This Season's Must Have Modest Items

Halima Aden

Modest dressing doesn't mean unfashionable by any stretch and with kimonos and long cape like jackets being so on trend across high end and high street brands, the abaya style is one of the most sought after trends for the foreseeable future, featuring vivid colours, silks and velvets and, most importantly, prints.

Hang up your black abaya for these stunning styles that will instantly update and reinvent your modest looks.

We have carefully selected some of the hottest pieces to suit all your styling needs, for every budget.

If you're a savvy shopper who loves to dip in and out of a trend, Topshop and ASOS have you covered with their fast fashion styles on a shoestring budget. You can always get a high end look for much less because it’s always about how you wear it.


Closely following are Zara and Mango which are stores notorious for bringing us runway looks for a fraction of the high end designer price tag. The textured fabrics, opulent colours and prints can have you looking like a million dollars with the right accessories. Jewel tones are a must every Fall/Winter and this year is no different; perfect for dressing up or pairing with jeans and a t-shirt, these versatile kimonos are going to be your best friend for a long time yet.




For all you glam girls who can't get enough of the Kardashian look but think 'I could never wear that!' - You can now channel their stylish, and reasonably priced duster jackets with your perfectly acceptable modest outfits with the Coryn jacket from House of CB (yes, the Kardashians and Chrissy Teigen actually wear this exact one).

The silky light weight fabric makes for elegant day to night dressing and comes in a small variety of colours. Take your pick!

House Of CB

House Of CB

House Of CB

With the modest trend market growing rapidly, luxury designers along with smaller boutique brands are all about enhancing a classic style and making it lust worthy. If you're looking for a serious investment piece that is attainable, We Are Leone specialise in silk maxi jackets in prints that are feminine, floaty and fabulous. Championed by celebrities including Miranda Kerr and Selena Gomez, wearing them both as jackets and as dresses - this is one brand you want to jump on the band wagon with now!

We Are Leone

Staying more traditional can always be more elegant and timeless, and abayas don't always need to be black or muted. Be an Arabian Queen with these stunning traditional pieces (from Sayidaty Mall), perfect for uplifting your mood and your look.

Roddiva Couture

Pink Salt

 Black Swan Couture

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