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Ikram Abdi Nails the Royal Ascot’s Modest Dress Code in Multicolored Florals


The Royal Ascot has been dubbed the most glamorous event on the racing calendar, and rightly so. With its official dress code calling for modesty with covered midriffs, dresses falling just above the knee or longer, and other rules, trust hijabi model Ikram Abdi to serve up a stylish and demure look at the event.

On Wednesday, the UK-based Somali model took to her Instagram to share her outfit of the day by posing at the stands for a quick photo op. Choosing multicolored florals over the more commonly-spotted solid shades, Abdi wore a knee-length dress with full sleeves, a crew neck, and an asymmetrical hem by Philosophy. Style by Siân Gabari, she paired them with leggings made with the same fabric which also featured on her square-toed sandals, elevating the outfit with a unique cohesive touch. For accessories, the former Vogue Arabia cover star looked to a solid black purse matching her headscarf of the same color.


With headpieces a key part of the Royal Ascot dress code, Abdi chose to match her hijab with a classic black hat by Monique Lee Millinery that came with a sheer panel running through the brim. She completed her look with an equally elegant beauty combination: glowing, lit-from-within skin, creamy nude lips, and a subtle smoky eye.

If you have a special occasion coming up and would like to give florals a try—after all, it is officially summer!—look to Abdi’s Royal Ascot ensemble for a crash course on giving modest silhouettes a playful spin for the season.

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