Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Modesty Make-Over: Plum Sykes

Plum Sykes, London-It girl of the 80s and 90s, swore for a while never to wear short sleeves again, to embrace the lady-like air afforded by more fabric, and more modest cuts. She looked fabulous on a night out with her husband, pictured here wearing floor length Pucci, and all you`d have to do is make sure that dress is an overgarment, and top it with hijab... Since I can`t afford Pucci, the closest I could find to her print was THIS caftan http://www.gottawearit.com/silkycaftan.html. And yes, I`ll continue to rock the look, when I start to wear niqab. The fabric reminds me of the beautiful bright bolts in Africa, and I won`t let the harraam police be quiet or rage about a colour`s permissability based on skin tone alone. But as a niqabi, I`ll probably save the Pucci for going to fashion shows, ect... Or for a special event. It won`t be my to-the-masjid gear.

And MashaAllah aren`t these sisters from Sudan lovely...

6 comments:

Coffee Catholic said...

The Sudan sisters are lovely but that dress is AWFUL!!!!!!!!! Uuuuuuugh!!

Anonymous said...

Awwwww subanaallah!! pixie u have been searching high and low for caftans LONG enough for me (5'7) and i like my abayas and dresses to completely cober the floor and mt feet.

Have you ordered from this site? i wonder if its good... or if not do u have any sites that u recommend? i want this style inshaallah:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3351/3610720834_c7c27c8ba4.jpg

Tryna get a head start on eid!!:D

Jazakaallahu khair!!

-Memo

Habibti said...

asalamu alaykum ahhhhhhhh colourful masha'Allah i love colours
concerning the previous comment, if one wears her clothes so that it covers her feet, what if the clothes touch the ground. i always think about that lol. it will get dirty lol but sometimes its too to wear socks or tighs for me

Pixie said...

Habibti: that is how I wear mine because I don't like to wear socks but feel the feet are awrah.

Habibti said...

yeh me too im really hating wearing socks because of the heat. i cant walk in too long clothes though sigh
i read the answer. thanks a lot barakaAllah ou fiki

Pixie said...

inshaAllah I'll make a vid with practical tips...