Proof that modest fashion was a thing way before it became 'trendy'

Photo: Layla Shaik
Photo: Layla Shaik

While we've only just caught on to just how slick we can look in longer frocks and sleeves or dresses over pants, modest fashion girls have been owning it for years.

A self-proclaimed Muslim fashionista once shared the conundrum she frequently finds herself in when it comes to picking the perfect outfit - trying to balance wearing hijab with her love for the latest trends.

Read more: Sometimes, wearing hijab can be tricky

But it most certainly can be done.

And lately I've been gushing over the Instagram accounts of local young women who show you how. It all started with the Eid gallery you may have seen on W24, and I've since discovered more worth a follow.

See some of our faves in kimonos, Abayas, headscarves, flowy, dramatic sleeves, romantic maxi dresses, and even dresses worn over denims. 

Areeba Baker

Sinekhaya Nazo

Staying in my lane. Minding my own business. Eating my ice cream. Free of cares. ?????? Photo cred ????@_kugana

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Saarahjasmin Nwajei

Thameenah Saint

E D I T O R I A L S?????? #custommade #oneofakind #norepeats

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Nabilah Kariem Peck

Hello Monday ????

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Zakiyah Ebrahim

And then there were two... ?? #DogLady ?? #CatLady ??

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Fareedah Davis


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Aisha Baker

Moody ?? #ootd

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