by Natalia Shustova
  • 1 minute read
  • July 04, 2019
Shoestova’s Style File
Color, color, color

Abayas are timelessly elegant in black, but modern modesty-wear offers a wide range of colors and fabrics you can experiment with. Choose beige tones this season for your kaftans, kimonos and abayas, and pair them with footwear in a nude tone. This season was all about the power shoulder, so opt for the trend to add structure to your outfit. You can also opt for bold, primary hues such as green, yellow and blue to up your glam quotient.

Oscar de la Renta ruffles silk-crepon gown at NET-A-PORTER, Dhs 25,000

Fringe embellishments

This season, make sure your sartorial choices boast fringe elements that have been dominating the runway. Try incorporating them into the sleeves or the bottom of your kaftan or abaya. To spruce up your overall look, a fringe bag or clutch is an absolute must.

Ramadan Exclusives Huishan Zhang Kaftan at

Bohemian flair

Kaftans in crochet, patchwork and with knitted long capes in soft, pastel hues are at once fashion-forward and fabulous. Start hunting now and look out for bohemian summer cover-ups and cotton kaftans reimagined in silk. PS: Layer the look with accessories. Think multiple chains, bangles, wrap-around footwear, suede and toned-down cowboy boots for the perfect summertime freshness.

Bedouin Kaftan at, Dhs 2,850

Dropped waists win

The silhouette of choice for the season summons up the 1920s. When choosing a kaftan or maxi dress, make sure it has a dropped waistline. This silhouette is both relaxed and feminine, and perfect for those who are looking for effortless and modest elegance for an Iftar out during Ramadan.

Ramadan Exclusives Kaftan & Trousers at

Dazzling details

You can wear the same maxi dress, long skirt, or palazzo pant suit on rotate, but don’t forget to add a mix of accessories to it. Key players? Headbands, bows (in contrasting colors), leather belts and harnesses. @Shoestova

 Ramadan Exclusives Layeur Kaftan, 2,460 at

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