A Modest Proposal
It's official: More is better. From high necks to long sleeves and floor-sweeping hems, "modest fashion" that leaves much to the imagination is an international fashion phenomenon.
What was once a necessity of faith or culture has become a choice of the fashion elite.
Women are doing it for themselves. The choice to cover up is an empowering one, demonstrating that dressing to please oneself is just as important, if not more so, than dressing to please a husband or lover.
At the top of the modest fashion hit list, you'll find pussy-bow and scarf-tie blouses, scarves, and head scarves, elongated sleeves, and midi- to maxi-length skirts and dresses. Luxe layers and voluminous silhouettes are also part of the modest fashion movement, turning comfort into showstopping style.
Whether studied and severe or soft and feminine, the trend is clear - modesty is here to stay.