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A woman in an outfit created by the "modest fashion" designer Nabiilabee stands in front of an urban city skyline. (Photo © Nabiilabee, used with permission.)

A woman in an outfit created by the “modest fashion” designer Nabiilabee stands in front of an urban city skyline. (Photo © Nabiilabee, used with permission.)

From trendy long tunics to maxi dresses, polka-dot Hijabs (head covering) and abayas (Islamic gown), modest fashion has been gaining momentum over the recent years. Brands like Dolce & Gabbana and DKNY have released modest collections over the years, followed by high-end labels Mango, Tommy Hilfiger and many more.

Ostensibly, mainstream fashion has embraced the modest appeal by adopting a more inclusive attitude towards women of faith.

Hijabistas and fashionistas from the blogosphere have been the driving force, pushing the boundaries to define and represent themselves.

Muslim women have been labelled ‘oppressed’ and are depicted as dressed conservatively, in the image perpetuated by the mainstream media. But a majority of Muslim women don’t wear a Niqab or an abaya or even wear black for that matter. Just take a look at Muslim women living in the West and across Asia and you’ll see plenty of colors and unique styles of wearing the hijab and dressing


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