    Why don’t you have size 24 and size 26 UK abayas?

  3. NameP.C.Rogers March 7, 2011

    Comments What would i change? Nothing …i only hope you can keep this site up and have more matching hijab with the abaya,insha’lah

  4. Hijab August 3, 2011

    Inshallah, we will be getting larger size abayas very soon

  5. Fatima February 12, 2012

    I am 5 feet tall and i take an american size 12. What size would i take in an abaya here?

  6. Hijab February 14, 2012

    You would take a size 52

  7. sobia March 4, 2012

    im 5 ft 6 inchs n im a size 10 so what size/length abaya would i have to buy? this is confusing lol

  8. Hijab March 7, 2012

    You would need a size 56 abaya. Generally the longer they go the wider they go so you might find it a little extra loose but then again most abayas are of this width.

  9. shabana April 1, 2012


    Can anyone tell me where i can buy abaya’s in uk size 24/26,i’m 5ft 7.

  10. cJ May 20, 2012

    I wish you would make out size Abayas for bigger women.
    Having a bigger bust is bad enough but not being able to find these beautiful garments in our size is far worse.

  11. Hijab May 21, 2012

    We are working very hard to try and manufacture larger sizes and should have something for you before Ramadhan Inshallah

  12. Sanna May 27, 2012

    salamz im five foot 2, i think my abaya size will be 56 but i want the abaya to be long like touch the ground i dont want my clothes underneath to show eg my jeans, but i think 58 will be far to long. Will the size 56 reach my ankles for my height or are they actually long because i think size 58 would be too wide>?

  13. SB July 3, 2012

    but how can it be the same size for “EU 38 – 44” and “EU 44 – 48”? Shouldn’t there be a difference in width, even if both have the same length?

  14. Mishmish July 24, 2012

    I am looking for an abyaa for a larger sized women who is 5ft 2inches and approximetly size 22 British dress size. I ned something which is for an older lady who upholds strict islamic codes of dress, therefore the abyaa should be plain in appearence.Do you cater for the customers needs? I would ideally like to buy this for an Eid present,therefore a quick response would be grateful 🙂

  15. Ts July 28, 2012

    Salam, I am 5th 7 inches and size 10 so what size of abaya would I have to buy?

  16. shafa August 12, 2012

    oooo so sad no new jilbabs for eid

  17. Marwa August 17, 2012

    Asalamou alaykou … Iam 5 foot 11and I am a uk size 16 but I cant find any abayas my length … Is there any where I could purchace abayas this size? Jazzakoum allah ps. Iv tryed 64 wich is too big and short

  18. Judith October 15, 2012

    I am Australian size 14-16 and am 5feet tall what is the size please?

  19. tazz October 20, 2012

    I am a size 16 and 5ft 2ins
    My daughter is a size 16/18 and 5ft 6 ins

    Can you please help us in finding the correct size.

    Kind Regards
    Mrs T Langridge

  20. maryam November 26, 2012

    Would a size 60 jilbab fit someone with a height of 5ft 9 and a size 12-14?

  21. NERMIN December 17, 2012

    i couldn`t understand. in this size guide table sizes start with 52, but the sizes of abaya which i choose are between 36-50. my length is 160 cm which size to choose?

  22. Hijab December 31, 2012

    160 cm is equivalent to about 62 inches, you would need a size 60 abays

  23. Hijab December 31, 2012

    Yes it would

  24. Hijab December 31, 2012

    For yourself we recommend that you buy a size 58 and alter the length, as for your daughter we recommend size 60 and some alteration will be required for her too

  25. Hijab December 31, 2012

    You would need a size 50 which might need a little alteration in length

  26. Hijab December 31, 2012

    Sizing numbers depend on the sizing system, we recommend you try our size 60

  27. Hijab December 31, 2012

    Wsalam, You should buy a size 58

  28. Hijab December 31, 2012

    We apologise for the delayed reply, we currently do not stock this size

  29. Hijab December 31, 2012

    This is because Abayas are meant to be loose and so fittings as such are not required

  30. Hijab December 31, 2012

    Wsalam, We recommend a size 56 which should touch the floor

  31. Hijab December 31, 2012

    Wsalam, These would be very hard to find unfortunately

  32. zainab August 26, 2013

    I have just baught an abayah size 52
    But in english clothes I’m size 8
    My order has not arrived yet
    Will my abayah fit?

  33. surina December 26, 2014

    salaam, im 5 ft 6 and a uk size 12 what size abaya would i need? thankyou

  34. Afia March 15, 2016

    What about the children sizes?

  35. umm yousef April 12, 2016

    what size will fit an 11 year old girl she is australian size 10

  36. Hijab May 24, 2016

    It depends on height, how tall is she?

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