With the Holy Month currently underway, it’s time to trade in the summer dresses and distressed jeans in favor of something more covered-up. From the Duchess of Cambridge to Amal Clooney, read on for seven modest fashion muses that will inspire your 2018 Ramadan wardrobe.
HM Queen Rania of Jordan
Her Majesty Queen Rania gravitates towards polished pieces, always adhering to her culture’s tradition by choosing outfits with long sleeves, high necklines, loose silhouettes, and long hemlines. Her wardrobe is bursting at the seams with an envy-inducing lineup of renowned local and international labels, including Giambattista Valli, Balmain, Alexander McQueen, Reemami, All Things Mochi, and more.
A highly successful lawyer, Amal Clooney navigates the strict dress code of barristers in style. Opting for beautifully tailored power suits by Chanel and Max Mara, and refined ensembles by Alexander McQueen, Clooney’s wardrobe is an endless source of inspiration. In fact, the marigold Stella McCartney dress she wore to the nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle last weekend was the most searched royal wedding outfit, according to Lyst.
Mademoiselle Meme’s Marwa Biltagi is a hijab-wearing fashion blogger with a unique personal style. She has an unparalleled knack for effortlessly mixing streetwear and modest key pieces, and isn’t afraid to pair an overlay with jeans and a bumbag. On her Instagram, Biltagi posts selfies wearing on-trend designs from brands such as Ralph Lauren, Opening Ceremony, Taller Marmo, Gucci, and more. We’d love to swap closets with her any day.
A fashion week mainstay, Caroline Issa has captured the attention of fashion-lovers the world over with her polished and eternally on-trend sense of style that certainly doesn’t go unnoticed by street style photographers. The London-based editor, consultant, and designer has a playful approach to modest dressing, favoring embellished jackets, voluminous, midi skirts, colorful oversized shirts, and boxy suits.
The Duchess of Cambridge
HRH is the universal poster-girl for modest dressing. Her sartorial choices almost always comprise of polished outfits with long necklines, sleeves, and lengths, whether she’s attending state banquets or formal engagements. The fashion-forward royal always looks chic wearing homegrown designs by Alexander McQueen, Jenny Packham, Erdem, and Burberry.
Model, filmmaker, and perennial muse, Farida Khelfa has a timeless style that can only be described as refined. Known as one of the most elegant women in the Arab world, the Vogue Arabia cover star often takes to wearing printed jackets, tailored suits, and expertly cut blazers that ooze sophistication.
Front row fixture Olivia Palermo proves that modest dressing isn’t simply reserved for Middle Eastern women. The veritable style icon has amassed a huge fan base who aim to emulate her feminine style. Her sartorial choices always strike the perfect chord between classic and cool, without being too revealing. Whether she’s stepping out in a combination of high-low fashion or rocking head-to-toe couture, Palermo always looks effortlessly chic.