6 MODEST DRESS SELECTIONS TO GET RED-CARPET READY!
Ever pictured you sashaying down the red carpet in a billowing gown, light bulbs flashing and surrounded by gleaming shutterbugs? Or, delivering an acceptance speech before a star-studded audience when your name gets called out for winner of Best Documentary?
I know I have built a few castles in the sky! Well, a girl can dream, right? 🙂
It is Academy Awards 2014 season, and we are in it for some high-profile fashion labels and striking designer gowns, gliding their way into the most exclusive event of the year.
Nothing thrills us more than spotting mainstream designers bring into being, stunning outfits that are hijab-friendly and can effortlessly be integrated (price tag notwithstanding!) into our wardrobes for that majestic evening..
Here is a round-up of six modest fashion choices fresh off the runway that would tickle your fancy for a very dreamy hijabista Oscar’s Night!
1 – ELIE SAAB
The breathtaking new collection of whimsical dresses by Elie Saab is what fairy tales are made of! The color, intricate designs, and tulle make the overall look absolute red-carpet stuff!
2 – VALENTINO
Eminent fashion giant, VALENTINO has consistently been creating some of the most modest designs that we have seen in the recent past. Their dresses are wistful and oh-so-wearable! I can totally see Oscar 2014 nominee, Meryl Streep don one of these beauties on the red carpet this year.
3 – MARCHESA
If I could attach a label of fashion perfection to one brand, it would have to be Marchesa! Even the most austere-looking gown with minimal embellishments exudes maximum glamor; and the ample coverage just does the trick for us! Imagine Dame Judi Dench working wonders with this kind of fashion!
4 – NAEEM KHAN
One can never get enough of the uber-talented Naeem Khan. His Spring Summer 2014 Collections is a bouquet of unassuming fashion options. For us, this dreamy pink gown is a hands-down winner. Many striking options to have for when the red carpet is rolled out and the cameras are clicking away!
5 – DAS COLLECTION
Perhaps not as ubiquitously famous as other international fashion bigwigs, nevertheless I have a personal bias towards this Emirati designer brand! The founding sisters of DAS Collection are everything that a hijabista aspires to be! Having seen resounding success in the Middle East as well as walking the ramp at exclusive fashion events including London Fashion Week, they continue to marvel us with incredible style with every passing season.
6 – SABYASACHI MUKHERJEE
If it has generous doses of glitter, sequins, and other sparkly trimmings, chances are it will be love at first sight! I attribute it to the untamed Indian in me that has such an insatiable penchant for everything shimmer-y! And who else to turn to whet our fashion appetite for dazzle but the man of the moment, Sabyasachi Mukherjee! Designer extraordinaire, time and time again he has come up with modest options for ethnic Indian clothing, including the sari. Having dressed various celebrities in glitzy circuits, film festivals and fashion weeks, he is the designer with a magic wand
Ready for a fantasy celebration? Now that we have you all hooked up, you know how to put on a head-turner red carpet appearance when tinsel town comes calling!
Iman Khan is a fashion enthusiast, and creative founder of hijabistas.net – an online destination for news, events and blogs pertaining to modest fashion.