Catwalk cover-up: how the West is falling for modest fashion

Modest fashion
The Modist

Flicking through the rails at high street store Monki, teenager Hanaa Maqbool swiftly picks out two looks she is considering wearing for Eid; one is a floral jumpsuit with wide sleeves and even wider legs that she wants to match with a palm-print headscarf. The other is an oversize lemon print dress that she’ll wear with cropped white jeans.

“My sister is nine years older than me and she always says she never had the choices I do when she was growing up because covering up wasn’t as easy then,” she laughs. “Mum would always get her really nasty, bland Eid clothes – old-lady clothes – but the high street has cottoned on to fashionable Muslims. We’re in now.”

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