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How to Look Fashionable and Modest in A Formal Event?

About a decade ago, the market for modest fashion was very limited and exclusive. Mostly those women were inclined towards modest fashion who wanted to wear such clothing that did not reveal too much skin for spiritual and cultural reasons.

The concept of modest fashion itself certainly changed from what it was perceived by consumers and fashion gurus a decade ago. From heavily embellished Kaftan dresses to wide legged palazzos, glittery sequins and intricate bead work, modest dresses can today be easily worn for a more formal look.

Today, however, modest fashion is getting more and more popular among young women as a more prefered rather than forced way to style and dress up.  Such women would rather have more coverage for both cultural reasons as well as a desirable style for dressing up in casual and formal events.

Gone the days when modest dresses were supposed to be sober and plain. Today, modest dresses are equally bright, vibrant and feminine. Some of the best designer brands are incorporating the latest runway trends into modest apparel.

Due to the growing interest of women in modest dresses, modest fashion is getting more and more popular in western countries as they are being sold by renowned international brands online and in stores.

Seeing the growing demand of modest dresses, many upcoming designers and fashion labels are primarily focusing on modest fashion. Most of these designers are of Asian and Middle Eastern origin and specialize in ethnic Kaftans and Abaya dresses as well.

Look modest yet stylish in a Maxi dress

A maxi dress is a stylish and simple yet sleek outfit that complements almost every body type provided you choose the right bodice.

Ultra-feminine and chic, a maxi dress adds that extra oomph to your evening look. With a floor-kissing tail, the maxi dress accentuates your figure and gives you a glamorous look.

A must have for every wardrobe, the maxi dress has many variations and is available in many designs and styles. Choose the maxi dress that suits the occasion and matches with your personality so that you carry it with ease.

Also, you can make a unique style statement and steal the show with the right accessories. Loops or tear drop earrings with a chunky necklace is sure to make you look like a diva!

Formal and chic: can’t go wrong with jumpsuits

The evergreen go-to outfit for the woman on-the-go; the jumpsuit is a must-have for your wardrobe. Giving you a wicked combination of style and comfort, a jumpsuit makes you look ultra-cool and hip.

This outfit gives you a more sophisticated and urban look, being smart and feminine at the same time. This is an excellent choice for women who prefer to stay covered up. Just slip into a jumpsuit without compromising on style and elegance.

Representing modernity blended with a touch of modesty, you can easily wear a jumpsuit to casual as well as formal events. This outfit gives you just the right look, accentuating your curves at just the right places.

Also, this suit helps you save up on time as you do not need to mix and match your layers. You can wear this as a complete dress in itself. One suit takes care of your look from head-to-toe. Play around with the sleeves and neckline and choose the type that suits your personality best.

A pair of high heels and loop earrings are all you need to accessorize for the complete look. Put on a matching scarf and be ready in no time!

Shrugs vs Shawls: go formal with elegance

Since a shawl is more suitable for parties and dinners, if you want to dress up for a more formal event, it is better to go for a shawl instead of a shrug. Moreover, shawls can be worn all year round. Organic cotton shawls can be worn during summers whereas velvet shawls can keep you warm during the winter months.

Since, shawls come in a variety of different styles, colors and designs, you can easily pair it up with any dress to complete your formal look.

Wearing medium and large sized shawls can easily cover your back, neck and shoulders, while giving a more elegant and luxurious look to your dress.

The great thing about wearing a shawl is that you can wear a single shawl in different styles according to your outfit. If your shawl is embellished with sequins, beads or rhinestone, then you can even skip jewelry to balance out your look.

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Written by Kalema Lawrence

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