How best to achieve a modest, professional look
While dressing modestly and dressing in a professional manner are two easy and straightforward things to do in their own right, trying to combine the two, especially for Muslim women, can be anything but a simple task.
The phrase ‘modest, yet professional’ is one that can leave women everywhere nervous as they seek to find the perfect solution. Fear not, however, as we have put together this handy guide to help you dress modestly yet maintain a professional appearance at all times.
Remember that these great style ideas aren’t just suitable for going to work; they can be excellent fashions for smart yet functional attire for any occasion.
A professional appearance is hugely important for many reasons. Not only does it convey a great impression to those that you work with and customers or clients that you will deal with on a daily basis, but you will command respect, as a person who cares about their appearance is automatically assumed to take the same care in their work, which we’re sure you do!
While looking professional is important, it is no good if you are left feeling awkward or uncomfortable. Try these items for the perfect blend of modesty, professionalism, and comfort.
· Kaftan dresses are an excellent option that definitely ticks all of the boxes. It is also a stylish option that will help you to stand out in the workplace, particularly if other female colleagues prefer suits or a more Western style of dress.
· Alternatively, a simple long-sleeved button down shirt worn with dark coloured trousers will also make you look professional, while offering great function and comfort. Deciding between a Muslim-style dress, such as a kaftan or an abaya, or the shirt and trousers is dependent on your own personality and tastes.
· Other items that can achieve your aims would be a long, high waist skirt, or a longer cardigan that comes down towards your knees. For travelling, consider a trench coat, which will meet your needs perfectly as well as being suitable for all seasons.
Although there are many excellent examples of patterned hijabs available, it is recommended that you stick to sober, blocked colours for a professional look. Navy, white, and grey are the sort of things you should aim for, and leave the patterns for your more casual style.
Dressing modestly yet professionally can be difficult, however it is possible to achieve a look that combines your commitment to your faith with a desire to look stylish and feel confident.
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