As the industry takes preference for conservative hemlines, elegant longer sleeves, and noticeably higher necklines, the global trends for modest dressing are springing forth from every corner of the globe. As though the fashion barometer decided to favor style and substance rather than exhibitionism this Spring 2018 season, expect to find your high summer wardrobe with ease across the collections.
Talking to Vogue Arabia about the Fall 2017 season, British designer Amanda Wakeley reflected, “she is quite covered this season. She is playful and feminine, but with an element of cool.” And so it seems that Spring 2018 brings with it floor-grazing hemlines, sheer but long covered arms and a hidden décolletage too. In conversation with Maha Abdul Rasheed of brand Bambah, the designer added “I strongly believe that modesty and fashion can co-exist and there are no limits to how you can make them both work. We are surrounded with the concept of modesty and it’s just about using your creativity and imagination in making it work the way you see fit.”
From J.W Anderson through to Victoria Beckham, Brandon Maxwell, Prabal Gurung, Versace, and Dolce & Gabbana (who offer up a seasonal hijab and abaya collection) – there are secret-weapon dresses in featherweight fabrics for high heat climates, and longline tunics to team with your go-to linen staples.