Wearing an ŭAbaaŭah that has Sleeves as an Outer Garment is like Wearing a Thawb
Shaykh Saalih Ibn Fawzaan al-Fawzaan
An answer concerning some of the modern-styled female garments.
O my brothers, the ŭabaaŭah was only established to conceal (the woman) and it was not established for adornment; it is not a garment of adornment. It is impermissible for it to be taken as a means of adornment, to be embroidered, to place designs/drawings upon it or to adjust it to have arms and thus become like a thawb (the gown worn by Muslim men).
[Q]: In recent times, an ŭabaaŭah (A womanŭs outer garment), which is being referred to as the Islamic ŭabaaŭah, has become widespread. It is placed upon the head1 but it has sleeves from the arms to the shoulders. What is your eminenceŭs opinion about wearing these types of outer garments?