If you are a fashionista who frequents fashion columns and blogs, you have probably noticed a rise in modest clothing options, trends, and discussions. Whether you are a modest fashionista yourself and want to know more about this sub-genre of fashion or are clueless and want a deeper understanding of what modest fashion is, we have got you covered. Here’s our take on modest fashion and everything that comes with it:
What is Modest Fashion?
If you Google ‘Modest Fashion’, you will find that most of the images that pop up will feature Hijabs, thus leading you to believe that modest clothing, by definition, has religious undertones. Although there are a lot of hijabi fashionistas who dress modestly, modest fashion, in its core, stems from a woman’s personal choice. If we had to give a definition for modest clothing, we’d say that it is when a woman consciously decides to dress in a way that neither reveals most of her body nor accentuates it. She feels empowered with this form of clothing and integrates it into her life.
Modest fashion transcends religion, ethnicity, race, or location. You will find plenty of women around the globe who find loose-fitting garments to be more preferable. However, loose-fitting does not mean ill-fitting or baggy. Modest clothing catered to women can be fitted as well, but they are not skin tight to the point where you are very aware of the shape of your body in the clothes you are wearing.
How to Dress Modestly
Modest Fashion is not a passing trend, it makes a big part of the Fashion world. So the same trends that come and go in the Fashion world also come and go in this segment of Modest Fashion. We have a couple of blog posts for the modest fashionistas who want the option of trendy modest clothing here, here and here.
Modest fashion can be whatever you want it to be: clean and minimal or vibrant and colorful and everything in between! It is a manifestation of your personal style. Being modest does not limit you in any way from expressing who you are with your outfit choices. So, be limitless, be you!
Here are a couple of tips on how to be fashionable without sacrificing your preference for modesty:
Runway Presence of Modest Clothes
As fashion trends and fads evolve, we are currently seeing runway collections moving more towards straight silhouettes and creative layering choices. The trend of having gender-neutral, or androgynous, clothing has also helped to develop this look more. Since mainstream brands and luxury brands alike are leaning towards boxier and oversized silhouettes, modest fashionistas have even more choices available to them today.
Major brands, like Asos, have also realized the potential of the modest fashion industry and have come up with their own modest lines as well. Not only do modest fashionistas have more options available to them but they have plenty of influencers to take fashion inspiration from too! Fashion influencers like Rawdah Mohamed, Leena Ha, Ghizlan Guenez, and many others are rocking their modest style and the world is definitely taking notes. If starring on a Vogue cover does not show the rising acknowledgment towards modest fashion from the mainstream fashion industry, we don’t know what does!
The modest community has shown that Fashion does not need to have a ‘bare it all’ element in order to be trendy. Modesty means different things to different people, some feel empowered by it while others do not. However, no matter which side of the spectrum you fall on, the Fashion industry is truly starting to be more inclusive and it is showing. We are starting to see clothing pieces that are geared towards all women and their personal preferences and style. We could not be happier about this! Here's to looking fabulous while still rocking modest clothing!
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