Travelling abroad soon or going to a Western party here in Bangladesh? Want to look trendy while you’re there? But struggling to find Western clothes that are fashionable and modest? Follow the tips below from one of our guest writers to get the latest looks without baring all.
“Some of us girls choose to cover up for religious reasons….others just don’t want to show a lot of skin. Below, I’ve put together a few ideas for outfits that can hopefully inspire you. Don’t feel that you have to copy the entire look – just pick and choose the bits that you like best.
Outfit No.1 – Smart Wear
Jacket and jeans: Black is always the most suitable look for smart work wear. A black blazer makes any outfit look stylish. To make your outfit stand out, wear bright coloured fitted trousers, such as the fuschia coloured ones shown here. Adding plain black high heeled shoes will finish the outfit and make your legs look even longer. Pair the outfit with a beautiful black pashmina to give this smart outfit a casual finish.”
Outfit No.2 – Casual Wear
Jumper & jeans: This jumper is comfortable and its vibrant monochrome patterns keep it fashionable and chic. Black and white suits almost everyone, and by selecting different patterns you can be as quiet or as loud as you want (note how the bolder pattern on the body gives this outfit a touch of the dramatic). Add fun accessories, such as a funky ebony and silver ring. Wear the jumper with slim, black fitted jeans to elongate your legs. Finish the look with casual footwear such as suede high-heeled ankle boots. Then pick up an oversize bag on your way out of the door, and you’re ready for a day out with the girls!
Outfit No.3 – Evening Wear
“Dress” and jeans or leggings: For a fun evening look, a long, loose-fitted jumper or mini dress is perfect for modesty. This royal blue colour is easy to wear and will suit most people. Team your top with a big statement necklace such as the ‘Peter Pan’ collar necklaces that are currently all the rage to make your outfit stand out more. Put together with matching slim-fitted jeans and wedge-heeled dark blue ankle boots with a chunky zip to feel comfortable and feel classy.
Written by Aleya Bashar / Punoh.
© Punoh, 2013