The perfect maxi dress doesn’t exist…or does it? As a Muslim who wears the hijab, it is oddly difficult to shop, like anywhere. Especially in 2020. But with the rise of female Muslim entrepreneurs who are taking over the modest fashion scene on the internet, there are now more places to shop online and it has effectively influenced the huge retailers to recognize the need for modest fashion attire.
We are starting to see higher necklines, longer hemlines, longer sleeves, and a longer cut. The stigma was always that modest fashion is an oxymoron and that you can’t look good and be covered, but there IS a way to do both. There are now brands that design around not showing too much skin, and aligning with our faith, personal comfort, and choice. Brands like Inayah have endless designs that make dressing modest look effortless.
In the past, shopping for modest fashion typically meant an abaya or cultural wedding attire. It was more difficult to find every day modest fashion for a brunch date with friends or everyday modest workwear. It has now become mainstream as retailers began cashing in on the trend. And while much of modest fashion is geared towards women of faith, it extends to those who prefer it for other reasons, as well – often as simple as comfort.
Where to Shop
Instagram has definitely become the go-to for a lot of younger people’s fashion trends and must-have looks. The platform now houses thousands of clothing brands, and there are so many female-led fashion brands out there that definitely bring style and class to the modest fashion game!
Types of Long Sleeve Maxi Dresses
There are many types of maxi dresses out there, but not a lot of long sleeve ones. Just like every girl needs the perfect black dress, most modest fashion lovers believe they need the perfect black long sleeve maxi dress! Brands like Asos or Boohoo know to make the modest style black dresses look comfortable and stylish all at the same time.
If you're looking for an everyday work hijab-friendly outfit or a day out with the ladies, check out Kabayare's website for gorgeous finds that can go with any look, for any occasion!
They also have beautiful evening looks that are stunning, with hijabs to go along with them.
There are also Instagram popular brands that have long sleeve satin maxi dresses available for those who want to keep it modest but slightly formal. Those would look great for a nice daytime event that might include an impromptu photoshoot #ootd
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There are also gorgeous more formal modest-friendly dresses that are absolutely stunning. Check out this long sleeve sequin and beaded maxi dress that is absolutely breathtaking by Khanaan on Instagram.
For those women who are pregnant and want to look and feel their best, there is a brand that tailors to those very needs. Maternity photo shoots doing have to look so mundane anymore! Check out Basma's gorgeous Modanisa maxi dress.
Here are a few other ideas for you to get creative with looks for moms-to-be:
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