Embrace your style

By A. Akmal
Tue, 04, 22

This week You! shares a style guide to add some oomph to your gorgeous modest wear…

Embrace your style


The fashion industry is changing. Current fashion trends are also moving toward smart fashion and inclusion is finally starting to get the attention it deserves, whether it’s the size or the style. Which is a good thing since the fashion industry often seems to be one lacking when it comes to inclusion and diversity, catering only for a select group of people. Designers and brands are starting to acknowledge the different preferences in style for women and that is starting to reflect in their collections. In view of that, Sania Maskatiya recently came out with its chic capsule ‘Modest’, comprising classic silhouettes, namely the kaftan and abayas, elegantly embellished and cut from pure fabrics. “Our modest line reflects the graceful essence of our signature brand aesthetic, blending feminine details with both tradition and modernity. We have endeavoured to craft a modest wardrobe that can transition seamlessly from day to evening,” says Maskatiya. This week You! shares a style guide to add some oomph to your gorgeous modest wear…

Opt for pastels & lighter hues

Summer brings with it the desire for colour, especially bright and fresh shades; even total black lovers sometimes leave black in favour of softer and brighter shades. Pastels are calmer than bright colours during summer. From lemon to mint green, pastels have remained at the forefront of great summer colours and from their appeal; they are not going away anytime soon. Whether you are craving for a silky refresh with a peach shade or want to buy something subtle like pale pastel, the versatility of the shades is undeniably vast, with ideas of every moment and space. They transcend styles with their softness, tenderness and warmth. Also, they work great with a variety of colour palettes and give you a youthful and sophisticated look adding richness to your personality.

Embrace your style

Of cuts and silhouettes

With summer now in full swing, it’s time to step out of loungewear and into summertime glamour. Whether you’re looking for elegant occasion wear or something laidback for a picnic, there’s never been a better time to refresh your summer style with new seasonal pieces. And there are many kinds of cuts and silhouettes available in abayas and kaftans. From loose-fit, A-line to front-open style, there is a lot to choose from depending on what appeals to you. For summers, dramatic loose sleeves are not only comfortable to wear but they are flattering on all shapes and sizes. However, if you are looking for something smart, a loose-fit sleeve would work just as well. A shirt–style slit can also prove to be a different and a functional addition for your summer modest wear.

Of laces & patterns

There is no better way to express yourself fashionably than with some patterns and embellishments! There is no need to stick to a traditional white or black or a solid shade. Opt for a patterned breathable fabric and make it to your liking.

And while sequins and glitter will bedazzle any outfit, there is something beautiful in simpler and minimalist pieces. Not that there’s anything wrong with a little shimmer and shine, but laces are evergreen! Yes, there is nothing new about it. But, the humble lace offers a lot of variety if we were to get creative with it.

Moreover, the stick-on motifs are making a comeback and you can easily find a pattern that you like for your ensemble and add on to it. You can add it to your scarves or on the abaya itself.

In the wise words of designers Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs of Cushnie Et Ochs, “Life is too short to wear boring clothes.” So, there is no reason for you to not be able to express yourself fashionably if you choose to dress modestly.