Emerging from the culturally rich Middle East, the modest movement has taken the fashion scene by storm. Several luxury and high street brands have released modest-friendly collections, including kaftans, tunics, and maxi dresses to quench our sartorial thirst. Here, we share our top picks to remain comfortably stylish in Ramadan – and beyond.
The White Shirt
A white shirt is undoubtedly a staple. Upgrade yours with this summery yet chic version that features cutwork embroidery.
Shirt with Cutwork Embroidery, Zara
The Jersey Top
Depending on the occasion, this long-sleeved crew neck can be dressed up or down. Pair it with sneakers and denim for a more casual look.
Basic Long Sleeve Crew Neck T-Shirt, Vogacloset
The Polka Dot Blouse
This lace-trimmed silk blouse can slip seamlessly from the boardroom to date night with your partner. Combine it with a tweed two-piece for a sophisticated and modern feel.
Polka Dot Silk Crepe de Chine Blouse, Net-A-Porter
The Black Culottes
Complete your blazer and shirt duo with a pair of wide-legged pants. Whether you are pairing them with heels for a polished outfit or dad sneakers for a street style look, this one’s a must-own.
Basic Culottes with Elastic Waistband, Pull & Bear
The Maxi Skirt
Replace your trousers with this luxurious gold satin wonder. This elegant masterpiece promises comfort without compromising on its grandeur.
Lise Satin Maxi Skirt, Net-A-Porter
The High-Waist Jeans
Universally flattering are the high-waisted straight jeans that bring together the best of both worlds. And if you haven’t already, now is the time to get yourself a pair.
High Waist Straight Jeans, Namshi
Never again stand in front of your closet complaining that you have nothing to wear! This sea green jumpsuit will easily take you from the office to lunch with the girls.
Belted Playsuit, Zara
The Shirt Dress
A shirt dress is one of the most versatile items in your wardrobe – wear it over wide-legged pants as a long-line top, unbuttoned as a light coat, or with knee-high boots as a dress (if it’s long enough).
Jacquard-Weave Shirt Dress, H&M
The Maxi Dress
At the heart of modest fashion lies the maxi dress. This frilly version, complete with a classy belt, is sure to make you dressy in no time.
Frilled Maxi Dress, Modest Me
Upgrade your abaya collection with this embroidered piece, letting its blue hue elevate your classic jeans-and-white-shirt combo – perfect for Ramadan and Eid!
Blue Shade Abaya, Hanayen
The Statement Kaftan
Go on, spoil yourself with this gorgeously embellished kaftan. Pair it with drop earrings and stiletto heels to make you feel like a princess.
Frill-Cuff Floral Lace Kaftan, United Designers
Wear this luxurious floral kimono as a statement piece or as a subtle way to cover up a not-so-modest top.
Long Floral Print Kimono, Massimo Dutti
Take your outfit up a notch with this beaded turban that features sequins, glass beads, and a front knot pattern – truly fit for a queen.
Philipa Bead Turban, Bloomingdales
The Modal Maxi Hijab
The stretchy medium-thick fabric and the fact that it can be worn with or without an under scarf makes it the perfect hijab choice for all seasons.
Striped Modal Jersey Hijab in Beige, Luxy Hijab
The Lightweight Headscarf
This light, slightly sheer lime headscarf will create elegant drapes around your neck – perfect for those who prefer several styling options.
Chiffon Hijab in Lime, Luxy Hijab